Valerio Pruneri is Corning Inc. Chair leading the Optoelectronics group at the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) in Spain. Previously he worked for Avanex, Corning, Pirelli, and the Optoelectronics Research Centre (University of Southampton). He has given more than 60 invited talks at major international conferences and he is author or co-author of more than 35 granted or pending patents. He has taken part in more than 40 technical or steering committees of international conferences. He serves on the QEOD board of the European Physical Society, the advisory board of ACREO AB Fiber Optic Centre, VLC Photonics, B-able seed funding capital and is technical advisor of Medlumics. He was awarded several industrial prizes: Philip Morris Prize for scientific and technological research, Pirelli Fellowship, IBM Faculty award, Corning Inc. Professorship and Duran Farell Prize for technological research.
Valerio Pruneri leads the Optoelectronics group at the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO). The group is working on ultrathin materials, nano-structured biomimetic surfaces, micro- and nano-engineered integrated and fibre optic devices for telecommunication, sensing, aerospace, energy and quantum cryptography. In particular the main driving is to carry out research which bridges the academic and the industrial worlds, by developing fundamental ideas which will have an impact on commercial products.