Marco Pisco was born in Naples, Italy in 1977. He received a Master’s Degree in Information and telecommunication engineering in 2003 from the University of Naples Federico II. In 2007, he received an international Ph.D. Degree in Information Engineering at the University of Sannio, jointly with the University of Zagreb. He is currently an Associate Professor at the Optoelectronic Division - Engineering Department of the University of Sannio. He received the National Scientific Habilitation to be Full Professor in Italy. His field of interest is in the area of optoelectronics and photonics. Specifically, he addresses research and development of optical fiber sensors and sensing systems for physical, chemical and biological applications.
Marco Pisco is the author and co-author of several publications, including books, papers on international journals, patents, proceedings of national and international conferences and book chapters as well as a reviewer for IEEE, OSA and Elsevier journals.
Scopus (2022): h-index 22 - Citations 1446
Google scholar (2022): h-index 25 - Citations 1757
Researcher Fellow at University of Sannio (2003-2004)
PhD student at University of Sannio and at University of Zagreb (2004-2007)
Researcher Fellow at University of Sannio (2007-2008)
Adjunct Professor at University of Sannio (2007-2014)
Postdoctoral researcher at CERICT (2008-2011)
Researcher Fellow at University of Sannio (2011- 2014)
Young Researcher (Fixed-term Researcher - “Ricercatore Tempo Determinato -A”) at University of Sannio (October 2014 – October 2016)
Senior Researcher (Fixed-term Researcher - “Ricercatore Tempo Determinato -B”) at University of Sannio (since October 2016)
Adjunct Professor at University of Naples Federico II (2020-2021)
Associate Professor at University of Sannio (since December 2019)
National Scientific Habilitation to be Full Professor (2020-2029) in the scientific sector “Electronics”
From 2007 to 2020, he has been professor of several courses in Electronics at University of Sannio
In 2019-2020 he has been Adjunct Professor In Analogic Electronics at University of Naples Federico II
Since 2019 to date, he teaches “Optoelectronics and Photonics” and “Programmable Electronic Circuits” at University of Sannio (as Associate Professor)
Participation to editorial board of scientific journals
Member of the Editorial Board of the scientific journal “Sensors (MDPI)”
Member of the Editorial Board of the scientific journal “ Chemosensors (MPDI)”
Participation to technical and scientific boards of international conferences
Member of the Technical Program Committee of the European Workshop of Optical Fiber Sensors (EWOFS), since 2016 to date.
Member of the Steering Committee of the “First Mediterranean Photonics Conference” held in Napoli in June 2008.
Member of the Technical Program Committee for the international conference “Global Conference on Materials Science and Engineering” (CMSE 2013- CMSE 2014)
Chair of the Special Session on Multifunctional photonic sensors at the international conference IMEKO TC-4 2014.
Member of the International Program Committee of the International Conference on Sensors and Electronic Instrumental Advances (SEIA), since SEIA 2016 to date
Member of the Technical Committee of the “International Conference on Technological Advances of Sensors and Instrumentation” (ICTASI), since ICTASI 2018 to date.
Member of Program Committee of “The European Optical Society Annual meeting” (EOSAM) in Portugal (EOSAM 2020)
Editing of scientific journal special issue
- Guest Editor of the Special Issue of the international journal “The Open Optics Journal” titled “Optical Fiber Sensors: Perspective and challenges”, Edited by A. Iadicicco, M. Pisco, ISSN: 1874-3285
- Guest Editor of the Special Issue "Lab on Fiber Optrodes for Chemical and Biological Sensing: Recent Trends and Advances", Edited by A. Cusano, A. Ricciardi, M. Consales, M. Pisco
Sensors, 2017 (ISSN 1424-8220) - Section "Chemical Sensors"
- Editor of the Special Issue "Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy: New Perspectives and Future Directions"
Editors: Marco Pisco, Rajapandiyan Panneerselvam
Chemosensors, 2021 (ISSN 2227-9040).
- Editor of the upcoming Special Issue "Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors and Optical Fiber-based Sensing for Engineering Applications", Edited by L. Schenato, M. Pisco
- Invited Talk titled: “SERS probes for Biomedical Applications” at the International Conference “Optical Fiber Conference” (OFS2022) held at Alessandria, Virginia on 29th August - 2nd September 2022.
Invited Talk titled: “Optomechanical Lab on Fiber Accelerometers” at the “International Conference on Photonics Research” (Interphotonics 2019) held on 04-09 November 2019 at Antalya (Turchia).
Invited Talk titled: “Sensori Sismici Miniaturizzati di nuova generazione” at the convention “VULNERABILITA’ - FORMA – SICUREZZA. A 330 ANNI DAL SISMA” held at Cerreto Sannita (BN) on 4-9 June 2018.
Invited talk titled: “All fiber SERS probes” at Asia Communications and Photonics Conference (ACP) 2016 within the Workshop "Optics Technology for Sensing Applications (OTSA)", held in Wuhan, China, on November 2-5, 2016
Invited talk titled: " Is lab-on-fibre technology more than a simpler vision?" (Andrea Cusano, Marco Pisco) at the SPIE Photonics West Conference 2018, San Francisco, California, United States, 27 January–1 February 2018
2013- 2015: Member of the Technical Board of the national project titled “Smart Health 2.0” (PON Smart Cities - PON04a2) funded for about 32M€.
2014-2015: Scientific Responsible for the University of Sannio of a research agreement with National Agency for Energy and Environment (ENEA): “Cristalli fotonici ibridi metallo-dielettrici come strati riflettori posteriori di celle fotovoltaiche a film sottile per migliorare l'intrappolamento della radiazione solare” funded for 48k€
2014- 2016: Scientific Responsible for the research center “CERICT scarl” (for 1.75M€) within a national project PON titled “Novel Optoelectronic technologies for railway infrastructure monitoring and diagnostics” (PON03PE_155_1 - OPTOFER).
2015-2016: Scientific Responsible for the University of Sannio of a research agreement with National Agency for Energy and Environment (ENEA): “Metasuperfici per migliorare l'efficienza di celle solari” funded for 50k€
2016-2017: Scientific Responsible for the University of Sannio of a research agreement with National Agency for Energy and Environment (ENEA): “Light trapping in celle solari a film sottile " funded for 40k€
2017-2018: Scientific Responsible for the University of Sannio of a research agreement with National Agency for Energy and Environment (ENEA): “Progettazione ottica di celle solari tandem perovskite/silicio” funded for 40k€
2018: Winner of the research grant: “Finanziamento annuale individuale delle attività base di ricerca” (LEGGE 11 dicembre 2016, n. 232, art.1, commi 295-302)
2021: Scientific Responsible for the University of Sannio of a research contract with the society Mantid SRL for activities of research and development for the study and design of innovative tag for RFID-UHF applications
2021: Scientific Responsible for the University of Sannio of a research contract with the society Mantid SRL for activities of research and development of a tracking system
2021-2023: Scientific Responsible for the University of Sannio of a research and development contract with the society Migma srl for for activities of research and development on innovative optoelectronic and photonic technologies for rendez-vous and docking systems.
2022: Scientific Responsible for CERICT scarl about research activities committed by INGV related to the experimental development of a submarine optical cable for the INGV seismological monitoring network
Participation in Research Projects
2012 - 2014: Scientific responsible of one Work-package (“Antintrusion detection system”) within the national project titled “Tecnologie innovative per la SICURezza della circolazione dei veicoli FERroviari” (PON01_00142) with the University of Sannio
2013 - 2014: Scientific responsible of Work-packages within the European project SMART CYLINDERS FOR FLEXOGRAPHIC PRINTING INDUSTRY (SCYPRI - Grant agreement no: 315335) with CERICT scarl
2013- 2015: Scientific responsible for the activities related to the objective “Magnetic sensors” within the national project titled “Smart Health 2.0” (PON Smart Cities - PON04a2) with CERICT scarl.
2017- 2020: Scientific responsible for the activities related to the objective “Optical Fiber Seismic hydrophones” and “Optical Fiber Acoustic Hydrophones” , with CERICT scarl, within the regional project titled “OPtical Technology In Marine and medical Applications” (OPTIMA). Progetto regionale di sviluppo dei DAT/APP Campania (DD n. 350 del 25/05/2017).
Budget CERICT: 2,837M€
Since 2003: Marco Pisco participated to many other research projects as researcher during his academic activity
“Best student paper award” at “3rd European Workshop on Optical Fiber Sensors” for the paper:
Consales M, Pisco M, Buosciolo A, Viter R, Smyntyna V, Cutolo A, Giordano M, Cusano A (2007). High Sensitivity Near-Field Opto-Chemical Sensors Based on SnO2 Particles Layers. In: Third European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors. SPIE, ISBN: 9780819467614.
“Best student paper award” at “21st Optical Fiber Sensors Conference” for the paper:
Moccia M, Pisco M, Cutolo A, Galdi V, Cusano A (2011). Resonant hydrophones based on coated fiber Bragg gratings. Part I: Numerical analysis. In: 21st International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors. vol. 7753, SPIE, ISBN: 9780819482464.
Best oral communication at National Symposium "Congresso Nazionale della Società Italiana di Fisica (SIF)”: speaker Marco Pisco (2012) "Photonic Hydrophones Based on Coated Fiber Bragg Gratings" (section: Geofisica, fisica dell’ambiente e oceanografia fisica)
M. Pisco, F. Galeotti, G. Quero , A. Iadicicco , M. Giordano , and A. Cusano, "Miniaturized Sensing Probes Based on Metallic Dielectric Crystals Self-assembled on Optical Fiber Tips”, ACS Photonics 2014 1 (10), 917-927.
was selected and included in a cross-journal virtual issue “Probing the Fundamentals of Light-Matter Interactions”, in celebration of the International Year of Light:
Invited to participate to the event “PeopleResolve” (26/05/2015) by Confindustria Emilia-Romagna Ricerca like expert in “sensing/optoelectronics/acoustics”
“Top reviewer” award for the year 2017 from the international journal IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology