Prof Silvano Donati is a IEEE LIfe Fellow and OSA Meritorious Fellow. He is a Full Professor at the University of Pavia since 1980. His areas of expertise are self-mixing interferometry, electrooptical instrumentation, integrated photonic devices, gyroscopes, high-level laser diode dynamics and chaos.
He has authored or co-authored over 300 papers, has an Hirsch factor of 30 and holds a dozen international patents. He is author of 2 books published by Prentice Hall, i.e. Photodetectors (2000) and Electrooptical Instrumentation (2004).