Phd position in "Neuromorphic photonic circuits to modulate neuronal excitability in autism and epilepsy"

We are seeking for a highly-motivated and passionate student, with a strong attitude to work in a collaborative and interdisciplinary team, and with a background in physiology, molecular biology or neuroscience.
The PhD project will use neuromorphic photonic circuits to modulate neuronal excitability in in-vitro models of autism and epilepsy. Investigating the cellular mechanisms by controlling the neuronal excitability paves the way to develop novel therapeutic opportunities for a number of invalidating brain disorders. The goal of this project is to study in-vitro models of epilepsy and autism to modulate their electrical activity by using neuromorphic photonic circuits. Neuronal cultures from the brain of mouse models of epilepsy and autism will be grown on neuromorphic photonic circuits and cutting-edge techniques (including optogenetics, confocal microscopy, and multi-electrode array recordings) will be used to investigate the interactions
between neurons and photonic circuits.
This PhD will be part of the ERC-funded BACKUP project (P.I. Prof. Lorenzo Pavesi, Dept. of Physics) and the UniTrento strategic project Trentino Autism Initiative - TRAIN (P.I. Prof. Yuri Bozzi, CIMeC).


Details about PhD application procedure will be available at

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On the modeling of thermal and free carrier nonlinearities in silicon-on-insulator microring resonators

M. Borghi, D. Bazzanella, M. Mancinelli, and L. Pavesi  

Optics Express Vol. 29, Issue 3, pp. 4363-4377 (2021)



 DOI: 10.1364/OE.413572


The Nanoscience Laboratory, Department of Physics at the University of Trento (Trento, Italy), invites applicants to apply for Research Fellowship in “Photonic neural network for mitigation of nonlinear effects in optical fibers” within the ALPI project .

More info could be find here.

Deadline: 8th of February 2021

Robust Geometries for Second-Harmonic-Generation in Microrings Exhibiting a 4-Bar Symmetry

P. Guillemé, C. Vecchi, C. Castellan, S. Signorini, M. Ghulinyan, M. Bernard, M. Parisi and L. Pavesi  

MDPI - Appl. Sci. 2020, 10(24), 9047



 DOI: 10.3390/app10249047