Andrea Cusano received his Laurea degree cum Laude in Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering and his Ph.D in Optoelectronics from the University of Naples (Federico II, Italy). He is currently Associate Professor at the Engineering Department of the University of Sannio where he and Prof. Cutolo co-founded the Optoelectronic Group in 2002. He has published over 120 journal articles and 150 refereed conference communications related to the development of new fiber optic and photonic sensors for physical, chemical and biological sensing applications. He has also co-authored more than 10 chapters published in international books and invited papers in many prestigious international journals.He has been co-editor of several Special Issues related to photonics technologies for sensing applications published in prestigious International journals such as IEEE Sensors, IEEE Photonics, and IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology.
He is Co-Editor of 7 international books and holds 4 international patents with major industrial companies (Ansaldo STS, Alenia WASS, Optosmart and MdTEch) and more than 10 national patents.
He also serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Optics and Laser Technology (Elsevier) and as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Photonic Sensors (Springer).
He is a member of the technical committee of several international conferences such as IEEE Sensors, ICST, EWSHM, EWOFS. Prof. Cusano is cofounder of two spin-off companies “OptoSmart S.r.l.” (2005) and “Optoadvance” (2011) and has been consultant for major companies. He has also collaborations with CERN in Geneva where he is working on the development of innovative sensors for high energy physics applications. He received many international recognitions and awards. In 2015, he was nominated Technical Director of a public-private aggregation (Top-in Optoelectronic Technologies for Industry) including several national research centers, 3 big companies from Finmeccanica and 11 SMEs.
For JLT, he is handling submissions on the following topics:
- Optical Sensors
- Optical Fibers
- Photonics Crystals and Plasmonics
- Nanotechnologies for Integrated Photonics
- Metamaterials and Metastructures