Andrea Fratalocchi

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering Division


Education Profile

  • ​​​​​​Ph.D. University of Roma Tre, 2007
  • M.S. University of Roma Tre, 2003

Research Interests

Profesor Fratalocchi's research interests focus in the use of disorder as a building block for a new technology, which can benefit from the billenary evolution of natural systems. His vision is to grab the hidden secrets of randomness to unveil novel fundamental processes and a new class of electromagnetic materials that can be assembled on large sizes with minimal costs. Applications of his research include, and are not limited to:
  • New revolutionary process of energy harvesting
  • A new class of nanostructures that can be assembled on very large scales and enable functional operations in ultrathin layers
  • The harnessing of destructive natural phenomena at the nanoscale for the realization of unconventional functionalities for photons
  • Studying of new complex imaging apparatus
  • Developing of new “intelligent” lasers

Selected Publications

  • ​C. Conti and A. Fratalocchi, "Dynamic light diffusion, three-dimensional Anderson localization and lasing in inverted opals", Nature Physics 4, 794, 2008.
  • Andrea Fratalocchi. "Mode-locked lasers: Light condensation", Nature Photonics 4, 502 - 503, 2010.
  • Liu, C., Di Falco, A., Molinari, D., Khan, Y., Ooi, B.S., Krauss, T.F., Fratalocchi, A. "Enhanced energy storage in chaotic optical resonators," Nature Photonics, 7 (6), pp. 473-478, 2013.
  • Fratalocchi, A. "Anderson localization: The role of quantum symmetries", Nature Photonics, 7 (4), pp. 271-273, 2013.
  • C. Liu, A. Di Falco and A. Fratalocchi, “Dicke phase transition with multiple superradiant states in quantum chaotic resonators”, Phys. Rev X (2014, To appear)​