Role in the project: Scientific Coordinator
Address: Largo E. Fermi, 6
50125 – Firenze

Description : Paolo De Natale is research director at the National Institute of Optics-INO (Italian CNR) and member of the Directive Council of LENS, Firenze, Italy. In the years 2007-2021 was director of the National Institute of Optics of the Italian National Research Council (INO-CNR, former INOA). He is the Italian representative in the Quantum Community Network (QCN) Board of the EU Flagship on Quantum Technologies and in the Optronics CapTech of the European Defense Agency-EDA. Scientific interests include photonics, atomic and molecular physics, nonlinear optics and quantum technologies.
He is author of more than 400 publications and 10 patents and is a co-founder of two former CNR spin-off companies, ppqSense srl and QTI srl. He is Fellow of IEEE (since 2011) and OSA (since 2015).

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