Domenico Pacifici

Assistant Professor, School of Engineering
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Domenico Pacifici recently joined Brown as an assistant professor in the
Division of Engineering. Professor Pacifici received his M.Sc. (2000)
and Ph.D. (2004) in Physics, both summa cum laude, from the University
of Catania in Italy, where he studied the optical, structural and
electrical properties of silicon quantum dots and their interaction with
rare-earth ions for a silicon-based Microphotonics. His work has been
recognized by several citations and invited talks at international

In 2004 he received an award from STMicroelectronics, a global leader in
electronics and semiconductor manufacturing, for the best PhD thesis
performed in collaboration with industry. Prior to joining Brown, he
spent four years as a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Applied
Physics at the California Institute of Technology.

Professor Pacifici and his research group are currently leading research
projects aimed at the exploitation of photons in nano-engineered
materials for information, sensing and energy-harvesting applications.