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 Stefano Bonora, CNR-IFN, Unit of Padova
Born in Mantova 24/02/1974, Via Venier 118, Padova (PD)

Research experiences:
2015 July Visiting scientist at the Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada (M.Sarunic)
2013-2015 Part time senior research scientist of Hilase project (www.
2013 January-June Consultant for the Adaptive Optics of Hilase project (www.
2004 – Today: Researcher for CNR-Institute for Photonics and Nanotechnology IFN at the LUXOR Labs
2012 June and 2013 July: Visiting scientist at the Visual Science Retinal Imaging Lab, Uc Davis, Sacramento (Resp. Dr R.Zawadzki).
2011 July Visiting scientist at the National University of Ireland, Galway (Resp. Prof. C.Dainty).
2008 July Visiting scientist at Insitute non Lineaire of Nice (INLN (Resp. Dr S.Residori).
2006 Oct-2007 Oct Visiting Scientist at the Central Laser Facility - Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and Clarendon Laboratory Oxford University (Resp. Dr J.Collier and Prof. A.Cavalleri)
Other Experiences: Steering committee of the project Skiascopy between Adaptica srl and the NGO CMB Italy for the realization of a skiascope for the third world (2010). 

Main research interests:
Since 2004 Dr Bonora has developed a research line in the design, realization and application of deformable mirrors. He designed and realized adaptive systems for ultrafast lasers for the facilities in: University of Konstanz (2011), Fritz Haber Institute Berlin (2010) and Max Planck Research Department for Structural Dynamics at the University of Hamburg (2009), Petaatt laser source Vulcan, Rutherford laboratory Oxford (2007). He design and develops new types of deformable mirrors and applications to lasers, parametric amplifiers and microscopy. He is involved in the realization of deformable mirrors for high average power lasers.

2005-2007 PhD in Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering at the University of Padova in December 2007, thesis: Adaptive optics for Industry and Science
2003 Master Degree in Applied Optics at the Department of the Information Engineering, University of Padova
2000 Laurea degree in Electronic Engineering, University of Padova

He invented 3 new types of deformable mirrors which have been highlighted by interviews and on technology reports (Nat. Phot. Tech Focus 2011, 2010, 2010)
He one of the former member of the spin-off of the University of Padova Adaptica srl (2009). 
He designed the deformable mirrors PAN, SATURN, and the Adaptive Optics didactical kit DIDAPTICA which are worldwide distributed by Edmund Optics.
He is author of 26 peer review publications on scientific journals (9 as first author, one on Nature Physics, two as unique author), one book chapter and of 8 patent applications (3 of them granted to companies and internationally extended).
Winner of the first prize of the national business plan contest: Start Cup2004.