Pierfrancesco Zilio was born in Monselice (PD, Italy). He obtained my M.Sc. degree in Phyisics at Padova University in 2009.
After his degree he started my PhD in theoretical/computational nanophtonics joining the Laboratory of Nanofabrication of Nanodevices (LaNN - Venetonanotech) in Padova where he defended his thesis titled "Mechanisms of surface plasmon polariton propagation for nanooptics applications" in 2013. After one year of collaboration with Venetonanotech company as a junior researcher, he joined IIT in 2014 as Post-Doc. His current research fields are: multiphysics modelling of the nanooptics and electron emission properties of plasmonic nanostructures, plasmonics with angular momentum and modelling of space charge effects in thermionic energy converters.