Dr. Claudio Bruschini

Dr. Claudio Bruschini (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne - EPFL) holds an MSc in high energy physics from the University of Genova and a PhD in Applied Sciences from the Free University of Brussels (VUB). He started his career with INFN (Italy), then moved to CERN and eventually EPFL in 1995. He is now with EPFL’s Advanced Quantum Architecture (AQUA) laboratory, whose research mission is to model and develop hardware/software systems based on photonic/electronic quantum devices, high-speed and time-resolved 2D/3D optical sensing as well as their applications (medical, security, ranging), pushing the limits of CMOS technology, imaging architectures, and applications. His scientific interests have spanned from high energy physics and parallel computing in the early days, to challenging sensor applications in humanitarian demining, concentrating since 2003 on quantum photonic devices and applications thereof. He has been involved in a number of European projects starting from ESPRIT back in 1993, most lately at EPFL within MEGAFRAME (Single Photon Avalanche Photodiode – SPAD – arrays and related in-pixel time stamping electronics in deep submicron CMOS technology) and SPADnet (networked SPAD arrays for Positron Emission Tomography), and at CHUV (Lausanne University Hospital) within EndoTOFPET-US (endoscopic PET) as well as on the development of a new hand-held standalone tool for radiotracer- and fluorescence guided medical procedures. Dr. Bruschini is co-author of over 90 articles and workshop/conference presentations and one book.