Davide Luca Janner

Associate Professor
Department of Applied Science and Technology (DISAT)


Research interests

fiber optics
optical sensors

Research topics

  • The research activity focuses mainly on three lines: specialty fiber optics for industrial and biomedical applications, functional nanomaterials for sensing and optical applications, laser material processing. Specialty fiber optics: design and fabrication of specialty glasses and fiber optics for applications in the fields of optical amplification and laser aiming at energy-efficient communication systems and detection (e.g. LIDAR). Design and realization of bioresorbable microstructured fiber optics to be used in personalized medicine combining light and drug delivery for therapy and diagnosis. Fiber optics sensors for structural and biomedical applications. Functional nanomaterials: study of nanoscale phenomena for the optimization of nanomaterials based plasmonic sensors (e.g. SERS) to detect pollutants in water and to measure novel biomarkers. Functional treatments to obtain self-cleaning/viricide surfaces and transparent conductors on flexible substrates to obtain industrially scalable processes (e.g. photovoltaics) . Use of 2D materials for the detection of biomolecules. Laser material processing: use of laser for micro- and nano-structuring of surfaces of different types of materials to obtain functionalities like super-hydrophobicity/omniphobicity to realize large-scale self-cleaning or ice-phobic surfaces with applications in automotive/aerospace and biomedical.


ERC sectors

PE5_7 - Biomaterials, biomaterials synthesis
PE3_9 - Condensed matter – beam interactions (photons, electrons, etc.)
PE8_8 - Materials engineering (metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, etc.)
PE5_6 - New materials: oxides, alloys, composite, organic-inorganic hybrid, nanoparticles
PE2_9 - Optics, non-linear optics and nano-optics


Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation
Goal 3: Good health and well-being


PhD Boards

  • SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIA DEI MATERIALI, 2021/2022 (38. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIA DEI MATERIALI, 2020/2021 (37. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIA DEI MATERIALI, 2019/2020 (36. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIA DEI MATERIALI, 2018/2019 (35. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIA DEI MATERIALI, 2017/2018 (34. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIA DEI MATERIALI, 2016/2017 (33. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIA DEI MATERIALI, 2015/2016 (32. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
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Master of Science

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Research projects

Projects funded by competitive calls

  • Freno Multidisco Ad Attuazione Elettromeccanica Smart, (2021-2023) - Responsabile Scientifico di Struttura
    Regionally funded research - Piattaforme Tecnologiche
  • PHAST - Photonics for Healthcare: multiscAle cancer diagnosiS and Therapy, (2020-2024) - Responsabile Scientifico
    UE-funded research - H2020 - Excellent Science - Marie Curie
  • POrtable LAboratory on a fibeR optIcS (POLARIS), (periodo sconosciuto) - Responsabile Scientifico
    Non-EU international research

Projects funded by commercial contracts

  • prova di fattibilità di un sensore fotonico avanzato per gas basato su rivelator agli infrarossi - Bando VIR, (2020-2021) - Responsabile Scientifico
    Commercial contracts for the provision of services

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