Dr. Sergio Granieri’s areas of expertise include Fourier optics, microwave photonics, and fiber lasers. His research interests cover optical signal processing, optical communications, and fiber optic components and lasers—all projects assisted by undergraduate- and graduate-level students. Dr. Granieri helps with the coordination of the optical engineering program, the dual-degree program with Seoul Tech and the SPIE student chapter. Dr. Granieri has showcased optics technology in the Indiana State Museum’s Science Nights summer education series, and has helped educators bring change to campuses through America through Rose-Hulman’s Making Academic Change Happen workshops, a National Science Foundation-sponsored program.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Physics, 1998
  • BS, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Physics, 1993

Awards & Honors

Research Experiences

  • Mode-locked fiber lasers
  • Optical beamformers for phased-array antennas
  • Fiber-optic components and systems

Select Publications & Presentations

  • “Implementation of a new junior-level optical engineering laboratory course at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology”, Paul Leisher, Sergio Granieri, and Robert Bunch. Proc. SPIE 9946, Optics Education and Outreach IV, September 2016
  • “Curriculum revisions for meeting the new ABET program-specific criteria in optical engineering”, Paul O. Leisher, Sergio C. Granieri, Robert M. Bunch, Azad Siahmakoun, Charles H. Joenathan. Proc. SPIE 9793, Education and Training in Optics and Photonics: ETOP 2015, October 2015
  • “Optical engineering capstone design projects with industry sponsors,” R. M. Bunch ; P. O. Leisher ; S. Granieri. Proc. SPIE 9188, Optics Education and Outreach III, 918804 (September 15, 2014); doi:10.1117/12.2061102
  • “Photonic analog-to-digital converter via asynchronous oversampling,” S. Carver, E. reeves, S. Granieri, A. Siahmakoun, Proc. SPIE 8397, Defense, Security and Sensing Conference, April 23-27 2012, Baltimore, USA.
  • “Coupled SOA-BJT in series for photonic switching,” B. Zhang, S. Granieri, and A. Siahmakoun. Proceedings of the IEEE International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics (MWP), DOI:10.1109/MWP.2012.6474074, pp. 132-135, September 2012, Noordwijk, Nederland.
  • “Optical Bistability in a Nonlinear SOA-based Fiber Ring Resonator,” P. Costanzo-Caso, Y. Jin, S. Granieri, and A. Siahmakoun. Journal of Nonlinear Optical Physics & Materials, 20 (2011) 281–292.


Teaching Interests

  • Electromagnetism
  • Optics
  • Laser physics
  • Optical communications
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