Simone received both his B.Sc. degree in Engineering Physics and M.Sc. in Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology from Politecnico di Milano, Italy, in 2016. During the same year, he enrolled in a Ph.D. in Physics at Centre for Advanced Photonics and Process Analysis, Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland. He is currently working on the DANCeR, COSMICC and RedFinch projects under the supervision of Dr. Liam O’Faolain and his research interests include Nanophotonics and Optoelectronics, in particular Photonic Crystals, Silicon Photonics and Semiconductor Lasers Dynamics.