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Dr. Mario Paniccia is an Intel Fellow and Director of the Photonic Technology Lab at Intel Corporation.
Mario currently directs a research group with activities in the area of Silicon Photonics. The team is
focused on developing silicon-based photonic building blocks for future use in enterprise and data center
communications. Mario has worked in many areas of optical technologies during his career at Intel
including optical testing for leading edge microprocessors, optical communications and optical
interconnects. His teams pioneering activities in silicon photonics have led to first silicon modulator
with bandwidth >1GHz (2004) and the first continuous wave Silicon laser breakthrough (2005). Mario
has won numerous awards including in November 2004 Mario was awarded by Scientific American to
be one of the top 50 researchers for his teams work in the area of silicon photonics. He has published
numerous papers, including 3 Nature papers, 3 book chapters, and has over 65 patents issued or
pending. He is a senior member or IEEE and a fellow of OSA. Mario earned a B.S. degree in Physics in
1988 from the State University of New York at Binghamton and a Ph.D. degree in Solid State Physics
from Purdue University in 1994.
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