Bio Page - Dr. Marco Consales



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 Short Biography

Marco Consales was born on December 11,1979, in Benevento, Italy. He received the Master degree in Telecommunications Engineering (110/110 cum laude) in January 2004 from the University of Naples “Federico II”. In March 2004, he started his activity in the Engineering Department of the University of Sannio in Benevento, working on the development of optical fiber sensors for environmental monitoring.

In May 2004 he won a fellowship for the XIX Ph.D. course in “Information Engineering”, which has been focused on the development of fiber optic sensors based on nanostructured functional materials.

He received the Ph.D. Degree in “Information Engineering” from the University of Sannio in 2007. In the same year, he was awarded with the “IEEE-LEOS Best Doctoral Thesis Award in Optoelectronics” from the IEEE-LEOS Italian Chapter. In 2007 he also received the “SPIE Best Student Paper Award” within the “3rd European Workshop on Optical Fiber Sensors”, where he presented a work focused on an innovative near-field optical fiber sensor integrated with microstructured SnO2 layers.

Since 2009 he is cooperating with the prestigious European Organization for Nuclear Research - CERN, in Geneve, where he is working on the development of innovative fiber optic sensors for high energy physics applications.

In May 2011 he won a permanent position as Assistant Professor (ING/INF 01) at the University of Sannio in Benevento.

The research activity of M.C. is mainly focused on the field of optoelectronics and photonics for physical, chemical and biological sensing applications, and it is aimed at the development of innovative fiber optic devices and sensors, with particular interest in the field of "Lab-on- Fiber" Technology-based devices.

The main research topics addressed in the last years include:

- the development of innovative optical fiber “meta-tip” OFMTs, based on the integration of plasmonic metasurfaces on the tip of an optical fiber;

- the development of innovative optoelectronic devices for biological and biomedical applications, based on "Lab-on-Fiber" technology and directly fabricated on the tip of standard optical fibers.

- thedevelopment of high-sensitivity fiber optic probes for fluorescence measurements of chemical substances in liquid solutions;

- the development of fiber-optic biological sensors, based on reflection-type long-period gratings, for the detection of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

- the development of innovative fiber optic sensors for high energy physic application, realized in collaboration with CERN in Geneva, to monitor physical and chemical parameters, including cryogenic temperatures.

- the development of optical fiber sensor systems to be installed on the landing gear of an airplane for continuous and real-time detection of its weight and instantaneous center of gravity.

- the development of novel optical fiber sensor systems for the measurement of temperature and water content in the soil, aimed at irrigation saving.


During the last fourteen years, M.C. acquired a significant R&D experience, also recognized either at national and international level, as confirmed by:

- his participation to numerous European, national and regional projects, in some cases in quality of scientific/technical responsible;

- the patents he holds;

- his about 50 publications on high impact-factor scientific journals;

- his about 100 publications on national and international conference proceedings;

- his h-index value of 18;

- his about 1000 citations.


He is a member of the Committee of PhD students in "Information Technology for Engineering" at the University of Sannio.

In 2012 he received the "National Scientific Abilitation" to become Associate Professor in the 09/E3 sector.

He is Editor-in-Chief for the Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology Journal ("Nanophotonic" topic), and is a member of the Editorial Board of several scientific journals, such as “Journal of Sensors”, "Advances in Optics" and "Journal of Nanotechnology in Diagnosis and Treatment".

He has been member of the Technical Programme Committee for the conferences:

-           the 2nd Global Conference on Materials Science and Engineering (CMSE 2013);

-           the IEEE Sensors Conference 2014;

-           the IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements & Applications (MeMeA)(2016, 2017)


•He is co-editor of the  international book“Lab on Fiber Technology”, Edited by A. Cusano, M. Consales, A. Crescitelli, A. Ricciardi Springer Verlag,2014, ISBN 978-3-319-06998-2.

•He is Guest Co-Editor of the special issue"Lab on Fiber Optrodes for Chemical and Biological Sensing: Recent Trends and Advances", Sensors, 2017 (ISSN 1424-8220) - Section "Chemical Sensors".

In addition, he is referee for well-known journals of the Institute of Physics, Elsevier and of IEEE, such as IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology, Journal of Optics and Laser Technology, IEEE Sensors, Nanotechnology and Measurements Science and Technologies. In 2014 he has been also invited by Springer Verlag, together with other collegues from Unisannio, as expert in the field, to edit a book on “Lab on Fiber” technology, which was published in 2014.

He received several recognitions and awards (either national or international) for his efforts in the development of innovative fiber optic sensing systems:

- “SPIE Best Student Paper Award” during the “3rd European Workshop on Optical Fiber Sensors”, Naples, July 2007;

- “IEEE-LEOS Best Doctoral Thesis Award in Optoelectronics” from IEEE-LEOS-Italian Section in 2007;

- “EWOFS 2010 Student Paper Award” during the “4ht European Workshop on Optical Fiber Sensors”, Oporto (Portogallo), September 2010 (as co-author);

- “Best Student Paper Award” during the “21st Optical Fiber Sensors Conference”, Ottawa (Canada), May 2011 (as co-author);

-Award “Best Paper” during the "XCVIII Congresso Nazionale della Società Italiana di Fisica", Naples, September 2012 (as co-author);

- “Best Student Paper Award” during the “XVIII conferenza della Associazione Italiana Sensori e Microsistemi (AISEM), Trento, February 2015 (as co-author);

- "Outstanding Reviewer" for the Journal of Lightwave Technology in 2016;

- Invited talk“Fiber Optic NanoSensors based on Single-walled Carbon Nanotubes: Perspectives and Challenges”, at the Conference Gas and Radiation Sensors: Properties, Characterisation. Thin Films Based Sensors, Salamanca, July, 7-9, 2008.

- Invited talk"The Optical Fiber Tip as Promising Platform for Advanced Lab-on-Fiber Devices" at the Photonics@SG - Photonics Global Conference (CLEO-PR|OECC|PGC), Singapore, August 2017


He carried out research activity within the framework of numerous european, national and regional projects, in some cases in quality of technical and/or scientific responsible.


He has also been Scientific Responsible of a Research Agreement signed between the Department of Engineering and Optoadvance srl, entitled “Pick-up ottico per applicazioni musicali: ottimizzazione del tipo di sensore, della sua installazione e degli apparati optoelettronici di lettura dei sensori stessi”.

He is also co-responsible for a Cooperation Agreement with the Lebanese company Tech Hub S.A.L entitled - Collaborative R & D on "Fiber Optic Sensor System for Irrigation Applications".



Since 2006 he is in charge of several classes in the Electronics field at University of Sannio, he has been co-tutor of numerous Bachelor and Master theses in Optoelectronics, as well as of several PhD students.


Dr. Marco Consales' CV (ENG)

Dr. Marco Consales' CV (ITA)

Teaching Activities (Italian version)

Contact Information:

Ing. Marco Consales
Optoelectronic Group - Department of Engineering
University of Sannio Garibaldi 107, 82100 Benevento, Italy


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