Vincenzo De Michele: Best USTV 2021 PhD thesis award

Vincenzo De Michele: Best USTV 2021 PhD thesis award

Vincenzo De Michele is the recipient of the 2021 best thesis award from the “Union pour la Science et la Technologie Verrières” (USTV). The prize awarded Vincenzo’s doctoral work addressing the science and technology of glass. The purpose of the USTV is to develop and disseminate knowledge in the fields of science, glass technology and glass products.

Vincenzo is a 2016 graduate from the University of Palermo. As a Ph.D. student within the Laboratoire Hubert Curien’s MOPERE team, he was working under the supervision of Prof. Youcef Ouerdane and Prof. Sylvain Girard, together with Prof. Marco Cannas from the University of Palermo. In his thesis, Vincenzo studied the transient optical phenomena related to point defects in pure and doped silica, on different classes of samples such as pure & doped optical fibers and bulk silica. His PhD was defended in April 2021. Since beginning his research work on amorphous silica, Vincenzo has authored or co-authored more than 20 publications in international journals, and attended several international conferences.

Vicenzo received his prize during the "Journées Verre 2022" which took place in Nice & Biot from 21st to 23rd September 2022.

Congratulations Vincenzo!

Published on September 26, 2022