The PHABULOUS consortium is unifying Europe’s leading Companies and Research & Technology Organizations, through the creation of a self-sustainable pilot line for the manufacturing of free-form micro-optical solutions. These solutions will be integrated into high added-value devices, spanning from micro displays for augmented reality, to innovative systems for professional, automotive, and transportation lighting to optical effects for luxury. The PHABULOUS consortium will synchronize its efforts to translate urgent and high-impact industrial needs into industrially relevant predictive software packages, manufacturing tools and processes, characterization methods for quality inspection and integration schemes, all necessary for the implementation of pre-commercial production runs.
Rolando FERRINI is Head of the Micro/Nano Optics Section at CSEM Centre Muttenz as well as Project Coordinator of the H2020 pilot line PHABULOuS. He obtained his PhD degree in Physics in 1999 at the Università di Pavia, Italy, with a thesis on the optical properties of III-V semiconductors. From 2000 to 2004, he worked as Research Associate at the EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, where he studied the optical properties of semiconductor-based photonic crystal devices. From 2004 to 2011, as Senior Research Associate at EPFL, he was in charge of an industrial collaboration on organic devices for optics, photonics and lighting.