Roberto Osellame graduated at Politecnico di Milano (Italy) and received the Ph.D. degree in Physics from the Politecnico di Torino (Italy). He is a Research Director at the Institute for Photonics and Nanotechnologies (IFN) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR). He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Politecnico di Milano, teaching ‘Quantum Optics and Information’. Dr. Osellame has been one of the pioneers in femtosecond laser micromachining of transparent materials with a focus on integrated quantum photonic and optofluidic devices. He is the author of more than 200 journal articles and holds 15 patents. He has been awarded the ‘Ricerca.tissimi’ prize of Regione Lombardia as one of the 20 best researchers under 40 in life sciences. He has been awarded the CNR prize in 2009 for ‘results of particular excellence and strategic national and international relevance’. He has been awarded an ERC Advanced Grant in 2016. He is an Optica Fellow.