Gualtiero Nunzi Conti joined the Institute of Applied Physics N. Carrara (IFAC-CNR) in Firenze, Italy, in 2008. He previously worked at the Centro Fermi in Rome, at the Optical Sciences Center of the University of Arizona, and at NP Photonics, Inc., in Tucson, USA. He holds a PhD in Electronic Engineering and a Laurea degree in Physics. His main interests are in the area of fiber and glass integrated optics for telecommunications and sensing. Presently his research activities are focused on the development of high-Q optical microcavities for sensing, RF photonics, and nonlinear optics. He has published more than 70 papers in ISI journals and about 100 papers in international conference proceedings and he holds one US patent. Since 2011 he is chairing the conference on Integrated Optics at SPIE Photonics West and he is Topical Editor on Lasers, Fiber Optics, and Optoelectronics for Applied Optics