Christiano J. S. de Matos

Position: Associate Professor

Area of interest: Photonics


Office: 419

Phone: +55 (11) 2114 8827



Christiano J. S. de Matos was born in Rio de Janeiro on 28 October, 1975. He holds bachelor and master degrees in Physics issued by Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro – PUC-Rio – (1998 and 1999) and a PhD issued by Imperial College London/University of London (2004). He was a visiting researcher at ACREO, Stockholm (1999), and a post-doctoral fellow in the Physics Department at Universidade Federal de Pernambuco – UFPE (2004/2005). He is currently a Professor at Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, where he is one of the leaders of the Photonics Laboratory within MackGraphe and holds active international collaborations with world-class researchers.

Christiano’s work focus on nonlinear optics and nanophotonics in optical fibers and waveguides, for the development of sensors, specialty optical waveguides and photonic devices. His main contributions include a number of world’s first demonstrations such as a random laser in an optical fiber, a chirped pulse amplification system using a hollow-core photonic bandgap fiber, an all-fiber optical parametric oscillator using a photonic crystal fiber and a supercontinuum source using a water-core photonic crystal fiber. He has, so far, published over 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals, presented over 80 papers in conferences, and filed 2 patents. Christiano holds a CNPq productivity grant (level 2), has an h-factor = 16 (with over 600 citations) and was a New Focus/Bookham Student Award winner (Optical Society of America) in 2004. He is also a member of the editorial board of the international journal ISRN Optics (Hidawi Publishing Corporation).