Professor Domenico Pacifici is a Visiting Fellow in the Microsystems and Nanotechnology Division and is currently the Director of the Microelectronics Central User Facility at Brown University, where he is Associate Professor of Engineering and Physics. He is the recipient of a Richard B. Salomon Faculty Research Award, three Brown Research Seed Awards, a Dedicated Faculty Award from Brown’s School of Engineering and Tau Beta Pi, and a Henry Merritt Wriston Fellowship “for his contributions to excellence in teaching and for the devotion to the intellectual development of both graduate and undergraduate students”. His research efforts have focused on the opto-electronic properties of erbium doped silicon quantum dots for silicon-based microphotonics, as well as light-matter interaction at the nanometer-scale for biosensing and energy harvesting applications. He has received grants from the National Science Foundation, from the Office of Naval Research, and from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. He is working with Henri Lezec on photon drag detection, negative optical pressure, and the development of active materials for implementation of novel plasmonic lasers and electrically-pumped plasmon sources.