Marco Colangelo

Assistant Professor,  Electrical and Computer Engineering


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Research Focus

Applied superconductivity, single-photon detectors, cryogenic devices, and nanofabrication technology


PhD, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2023

MSc, Electronics Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, 2018

MSc, Nanotechnologies for ICTs, Politecnico di Torino, Italy, 2017

BSc, Physics Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Italy, 2015

Honors & Awards

IEEE CSC Applied Superconductivity Graduate Fellowship, 2021

MIT Claude E. Shannon Award, 2021

MIT Jacobs Presidential Fellowship 2018


Research Overview

Applied superconductivity, single-photon detectors, cryogenic devices, and nanofabrication technology

Nano Structures Laboratory

At the Nanodevice Research Laboratory, we are working on technologies leveraging applied superconductivity, photonics and quantum physics for applications in sensing and computing. Our work focuses on the design, nanofabrication and measurement of hybrid nanodevices and systems.

Nano Structures Laboratory

Department Research Areas

Selected Publications

  • Piatti,E., Colangelo, M., Bartoli, M., et al.. (2022) Reversible tuning of superconductivity in ion-gated niobium nitride ultrathin films by self-encapsulation with a high-? dielectric layer – Physical Review Applied
  • Colangelo, M., Walter, A.B., Korzh, B., Schmidt, E., et al.. (2022) Practical superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors for operation at wavelengths up to 7.4 μm – ACS Nano Letters
  • Lin, C.W., Huang, S., Colangelo, M., Chen, C., Wong, F.N., Berggren, K.K., Belcher, A.M., (2022) Surface plasmon enhanced up-conversion fluorescence in short-wave infrared for in vivo imaging of ovarian cancer – ACS Nano
  • Zhu, D., Colangelo, M., Korzh, B., Shaw, M.D., Berggren, K.K. (2021). Impedance Matched Superconducting Nanowire Photodetector for Single-and Multi-Photon Detectio US Patent Application – 16808904
  • Verma, V. B., Korzh, B., Walter, A. B., Lita, A. E., Briggs, R. M., Colangelo, M., Zhai, Y., et al. Single-photon detection in the midinfrared up to 10 micron wavelength using tungsten silicide superconducting nanowire detectors. In APL Photonics 6.5 (2021): 056101.
Marco Colangelo


Aug 18, 2023

New Faculty Spotlight: Marco Colangelo

Marco Colangelo joins the Electrical and Computer Engineering department in August 2023 as an Assistant Professor.

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