About Me


Mario Agio studied physics at the University of Pavia and Iowa State University with Prof. Lucio Claudio Andreani and Prof. Costas M. Soukoulis, respectively. He graduated in 2003 with a thesis on semiconductor-based photonic crystals. In 2004 he joined the Nano-Optics group of Prof. Vahid Sandoghdar at ETH Zurich, where his research interests have broadened to single-molecule spectroscopy, near-field optics, and quantum optics. He was awarded the Prize of the Italian Physical Society for graduate students (2002) and the Latsis Prize of ETH Zurich (2010) for his accomplishments in nano-optics. In 2011 he received the Habilitation in Physical Chemistry from ETH Zurich, where he has been Privat Dozent till 2015. He was then with the National Institute of Optics (CNR-INO) and the European Laboratory for Nonlinear Spectroscopy (LENS) in Florence. Since April 2015 he is responsible for the Laboratory of Nano-Optics at the University of Siegen, Germany.

Contact details

Prof. Dr. Mario Agio

University of Siegen

Laboratory of Nano-Optics

Walter-Flex-Strasse 3

57072 Siegen


phone +49 271 740 3532

e-mail mario.agio@uni-siegen.de

National Institute of Optics

Firenze LENS Unit

via Nello Carrara 1

50019 Sesto Fiorentino (FI)


e-mail agio@lens.unifi.it

e-mail mario.agio@ino.it


Edificio Garbasso

largo Enrico Fermi 2

50125 Firenze

phone +39 055 275 5097

e-mail agio@cqstar.eu

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