Marco Colangelo’s Ph.D. research focuses on advancing superconducting nanowire technology for photon detection and microwave signal processing. Colangelo is working to make fast and efficient detectors that can not only detect individual photons, but also distinguish between single- and multi-photon events. These detectors are important for classical and quantum optical communications, and he is working to integrate these detectors with photonic platforms that would be the backbone of future quantum network technology. He is also studying compact superconducting nanowire microwave devices for application in low-temperature on-chip signal processing and quantum computing technologies. Marco is a graduate student in the Quantum Nanostructures and Nanofabrication Group, supervised by Professor Karl Berggren.