Leonardo Midolo was born in Moncalieri, Italy, in 1983. He received the M.Sc. degree in physics from the University of Turin in 2007. Between 2007 and 2009, he was an Innovation Discipline Specialist for the Mechatronics and Smart Materials Group of FIAT Research Center, Orbassano, Italy. In 2013 he received the Ph.D. degree in applied physics from the Photonics and Semiconductor Nanophysics Group, Eindhoven University of Technology in The Netherlands. He is currently a Post-Doctoral Fellow with the Quantum Photonics Group, Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark.