Newton C. Frateschi is a Full Professor at the Institute of Physics “Gleb Wataghin” of the University of Campinas (IFGW – UNICAMP. He is the vice-president of the City of Campinas Municipal Council of Science Technology and Innovation. He served as Deputy Secretary of Economic Development, Technology, and Innovation in 2022, and, as leader in Science Technology and Innovation in 2021, both in the municipality of Campinas. He was the executive director of the Inova UNICAMP Innovation Agency from 2017 to 2021. He served as director and deputy director of IFGW- UNICAMP from 2014 to 2017 and 2010 to 2014, respectively. Frateschi was also the director of the Center for Semiconductor components and Nanotechnologies – UNICAMP from 2005 to 2010. From 2001 to 2003, Frateschi served as a senior optoelectronics designer in the advanced photonic device technology group at T-Networks Inc. in Pennsylvania, United States. He holds a PhD and a MSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California (USC) and a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Physics from IFGW UNICAMP. Frateschi is also a level 1 researcher at CNPq – National Council for Scientific and Technological Development. He coordinates the Photonics Integrated Laboratory of UNICAMP – LIF-SISFOTON and the Device Research Laboratory (LPD) of IFGW – UNICAMP. He is the author and co-author of several scientific papers and patents, mainly in the areas of optoelectronics and photonics.