European Integrated Research Training Network on Convergence of Electronics and Photonics Technologies for Enabling Terahertz Applications

The goal of the ITN CELTA project is to develop technologies and sub systems for detection, instrumentation, sensors, imaging, spectroscopy, and communication applications, in the Terahertz frequency range.

As part of this initiative 15 young researchers (ESR) will be supported under the PhD educational framework, in which interdisciplinary skills concerning research areas of photonics, electronics and signal processing will be given. These skills will allow them to create systems in the field of Terahertz, with particular attention to possible commercial developments of the results achieved.

CELTA project is coordinated by Professor Idelfonso Tafur Monroy, of the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), and involves 11 academic partners, including the Department of Electronic Engineering, University of Rome Tor Vergata, locally coordinated by Prof. Paolo Colantonio.

The objective of this initiative is to contribute to the European Research Area aiming to unify research efforts in the fields of photonics and electronics, by introducing a common language and synergistic training programs.  We believe this common language and converging is the basis for the development of efficient and innovative solutions to reach the market quickly.

To success in this strategy, CELTA integrates both multidisciplinary scientific expertise, and complementary skills and work experience in the academic and industrial world.

Detailed information on the consortium CELTA, its research program and open positions for young researchers (ESR) can be found on the website:

Contacts at the Department of Electronic Engineering, University of Rome Tor Vergata:


Prof. Paolo Colantonio