Emiliano Bonera graduated at the University of Pavia in 1998 after being also an exchange student at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. He obtained his Ph.D. in 2002 from the University of Leeds with a thesis about micro- and near-field optical characterisation of microelectronic materials. From 2002 he was a post-doc at the Materials and Devices for Microelectronics laboratory of CNR, where since 2004 he became a research fellow. Since 2007 he joined the Università di Milano Bicocca as an assistant professor. In 2017 he became associate professor. His interests span mainly on Raman spectroscopy, infrared spectroscopy, internal photoemission spectroscopy, photoluminescence spectroscopy, and near-field optical microscopy. He applied these techniques to the study of semiconductors, insulators, and their nanostructures for applications in micro- and optoelectronics. He holds an h index of 17 from more than 60 publications in international peer-reviewed journals. He teaches in courses of advanced laboratory physics, semiconductors, optics.