Andrea Andrea Fasano was born in Trieste (Italy) and joined the TRIPOD project as a new PhD student at Mechanical Engineering Department at Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in December 2013. In the same year he graduated from University of Trieste with a master’s degree in Process and Materials Engineering. In particular, his university courses were mainly in the fields of process engineering, chemical engineering and materials science. His Marie Curie PhD study at DTU within the TRIPOD project has a specific focus on the process chain in microstructured polymer optical fibres production.