I am Staff Scientist and Assistant Professor in Condensed Matter Physics at the "Roma Tre" University since 2005 and Scientist at the Leibniz-Institute Innovations for High Performance Microelectronics (Frankfurt Oder, Germany). I obtained my M.Sc. from "La Sapienza" University (Roma, Ita) in 1994 and my Ph.D. in Physics from "Tor Vergata" University (Roma, Ita) in 1998 his. After two post-doctoral fellowships at "Roma Tre" University and at the National Institute for the Condensed Matter, I joined Luxtera Inc.(Carlsbad, Ca, USA), the world leader in silicon nano-photonics, as senior scientist. I have been Visiting Associate Professor at the California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, Ca, USA) in 2002-2003; Senior Visiting Academic at the Atomic Fabrication Facility of the University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia) in 2008-2013; Guest scientist at the Leibniz-institute Innovations for High Performance Microelectronics. I have coauthored more than 130 peer-reviewed articles and international patents and presented my work in more than fifty talks at international workshop and conferences. Since 2008, I am member of the scientific committee of the “International SiGe, Ge, & Related Compounds Symposium” at the Electro Chemical Society Meeting. I have been co-organizer of a series of four Symposia about "Alternative semiconductor integration in Si microelectronics” at the European Material Research Society Fall Meeting.
Attività di ricerca
I have 20 years expertise in ultrahigh vacuum crystal growth, semiconductor devices design and fabrication, scanning probes techniques, electron and optical spectroscopies. My main field of research is the development of innovative materials for application in silicon-based nano-photonic and nano-electronic devices. The main research topic is the Ge/Si system.
Attività di insegnamento
I am been in charge of the following academic courses: Mechanics; Material for Optics; Condensed Matter Physics; Laboratory of Condensed Matter Physics; Atomic and Molecular Physics. I have tutored and co-tutored students working on their BSc, MSc, and PhD thesis. I have been appointed to serve in the examination committee in BSc, MSc, and PhD thesis defense at University of Roma Tre and in other national and international Universities