Experimental condensed-matter physics, mesoscopic quantum transport, quantum nanoelectronics, science and technology of nanostructures and nanoelectronic devices
Born March 7, 1970 in Milan, Italy.
Final Year Project Supervisor : Prof. F. Beltram.
Project title : “Intersubband transfer and negative differential resistance in pseudomorphic quantum wells”
Supervisor: Prof. F. Beltram.
Thesis title : “Junction engineering with epitaxially-grown interface dipoles”.
- Transport and electronic properties of semiconductor heterostructures.
- Band structure calculations within the envelope-function approximation.
- Transport properties and engineering of semiconductor heterojunctions, Schottky contacts, and superconductor-semiconductor junctions.
- Optical spectroscopy of quantum-well heterostructures.
- Transport experiments in semiconductor QDs. Main research topic: Kondo effect.
- Quantum transport in semiconductor nanowires and carbon nanotubes.
- Electron transport in semiconductor nanowires. Collaboration with L. Kouwenhoven’s group (Delft), E. Bakkers’ group (Philips), S. Rubini’s group (Trieste), A. Ferrari’s group (Cambridge).
- Spin-related properties of few-electron quantum dots in InGaAs-based heterostructures. Collaboration with Prof. Sorba’s group (Trieste).
- Semiconductor-nanowire devices (Si, InAs/InP, GaAs, GaN/AlN). Main topics: nanoelectronics, superconducting proximity effect in hybrid semiconductor-superconductor systems. Collaboration with several groups supplying nanowires: C. Lieber’s group (Harvard), Bakkers’ group (originally Philips and now TU Eindhoven), Rubini’s group (TASC-Trieste), colleagues at CEA Grenoble and Néel Institute (P. Gentile, R. Songmuang).
- SiGe self-assembled quantum dots. Main topic: hole-spin physics and control. Collaboration with O. Schmidt’s group (IFW Dresden).
- Single-dopant transport in silicon nano-MOSFETs (collaboration with CEA-LETI).
- Electronic cooling and thermometry in GaAs-based mesoscopic structures. Collaboration with F. Giazotto (NEST laboratory, Pisa).
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o PhD supervision:
o Teaching activities:
Ø COHESION “Coherence of Electron Spins In One-dimensional Nanostructures”, Agence National de la Recherche, ANR programme Chaire d’Excellence « Junior » - 4 years -, 01/01/08 – 31/12/11, grant: 400 k€.
Ø ACCESS “Advance Coherent Control of Electron Spins at the nano-Scale”, Agence Nationale de la Recherche, ANR programme Jeunes Chercheuses Jeunes Chercheurs (JCJC) - 5 years -, 01/07/08 – 30/06/13, grant: 750 k€.
Ø HYBRIDNANO “Engineering electronic quantum coherence and correlations in hybrid nanostructures”, EU ERC Consolidator Grant - 5 years -, 01/01/2012- 31/12/2016, grant: 1780 k€.
Ø HYSWITCH: “Tunable Josephson Dots” FP6 EU FET-open STREP, grant: 320 k€ allocated to TU-Delft, 3-year project, end date: June 2009.
Ø SpiCo: “Spin-coherent transport and control in quantum nanostructures”, ESF program on “Fundamentals in Nanoelectronics”, grant: 107 k€ allocated to TASC-Trieste, 3-year project, end date : Dec. 2009.
Ø SiSPIN “Silicon platform for quantum spintronics”, FP7 EU FET-open STREP, grant: 822 k€ allocated to CEA-Grenoble, 3-year project, start date: 01/09/2013, expected end date: 31/08/2016.
Ø Dr. G. Katsaros: 2-year post-doc fellowship (2008-2010) supported by the German DFG; Dr. E. Lee: 2-year post-doc fellowship supported by the EU Marie Curie program (2010-2012); N. Ares: PhD scholarship (10/2009-10/2012) supported by the RTRA Nanoscience Foundation; B. Voisin: PhD scholarship (10/2010-10/2013) supported by the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon.
o Main scientific achievements (outline):
o Publications: co-author of 68 scientific papers, most of which published in peer-reviewed journals including Science (x2), Nature (x4), Nature Nanotechnology (x4), Nature Materials (x1), Phys. Rev. Letters (x10), Nano Letters (x4), ACS Nano (x1); 23 of the 68 papers were produced after joining the CEA Grenoble.
Number of citations: 4940.
Over 70 including conferences and colloquia. Selection of recent invited talks:
Nicholas Kurti European Science Prize 2005 (8 k€, sponsored by Oxford Instruments)
“He is recognized for a record of sustained achievements in the field of quantum transport. Among his most notable contributions are his post doctoral activities at Delft University of Technology that resulted in highly innovative results on Kondo effects in semiconductor nanostructures and his research work on hybrid superconductor-semiconductor nanostructures both as a graduate student at Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa and as a post doctorate researcher at Delft University of Technology.” (taken from: http://www.oxford instruments.com/scienceprize/europe/prize.asp).
Scuola Normale Superiore scholarship, 4-year duration (‘89-‘93), and relative degree.
Last update: 10.01.2014
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