Claudio Calì

U218  2nd floor
Phone +39 091 23860231
fax +39 091 488452


  • Prof. Claudio Calì graduated in Electronic Engineering in 1975 at University of Palermo and in the same year became Assistant Professor. He spent two years (1980-1981) as a Visiting Scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) and belonged to the temporary staff of the Lincoln Laboratory at M.I.T. from November 1986 to February 1987. In 1985 he was appointed as Associate Professor of Electronics at University of Palermo, and in 1990 Full Professor. He was Group Leader (Palermo Working Unit) of Gruppo Nazionale di Elettronica Quantistica e Plasmi (GNEQP), Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), and Istituto Nazionale di Fisica della Materia (INFM). He was head of the Electronic Engineering Academic Council from 1992 to 1998 and from 2007 to 2013, and head of the Department of Electrical, Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering of the University of Palermo, from 2004 to 2007.
    He is the author or co-author of 36 scientific papers published on peer-reviewed journals or book chapters.

     Curriculum vitae
  • Field of expertise

    Pulsed Laser Deposition (PLD) techniques, Standard thin film deposition techniques, Transparent conductive oxides, Optical Emission Spectroscopy, Processing and microfabrication, Electrical and optical characterisation, Electronics
  • Main current works

    Oxide deposition by PLD, DBR fabrication by laser-assisted thermal evaporation, Dye-based hybrid white LEDs
  • Teaching

  • Ph.D. students

    Calogero Pace
    Giuseppe Targia
    Mauro Mosca
    Giorgio Scavuzzo

Selected publications

- F. Caruso, M. Mosca, S. Rinella, R. Macaluso, C. Calì, F. Saiano, E. Feltin: Frequency-Downconversion Stability of PMMA Coatings in Hybrid White Light-Emitting Diodes - Journal of Electronic Materials, 45 (2016) 682-687.
- M. Mosca, R. Macaluso, F. Caruso, V. Lo Muzzo, C. Calì: The p-Type Doping of ZnO: Mirage or Reality? in “Advances in Semiconductor Research: Physics of Nanosystems, Spintronics and Technological Applications”, edited by D. Persano Adorno and S. Pokutnyi, chapter 12 (Nova Science Publishers, New York, 2015) pp. 245-282.
- A. Sacco, M. S. Di Bella, M. Gerosa, A. Chiodoni, S. Bianco, M. Mosca, R. Macaluso, C. Calì, C. F. Pirri: Enhancement of photoconversion efficiency in dye-sensitized solar cells exploiting pulsed laser deposited niobium pentoxide blocking layers - Thin Solid Films, 574 (2015) 38-42.
- F. Di Franco, M. Santamaria, F. Di Quarto, R. Macaluso, M. Mosca, C. Calì:Electrochemical Fabrication and Physico-Chemical Characterization of Metal/High K Insulating Oxide/Polymer Electrolyte Junctions - Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 118 (2014) 29973-29980.
- R. Macaluso, M. Mosca, V. Costanza, A. D'Angelo, G. Lullo, F. Caruso, C. Calì, F. Di Franco, M. Santamaria, and F. Di Quarto: Resistive switching behaviour in ZnO and VO2 memristors grown by pulsed laser deposition - Electronics Letters 50 (2014) 262-263.
- M. Mosca, R. Macaluso, G. Randazzo, M. Di Bella, F. Caruso, C. Calì, F. Di Franco, M. Santamaria, F. Di Quarto: Anodized Ti-Si Alloy as Gate Oxide of Electrochemically-Fabricated Organic Field-Effect Transistors - ElectroChemical Society Solid State Letters, 3 (2014) P7-P9.
- M. Mosca, R. Macaluso, C. Calì, R. Butté, S. Nicolay, E. Feltin, D. Martin, N. Grandjean: Optical, structural, and morphological characterisation of epitaxial ZnO films grown by pulsed-laser deposition - Thin Solid Films 539 (2013) 55-59.
- R. Macaluso, M. Mosca, C. Calì, F. Di Franco, M. Santamaria, F. Di Quarto, J.-L. Reverchon: Erroneous p-type assignment by Hall effect measurements in annealed ZnO films grown on InP - Journal of Applied Physics 113 (2013) 164508.
- M. Mosca, F. Caruso, L. Zambito, B. Seminara, R. Macaluso, C. Calì, E. Feltin: Warm white LED light by frequency down-conversion of mixed yellow and red Lumogen® in "Integrated Photonics: Materials, Devices, and Applications II", edited by J.- M. Fédéli, L. Vivien, M. K. Smit, Vol. 8767, pg. 87670L-1/10 (SPIE, Washington, 2013).
- M. Mosca, F. Caruso, L. Zambito, R. Macaluso, C. Calì, E. Feltin: Hybrid LEDs pave way to new lighting applications - Photonics Spectra 47 (2013) 60-64.
- F. Caruso, M. Mosca, R. Macaluso, E. Feltin, C. Calì: Generation of white LED light by frequency down-conversion using a perylene-based dye - Electronics Letters 48 (2012) 1417-1419.
- F. Di Franco, P. Bocchetta, C. Calì, M. Mosca, M. Santamaria, F. Di Quarto: Electrochemical fabrication of metal/oxide/conducting polymer junction - Journal of The Electrochemical Society 158 (2011) H50-H54.
- C. Calì, F. Cornacchia, A. Di Lieto, F. Marchetti, M. Tonelli: Nd:YVO4 crystalline film grown by pulsed laser deposition - Optical Materials 31 (2009) 1331-1333.

Main Projects

• Crescita e caratterizzazione di interfacce metallo/ossido, metallo/polimero e metallo/ossido/polimero per applicazioni ingegneristiche, Local University Project (Ex 60% 2013) - Coordinator: F. Di Quarto
• LED blu e ultravioletti realizzati in ZnO, Local University Project (Ex 60% 2007) - Coordinator: M. Mosca
• Crescita mediante laser e caratterizzazione di ossidi drogati per applicazioni fotoniche ed optoelettroniche, Local University Project (Ex 60% 2006) - Coordinator: C. Calì
• Fotoablazione laser finalizzata alla deposizione di materiali ottici non lineari (National Project “PRIN - MIUR” 2006) - Coordinator: C. Calì

Refereeing activity


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