Mauro Mosca

U314  3rd floor
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  • Dr. Mauro Mosca graduated in Electronic Engineering in 1996 and received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Palermo, Italy, in 2000. As a Ph.D. student, he spent one year at Thomson-CSF, Orsay, France, working on OLED. Later, he worked with Thales (Central Research Laboratory), Orsay, France, on AlGaN-based solar blind MSM detectors (Marie Curie fellowhip). Then, he joined the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland, where he worked on GaN-based optical sources and detectors. Since 2005 he has been Assistant Professor at University of Palermo, Italy.
    He is a member of SPIE and of the Editorial Board of Journal of Solid State Physics (Hindawi).
    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 techniques, Standard thin film deposition techniques, Transparent conductive oxides, Nitride semiconductors, Nitride-based detector and LED fabrication, Intersubband transitions on quantum wells, Optical Emission Spectroscopy, Optical lithography, Processing and microfabrication, Electrical and optical characterisation, Organic device fabrication
  • Main current works

    Dye-based hybrid white LEDs, ZnO-based devices, Organic MOSFETs
  • Teaching

    Optoelectronic devices
    Fundamentals of Electronics
  • Ph.D. students

    Fulvio Caruso

Selected publications

- M. Barbouche, R. Benabderrahmane Zaghouani, N.E. Benammar, V. Aglieri, M. Mosca, R. Macaluso, K. Khirouni, H. Ezzaouia: New process of silicon carbide purification intended for silicon passivation - Superlattices and Microstructures, 101 (2017) 512-521.
- A. Zaffora, F. Di Franco, F. Di Quarto, R. Macaluso, M. Mosca, H. Habazakic, M. Santamaria: The effect of Nb incorporation on the electronic properties of Anodic HfO2 - ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology, 6 (2017) N25-N31.
- 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.
- 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, 2014).
- 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. Carusoì, 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.
- M. Mosca, A. Castiglia, H.-J. Bühlmann, J. Dorsaz, E. Feltin, J.-F. Carlin, N. Grandjean, Suppression of leakage currents in GaN-based LEDs induced by reactive-ion etching damages - European Physical Journal. Applied Physics, 43, (2008) 51-53.
- A. Lupu, F. Julien, S. Golka, G. Pozzovivo, G. Strasser, E. Baumann, F. Giorgetta, D. Hofstetter, S. Nicolay, M. Mosca, E. Feltin, J.-F. Carlin, N. Grandjean, Lattice matched GaN/InAlN waveguides at l = 1.55 mm grown by metalorganic vapor phase epitaxy - IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 20 (2008) 102-104.
- R. Butté, J.-F. Carlin, E. Feltin, M. Gonschorek, S. Nicolay, G. Christmann, D. Simeonov, A. Castiglia, J. Dorsaz, H. J. Buehlmann, S. Christopoulos, G. Baldassarri Höger von Högersthal, A. J. D. Grundy, M. Mosca, C. Pinquier, M. A. Py, F. Demangeot, J. Frandon, P. G. Lagoudakis, J. J. Baumberg, and N. Grandjean, Current status of AlInN layers lattice-matched to GaN for photonics and electronics - Journal of Physics, D 40 (2007) 6328-6344.
- D. Simeonov, E. Feltin, H. -J. Buhlmann, T. Zhu, A. Castiglia, M. Mosca, J. - F. Carlin, R. Butté, N. Grandjean, Blue lasing at room temperature in high quality factor GaN/AlInN microdisks with InGaN quantum wells - Applied Physics Letters 90 (2007) 061106.
- M. Mosca, S. Nicolay, E. Feltin, J. - F. Carlin, R. Butté, M. Ilegems, N. Grandjean, M. Tchernycheva, L. Nevou, F. H. Julien, Nitride-based heterostructures grown by MOCVD for near- and mid-infrared intersubband transitions - Physica Status Solidi. (a) 204 (2007) 1100-1104.
- E. Feltin, G. Christmann, R. Butté, J.-F. Carlin, M. Mosca, N. Grandjean, Room Temperature Polariton Luminescence From A GaN/AlGaN Quantum Well Microcavity - Applied Physics Letters 89 (2006) 071107.
- S. Nicolay, E. Feltin, J.-F. Carlin, M. Mosca, L. Nevou, M. Tchernycheva, F.H. Julien, M. Ilegems, N. Grandjean, Indium Surfactant Effect On AlN/GaN Heterostructures Grown By Metal-Organics Vapour Phase Epitaxy: Applications To Intersubband Transitions - Applied Physics Letters 88 (2006) 151902.
- R. Butté, G. Christmann, E. Feltin, J.-F. Carlin, M. Mosca, M. Ilegems, N. Grandjean, Room temperature polariton luminescence from a bulk GaN microcavity - Physical Review B, Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 73 (2006) 033315.
- J.-Y. Duboz, N. Grandjean, F. Omnès, M. Mosca, J.-L. Reverchon: Internal Photoemission in Solar Blind AlGaN Schottky Barrier Photodiodes - Applied Physics Letters 86, 063511 (2005).
- S. Nicolay, M. Tchernycheva, J.-F. Carlin, L. Nevou, E. Feltin, R. Butté, M. Mosca, F.H. Julien, N. Grandjean, M. Ilegems, Mid-infrared intersubband absorption in lattice-matched AlInN/GaN multiple-quantum wells - Applied Physics Letters 87, (2005) 111106.
- M. Mosca, J. L. Reverchon, N. Grandjean, J. Y. Duboz: Multilayer (Al,Ga)N Structures for Solar-Blind Detection - IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 10 (2004) 752.
- M. Mosca, J. L. Reverchon, F. Omnès, J. -Y. Duboz: Effects of the Buffer Layers on the Performances of (Al,Ga)N Ultraviolet Photodetectors - Journal of Applied Physics, 95 (2004) 4367.
- J. Y. Duboz, N. Briere de l'Isle, L. Dua, P. Legagneux, M. Mosca, J. L. Reverchon, B. Damilano, N. Grandjean, F. Semond, J. Massies, R. Dudek, D. Poitras, T. Cassidy: Microcavity Light Emitting Diodes Based on GaN membranes Grown by Molecular Beam Epitaxy on Silicon - Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, 42, Part 1 (2003) 118.

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
• Ambition Power (National Project “PON” 2013) - Coordinator: R. Miceli
• Innovation for greeN Energy and eXchange in Transportation (i-NEXT) (National Project “PON” 2013) - Coordinator: L. Dusonchet
• 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
• Nitride Intersubband Devices at Telecommunication Wavelengths (NitWave), European Project (6th Framework Program, 2005-2006) - Coordinator: N. Grandjean
• Fotoablazione laser finalizzata alla deposizione di materiali ottici non lineari (National Project “PRIN - MIUR” 2006) - Coordinator: C. Calì

Refereeing activity

IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology, Physica Status Solidi, Applied Surface Science, Solar Energy Material and Solar Cells.
Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Solid State Physics (Hindawi)

Interests and outdoor

- All the music (rock, classic, jazz), but especially Prog Rock.
This is one of my favourite site: Prog Archives

- Chidren's right.
An important italian association: Adiantum

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