• Professors

    Isodiana Crupi

    Prof. Isodiana Crupi is Associate Professor at the Department of Engineering at the University of Palermo. She received the M.Sc. degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Messina in 1999 and the Ph.D. degree in Materials Science from the University of Catania in 2003. From 2004 to 2015 she has been Research Scientist at the National Research Council (CNR-IMM) in Catania. Since 1998, she has been a frequent scientific visitor at IMEC, Leuven (Belgium) collaborating with the CMOS Reliability, FLASH Memory and Solar Cell groups and at the Czech Academy of Sciences, Praha, Czech Rep. Her main research interests include the synthesis and characterization of innovative materials for photovoltaic applications, electrical characterization of advanced semiconductor devices for micro- and optoelectronics and the development of silicon nanocrystals devices for memory applications.
    Prof. Crupi has authored and coauthored more than 90 papers published on ISI journals and international conference proceedings which have been cited about 1700 times (h-index of 25). She is coinventor of one U.S. Patent, participant of several national and EU research projects and supervisor of several Master and PhD theses. She serves as referee for outstanding international scientific journals and co-organized various symposia at the European Materials Research Society (E-MRS). She is a technical program committee member of the IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) in 2019 and, since 2012, of the European Solid-State Device Conference (ESSDERC). She received the "Young Scientist Award" at the E-MRS (2003) and the "Premio per Dottori di Ricerca" from the Accademia Gioenia (2004).
    viale delle Scienze, Building 9, U218  2nd floor
    Phone +39 091 23860256
    isodiana.crupi@unipa.it

    Roberto Macaluso

    Prof. Roberto Macaluso is the head of TFL (with Mauro Mosca). He gained his master degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Palermo, Italy, in 1999 and received his Ph.D. degree in Applied Physics from the University of Strathclyde, UK, in 2003, working on GaInNAs-based microcavity structures for advanced data-communication devices. He then moved to Infineon Technologies AG (Corporate Research Photonics), Munich, Germany, working on processing and fabrication of novel laser-modulator devices based on InGaAlAs-InP multi quantum wells structures for data transmission beyond 40 Gbit/s. In 2006 he was appointed as assistant professor at the University of Palermo (Department of Electrical, Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering), Italy. His current research interests include design, fabrication and characterization of ZnO and HfO2-based resistive switching memory devices, pulsed laser deposition (PLD) and characterization of semiconductor oxides (e.g. ZnO) and dielectrics (e.g. Nb2O5) for the realization of optoelectronics and electronics devices, fabrication and characterization of organic MOSFETs. He currently teaches Nanoelectronics (Master degree in Electronics Engineering) and Digital Electronics (Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering).
    viale delle Scienze, Building 9, U307  3rd floor
    Phone +39 091 23860279
    roberto.macaluso@unipa.it

    Mauro Mosca

    Prof. Mauro Mosca is the head of TFL (with Roberto Macaluso). He graduated in Electronic Engineering and received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Palermo, Italy, in 2000. He is an Associate Professor of Fundamentals of Electronics and Optoelectronic Devices at the Department of Engineering of University of Palermo, Italy, with great foreign experience, gained in Switzerland and in France. He is an academic expert in the field of optoelectronic devices, in particular, LEDs-based on wide-bandgap materials.
    He was a visiting professor at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, where he worked in the field of nitride-based light-emitting devices. As a Postdoctoral Researcher, he spent several years in Palermo (Italy), in Lausanne (Switzerland), and in Orsay (France) working on both nitride compounds (physics and devices), and wide band-gap oxides deposition techniques. In 2002 he was the recipient of a Marie Curie Industrial Fellowship, which funded a two year-research on AlGaN-based UV photodiodes for flame detection developed in THALES, Research and Technology Labs (Orsay, France).
    He is a member of the Editorial Board of Electronics (MDPI).
    He published more than 50 scientific papers published on peer-reviewed journals or books. His h-index is 18 (February 2021) with a citation number more than 1000, as resulting from Scopus database.
    His present research interests include: Electronics and Optoelectronics, Nitride-based LEDs and lasers, Processing and micro-fabrication, LED applications, Thin-film deposition techniques, Materials for electronics.
    viale delle Scienze, Building 9, U307  3rd floor
    Phone +39 091 23860212
    mauro.mosca@unipa.it

  • Retired Professors

    Claudio Calì

    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. Since 2016, he has been in retirement but continues to collaborate with TFL on projects, publications and different activities.
    viale delle Scienze, Building 9, U307  3rd floor
    claudio.cali@unipa.it
  • Ph.D. Students

    Daniele Scirè

    Daniele Sciré was born in Italy in 1991 and received the Master's degree in Electronic Engineering from University of Palermo in 2017. He is currently working towards the Ph.D. degree in Information and Communication Technologies at University of Palermo. From 2018 to 2019, he was a visiting PhD student with the Photovoltaic Material and Devices group, Delft University of Technology (the Netherlands). His research interests include modelling and design of solar cells and power converter. Mr. Scirè was a recipient of the European Material Research Society Graduate Student Award in 2019.

    U312A  3rd floor
    Phone +39 091 23860220
    daniele.scire@unipa.it

    Federico Vittorio Lupo

    Federico Vittorio Lupo is currently a Ph.D student in Information and Communication Technologies at University of Palermo. He was born in Palermo, Italy, in 1996, and received his Master's degree in Electronic Engineering at University of Palermo in 2020. His dissertation was on: “ZrO2-based Memristors” with Prof. R. Macaluso as the supervisor, focused on the design of a characterization system for memristors. His personal interests are: nanofabrication technologies, optoelectronics devices, electronic design and simulation.
    U312A  3rd floor
    Phone +39 091 23860220
    Mobile +39 320 4676 437
    federicovittorio.lupo@unipa.it

    Danilo Trapani

    Born in Palermo, Italy, in 1996, Danilo Trapani is currently a Ph.D student in Information and Communication Technologies at University of Palermo. He got his master's degree in Electronic Engineering at University of Palermo in 2020. His dissertation was on: “Carbon Dot-based hybrid LEDs” with Prof. M. Mosca as the supervisor. His research interests are: devices, materials and technologies for optoelectronic and nanoelectronic.
    U312A  3rd floor
    Phone +39 091 23860220
    danilo.trapani@unipa.it
  • Master students

    Beatrice Alfonso

    Beatrice Alfonso was born in Palermo, Italy, in 1992. She graduated in Electronic Engineering at University of Palermo in 2018. Her bachelor’s degree dissertation, regarding processing of biomedical signals, titled “Methods for identification and removal of noise and artifact in biomedical signals” with Prof. A. Busacca, Prof. L. Faes and Prof. R. Pernice as supervisors. In 2021 she is carrying-out her master thesis at TFL about memristors in HfO2 with Prof. Roberto Macaluso and Ing. Federico Vittorio Lupo as supervisors. She speaks Italian and English languages. Her personal interests are: nanotechnology, optoelectronic devices, sensors and devices for biomedical applications.
    U312A  3rd floor
    Phone +39 091 23860220
    beatrice.alfonso@gmail.com


    Roberta Pecoraro

    Roberta Pecoraro was born in Italy in 1995. She graduated in Electronic Engineering at University of Catania in 2018. Her dissertation was on: “Implantable medical devices and health care technologies based on the Internet of Things” with Prof. S. Pennisi as the supervisor. In 2021 she is carrying-out her master thesis at TFL about carbon dot color convertion with Prof. M. Mosca and Dr. D. Trapani as supervisors. Her personal interests are: optoelectronic devices, optoelectronics and bio-medical applications, materials for optoelectronics and nanoelectronics
    U312A  3rd floor
    Phone +39 091 23860220
    Mobile +39 3279828016
    roberta.peco@gmail.com



University of Palermo  -  Department of Energy, Information engineering and Mathematical models (DEIM)
viale delle Scienze, Building 9  -  I-90128  Palermo (Italy)