• Full 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. His present research interests include the field of the pulsed laser deposition of oxide films, thin films fabrication and characterisation, and the DBR fabrication by laser-assisted thermal evaporation. He is currently teaching Microtechnologies and Photonics.
    U218  2nd floor
    Phone +39 091 23860231
    claudio.cali@unipa.it
  • Assistant Professors

    Roberto Macaluso

    Dr. Roberto Macaluso 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).
    U314  3rd floor
    Phone +39 091 23860279
    roberto.macaluso@unipa.it


    Mauro Mosca

    Dr. Mauro Mosca graduated in Electronic Engineering in 1996 and received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Palermo, Italy, in 2000. He spent two postdoctoral years with Thales (Central Research Laboratory), Orsay, France, working on AlGaN-based solar blind MSM detectors. He then 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.
    He is a member of SPIE and of the Editorial Board of Journal of Solid State Physics (Hindawi)
    His present research interests include the field of the pulsed laser deposition of oxide films, the optoelectronic properties of ZnO, and the organic/inorganic MOSFETs. He is lecturer in Optoelectronic Devices.
    U314  3rd floor
    Phone +39 091 23860212
    mauro.mosca@unipa.it
  • Ph.D. Students

    Andrea Zaffora

    Andrea Zaffora was born in Palermo in 1989 and received his Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering at Università degli Studi di Palermo in 2014. The dissertation title was: “Growth and characterization of high-k Al-Ta mixed oxides”. His research activity is based on oxides growth and characterization, through electrochemical and photoelectrochemical techniques, to be used in electronic applications as memristors. He is a member of “Società Chimica Italiana”.
    U312A  3rd floor
    Phone +39 091 23860220
    andrea.zaffora@unipa.it


    Vincenzo Aglieri

    Vincenzo Aglieri was born in Italy in 1989and received his Master's degree in Electronic Engineering at University of Palermo in 2015. The dissertation title was: “Transparent conductive electrodes for ZnO-based memristors”. The dissertation title was: “Transparent conductive electrodes for ZnO-based memristors”. His research activity is based on memristors and plasmonics.

    U312A  3rd floor
    Phone +39 091 23860220
    Mobile +39 389 0590023
    vincenzo.aglieri@unipa.it
  • Master students

    Davide Caltagirone

    Born in Palermo in 1991, he acquired the Bachelor degree cum laude in Electronic Engineering at University of Palermo in 2014. The title of his dissertation was: "MEMS devices: technology and applications" (Supervisor: Dr. Roberto Macaluso). He is currently working on his master thesis: "ZnO nanostructured LEDs grown by hydrothermal method" (Supervisors: Dr. Mauro Mosca, Prof. Giuseppe Lullo). His personal interests are: electronic and optoelectronic devices, nanotechnologies, biophotonic applications.

    U312A  3rd floor
    Phone +39 091 23860220
    Mobile +39 327 8788479
    davide.caltagirone.91@gmail.com


    Michele Roberto Corda

    Born in Palermo in 1991 and received his Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering at Università degli studi di Palermo, Italy, in 2014. He is currently carrying out his a part of his master thesis at Universität Ulm, Germany. It aims to design, fabricate and characterize a nanoscale resistive-switching crossbar array based on hafnium oxide (Supervisors: Dr. Roberto Macaluso, Prof. Giuseppe Lullo, Dr. Alberto Pasquarelli).

    U312A  3rd floor
    Mobile +39 3477028771
    micheleroberto.corda@community.unipa.it


    Eros La Tona

    Born in San Cataldo (CL) in 1991, he gained his Bachelor degree in Electronic Engineering at University of Palermo in 2014 with a Thesis titled: "The proximity sensor ST VL6180" (Supervisor: Dr. A. Cino). He has carried out the laboratory part of his Master Thesis, with the title: "Design, fabrication, and characterization of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers with thermally tunable birefringence", at Universität Ulm, Germany, as a part of his Erasmus+ program; His supervisors are: Dr. Mauro Mosca, Prof. Rainer Michalzik, M.Sc. Tobias Pusch.

    U312A  3rd floor
    eros.latona@gmail.com
  • Bachelor Students

    Daria Di Miceli

    Born in Agrigento in 1995. She is a currently attending Palermo’s University and studies Engineering. She is working on her degree thesis, regarding the stability of an organic dye, named “Lumogen F Yellow 083” produced by BASF, an international chemistry company. She made program in LabVIEW environment with which she operates an Ocean Optics spectrometer “HR4000CG-UV-NIR. Her supervisors are Prof. G. Lullo and Dr. M. Mosca. She is going to graduate in march 2017.

    U312A  3rd floor
    Phone +39 091 23860220
    daria.dimiceli@gmail.com


    Laura Ferrara

    Born in Palermo in 1995. She is now attending Palermo’s University and she is working on her degree thesis about the stability of an organic dye called “Lumogen F”(Yellow 083), manufactured by BASF, a company producing chemistry reagents and pigments. She created a computer program in LabVIEW environment to drive an Ocean Optics spectrometer (HR4000CG-UV-NIR). She works under the supervision of Prof. G. Lullo and Dr. M. Mosca and she is going to graduate in March 2017.

    U312A  3rd floor
    Phone +39 091 23860220
    ferraralaura3@gmail.com




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