Scientific activity

Research activity:

  • Percolating Transparent Metallic Electrodes for Solar Cells, funded by 3Sun / ST Microelectronics (Sept. 2013 – Apr. 2016)
  • Nanoscale optical Emitters for High Density Information Processing using Photonic-Plasmonic Coupling in Coaxial Nanopillars, funded by AFOSR – Air Force Office of Scientific Research Program (Sept. 2012 – Aug. 2012)
  • Deterministic Aperiodic Structures for On-chip Nanophotonic and Nanoplasmonic Device Applications, funded by AFOSR – Air Force Office of Scientific Research Program (Apr. 2012 – Aug. 2012)
  • Sub-250 nm electron-beam-pumped semiconductor laser, funded by DARPA – Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency CMUVT Program under subcontract from Photon Systems Inc. (Mar. 2011 – Mar. 2012)
  • Growth and characterization of Si and Ge nanowires, funded by Centro Siciliano di Fisica Nucleare e Struttura della Materia (Nov. 2009 – Dec. 2010)

Journal Reviewer:

  • Applied Physics A
  • Applied Physics B
  • Applied Physics Letters
  • Applied Optics
  • Applied Surface Science
  • Crystal Growth & Design
  • Journal of Alloys and Compounds
  • Journal of Applied Physics
  • Journal of Materials Chemistry A
  • Journal of Materials Chemistry C
  • Materials Science and Engineering B
  • Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing
  • MRS Communications
  • Nanoscale
  • New Journal of Chemistry
  • Optical Materials Express
  • Optics Express
  • Optics Letters
  • Photonics
  • Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics
  • Physica Scripta
  • Physica Status Solidi A
  • RCS Advances
  • Review of Scientific Instruments
  • Small
  • The European Physical Journal – Plus
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry
  • 2010 MRS Fall Meeting Proceedings
  • 2012 MRS Fall Meeting Proceedings

Conference service:

  • Judge for the poster session – Symposium II (Emerging Topics in Nanophotonic Materials and Devices), MRS Spring meeting 2014

Book / Book chapter:

Teaching activity:

  • Guest lecturer for the CHEM26N class (The What, Why, How and wow’s of Nanotechnology) at Stanford University, Spring 2015 semester
  • Substitute lecturer for the EC471 class (Physics of Semiconductor Devices) at Boston University, Spring 2012 semester