Work History

Work History
Jul 2010 - Present

Post-doctoral Research Fellow

National Research Council, Institute of Nanoscience

Activities and responsibilities:

  • Nanofabricate and characterize semiconductor wafers, using electron beam lithography, scanning electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, dry and wet etching, metal deposition;
  • Use low-temperature cryostats with liquid helium and liquid nitrogen cooling;
  • Perform Raman spectroscopy and photoluminescence measurements;
  • Run data taking and experiment in autonomy;
  • Analyze data and publish results in high-impact international journals;
  • Hold commercial business relations with high-technology companies for the purchase of advanced components and devices.

Hands-on experience on:

  • Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM);
  • Electron Beam Lithography and Inductive Coupled Plasma Reactive Ion Etching (ICP-RIE); techniques;
  • Light scattering experiments on GaAs/AlGaAs nanofabricated quantum dots;
  • Realization of artificial graphene in a nanopatterned two dimensional electron gas (2DEG).
Jul 2013 - Present

Post-doctoral Research Fellow

Scuola Normale Superiore

Person in charge of the magneto-optics laboratory of the NEST (National Enterprise for nanoScience and nano Technology) facility.

Activities and responsibilities:

  • Nanofabricate and characterize semiconductor wafers, using electron beam lithography, scanning electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, dry and wet etching, metal deposition;
  • Use low-temperature cryostats with liquid helium and liquid nitrogen cooling;
  • Perform Raman spectroscopy and photoluminescence measurements;
  • Run data taking and experiment in autonomy;
  • Analyze data and publish results in high-impact international journals;
  • Hold commercial business relations with high-technology companies for the purchase of advanced components and devices.
Hands-on experience on:
  • Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM);
  • Electron Beam Lithography and Inductive Coupled Plasma Reactive Ion Etching (ICP-RIE); techniques;
  • Light scattering experiments on GaAs/AlGaAs nanofabricated quantum dots;
  • Realization of artificial graphene in a nanopatterned two dimensional electron gas (2DEG).
Jan 2009 - Jun 2010

Post-doctoral Research Fellow

National Research Council, Institute of Optics

Activities and responsibilities:

  • Implemented of complex experimental set-up (laser, optics, targets, etc.), with a-priori decisions on the design and on the intermediate goals to be reached;
  • Run data taking and experiment in autonomy;
  • Analyzed data and published results in high-impact international journals (i.e. Physical Review Letters);
  • Held commercial business relations with high-technology companies for the purchase of advanced components and devices.

Hands-on experience on several advanced techniques of optical diagnostics (ultra-fast nanosecond interferometry, Thomson scattering, spectroscopy, imaging techniques).

Education

Education
Jul 2009 - Present

Ph.D.

Pisa University, Italy

Thesis on laser-matter interaction topics.

Specifically, I experimentally worked on the interaction of high-power short-pulse lasers with plasmas, in order to optimize the stability of laser propagation in the plasma and the efficiency of electron acceleration in its wakefield.

Jul 2005 - Present

M.Sc.

Pisa University, Italy

Thesis on laser-matter interaction: experimental characterization of plasmas for studies on innovative techniques of electron acceleration.

Skills

Skills

MS Windows

MS Windows OS, Internet and E-Mailing, MS Office Suite

Unix

Linux, Unix OS

Mathematica

Matlab