Daniele Ielmini

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Laurea in Nuclear Engineering (1995)

PhD in Nuclear Engineering (2000)

Research interest

I am interested in nanoelectronic devices and their modeling. My current activities are aimed at the physics-based modeling of novel devices for nonvolatile memories, including phase change memory (PCM), resistive switching memory (RRAM) and conductive-bridge memory (CBRAM). The purpose of my research is to unveil the intimate interplay between electrical, thermal and nanoionic phenomena responsible for the memory operation, thus paving the way for the development of a new class of memory/logic devices based on resistive change.

Research Projects

Metal Oxide NanoSTructurEs for Redox-based memories MONSTER (2010-2013) was a project funded by Fondazione CARIPLO, aimed at developing nanowires and nanostructures for redox-based resistive switching devices.

REsistive-Switch CompUting bEyond CMOS RESCUE (2015-2020) is an ERC Consolidator Grant (648635). The objective of this project is to design, develop and demonstrate a novel computing paradigm based on resistive-switch devices.

Thesis/PhD/postdoc open positions

Thesis, PhD and postdoc positions are available on nanodevice characterization and modeling. Current activities include (i) modeling of phase transition and transport in PCM devices, (ii) time-resolved (ns-ms) characterization and modeling of nanofilament growth/dissolution in metal oxide RRAM, and (iii) sub-mA write/erase of ionic channels in CBRAM.

Available Thesis positions can be found here. For PhD or postdoc openings, send an email.


2016-today Professor, Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria, Politecnico di Milano

2010-2016 Associate Professor, Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione, Politecnico di Milano

2002-2010 Assistant Professor, Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione, Politecnico di Milano

2000-2002 Research Associate, Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione, Politecnico di Milano


For a full CV, see here.


Elettronica dello Stato Solido (085999)

Optoelettronica (088712)

NonVolatile Memories (087984)

New Materials and Devices for post-Si computing (098963)