Laurea in Nuclear Engineering (1995)
PhD in Nuclear Engineering (2000)
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.
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.
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
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Elettronica dello Stato Solido (085999)
NonVolatile Memories (087984)