Silicon nanostructures: nanodots, nanowires, nanoholes; Development of non-conventional lithographic methods based on self-assembling of block-copolymers; Doping of silicon through molecular monolayers; Fabrication and characterisation of solar cells based on Si and Si nanostructures.
Rosaria A. Puglisi received her MD (cum laude) in Physics and the Ph.D. in Materials Science from the University of Catania. During her PhD she worked for a year with Prof. Atwater at the University of Caltech, Pasadena (Los Angeles). After the PhD she obtained two scholarships from STMicroelectronics and one from the INFM, and a post-doc position from the University of Catania. Since 2001 Rosaria is a researcher at CNR-IMM, where she developed the following activities: lithography of copolymers (since 2005); Molecular doping (2011); Fabrication and characterization of solar cells based on Si nanostructures (2012). She has held 7 invited/award talks at scientific international conferences and 2 invited seminars in European Universities; collaborates with STMicroelectronics, Tyndall and with several Italian and foreign universities. She is also responsible for the Laboratory for Solar and the Laboratory for Copolymer Lithography; is or has been scientific responsible for several scholarships or research grants as well as co-tutor of 8 doctoral theses and 5 MD thesis; She is scientific expert for the Italian Ministry of Economic Development MISE, project evaluator for the Italian Ministry of the University MIUR and scientific evaluator for the Evaluation Research Quality (VQR) assessment process; on behalf of CNR she has served in more than 30 evaluation commissions for the provision of scholarships, research grants and collaboration contracts. She is the author of more than 50 articles, two review articles, two book chapters and an international patent. She has organized symposia in scientific conferences, held several courses for postgraduate students, and as scientific director for 3 projects for the training of High School students (Progetto di Alternanza Scuola - Lavoro). Since 2017, she is also the IMM coordinator of a project dedicated to the dissemination of scientific disciplines to young women, an activity for which she has been invited to present several seminars at various Italian schools and universities, presenting so far to more than 1100 young students in total. Since 2017 she is a member of the Faculty Board of the PhD in Physics of the University of Messina.
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