Design, integration and electrical characterization of electronic devices. Structural and electrical characterization of materials for advanced data storage, resistive switching memories and phase change materials. Solid state phase transitions, induced by laser, electric pulses or ion beam irradiation. Development of catalysts for solar fuels.
She received the B.S. degree (cum laude) in 1998 and the Ph.D. degree in Physics from the University of Catania, Italy, 2002. From 2002 to 2004 she was Post Doc at the University of Catania, working on phase change materials for non-volatile memories. In 2004 she joined STMicroelectronics, Catania, at the R&D Department working on design and integration of electronic devices. Since December 2011 she is a Staff Research Scientist at IMM-CNR, Catania.
Her research interests are in the field of the development of semiconductor devices and of electrical and structural characterization of electronic materials, with focus on phase change materials and on novel catalysts for solar fuels production. She is author of 6 US issued patents, about 70 scientific and technical papers published in international refereed journals, more than 40 technical reports, and she has contributed to 2 book chapters. She has presented oral and poster contributions at numerous international conferences/workshops, with 6 invited presentations at international conferences.
Guest Editor of Special Issue "Materials and Devices for Solar to Hydrogen Energy Conversion", Energies
Chair of the symposium on Phase Change Materials at the 2017 MRS Spring Meeting, Phoenix and at the 2018 MRS Spring Meeting.
Some Recent Publications:
- Ni foam electrode solution impregnated with Ni-FeX(OH)Y catalysts for efficient oxygen evolution reaction in alkaline electrolyzers
- Disordering process of GeSb2Te4 induced by ion irradiation
Journal of Physics D: Applied PhysicsVolume 53, Issue 13, 17 January 2020, Article number 134001