The Department of Electrical and Information Technology Engineering of the University of Naples was founded in 2012, and presently gathers about 160 people, with research activities in the fields of microelectronics, electromagnetic fields, telecommunications, biomedical engineering, system control, electrical and software engineering. The group of Microelectronics includes about 20 people working in different research fields such as: power electronics, solar cells, CMOS circuit design, thermal analysis, RF device characterization and modelling.
The “RF device modelling and characterization” team of the Microelectronics group at UN, involved in the DOTSEVEN project, will carry out a research activity on the modelling, characterization and simulation of self-heating effects, and more in general, on reliability issues which limit the safe operation area of SiGe HBTs. This research activity will include both device simulation and on-wafer device characterization.
Department of Electrical and Information Technology Engineering
University of Naples "Federico II"
Via Claudio 21
80125 Naples, ITALY
Niccolò Rinaldi (M’95) graduated (cum laude) from the University of Naples "Federico II," Italy, in 1990, and received the Ph.D. degree in 1994. In February 1994, he became a Research Assistant at the University of Naples "Federico II." From July 1996 to December 1996, he was Research Fellow at the University of Delft, The Netherlands, working on the modeling of high-speed bipolar devices. In November 1998 he has been appointed Associate Professor at the University of Naples "Federico II." Since November 2002 he has been Full Professor at the University of Naples.
Prof. Rinaldi has been a reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, Solid- State Electronics, Microelectronics Journal, IEEE Electron Device Letters, Fizika A&B, International Journal of Electronics, as well as for international conferences. He currently is member of the Executive Committee of the IEEE Bipolar/BICMOS Circuits and Technology Meeting, and vice-chairman of the IEEE Electron Device Chapter (Central & South Italy Section). He also served as the Local Arrangements Chair of the BCTM 2009 Conference. From April 2009 he is Coordinator of the PhD program in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering of the University of Naples. From 2010 he is the Coordinator of the PhD National School in Electronics Engineering. He has authored or co-authored more than 100 publications in international journals and conferences.
Vincenzo d’Alessandro received the Laurea degree in electronics engineering and the Ph.D. degree in information engineering from the University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy, in 1999 and 2003, respectively.
From January to December 2002, he was with the Laboratory of Electronic Components, Technology and Materials, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, where he worked on the simulation and modeling of electrothermal effects in silicon-on-glass bipolar transistors. He is currently an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical and Information Technology Engineering, University of Naples Federico II, where he teaches semiconductor devices and digital electronics. He has coauthored 90 papers in refereed international journals and conference proceedings. He is a reviewer for IEEE Electron Device Letters, Solid-State Electronics, Microelectronics Reliability, and the International Journal of Numerical Modeling, as well as international conferences. His research interests include electrothermal and thermal modeling/simulation of semiconductor devices and circuits, with emphasis on multifinger bipolar transistors, as well as modeling/simulation of photovoltaic modules and plants.
Grazia Sasso was born in Naples, Italy, in 1983. She received the Master’s degree in electronic engineering (summa cum laude) and the Ph.D. degree in electronic engineering from the University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy, in 2007 and 2011, respectively.
Within the framework of the European project DOTFIVE, in 2008 and 2009 she was a Visiting Scientist at Bundeswehr University, Munich, Germany and at the Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany, where she worked on the development of analytical models for transport parameters in SiGe Heterojunction Bipolar Transistors device simulation and on the hydrodynamic models verification.
She is currently a postdoctoral research fellow with the Department of Electrical and Information Technology Engineering, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy. Her current research interests include electrical and electrothermal modeling/simulation and experimental characterization of SiGe Heterojunction Bipolar Transistors for high frequency applications.
Pierluigi Guerriero received the Laurea and Ph.D. degrees in electronics engineering from the University Federico II, Naples, Italy, in 2007 and 2012, respectively. He has been a designer of automation control systems at Avio Interiors, Latina, Italy, from 2007 to 2008. Afterward, he has been working on photovoltaic applications with ISET Srl, as R&D project head. He is currently a postdoctoral research fellow with the Department of Electrical and Information Technology Engineering. He has coauthored 10 papers in refereed international journals and conference proceedings. His research interests include monitoring systems for photovoltaic arrays, development of effective MPPT algorithms, as well as DC-AC converters.
Alessandro Magnani received the M.Sc. degree in Electronics Engineering (summa cum laude) from the University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy, in 2011. From January to August 2009 was an exchange student at the Department of Integrated Devices and Circuits of KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, working on the electrothermal modeling of SiC power bipolar transistors. He is currently a Ph.D. student with the Department of Electrical and Information Technology Engineering of the University of Naples Federico II. His present research interests include the thermal and electrothermal modeling of semiconductor devices and circuits, with emphasis on the extraction of compact models.