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Surname: 
Fisicaro
Firstname: 
Giuseppe
Position: 
Staff
Profile: 
Researcher
Activity: 

Research interest:

  • Ab-initio code development at the density functional theory level;
  • Investigation of material properties and processes with first-principle electronic-structure methodologies (Density Functional Theory and Molecular Dynamics) and ab-initio structure predictions.

Systems of interest:

  • TiO2 surfaces and clusters for water splitting and electrocatalysis;
  • Silicon Carbide for power electronics;
  • Perovskite materials for solar cell applications.

Ongoing Projects:

Past Projects:

  • Study of the dopant-defects evolution in implanted semiconductors under Laser Thermal Annealing:

Collaborations:

  • Dr. Luigi Genovese - Head of the Laboratoire de simulation atomistique (L_Sim), SP2M, INAC, CEA-UJF, Grenoble, France
  • Prof. Stefan Goedecker - Professor at the Department of Physics, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
  • Dr. José A. Flores-Livas - Researcher at the Department of Physics, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy

Granted projects:

Computational project at the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre, Centro Svizzero di Calcolo Scientifico (CSCS) "Effects of complex liquid environments on material properties". Two year project starting from 01 October 2018, 9.6 Milion cpu hours.

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Curriculum: 

He got the Philosophiae Doctor degree in Physics cum laude at the Department of Physics, University of Catania in collaboration with the CNR-IMM of Catania the 01-02-2012 (viva voce defense). The title of the thesis was “Micro-structural modifications of semiconductor systems under irradiation: experiment, modeling and simulation analysis”, developed under the supervision of Prof. Dr. G Piccitto and Dr. A. La Magna. During the PhD project he developed an atomistic kinetic Monte Carlo code for dopant-defects evolution during laser thermal annealing and a coupled Monte Carlo-Poisson method for the simulation of particle-particle effects in dielectrophoretic devices.
After his PhD, he has been Awarded of two research grants (post-doc) at the CNR-IMM in the field of process simulations of dopant-defects under laser annealing, plasma etching-deposition processes, light trapping and absorption in multilayer solar cells and Monte Carlo-Poisson simulator for colloidal systems, exploiting its atomistic and continuum modeling background.
In March 2014 he joined the Prof. Dr. Stefan Goedecker’s group in Basel as Post-doc researcher. He developed from scratch an electrochemical library which extends first-principle electronic-structure codes to complex-wet environments. The library is able to solve both the generalized Poisson and the Poisson-Boltzmann equations, allowing to handle implicitly both neutral and ionic solutions in DFT calculations. He developed, parametrized and tested an implicit solvation model named ``soft-sphere’'. He has been assistant for several courses, like computational physics and electronic-structure calculations.
After the Basel experience, he has been Awarded of one research grants (post-doc) at CNR-IMM of Catania, supporting the research tasks of the European Project H2020 “CHALLENGE” - 3C-SiC Hetero-epitaxiALLy grown on silicon compliancE substrates and 3C-SiC substrates for sustaiNable wide-band-Gap powEr devices. He applied ab-initio density functional theory calculations together with Monte Carlo simulations to silicon-carbide materials and nanosystems.
Starting from 28 November 2019 he is permanent researcher at the CNR Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems (CNR-IMM) of Catania.

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Scientific Productions

Giuseppe Fisicaro, Antonino La Magna, Alessandra Alberti, Emanuele Smecca, Giovanni Mannino, Ioannis Deretzis

Local Order and Rotational Dynamics in Mixed A-Cation Lead Iodide Perovskites

The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters [American Chemical Society],

Giuseppe Fisicaro, Simona Filice, Silvia Scalese, Giuseppe Compagnini, Riccardo Reitano, Luigi Genovese, Stefan Goedecker, Ioannis Deretzis, Antonino La Magna

Wet Environment Effects for Ethanol and Water Adsorption on Anatase TiO2 (101) Surfaces

The Journal of Physical Chemistry C [American Chemical Society],

Rosaria A Puglisi, Sebastiano Caccamo, Corrado Bongiorno, Giuseppe Fisicaro, Luigi Genovese, Stefan Goedecker, Giovanni Mannino, Antonino La Magna

Direct observation of single organic molecules grafted on the surface of a silicon nanowire

Scientific reports [Nature Publishing Group], Volume: 9 Issue: 1 Pages: 5647

SF Lombardo, G Fisicaro, I Deretzis, A La Magna, B Curver, B Lespinasse, K Huet

Theoretical study of the laser annealing process in FinFET structures

Applied Surface Science [North-Holland], Volume: 467 Pages: 666-672

Oliviero Andreussi, Nicolas Georg Hörmann, Francesco Nattino, Giuseppe Fisicaro, Stefan Goedecker, Nicola Marzari

Solvent-aware interfaces in continuum solvation

Journal of chemical theory and computation [American Chemical Society], Volume: 15 Issue: 3 Pages: 1996-2009

Oliviero Andreussi, Giuseppe Fisicaro

Continuum embeddings in condensed‐matter simulations

International Journal of Quantum Chemistry [John Wiley & Sons, Inc.], Volume: 119 Issue: 1 Pages: e25725

Massimo Zimbone, Marcin Zielinski, Corrado Bongiorno, Cristiano Calabretta, Ruggero Anzalone, Silvia Scalese, Giuseppe Fisicaro, Antonino La Magna, Fulvio Mancarella, Francesco La Via

3C-SiC Growth on Inverted Silicon Pyramids Patterned Substrate

Materials [Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute], Volume: 12 Issue: 20 Pages: 3407

Giuseppe Fisicaro, Michael Sicher, Maximilian Amsler, Santanu Saha, Luigi Genovese, Stefan Goedecker

Surface reconstruction of fluorites in vacuum and aqueous environment

Physical Review Materials [American Physical Society], Volume: 1 Issue: 3 Pages: 033609

Giuseppe Fisicaro, Luigi Genovese, Oliviero Andreussi, Sagarmoy Mandal, Nisanth N Nair, Nicola Marzari, Stefan Goedecker

Soft-sphere continuum solvation in electronic-structure calculations

Journal of chemical theory and computation [American Chemical Society], Volume: 13 Issue: 8 Pages: 3829-3845

Giuseppe Fisicaro, Luigi Genovese, Oliviero Andreussi, Nicola Marzari, Stefan Goedecker

A generalized Poisson and Poisson-Boltzmann solver for electrostatic environments

The Journal of chemical physics [AIP Publishing], Volume: 144 Issue: 1 Pages: 014103

Massimo Camarda, Giuseppe Fisicaro, Ruggero Anzalone, Silvia Scalese, Alessandra Alberti, Francesco La Via, Antonino La Magna, Andrea Ballo, Gianluca Giustolisi, Luigi Minafra, Francesco P Cammarata, Valentina Bravatà, Giusi I Forte, Giorgio Russo, Maria C Gilardi

Theoretical and experimental study of the role of cell-cell dipole interaction in dielectrophoretic devices: application to polynomial electrodes

Biomedical engineering online [BioMed Central], Volume: 13 Issue: 1 Pages: 71

Yang Qiu, Fuccio Cristiano, Karim Huet, Fulvio Mazzamuto, Giuseppe Fisicaro, Antonino La Magna, Maurice Quillec, Nikolay Cherkashin, Huiyuan Wang, Sébastien Duguay, Didier Blavette

Extended defects formation in nanosecond laser-annealed ion implanted silicon

Nano Letters [American Chemical Society], Volume: 14 Issue: 4 Pages: 1769-1775

G Fisicaro, A La Magna

Modeling of laser annealing

Journal of Computational Electronics [Springer US], Volume: 13 Issue: 1 Pages: 70-94

R Milazzo, E Napolitani, G Impellizzeri, G Fisicaro, S Boninelli, M Cuscunà, D De Salvador, M Mastromatteo, M Italia, A La Magna, G Fortunato, F Priolo, V Privitera, A Carnera

N-type doping of Ge by As implantation and excimer laser annealing

Journal of Applied Physics [American Institute of Physics], Volume: 115 Issue: 5 Pages: 053501

Giuseppe Fisicaro, Lourdes Pelaz, Maria Aboy, Pedro Lopez, Markus Italia, Karim Huet, Filadelfo Cristiano, Zahi Essa, Qui Yang, Elena Bedel-Pereira, Maurice Quillec, Antonino La Magna

Kinetic Monte Carlo simulations of boron activation in implanted Si under laser thermal annealing

Applied Physics Express [IOP Publishing], Volume: 7 Issue: 2 Pages: 021301

M Hackenberg, K Huet, R Negru, G Fisicaro, A La Magna, N Taleb, M Quillec, P Pichler

Simulation of the boron build-up formation during melting laser thermal annealing

physica status solidi (c) [WILEY‐VCH Verlag], Volume: 11 Issue: 1 Pages: 89-92

Antonino La Magna, Giuseppe Fisicaro, Giuseppe Nicotra, Yohann Spiegel, Frank Torregrosa

Atomic scale Monte Carlo simulations of BF3 plasma immersion ion implantation in Si

physica status solidi (c) [WILEY‐VCH Verlag], Volume: 11 Issue: 1 Pages: 109-112

G Impellizzeri, E Napolitani, R Milazzo, S Boninelli, M Cuscunà, G Fisicaro, A La Magna, G Fortunato, F Priolo, V Privitera

Role of oxygen on the electrical activation of B in Ge by excimer laser annealing

physica status solidi (a) [], Volume: 211 Issue: 1 Pages: 122-125

G Impellizzeri, E Napolitani, S Boninelli, G Fisicaro, M Cuscunà, R Milazzo, A La Magna, G Fortunato, F Priolo, V Privitera

B-doping in Ge by excimer laser annealing

Journal of Applied Physics [American Institute of Physics], Volume: 113 Issue: 11 Pages: 113505

G Fisicaro, K Huet, R Negru, M Hackenberg, P Pichler, N Taleb, A La Magna

Anomalous impurity segregation and local bonding fluctuation in l-si

Physical review letters [American Physical Society], Volume: 110 Issue: 11 Pages: 117801

Moritz Hackenberg, K Huet, R Negru, J Venturini, G Fisicaro, A La Magna, Peter Pichler

Modeling boron profiles in silicon after pulsed excimer laser annealing

AIP Conference Proceedings [AIP], Volume: 1496 Issue: 1 Pages: 241-244

G Fisicaro, Lourdes Pelaz, P Lopez, M Italia, K Huet, J Venturini, A La Magna

Kinetic Monte Carlo simulation of dopant-defect systems under submicrosecond laser thermal processes

AIP Conference Proceedings [AIP], Volume: 1496 Issue: 1 Pages: 221-224

Giuseppe Fisicaro, L Pelaz, P Lopez, Antonino La Magna

Kinetic Monte Carlo simulations for transient thermal fields: Computational methodology and application to the submicrosecond laser processes in implanted silicon

Physical Review E [American Physical Society], Volume: 86 Issue: 3 Pages: 036705

F Ruffino, A Pugliara, E Carria, L Romano, C Bongiorno, G Fisicaro, A La Magna, C Spinella, MG Grimaldi

Towards a laser fluence dependent nanostructuring of thin Au films on Si by nanosecond laser irradiation

Applied surface science [North-Holland], Volume: 258 Issue: 23 Pages: 9128-9137

A La Magna, M Camarda, I Deretzis, G Fisicaro, S Coffa

Coupled Monte Carlo-Poisson method for the simulation of particle-particle effects in dielectrophoretic devices

Applied Physics Letters [AIP], Volume: 100 Issue: 13 Pages: 134104

G Fisicaro, M Italia, V Privitera, G Piccitto, K Huet, J Venturini, A La Magna

Solid phase phosphorous activation in implanted silicon by excimer laser irradiation

Journal of Applied Physics [American Institute of Physics], Volume: 109 Issue: 11 Pages: 113513

G Fisicaro, A La Magna, G Piccitto, V Privitera

Laser annealing of SiGe and Ge based devices

Microelectronic engineering [Elsevier], Volume: 88 Issue: 4 Pages: 488-491

G Fisicaro, M Italia, V Privitera, G Piccitto, K Huet, J Venturini, A La Magna

Dopant activation and damage evolution in implanted silicon after excimer laser annealing

physica status solidi c [WILEY‐VCH Verlag], Volume: 8 Issue: 3 Pages: 940-943

Giovanni Mannino, Corrado Spinella, Rosa Ruggeri, Antonino La Magna, Giuseppe Fisicaro, Enza Fazio, Fortunato Neri, Vittorio Privitera

Crystallization of implanted amorphous silicon during millisecond annealing by infrared laser irradiation

Applied Physics Letters [American Institute of Physics], Volume: 97 Issue: 2 Pages: 022107

K Huet, G Fisicaro, J Venturini, H Besaucèle, A La Magna

Defect kinetics and dopant activation in submicrosecond laser thermal processes

Applied Physics Letters [AIP], Volume: 95 Issue: 23 Pages: 231901

A La Magna, G Fisicaro, G Mannino, V Privitera, G Piccitto, BG Svensson, L Vines

Defect and dopant kinetics in laser anneals of Si

Materials Science and Engineering: B [Elsevier], Volume: 154 Pages: 35-38

Michele Cascio, Ioannis Deretzis, Giuseppe Fisicaro, Giuseppe Falci, Giovanni Mannino, Antonino La Magna

Tailoring Active Defect Centers During the Growth of Group IV Crystals

Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute Proceedings [], Volume: 12 Issue: 1 Pages: 32

Giuseppe Fisicaro, Luigi Genovese, Oliviero Andreussi, Nicola Marzari, Stefan Goedecker

Complex wet-environments in electronic-structure calculations

APS Meeting Abstracts [],

Fuccio Cristiano, Y Qiu, Eléna Bedel-Pereira, Karim Huet, Fulvio Mazzamuto, G Fisicaro, Antonio La Magna, Maurice Quillec, Nikolay Cherkashin, H Wang, Sébastien Duguay, Didier Blavette

Extended defects in ion-implanted si during nanosecond laser annealing

2014 International Workshop on Junction Technology (IWJT) [IEEE], Pages: 1-6

M Hackenberg, Mathias Rommel, M Rumler, Jürgen Lorenz, Peter Pichler, K Huet, R Negru, G Fisicaro, A La Magna, N Taleb, M Quillec

Melt depth and time variations during pulsed laser thermal annealing with one and more pulses

2013 Proceedings of the European Solid-State Device Research Conference (ESSDERC) [IEEE], Pages: 214-217

G Fisicaro, L Pelaz, M Aboy, P López, M Italia, K Huet, F Cristiano, Z Essa, Q Yang, E Bedel-Pereira, M Hackenberg, P Pichler, M Quillec, N Taleb, A La Magna

Dopant dynamics and defects evolution in implanted silicon under laser irradiations: a coupled continuum and Kinetic Monte Carlo approach

2013 International Conference on Simulation of Semiconductor Processes and Devices (SISPAD) [IEEE], Pages: 33-36

Massimo Camarda, S Baldo, G Fisicaro, R Anzalone, S Scalese, A Alberti, F La Via, A La Magna, A Ballo, G Giustolisi, L Minafra, FP Cammarata, V Bravatà, GI Forte, G Russo, MC Gilardi

Study of the role of particle-particle dipole interaction in dielectrophoretic devices for biomarkers identification

Sensors [Springer, Cham], Pages: 9-12