Giuliana Impellizzeri conducts experimental research focused on materials science. She has experience in atomic layer deposition (ALD), molecular beam epitaxy (MBE), ion implantation, and photocatalytic, structural and electrical properties of semiconductor-based materials. Her research is mainly focused on nanostructured photocatalytic semiconductors (principally TiO2 and ZnO) for application in water treatment. She also studies the electrical activation and diffusion of dopants in crystalline Si and Ge, and their interaction with point defects and impurities for future microelectronic devices.
Giuliana Impellizzeri has a permanent position as researcher at the IMM-CNR since 2004. She obtained the Master Degree in Physics (110/110 cum laude) from the University of Catania in 2000. She worked as "Device Engineer" at STMicroelectronics for 20 months. She attained the Ph.D. in Physics (cum laude) from the University of Catania in 2004. She is author of more than 140 papers in international refereed journals. She is Editor of 8 Special Issues of Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing (Elsevier), and 1 volume of Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B (Elsevier). She is author of a book chapter: “Defects in Semiconductors” Vol 91, SEMSEM, UK: Academic Press, Elsevier, 2015. She gave numerous oral contributions to international conferences, and she held 7 invited presentations. She organized several conferences, including the IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Device Conference (Aci Castello, October 2014) as Chair of the Organizing Committee, the symposium B (“Materials for applications in water treatment and water splitting") of the E-MRS Spring Meeting (Lille, May 2015) as the Principal Organizer, the NanoSEA conference (Giardini Naxos, July 2016) as Chair of the Organizing Committee, and the symposium F (“Photocatalytic materials for energy and environment”) of the E-MRS Spring Meeting (Strasbourg, May 2017). She is head of the WATER laboratory, an infrastructure with, among other equipments, an ALD and a CVD for carbon-based materials. She has the licence for Full Professor in Italy. She is Member of the Board of the IMM of the CNR. On April 2016 she was awarded by the President of the CNR (Prof. Luigi Nicolais) with the prize “Marcello Sgarlata” for the excellence of her research. She is a project evaluator for the European Commission and for the Italian Minister of Education. She is Editor of Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing journal IF=2.359 (Elsevier), and Associated Editor of Frontiers in Chemistry, Catalysis and Photocatalysis IF=3.994 (Frontiers). She currently holds a H-index of 25 (source: Google Scholar).