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Surname: 
Maccagnani
Firstname: 
Piera
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0039 051 6399104
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Piera Maccagnani (Ferrara, July 7, 1963) received her degree in Electronics in 1988 from the University of Bologna (Italy). Since then she has been working as research scientist at the Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems (IMM) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR).

Since 2005 Maccagnani is jointly working with Micro Photon Devices, a spin-off set up by the Politecnico di Milano, with the task of providing the SPAD detectors required for the marketing of photon counting modules. Since 2008 she has been in charge of the research agreement between IMM and Dipartimento di Elettronica e Bioingegneria of Politecnico di Milano for the development and fabrication of improved silicon SPAD detectors. Between 2007 and the end of 2014 she was head of the Micro Nano Fabrication Facility at IMM Bologna; a facility for R&D, primary-stage product development and product manufacturing activities in the area of MEMS, micro and nano technologies. This facility offers specific proven and reproducible technological processing continuously improving its know-how by means of a R&D activity specifically focussed on the technology. Furthermore, between 2005 and 2015 she was in charge of the CNR research unit MD.P05.011 named “Development of technology for the fabrication of devices and microsystems for photonics, fluidics and mechanics application”.

 

Dr. Maccagnani’s research interests are in the study and characterization of materials, structures and processes for the Silicon planar technology, in particular applied to fabrication of MOS and CMOS integrated circuits. Her main research activity is concerned with the design, simulation, fabrication and experimental characterization of silicon integrated devices and circuits, with emphasis on Silicon gas sensors and Silicon Avalanche Detectors.

For several years (1995-1999) Maccagnani’s research interest was in the field of thin film gas sensors devices and micromaching technology. She specifically realized new and very appealing thermoinsulated microfabricated substrates based on thin silicon nitride membranes for thin film gas sensors, as well as thick porous silicon based membranes as thermoinsulated support for thick sensing film. Jointly with CSELT (an italian research center for Telecommunication, based in Torino) she also implemented the technological process (based on multi-step silicon anisotropic etching) for manufacturing micromachined Silicon Optical Bench (SiOB), for fully passive alignment of optical components (laser diode and optical fibre).

Since 2001 Maccagnani is deeply involved in the development of silicon thin SPAD detector, mainly working on the technological fabrication of SPAD devices with improved performances based on silicon planar and CMOS compatible technologies, and she has also worked on the related electrical characterization. She worked on the optimization of the technological process flow aiming at a tradeoff of the main SPAD parameters (large active area, low intrinsic noise, high photon detection efficiency and excellent temporal resolution). This research activity has been developed jointly with the research group led by Prof. Sergio Cova (SPADlab at Politecnico di Milano). Thanks to her activity on SPAD detectors, she has taken part in several multidisciplinary research projects where single-photon level sensitivity is required, such as DNA and protein analysis; single-molecule studies by fluorescence measurements; adaptive optics systems in telescopes and space application in collaboration with Italian or European research groups. In particular, Maccagnani has partecipated as IMM scientific responsible to 3 European Research Contracts (FP6 and FP7) and to 2 Italian research projects funded by MIUR. Moreover, in the period 2010-2012 she acted as coordinator (PI) of a project funded by ASI (Italian Space Agency, prot. I/039/09/0).

In the last two years, she faced a new challenge moving to graphene technology. The main target of this activity will be the creation of a new, more powerful and versatile technology platform, taking advantage of the planar nature of graphene, which makes this material compatible with the established technologies in ICT and integrable with conventional materials, first of all Silicon and SiC, complementing and extending current silicon technology. 

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Scientific Productions

Piera Maccagnani, Monica Bertoldo, Franco Dinelli, Mauro Murgia, Caterina Summonte, Luca Ortolani, Giulio Pizzochero, Roberto Verucchi, Cristian Collini, Raffaella Capelli

Flexible Conductors from Brown Algae for Green Electronics

Advanced Sustainable Systems [], Pages: 1900001

Antonino Ingargiola, Maya Segal, Angelo Gulinatti, Ivan Rech, Ivan Labanca, Piera Maccagnani, Massimo Ghioni, Shimon Weiss, Xavier Michalet

48-spot single-molecule FRET setup with periodic acceptor excitation

The Journal of chemical physics [AIP Publishing], Volume: 148 Issue: 12 Pages: 123304

Antonino Ingargiola, Maya Segal, Angelo Gulinatti, Ivan Rech, Ivan Labanca, Piera Maccagnani, Massimo Ghioni, Shimon Weiss, Xavier Michalet

Optical crosstalk in SPAD arrays for high-throughput single-molecule fluorescence spectroscopy

Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment [North-Holland],

Antonino Ingargiola, Maya Segal, Angelo Gulinatti, Ivan Rech, Ivan Labanca, Piera Maccagnani, Massimo Ghioni, Shimon Weiss, Xavier Michalet

48-spot single-molecule FRET setup with periodic acceptor excitation

bioRxiv [Cold Spring Harbor Labs Journals], Pages: 156182

V Morandi, M Del Marro, P Maccagnani, L Masini, A Migliori, L Ortolani, G Pallocca, A Pezza, M Rossi, G Sberveglieri, M Vittori-Antisari, P Vinciguerra, M Ferroni

A new apparatus for electron tomography in the scanning electron microscope

AIP Conference Proceedings [AIP Publishing], Volume: 1667 Issue: 1 Pages: 020013

Xavier Michalet, Antonino Ingargiola, Ryan A Colyer, Giuseppe Scalia, Shimon Weiss, Piera Maccagnani, Angelo Gulinatti, Ivan Rech, Massimo Ghioni

Silicon photon-counting avalanche diodes for single-molecule fluorescence spectroscopy

IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics [IEEE], Volume: 20 Issue: 6 Pages: 248-267

Francesco Moscatelli, Martino Marisaldi, Piera Maccagnani, Claudio Labanti, Fabio Fuschino, Michela Prest, Alessandro Berra, Davide Bolognini, Massimo Ghioni, Ivan Rech, Angelo Gulinatti, Andrea Giudice, Georg Simmerle, Andrea Candelori, Serena Mattiazzo, Xiaoli Sun, John F Cavanaugh, Danilo Rubini

Radiation tests of single photon avalanche diode for space applications

Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment [North-Holland], Volume: 711 Pages: 65-72

Angelo Gulinatti, Ivan Rech, Francesco Panzeri, Corrado Cammi, P Maccagnani, M Ghioni, Sergio Cova

New silicon SPAD technology for enhanced red-sensitivity, high-resolution timing and system integration

Journal of Modern Optics [Taylor & Francis Group], Volume: 59 Issue: 17 Pages: 1489-1499

Martino Marisaldia, Alessandro Berrab, Francesco Moscatellic, Piera Maccagnanic, Claudio Labantia, Fabio Fuschinoa, Michela Prestb, Davide Bologninib, Massimo Ghionid, Ivan Rechd, Angelo Gulinattid, Andrea Giudicee, Georg Simmerlee, Danilo Rubinif

Scintillating fibers readout by single photon avalanche diodes (SPAD) for space applications

Proc. of SPIE Vol [], Volume: 8443 Pages: 84430M-1

Ivan Rech, Angelo Gulinatti, Matteo Crotti, Corrado Cammi, Piera Maccagnani, Massimo Ghioni

Towards picosecond array detector for single-photon time-resolved multispot parallel analysis

Journal of Modern Optics [Taylor & Francis Group], Volume: 58 Issue: 3-4 Pages: 233-243

Angelo Gulinatti, Francesco Panzeri, Ivan Rech, Piera Maccagnani, Massimo Ghioni, S Cova

Planar silicon SPADs with improved photon detection efficiency

Proceedings of SPIE [], Volume: 7945 Pages: 79452P

Stefano Marangoni, Ivan Rech, Massimo Ghioni, Piera Maccagnani, Marcella Chiari, Marina Cretich, Francesco Damin, Gabriele Di Carlo, Sergio Cova

A 6× 8 photon-counting array detector system for fast and sensitive analysis of protein microarrays

Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical [Elsevier], Volume: 149 Issue: 2 Pages: 420-426

Manuela Melucci, Laura Favaretto, Alberto Zanelli, Massimiliano Cavallini, Alessandro Bongini, Piera Maccagnani, Paolo Ostoja, Gwennaelle Derue, Roberto Lazzaroni, Giovanna Barbarella

Thiophene–Benzothiadiazole Co‐Oligomers: Synthesis, Optoelectronic Properties, Electrical Characterization, and Thin‐Film Patterning

Advanced Functional Materials [WILEY‐VCH Verlag], Volume: 20 Issue: 3 Pages: 445-452

Massimo Ghioni, Giacomo Armellini, Piera Maccagnani, Ivan Rech, Matthew K Emsley, M Selim Ünlü

Resonant-cavity-enhanced single photon avalanche diodes on double silicon-on-insulator substrates

Journal of Modern Optics [Taylor & Francis Group], Volume: 56 Issue: 2-3 Pages: 309-316

LEONELLO DORI, PIERA MACCAGNANI

University of Roma Tor Vergata, Dept. Electronic Engineering

Sensors and Microsystems: Proceedings of the 13th Italian Conference: Roma, Italy, 19-21 February 2008 [World Scientific], Pages: 185

Massimo Ghioni, Giacomo Armellini, Piera Maccagnani, Ivan Rech, Matthew K Emsley, M Selim Unlu

Resonant-cavity-enhanced single-photon avalanche diodes on reflecting silicon substrates

IEEE Photonics Technology Letters [IEEE], Volume: 20 Issue: 6 Pages: 413-415

M Ghioni, A Gulinatti, P Maccagnani, A Gulinatti, I Rech, P Maccagnani, S Cova

Large-area low-jitter silicon single photon avalanche diodes (Invited Paper)[6900-47]

PROCEEDINGS-SPIE THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR OPTICAL ENGINEERING [International Society for Optical Engineering; 1999], Volume: 6900 Pages: 6900

Sergio Cova, M Ghioni, Ivan Rech, Angelo Gulinatti, A Giudice, P Maccagnani

Silicon Single Photon Avalanche Diodes for Quantum Key Distribution

Proc. of SECOQC [],

G De Luca, A Liscio, P Maccagnani, F Nolde, V Palermo, K Müllen, P Samori

Cover Picture: Nucleation‐Governed Reversible Self‐Assembly of an Organic Semiconductor at Surfaces: Long‐Range Mass Transport Forming Giant Functional Fibers (Adv. Funct. Mater. 18/2007)

Advanced Functional Materials [WILEY‐VCH Verlag], Volume: 17 Issue: 18

Manuela Melucci, Laura Favaretto, Christian Bettini, Massimo Gazzano, Nadia Camaioni, Piera Maccagnani, Paolo Ostoja, Magda Monari, Giovanna Barbarella

Cover Picture: Liquid‐Crystalline Rigid‐Core Semiconductor Oligothiophenes: Influence of Molecular Structure on Phase Behaviour and Thin‐Film Properties (Chem. Eur. J. 36/2007)

Chemistry–A European Journal [WILEY‐VCH Verlag], Volume: 13 Issue: 36 Pages: 10007-10007

Manuela Melucci, Laura Favaretto, Christian Bettini, Massimo Gazzano, Nadia Camaioni, Piera Maccagnani, Paolo Ostoja, Magda Monari, Giovanna Barbarella

Liquid‐Crystalline Rigid‐Core Semiconductor Oligothiophenes: Influence of Molecular Structure on Phase Behaviour and Thin‐Film Properties

Chemistry–A European Journal [WILEY‐VCH Verlag], Volume: 13 Issue: 36 Pages: 10046-10054

Giovanna De Luca, Andrea Liscio, Piera Maccagnani, Fabian Nolde, Vincenzo Palermo, Klaus Muellen, Paolo Samori

Nucleation‐Governed Reversible Self‐Assembly of an Organic Semiconductor at Surfaces: Long‐Range Mass Transport Forming Giant Functional Fibers

Advanced Functional Materials [WILEY‐VCH Verlag], Volume: 17 Issue: 18 Pages: 3791-3798

Giuseppe Coppola, Valerio Striano, Pietro Ferraro, Sergio De Nicola, Andrea Finizio, Giovanni Pierattini, Piera Maccagnani

A nondestructive dynamic characterization of a microheater through digital holographic microscopy

Journal of microelectromechanical systems [IEEE], Volume: 16 Issue: 3 Pages: 659-667

Franco Zappa, Simone Tisa, Sergio Cova, P Maccagnani, Roberto Saletti, Roberto Roncella, Federico Baronti, D Bonaccini Calia, A Silber, G Bonanno, M Belluso

Photon counting arrays for astrophysics

Journal of Modern Optics [Taylor & Francis Group], Volume: 54 Issue: 2-3 Pages: 163-189

Andrea Giudice, M Ghioni, R Biasi, Franco Zappa, Sergio Cova, P Maccagnani, Angelo Gulinatti

High-rate photon counting and picosecond timing with silicon-SPAD based compact detector modules

Journal of Modern Optics [Taylor & Francis Group], Volume: 54 Issue: 2-3 Pages: 225-237

Alessandro Restelli, Ivan Rech, Piera Maccagnani, Massimo Ghioni, Sergio Cova

Monolithic silicon matrix detector with 50 μm photon counting pixels

Journal of Modern Optics [Taylor & Francis Group], Volume: 54 Issue: 2-3 Pages: 213-223

M Ghioni, Giacomo Armellini, P Maccagnani, Ivan Rech, MK Emsley, MS Ünlü

Resonant-Cavity-Enhanced Single Photon Avalanche Diodes

IEEE Photncs Technology Letters [], Volume: 20 Pages: 6

Franco Zappa, Simone Tisa, Sergio Cova, Piera Maccagnani, Domenico Bonaccini Calia, Roberto Saletti, Roberto Roncella, Giovanni Bonanno, Massimiliano Belluso

Single-photon avalanche diode arrays for fast transients and adaptive optics

IEEE transactions on instrumentation and measurement [IEEE], Volume: 55 Issue: 1 Pages: 365-374

Franco Zappa, Simone Tisa, Sergio Cova, P Maccagnani, Roberto Saletti, Roberto Roncella

Single-photon imaging at 20,000 frames∕ s

Optics letters [Optical Society of America], Volume: 30 Issue: 22 Pages: 3024-3026

Angelo Gulinatti, P Maccagnani, Ivan Rech, M Ghioni, Sergio Cova

35 ps time resolution at room temperature with large area single photon avalanche diodes

Electronics Letters [IET], Volume: 41 Issue: 5 Pages: 272-274

Franco Zappa, Angelo Gulinatti, Piera Maccagnani, Simone Tisa, Sergio Cova

SPADA: Single-photon avalanche diode arrays

IEEE Photonics Technology Letters [IEEE], Volume: 17 Issue: 3 Pages: 657-659

S Tisa, S Cova, F Zappa, R Saletti, P Maccagnani, R Roncella

Single-photon imaging at 20,000 frames/s

Optics letters: A publication of the Optical Society of America [Optical Society of America], Issue: 22 Pages: 3024-3026

Giovanni Bonanno, Massimiliano Belluso, Franco Zappa, Simone Tisa, Sergio Cova, Piera Maccagnani, Domenico Bonaccini Calia, Roberto Saletti, Roberto Roncella, Sergio Billotta

SPADA: An array of SPAD detectors for astrophysical applications

Experimental Astronomy [Kluwer Academic Publishers], Volume: 19 Issue: 1-3 Pages: 163-168

Antonino Ingargiola, Maya Segal, Angelo Gulinatti, Ivan Rech, Ivan Labanca, Piera Maccagnani, Massimo Ghioni, Shimon Weiss, Xavier Michalet

A 48-spot single-molecule FRET setup with periodic acceptor excitation (Conference Presentation)

Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Superresolution Imaging XI [International Society for Optics and Photonics], Volume: 10500 Pages: 1050005

F Moscatelli, P Maccagnani, D Passeri, GM Bilei, L Servoli, A Morozzi, G-F Dalla Betta, Roberto Mendicino, Maurizio Boscardin, Nicola Zorzi

Measurements and TCAD simulations of bulk and surface radiation damage effects in silicon detectors

2015 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference (NSS/MIC) [IEEE], Pages: 1-6

Angelo Gulinatti, Ivan Rech, Piera Maccagnani, Sergio Cova, Massimo Ghioni

New silicon technologies enable high-performance arrays of single photon avalanche diodes

Advanced Photon Counting Techniques VII [International Society for Optics and Photonics], Volume: 8727 Pages: 87270M

Angelo Gulinatti, Ivan Rech, Piera Maccagnani, Massimo Ghioni

A 48-pixel array of single photon avalanche diodes for multispot single molecule analysis

Quantum Sensing and Nanophotonic Devices X [International Society for Optics and Photonics], Volume: 8631 Pages: 86311D

Angelo Gulinatti, Ivan Rech, P Maccagnani, MASSIMO ANTONIO Ghioni

Technologies for parallel photon counting with enhanced photon detection efficiency and low timing jitter

Single Photon Workshop 2013 [], Pages: 69-69

Martino Marisaldi, Alessandro Berra, Francesco Moscatelli, Piera Maccagnani, Claudio Labanti, Fabio Fuschino, Michela Prest, Davide Bolognini, Massimo Ghioni, Ivan Rech, Angelo Gulinatti, Andrea Giudice, Georg Simmerle, Danielo Rubini

Scintillating fibers readout by single photon avalanche diodes (SPAD) for space applications

Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray [International Society for Optics and Photonics], Volume: 8443 Pages: 84430M

Andrea Giudice, Georg Simmerle, Daniele Veronese, Roberto Biasi, Angelo Gulinatti, Ivan Rech, Massimo Ghioni, Piera Maccagnani

High-detection efficiency and picosecond timing compact detector modules with red-enhanced SPADs

Advanced Photon Counting Techniques VI [International Society for Optics and Photonics], Volume: 8375 Pages: 83750P

Angelo Gulinatti, Ivan Rech, Corrado Cammi, Ivan Labanca, Piera Maccagnani, Massimo Ghioni

Silicon single-photon avalanche diodes for high-performance parallel photon timing

Advanced Photon Counting Techniques VI [International Society for Optics and Photonics], Volume: 8375 Pages: 83750N

Angelo Gulinatti, Francesco Panzeri, Ivan Rech, Piera Maccagnani, Massimo Ghioni, Sergio Cova

Planar technologies for SPAD arrays with improved performances

Quantum Sensing and Nanophotonic Devices IX [International Society for Optics and Photonics], Volume: 8268 Pages: 82681D

Martino Marisaldi, Piera Maccagnani, Francesco Moscatelli, Claudio Labanti, Fabio Fuschino, Michela Prest, Alessandro Berra, Davide Bolognini, Massimo Ghioni, Ivan Rech, Angelo Gulinatti, Andrea Giudice, Georg Simmerle, Danilo Rubini, Andrea Candelori, Serena Mattiazzo

Single photon avalanche diodes for space applications

2011 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record [IEEE], Pages: 129-134

Ivan Rech, Corrado Cammi, M Crotti, Angelo Gulinatti, P Maccagnani, M Ghioni, Sergio Cova

High-performance SPAD array detectors for parallel photon timing applications

Infrared Sensors, Devices, and Applications; and Single Photon Imaging II [International Society for Optics and Photonics], Volume: 8155 Pages: 81551N

I Rech, C Cammi, M Crotti, A Gulinatti, P Maccagnani, M Ghioni, S Cova

High performance SPAD array detectors for parallel photon timing applications

SPIE Optical Engineering+ Applications [International Society for Optics and Photonics], Pages: 81551N-81551N-12

Angelo Gulinatti, Ivan Rech, Piera Maccagnani, Massimo Ghioni, Sergio Cova

Improving the performance of silicon single-photon avalanche diodes

Advanced Photon Counting Techniques V [International Society for Optics and Photonics], Volume: 8033 Pages: 803302

Angelo Gulinatti, Francesco Panzeri, Ivan Rech, P Maccagnani, MASSIMO ANTONIO Ghioni, Sergio Cova

A new Silicon SPAD with improved Red Efficiency and 100 ps timing resolution

17th International Workshop on" Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Ultrasensitive Analysis in the Life Sciences" [], Pages: 1-1

Angelo Gulinatti, Francesco Panzeri, Ivan Rech, Piera Maccagnani, Massimo Ghioni, Sergio D Cova

Planar silicon SPADs with improved photon detection efficiency

Advanced Photon Counting Techniques IV [International Society for Optics and Photonics], Volume: 7681 Pages: 76810M

Ivan Rech, Corrado Cammi, Angelo Gulinatti, P Maccagnani, MASSIMO ANTONIO Ghioni, Sergio Cova

SPAD array detectors for parallel photon timing applications

Single Photon Workshop 2009 [], Pages: 17-17

Massimo Ghioni, Angelo Gulinatti, Ivan Rech, Piera Maccagnani, Sergio Cova

Large-area low-jitter silicon single photon avalanche diodes

Quantum Sensing and Nanophotonic Devices V [International Society for Optics and Photonics], Volume: 6900 Pages: 69001D

Wolfgang Becker

Advanced photon counting techniques II

Advanced Photon Counting Techniques II [], Volume: 6771

Sergio Cova, Massimo Ghioni, Franco Zappa, Ivan Rech, Angelo Gulinatti, Piera Maccagnani

Silicon single photon avalanche diodes: situation and prospect

Photon Counting Applications, Quantum Optics, and Quantum Cryptography [International Society for Optics and Photonics], Volume: 6583 Pages: 658302

Massimo Ghioni, Angelo Gulinatti, Piera Maccagnani, Ivan Rech, Sergio Cova

Planar silicon SPADs with 200-μm diameter and 35-ps photon timing resolution

Advanced Photon Counting Techniques [International Society for Optics and Photonics], Volume: 6372 Pages: 63720R

Angelo Gulinatti, Ivan Rech, P Maccagnani, M Ghioni, Sergio Cova

Large-area avalanche diodes for picosecond time-correlated photon counting

Proceedings of 35th European Solid-State Device Research Conference, 2005. ESSDERC 2005. [IEEE], Pages: 355-358

Valerio Striano, G Coppola, P Ferraro, D Alfieri, S De Nicola, G Pierattini, A Finizio, R Marcelli, P Maccagnani

Applications of the digital holography to the dynamic characterization of MEMS: a micromechanical shunt switch and a micro-gas-sensor

Proceedings of 2005 IEEE/LEOS Workshop on Fibres and Optical Passive Components, 2005. [IEEE], Pages: 87-91

Alessandro Restelli, Ivan Rech, P Maccagnani, MASSIMO ANTONIO Ghioni, Sergio Cova

Monolithic Matrix of 50 μm Silicon SPAD Detectors

Single Photon Worksop 2005 [], Pages: 58-59

ARNALDO D'AMICO, CORRADO DI NATALE, CHRISTIAN FALCONI, EUGENIO MARTINELLI, SERGIO IAROSSI, LEONELLO DORI, PIERA MACCAGNANI

BORDER EFFECTS IN GAS SENSORS AND THERMISTORS

Sensors And Microsystems [], Pages: 185-190

V Morandi, A Migliori, P Maccagnani, M Ferroni, F Tamarri

An improved detection system for low energy Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy

EMC 2008 14th European Microscopy Congress 1–5 September 2008, Aachen, Germany [Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg], Pages: 581-582

Giovanni Bonanno, Massimiliano Belluso, Franco Zappa, Simone Tisa, Sergio Cova, Piera Maccagnani, Domenico Bonaccini Calia, Roberto Saletti, Roberto Roncella, Sergio Billotta

SPADA: An Array of SPAD Detectors for Astrophysical Applications

Scientific detectors for astronomy 2005 [Springer, Dordrecht], Pages: 455-460