Silicon nanostructures: nanodots, nanowires, nanoholes; Development of non-conventional lithographic methods based on self-assembling of block-copolymers; Doping of silicon through molecular monolayers; Fabrication and characterisation of solar cells based on Si and Si nanostructures.
Rosaria A. Puglisi received her MD (cum laude) in Physics and the Ph.D. in Materials Science from the University of Catania. During her PhD she worked for one year with Prof. Harry A. Atwater at the University of Caltech, Pasadena (Los Angeles). After her doctorate she obtained three scholarships, two from STMicroelectronics and one from INFM, and a Post-Doc (Assegno di Ricerca) from the University of Catania. Since 2001 Rosaria is a Staff Researcher at the Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems of the CNR (CNR-IMM) in Catania, where she has developed the following activities: Nanolithography based on self-assembly of copolymers (since 2005); Advanced semiconductor doping techniques using molecular monolayers (2011); Fabrication and characterization of photodiodes based on Si nanostructures (2012). Since 2015 to date, she is the Head of the Solar Laboratory and the Copolymer Lithography Laboratory at the CNR-IMM. She has been the Coordinator for the IMM headquarters in Catania for the "Synthesis of advanced materials" Technological Thematic Area (2018-2020).
She has published about 60 publications, including two review articles, two book chapters and two patents owned by CNR. She has been involved in managing lines of scientific research for international projects. She counts numerous prestigious collaborations with STMicroelectronics, Lintech of America, Tyndall and with various Italian and foreign universities in which she plays the role of Principal Investigator. Has co-organized several symposia in international scientific conferences and has held more than 50 seminars at international scientific conferences, including 8 invited seminars (IEEE, MRS Conference) and 1 award talk. She has given various teaching courses for graduate students. She has been the co-tutor for 8 doctoral theses, 4 MD theses and 1 BD thesis and is currently co-tutoring 3 PhD theses. In 2019 she has been recognized as scientific responsible and co-Tutor for an Industrial PhD thesis, in collaboration with STMicroelectronics and University of Catania, after a national selection. She has been the scientific responsible, on behalf of the CNR-IMM, of several scholarships and research grants. From 2017 to date she is the Coordinator and Responsible for CNR-IMM of a project dedicated to the dissemination of scientific disciplines to young women, an activity for which she has been invited to present several seminars at various Italian schools and universities, presenting the activities to more than 1300 young students and professors (https://hq.imm.cnr.it/womeninscience).
She is technical-scientific expert and evaluator of the Ministry of Economic Development (MISE), scientific evaluator of projects for the Ministry of University (MIUR) and scientific evaluator for the VQR national evaluation process. Commissioner, on behalf of the CNR, in more than 30 evaluation commissions for the awarding of scholarships, research grants and collaboration contracts, in many of them as President. Top Peer Reviewer in Publons, and Reviewer for 22 scientific ISI Journals. Since 2017 she is also a member of the Professors Board (Collegio Docenti) of the PhD in Physics of the University of Messina.
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