His research activity is mainly experimental, focusing on semiconductor nanostructures for Photovoltaics, Smart Sensing and Microelectronics (light absorption in Si or Ge quantum structures, sunlight-energy conversion, low-cost ZnO nanostructures, point-defects and dopants in Si and Ge, ion beam modification of materials).
SALVO MIRABELLA (WoS Researcher ID: E-4672-2010) received his Laurea (1999) and PhD (2003) in Physics from University of Catania (Italy). Since 2003 he was a staff researcher at INFM-MATIS first and at CNR-IMM (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche – Istituto per la Microelettronica e Microsistemi) later, being also an elected member of the IMM-Consiglio di Istituto. Since 2016, March, he moved to the University of Catania as Associate Professor in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics. Since 2000 Salvo contributed to almost 140 papers on ISE scientific journals in the field of microelectronics, photovoltaics and sensing, holding an H- factor of 26 and about 2000 citations (Google Scholar, 2016, June).
He wrote a review paper on invitation upon B diffusion mechanism, and holds one international patent on point-defect engineering. Along the way, he established scientific collaboration with some EU and USA research institutes and universities, he has been invited speaker, chairman and member of scientific committees at various international scientific conferences, participant of several national and EU research projects, referees for international scientific journals (Physical Review Letters, Applied Physics Letters, Journal of Applied Physics, Optics Express, Nanoscale, …), responsible for research tasks in scientific projects. He co-organized three international scientific conferences (IBMM2006, Symposium I at E-MRS Spring 2009, Symposium Y at E-MRS Spring 2014), being also co-Editor of the relative three Proceeding Books, edited by Elsevier (as special issues of: Nuclear Instruments and Methods B, Thin Solid Films and Elsevier Procedia). He co-edited a book (Nanotechnology and Photovoltaics Devices: Light Energy Harvesting with Group-IV Nanostructures) with Pan Standford Publishing (2014) and co-authored a chapter “Silicon and Germanium Nanocrystals” in a CRC (T&F group) book (Silicon, Germanium, and Their Alloys: Growth, Defects, Impurities, and Nanocrystals).