Rita Rizzoli was born in 1959. She received her degree in physics (summa cum laude) at the University of Bologna in 1983. The thesis work was published as a regular paper on a JCR journal. Since 1988, she has been with the CNR Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems in Bologna. Her main research interests include the study of amorphous Si/crystalline Si heterojunction solar cells; the PECVD deposition and the electrical, structural, and optical characterization of thin amorphous films, silicon-based alloys; the PECVD deposition and characterization of periodic amorphous multilayers and of ultrathin nano-/microcrystalline Si films. Since 2003, she has been mainly involved in the deposition of carbon nanotubes by site selective Catalytic-CVD for electronics and sensoristics and in their structural and electrical characterization. She is responsible of the research theme “Carbon Nanotubes for Electronic and Sensoristic Applications” for the Italian CNR IMM Institute. She is currently working on graphene-based NEMS and MEMS. Rizzoli is coauthor of more than 50 papers on JCR journals and 50 contributions on international conference proceedings.
Biography Updated on 5 April 2011