Pietro Mandracci was born in Torino in 1970 and got his M.A. Degree in physics (summa cum laude) from the Torino University in 1996. From 1996 to 1997, he collaborated with the Italian Institute for the Physics of Matter, working on the simulation of properties of solar cells. From 1997 to 1998, he performed a research training at the Electrotechnical Institute G. Ferraris of Torino, working on the fabrication of UV detectors based on a-Si:H and a-SiC:H thin films and on the design of multilayer structures for the fabrication of interferential filters. He got the Ph.D. degree in 2001 from Trento University, defending a dissertation on the growth by plasma-assisted techniques of SiC epitaxial films for application to power electronic devices. From 2001 to 2004, he was a Fellow at Politecnico di Torino working on the development of innovative technologies based on Si-based thin films. Since 2004, He works as an Assistant Professor at the Politecnico di Torino. His research interests deal with all aspects of thin-film technology: growth of several materials by PVD, CVD, and PECVD techniques, and structural, optical, and electrical characterization, application to electronic devices, photonic devices, micromechanical systems, and biological applications. He coauthored more than 30 scientific publications in international journals and serves as a Reviewer of various journals devoted to thin-film science and technology such as Applied Surface Science, Surface Coating Technology, and Journal of Electrochemical Society.
Biography Updated on 20 June 2011