Antonio Polimeni

Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy

Antonio Polimeni received his Diploma in physics in 1992 at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” doing a thesis on an experimental and theoretical study of the electronic states in quantum barriers. During his Ph.D. studies in Rome (supervisor Professor M. Capizzi), from 1993 to 1996, he investigated the electronic properties of low-dimensional semiconductor heterostructures by means of photoluminescence (PL) and PL excitation spectroscopy. Since 1997, he has been in the group of “Quantum Transport and Spectroscopy of Semiconductors” headed by Professor L. Eaves at the School of Physics and Astronomy, Nottingham University, UK, as a Research Assistant for three years. At Nottingham, Polimeni investigated the structural, transport, and optical properties of self-assembled quantum dots. A relevant part of his research activity at Nottingham concerned the device applications of quantum dots for high-performance semiconductor lasers. In November 1999, he was appointed Lecturer at the Physics Department, University of Rome “La Sapienza.” In 2010, he got an associate professorship. In Rome, Polimeni’s research activity was focused on the physical properties of highly mismatched semiconductors and semiconductor nanowires. He developed a novel method for the fabrication of nanostructures based on the effects of hydrogen in dilute nitride semiconductors. Optical spectroscopy under high magnetic fields is another field of expertise of Polimeni. He is the coauthor of about 180 articles and received more than 2000 citations resulting in a h-factor equal to 26. He supervised the work of more than 30 (Ph.D., M.S., and Diploma degrees) students. He received the “Umberto Maria Grassano Prize” of the Italian Physical Society. In 2003, he was awarded the “Ugo Campisano Prize” given by the Italian National Institute of Matter Physics to a researcher younger than 40 years. In 2009, he was awarded the “Tomassoni” prize by “Fondazione Roma-Sapienza.”

Biography Updated on 29 November 2011

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