Salvatore MIRABELLA

Associate Professor of Physics of matter [FIS/03]
Office: DFA 252b
Email: salvatore.mirabella@ct.infn.it
Phone: 5438
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Office Hours: Monday from 09:00 to 12:30 | Thursday from 15:00 to 18:00


Salvo Mirabella is Associate Professor in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics, teaching "Semiconductors Physics and Technology", "Photonics", "Electromagnetism".

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). Since 2000 Salvo contributed to almost 170 papers on ISE scientific journals in the field of microelectronics, photovoltaics and sensing, holding an H- factor of 30 and about 2700 citations (Google Scholar, 2018, July). 

WoS Researcher ID: E-4672-2010

ORCID: 0000-0002-9559-4862

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. 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). Since 2000 Salvo contributed to almost 170 papers on ISE scientific journals in the field of microelectronics, photovoltaics and sensing, holding an H- factor of 30 and about 2700 citations (Google Scholar, 2018, July). 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" and "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).

Academic Year  


Insegnamenti tenuti presso altri dipartimenti nell'anno accademico 2019/2020

  • DIPARTIMENTO DI INGEGNERIA ELETTRICA ELETTRONICA E INFORMATICA
    Corso di laurea in Computer Engineering - 2 Year
    FISICA II M - Z

Low-cost nanostructures based on transition metal oxides (ZnO, NiO, CuO) for advanced sensing applications. Light absorption in Si or Ge nanostructures (quantum dots and quantum wells) embedded in insulating matrices. High-efficiency photodetectors realization with Ge quantum dots. Investigation of very thin, transparent and conductive films based on AZO and Ag. Atomic diffusion of B in amorphous Si, in crystalline Si and crystalline Ge. Electrical activation and precipitation of B and Ga in crystalline Ge, and of B in crystalline Si. Point defect engineering in Ge.

Since 2015 Salvo Mirabella takes care of public engagement and science communication through several activities, among which:

  • FameLab Italia
  • Pint of Science
  • Notte europea dei ricercatori