3 PhD scholarships at the Agrate Unit of CNR-IMM, Agrate Brianza (Milano area), Italy

3 PhD scholarships are currently available at the Agrate Unit of CNR-IMM, Agrate Brianza (Milano area), Italy

The 3 scholarships are sponsored at the University of Milano Bicocca, for the 34th cycle (1 November 2018 - 30 October 2021) of the Phd Program in Materials Science and Nanotechnology

The call is currently open and will close on June 7th, 2018 and more details are  available at the websites:


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Short description of the 3 PhD scholarships:

a) Advanced dielectric stacks for smart power devices: synthesis, characterization and modelling
Supervisor: Sabina Spiga, CNR-IMM, Agrate Brianza (MB)

"The PhD fellowship is focused on the development of advanced dielectric stacks, based on high-dielectric constant materials deposited by ALD, for metal-insulator-metal capacitors suitable for the integration in smart power devices. The activity has a strong industrial interest and is developed in the framework of an EU project under the Horizon 2020 program. "

b) Memristive devices for brain inspired computing

Supervisor: Sabina Spiga, CNR-IMM, Agrate Brianza (MB)

The PhD fellowship is focused on the development of memristive devices as new building blocks for advanced brain inspired computing technologies. The activity has a strong interdisciplinary character at the cross-road between materials science, device technology, computer science and neuroscience, and will be carried out in the framework of European Projects and existing international collaborations. The main goal of the proposed PhD activity will be the development of  nanoscale synapses based on oxide-RRAM for spiking neural networks.

c) Synthesis and isolation of epitaxial Xenes based on group IV-VI elements

Supervisor: Dr. Alessandro Molle – CNR-IMM, Unit of Agrate Brianza

The topic of the PhD thesis will be focused on the development of standardized procedures for the synthesis and processing of new epitaxial Xenes, that is two-dimensional atomically thin crystals made of non-carbon atoms supported by substrates. Xenes have recently come to the research forefront as complementary materials to graphene with X spanning from alternative group IV elements (like silicene, germanene, stanene), to pnictogens (like phosphorene, antimonene, and bismuthene), and chalcogens (like selenene and tellurene). Basic motivation for the Xenes is to outstandingly expand graphene functionalities in nanotechnology.


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