The LASSEM group merges a deep knowledge about the physics of materials together with optical spectroscopy methods. The lab is based at the Department of Materials Science of the University of Milano-Bicocca and is member of the interuniversity center L-NESS (Laboratory for Epitaxial Nanostructures on Silicon and Spintronics). It hosts several optical techniques, including transmission, photoluminescence and excitation spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, and confocal microscopy.

Faculty


Fabio Pezzoli

Fabio Pezzoli graduated in Physics  at the University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy), thereby obtaining the Ph.D. in Nanostructures and Nanotechnologies. As a PhD candidate, Fabio Pezzoli had been visiting student at the Johannes Kepler University of Linz (Austria). From January 2008 he worked as a Post-doctoral associate at the Max-Planck-Institut für Festkörperforschung in Stuttgart (Germany) and at the Leibniz-Institut für Festkörper- und Werkstoffforschung Dresden (Germany). In 2010 he was awarded a research fellowship (assegno di ricerca) sponsored by the local government of Regione Lombardia. Since then he has been leading activities on spin-dependent phenomena in group IV materials, carrying out his research at the Department of Materials Science of the University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy) and at the L-NESS centre of Como (Italy). Between June and July 2014 he has been visiting the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées, INSA Toulouse (France). Fabio Pezzoli has co-oganized the 2017 and 2018 editions of the Symposium on “Spin dependent phenomana in semiconductors, 2D materials and topological insulators” at the European Materials Research Society Fall Meeting. He is member of the Editorial Board of Communications Physics, a open access journal from Nature Research.

Phone: (+39) 02 64485175 email: fabio.pezzoli at unimib.it

Emiliano Bonera

Emiliano Bonera graduated in Physics at the University of Pavia (exchange student at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow). He obtained his PhD in Physics from the University of Leeds. After working as a post-doctoral fellow at the Material and Devices for Microelectronics Laboratory, a government lab within an industrial microelectronics facility, he became there a CNR research associate. He joined then the University of Milan Bicocca where is now an associate professor.
His interests spanned mainly on Raman and photoluminescence spectroscopy, internal photoemission spectroscopy, infrared spectroscopy, and near-field optical microscopy. He applied these techniques to the study of semiconductors, insulators, nanostructures, high-k materials, and other microelectronic-related issues.

Phone: (+39) 02 64485033 email: emiliano.bonera at unimib.it

Emanuele Grilli

Born in Roana (VI), 30.8.1946; graduated in Physics, 21.7.1969. From 20.6.1983 associate professor, disciplinary group Structure of Matter, at the Università degli Studi di Milano. Moved to the Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, Material Science Departement, 1.11.98. The field of research is the optical spectroscopy of solids (absorption, photoluminescence, electroluminescence), applied to the study at first of insulator, and than mainly of semiconductors. In particular the work is devoted to the electronic properties of materials and structures of interest for microelectronics and optoelectronics: semiconductors, their alloys, and low dimensional structures (quantum wells, quantum dots) of the III-V family, particularly arsenides, and of IV group. The results are published in about 100 papers on international journals.

Phone: (+39) 02 64485154 email: emanuele.grilli at unimib.it

Post Doc


Elisa Vitiello

Elisa received her master degree in Materials Science (2014) and the PhD in Materials Science and Nanotechnology (2018) from the University of Milano-Bicocca. During the PhD she studied strain-related spin-dependent phenomena in Ge-based heterostructures. Her current research focuses on optical spectroscopy of group-IV semiconductor nanostructures for applications in spintronics and optoelectronics.

 

Jacopo Pedrini

Jacopo Pedrini received his Master degree in Materials Science (2013) and the PhD in Materials Science and nanotechnology (2017) from the University of Milano-Bicocca. During his Phd he focused on the development of both organic and inorganic nanostructures for the application to renewable energies and biological imaging. His current research is focused on the optical spectroscopy of group IV semiconductors for the development of infrared single-photon sensors (micro-SPIRE project).

 

PhD Students


Gabriele Faraone

Gabriele Faraone received his Master degree in Physics from Università degli studi di Milano in 2017 discussing a thesis on the optical and electronic properties of plasmonic thin-film nanocomposites( Advisor Dr. M. Di Vece, Co-Advisor Prof. C. Lenardi). He is now a Ph.D. student in Material Science and Nanotechnology at University of Milano-Bicocca. His current research activity is pursued in collaboration with the Material and Devices for Microelectronics Laboratory (CNR-IMM-MDM) in Agrate Brianza (Italy) and focuses on the epitaxial growth and optical characterization of novel graphene-like 2D-materials (X-enes).

 

Simone Rossi

Simone received his Master degree in Physics from the University of Milano-Bicocca in 2018. During his thesis period he studied spin dependent properties in Group IV semiconductors and he is now a PhD student in Material Science and Nanotechnology focussing on that field.

 

Students


 

Emanuele Balduzzi

Emanuele Balduzzi is pursuing the master’s degree in Physics.

 

 

 

Beatrice Matilde Ferrari

Beatrice Ferrari is pursuing the bachelor’s degree in Physics.

 

 

 

Giorgio Luigi Gravina

Giorgio Luigi Gravina is pursuing the master’s degree in Materials Science.

 

 

 

 

Salvatore Pescio

Salvatore Pescio is pursuing the master’s degree in Materials Science.

 

 

 

Andrea Tamiazzo

Andrea Tamiazzo is pursuing the master’s degree in Materials Science.

 

 

 

Alumni


Lorenzo Villa

Ian Colombo

Maura Bonzi

Roberta Sipala

Giuseppe Alesci

Tommaso Radaelli

Francesco Basso Basset

Sebastiano De Cesari

Michael Barget

Eleonora Gatti

Anna Giorgioni

Simone Mattavelli

Andrea Picco