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THE NANO OPTOELECTRONICS GROUP

ALDO DI CARLO

Aldo Di Carlo

Full Professor
Head of the Nano&Optoelectronics group (OLAB)
Director of Centre for Hybrid and Organic Solar Energy (CHOSE)

Dept. Electronics Engineering
University of Rome "Tor Vergata"
via del Politecnico 1, 00133 Roma (Italy)

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PROFILE

Aldo Di Carlo is Full Professor of Optoelectronics and Nanoelectronics at the University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Department of Electronics Engineering. Leader of the Nano&Optoelectronic research group - http://www.optolab.uniroma.it at the Department of Electronic Engineering and member of the IEEE  Electron Devices Society. His research activity concerns the study of electronic and optical properties of nanostructured devices, their analysis, optimization and technology. The development of the non-equilibrium theory for the microscopic description of the transport process in organic/inorganic devices and thermal processes at nanoscale has been the subject of invited talks at international conferences and University seminars. In the last years his researches have focussed on the study and fabrication of organic devices. Research activities in carbon nanotubes have been quite successful leading to the realization cold cathode vacuum triode based on CNT cathode for THz generation. The research activity of organic optoelectronic devices has been consider of excellence and the Lazio Region has sponsored this activity funding the "Polo Solare Organico della Regione Lazio", namely the Center for Hybrid and Organic Solar Energy (CHOSE) where Prof. A. Di Carlo is co-director. The aim of the Center is the study and development of organic photovoltaic cells and their industrialization. Prof. Di Carlo has organized, together with Prof. Lugli, IEEE 2004 Nanotechnology Conference in Munich.  Prof. Di Carlo is author/co-author of more than 300 scientific publications in international journals, several reviews on electronic and optoelectronic devices, 7 patents, several book chapters and co-author of two books (in Italian language) and has been invited to more than 40 invited talk at international conferences. Prof. Di Carlo has an h-factor = 38. The results of his research have been used to realize 5 spin-off companies dealing with ICT and Energy technologies. Di Carlo is in the Top Italian Scientist Engineering (Rank 15)

RESEARCH ACTIVITY

The research activity concerns the study of electronic and optical properties of nanostructured devices, their analysis and optimization and the fabrication of organic electronic devices. In the last years his research activities focussed on the charge trasport in nanostructured devices, HEMT, organic TFT, molecular devices and CNT-FET. The development of the non-equilibrium theory for the microscopic description of the transport process in nanostructured devices has been the subject of invited talks at international conferences and University seminars. Recently, was involved in the realization of the "Polo Solare Organico della Regione Lazio" (Center for Hybrid and Organic Solar Energy) CHOSE and he is actually codirector of the center.

Aldo Di Carlo is local coordinator of 4 H2020 Projects: MOSTOPHOS  (multiscale simulation of electronic devices), CHEOPS (Production technology to achieve low Cost and Highly Efficient phOtovoltaic Perovskite Solar cells), CHIPSCALE (Superresolution microscope based on nanoemitters on GaN) and GRAPENE FLAGSHIP Core 1 (Science and technology of Graphene and related materials): and 1 FP7 Projects:   CHEETAH (on photovoltaics). He has been european coordinator of two FP7 European projects, OPTHER (THz technology) and ULTRADSSC (Solar Cells technology).  He has been local scientific coordinator of several National and International projects: Three European Marie Curie Project (CLERMONT and CLERMONT II on Microcavities, DESTINY of Dye Solar Cells), European STREP Project (SMASH on nanoLED Technology, STIMSCAT on Polariton Lasers, HYMEC on organic memories, FP7 NEWLED (Development of LEDs), GRAPHENE Flagship, MADESS II Project, (Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers), INFM-PRA Project (Experimental and theoretical investigation of optical and transport phenomena in superlattice long-wavelength infrared quantum cascade lasers), Progetto Finalizzato Nanoelettronica PF22 (Organic Semiconductor Light Emitters), DYECELLS (development of industrial process for Dye Solar Cells), several PRIN project (Italian Ministry of University and Education). Since 2006 he is coordinator of the Lazio Region project “Polo Solare Organico”. He is/has been coordinator of several research project devoted to technology transfer to Large and Small-Medium Enterprises

TEACHING

  1. Optoelectronics (I year Magistrale, 9 CFU)
  2. Nanoelectronics (II year Magistrale, 6 CFU)

PUBLICATIONS

Prof. Di Carlo is author/coauthor of more than 350 scientific publications in international journals, several review papers and book chapters and coauthor of two books (in Italian language) "Appunti di Optoelettronica: I materiali semiconduttori" e "Appunti di Optoelettronica: fibre ottiche e componenti a semiconduttore" (Aracne ed.).

All Publications »

The 38 most cited publications (Di Carlo's h factor = 38)

 

  1. Frauenheim, T., Seifert, G., Elstner, M., Niehaus, T., Köhler, C., Amkreutz, M., Sternberg, M., Hajnal, Z., Di Carlo, A., Suhai, S. Atomistic simulations of complex materials: Ground-state and excited-state properties 2002 Journal of Physics Condensed Matter 14 3015 3047 Cited by 353
  2. Fiorentini, V., Bernardini, F., Della Sala, F., Di Carlo, A., Lugli, P. Effects of macroscopic polarization in III-V nitride multiple quantum wells 1999 Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics 60 8849 8858 Cited by 338
  3. Della Sala, F., Di Carlo, A., Lugli, P., Bernardini, F., Fiorentini, V., Scholz, R., Jancu, J.-M. Free-carrier screening of polarization fields in wurtzite GaN/InGaN laser structures 1999 Applied Physics Letters 74 2002 2004 Cited by 218
  4. Pecchia, A., Di Carlo, A. Atomistic theory of transport in organic and inorganic nanostructures 2004 Reports on Progress in Physics 67 1497 1561 Cited by 189
  5. Cingolani, R., Botchkarev, A., Tang, H., Morkoç, H., Traetta, G., Coli, G., Lomascolo, M., Di Carlo, A., Della Sala, F., Lugli, P. Spontaneous polarization and piezoelectric field in GaN/Al0.15Ga0.85N quantum wells: Impact on the optical spectra 2000 Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics 61 2711 2715 Cited by 161
  6. Malpuech, G., Di Carlo, A., Kavokin, A., Baumberg, J.J., Zamfirescu, M., Lugli, P. Room-temperature polariton lasers based on GaN microcavities 2002 Applied Physics Letters 81 412 414 Cited by 139
  7. Malpuech, G., Kavokin, A., Di Carlo, A., Baumberg, J.J. Polariton lasing by exciton-electron scattering in semiconductor microcavities 2002 Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics 65 153310 1533101 1533104 Cited by 126
  8. Di Carlo, A., Piacenza, F., Bolognesi, A., Stadlober, B., Maresch, H. Influence of grain sizes on the mobility of organic thin-film transistors 2005 Applied Physics Letters 86 263501 1 3 Cited by 123
  9. Bolognesi, A., Berliocchi, M., Manenti, M., Di Carlo, A., Lugli, P., Lmimouni, K., Dufour, C. Effects of grain boundaries, field-dependent mobility, and interface trap states on the electrical characteristics of pentacene TFT 2004 IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices 51 1997 2003 Cited by 90
  10. Di Carlo, A. Microscopic theory of nanostructured semiconductor devices: Beyond the envelope-function approximation 2003 Semiconductor Science and Technology 18 R1 R31 Cited by 85
  11. Solomon, G.C., Gagliardi, A., Pecchia, A., Frauenheim, T., Di Carlo, A., Reimers, J.R., Hush, N.S. Understanding the inelastic electron-tunneling spectra of alkanedithiols on gold 2006 Journal of Chemical Physics 124 94704 Cited by 84
  12. Di Carlo, A., Vogl, P., Pötz, W. Theory of Zener tunneling and Wannier-Stark states in semiconductors 1994 Physical Review B 50 8358 8377 Cited by 78
  13. Zardetto, V., Brown, T.M., Reale, A., Di Carlo, A. Substrates for flexible electronics: A practical investigation on the electrical, film flexibility, optical, temperature, and solvent resistance properties 2011 Journal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics 49 638 648 Cited by 74
  14. Schulze, G., Franke, K.J., Gagliardi, A., Romano, G., Lin, C.S., Rosa, A.L., Niehaus, T.A., Frauenheim, Th., Di Carlo, A., Pecchia, A., Pascual, J.I. Resonant electron heating and molecular phonon cooling in single C60 junctions 2008 Physical Review Letters 100 136801 Cited by 72
  15. Butté, R., Delalleau, G., Tartakovskii, A.I., Skolnick, M.S., Astratov, V.N., Baumberg, J.J., Malpuech, G., Di Carlo, A., Kavokin, A.V., Roberts, J.S. Transition from strong to weak coupling and the onset of lasing in semiconductor microcavities 2002 Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics 65 205310 2053101 2053109 Cited by 71
  16. Xie, R.-H., Bryant, G.W., Zhao, J., Smith Jr., V.H., Di Carlo, A., Pecchia, A. Tailorable acceptor C60-nBn and donor C60-mNm pairs for molecular electronics 2003 Physical Review Letters 90 206602/1 206602/4 Cited by 68
  17. Bolognesi, A., Di Carlo, A., Lugli, P. Influence of carrier mobility and contact barrier height on the electrical characteristics of organic transistors 2002 Applied Physics Letters 81 4646 4648 Cited by 63
  18. Sacconi, F., Di Carlo, A., Lugli, P., Morkoc, H. Spontaneous and piezoelectric polarization effects on the output characteristics of AlGaN/GaN heterojunction modulation doped FETs 2001 IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices 48 450 457 Cited by 58
  19. Pecchia, A., Romano, G., Di Carlo, A. Theory of heat dissipation in molecular electronics 2007 Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics 75 35401 Cited by 56
  20. Bolognesi, A., Di Carlo, A., Lugli, P., Kampen, T., Zahn, D.R.T. Experimental investigation and simulation of hybrid organic/inorganic Schottky diodes 2003 Journal of Physics Condensed Matter 15 S2719 S2728 Cited by 56
  21. Paolesse, R., Lugli, P., Smith, K.M., Jaquinod, L., Della Sala, F., Nurco, D.J., Prodi, L., Montalti, M., Di Natale, C., D'Amico, A., Di Carlo, A. β-fused oligoporphyrins: A novel approach to a new type of extended aromatic system 2000 Journal of the American Chemical Society 122 11295 11302 Cited by 54
  22. Di Carlo, A., Gheorghe, M., Lugli, P., Sternberg, M., Seifert, G., Frauenheim, T. Theoretical tools for transport in molecular nanostructures 2002 Physica B: Condensed Matter 314 86 90 Cited by 51
  23. Tan, K., Jaquinod, L., Paolesse, R., Nardis, S., Di Natale, C., Di Carlo, A., Prodi, L., Montalti, M., Zaccheroni, N., Smith, K.M. Synthesis and characterization of β-fused porphyrin-BODIPY® dyads 2004 Tetrahedron 60 1099 1106 Cited by 50
  24. Gagliardi, A., Solomon, G.C., Pecchia, A., Frauenheim, T., Di Carlo, A., Hush, N.S., Reimers, J.R. A priori method for propensity rules for inelastic electron tunneling spectroscopy of single-molecule conduction 2007 Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics 75 174306 Cited by 49
  25. Malpuech, G., Kavokin, A., Panzarini, G., Di Carlo, A. Theory of photon Bloch oscillations in photonic crystals 2001 Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics 63 35108 351081 3510811 Cited by 47
  26. Di Carlo, A., Della Sala, F., Lugli, P., Fiorentini, V., Bernardini, F. Doping screening of polarization fields in nitride heterostructures 2000 Applied Physics Letters 76 3950 3952 Cited by 47
  27. Di Giacomo, F., Razza, S., Matteocci, F., D'Epifanio, A., Licoccia, S., Brown, T.M., Di Carlo, A. High efficiency CH3NH3PbI(3-x)Cl x perovskite solar cells with poly(3-hexylthiophene) hole transport layer 2014 Journal of Power Sources 251 152 156 Cited by 46
  28. Ristić, J., Rivera, C., Calleja, E., Fernández-Garrido, S., Povoloskyi, M., Di Carlo, A. Carrier-confinement effects in nanocolumnar GaN AlxGa1-xN quantum disks grown by molecular-beam epitaxy 2005 Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics 72 85330 Cited by 45
  29. Städele, M., Sacconi, F., Di Carlo, A., Lugli, P. Enhancement of the effective tunnel mass in ultrathin silicon dioxide layers 2003 Journal of Applied Physics 93 2681 2690 Cited by 44
  30. Kavokin, A., Malpuech, G., Di Carlo, A., Lugli, P., Rossi, F. Photonic Bloch oscillations in laterally confined Bragg mirrors 2000 Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics 61 4413 4416 Cited by 44
  31. Lucci, M., Reale, A., Di Carlo, A., Orlanducci, S., Tamburri, E., Terranova, M.L., Davoli, I., Di Natale, C., D'Amico, A., Paolesse, R. Optimization of a NOx gas sensor based on single walled carbon nanotubes 2006 Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical 118 226 231 Cited by 43
  32. Picozzi, S., Pecchia, A., Gheorghe, M., Di Carlo, A., Lugli, P., Delley, B., Elstner, M. Schottky barrier height at an organic/metal junction: A first-principles study of PTCDA/X (X = Al, Ag) contacts 2003 Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics 68 195309 1953091 1953097 Cited by 41
  33. Checcoli, P., Conte, G., Salvatori, S., Paolesse, R., Bolognesi, A., Berliocchi, M., Brunetti, F., D'Amico, A., Di Carlo, A., Lugli, P. Tetra-phenyl porphyrin based thin film transistors 2003 Synthetic Metals 138 261 266 Cited by 41
  34. Di Carlo, A., Pescetelli, S., Paciotti, M., Lugli, P., Graf, M. Self-consistent tight-binding calculations of electronic and optical properties of semiconductor nanostructures 1996 Solid State Communications 98 803 806 Cited by 41
  35. Susanna, G., Salamandra, L., Brown, T.M., Di Carlo, A., Brunetti, F., Reale, A. Airbrush spray-coating of polymer bulk-heterojunction solar cells 2011 Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 95 1775 1778 Cited by 39
  36. Latessa, G., Brunetti, F., Reale, A., Saggio, G., Di Carlo, A. Piezoresistive behaviour of flexible PEDOT:PSS based sensors 2009 Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical 139 304 309 Cited by 39
  37. Compagnone, F., Di Carlo, A., Lugli, P. Monte Carlo simulation of electron dynamics in superlattice quantum cascade lasers 2002 Applied Physics Letters 80 920 922 Cited by 39
  38. Rossi, F., Di Carlo, A., Lugli, P. Microscopic theory of quantum-transport phenomena in mesoscopic systems: A Monte Carlo approach 1998 Physical Review Letters 80 3348 3351 Cited by 39

 

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