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Stefano Ossicini

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CNR-Istituto Nanoscienze, S3 Modena &
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
(Dept of Science and Methods of Engineering)

Running projects

FAR2017-2019 UNIMORE Multiple Exciton Generation

Research interests

His research activity has focused on the theory of low-dimensional systems, in particular the structural, electronic and optical properties of metal and semiconductor surface and interfaces. In recent years the central topic of his research has been the investigation of the structural, electronic and optical properties of nanostructures. This work has been done in close collaboration with leading experimental and theoretical groups in the field within a large number of national and international research projects. He is actually leading the research group on low-dimensional systems and nanostructures (>10 members, www.nanomodelling.unimore.it) . He has supervised more than 10 PhD thesis and more than 20 master thesis. He has obtained a large numbers (>30, several as co-ordinator)national and international research grants (PRIN 1997, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2007; CNR, INFM-PRA, Bilateral Projects MAE; Vigoni Projects, Galileo Projects, Università Italo-Francese, HPC, UE VI e VII framework). He has participated to the organization of a large numbers (>30) conferences (several as chairman) and he has presented a large numbers of invited talks (>50) at national and international conferences and in national and international research groups.. He has published more than 200 articles, several review articles and chapter of books. He is co-editor of two books on low-dimensional silicon structures and is author (with L. Pavesi e F. Priolo) of the book "Light Emitting Silicon for Microphotonics", Springer Verlag, Berlin 2003 and (with V. N. Borisenko) of the book "What is What in the Nanoworld",Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, first edition 2004, second edition 2008, third edition 2012. Since long time is also active regarding the link between science and society. He published 2012 "L'universo è fatto di storie non solo di atomi" (Neri Pozza) on scientific misconduct and 2013 "Non ho nulla da rimproverarmi. 1911 Stoccolma e dintorni" (Scienzaexpress), a theater piece, several times on stage,in particular 2011 at teh Festival della Scienza", Genova.

Biographical sketch

Stefano Ossicini (born in Rome 1952) is Full Professor of Experimental Physics at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy). After graduating (1976) in physics at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" he was active as post-doctoral associate and assistant at the Department of Physics of the University of Roma "La Sapienza", at the Department of Theoretical Physics of the Freie Universitaet in Berlin (Germany)from 1978 to 1982, at the Department of Physics of the University of Calabria from 1982 to 1984. From 1984 to 1988 researcher in matter physics at the Department of Physics of the University of Modena. From 1988 to 2001 Associated Professor at the Department of Physics, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. From 2001 Full Professor at the Department of Science and Methods of Engineering in Reggio Emilia of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. From 2004 to 2006 coordinator of the PhD in Physics and from 2006 to 2010 dean of the PhD School in Nano and Physical Sciences of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. From 2007 to 2010 vice dean of the faculty of Engineering II of the university of Modena and Reggio Emilia and from 2010 to 2012 Director of the Interdipartimental Center "En&Tech" on active and passive energy saving. From 2012 to 2016 Member of the Administartive Council of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Selected publications

I. Marri, E. Degoli. S. Ossicini
“ Doped and Codoped Silicon Nanocrystals: the Role of Surfaces and Interfaces”
Progress in Surface Science, 92, 3705-3748 (2017)

I. Marri, M. Govoni, S. Ossicini
“First-principle calculations of electronic coupling effects in silicon nanocrystals:Influence on near band-edge states and on carrier multiplication processes” Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells 145, 162-169 (2016)

N. Garcia-Castello, S, Illera, J. D. Prades, S. Ossicini, A. Cirera, R. Guerra
“Energetics and carrier transport in doped Si/SiO2 quantum dots”
Nanoscale 7, 12564-12571 (2015)

E. Luppi, E. Degoli, M. Bertocchi, S. Ossicini, V. Véniard,
“Strain-designed strategy to induce and enhance second-harmonic generation in centrosymmetric and noncentrosymmetric materials”
Physical Review B 92, 075204 (1-7) (2015)

I. Marri, M. Govoni, S. Ossicini
“Red-Shifted Carrier Multiplication Energy Threshold and Exciton Recycling Mechanisms in Strongly Interacting Silicon Nanocrystals”
Journal of American Chemical Society 136, 13257-13266 (2014).

S. Z. Bisri, E. Degoli, N. Spallanzani, G. Krishnan, B. J. Kooi, C. Ghica, M. Yarema, W. Heiss, O. Pulci, S. Ossicini, M. A. Loi
“Determination of the Electronic Energy Levels of Colloidal Nanocrystals using Field-Effect Transistors and Ab Initio Calculations”
Advanced Materials 26, 5639-5645 (2014)

R. Guerra, S. Ossicini,
“Preferential Positioning of Dopants and Co-dopants in Embedded and Free Silicon Nanocrystals”
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 136 (11), 4404–4409 (2014)

M. Amato, M. Palummo, R. Rurali, S. Ossicini
“Silicon-Germanium Nanowires: Chemistry and Physics in Play, from basic Principles to Advanced Applications”
Chemical Reviews 114, 1471-1412 (2014)

M. Govoni, I. Marri, S. Ossicini,
“Carrier multiplication between interacting nanocrystals for fostering silicon-based photovoltaics”
Nature Photonics 6, 672-679 (2012)

M. Bertocchi, E. Luppi, E. Degoli, V. Veniard, S. Ossicini,
“Large crystal local-field effects in second-harmonic generation of Si/CaF2 interface: An ab-initio study”
Physical Review B 86, 035309(1-4) (2012)

M. Amato, S. Ossicini, R. Rurali,
“Electron transport in SiGe alloy nanowires in the ballistic regime from first principles”
Nano Letters , 12, 2717-2721 (2012)

R. Guerra, M. Ippolito, S. Meloni, S. Ossicini,
“The influence of silicon nanoclusters on the optical properties of a-SiNx samples: A theoretical study”
Applied Physics Letters 100, 181095(1-4) (2012)

M. Cazzanelli, F. Bianco, E. Borga, G. Pucker, M. Ghulinyan, E. Degoli, E. Luppi, V. Véniard, S. Ossicini, D. Modotto, S.Wabnitz, R. Pierobon, L. Pavesi,
“Second-harmonic generation in silicon waveguides strained by silicon nitride”
Nature Materials 11, 148-154 (2012)

M. Amato, S. Ossicini, R. Rurali,
“Band/offset driven efficiency of the doping of SiGe core/shell nanowires”,
Nano Letters 11, 594-598 (2011)

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