RF, Microwave and Computational Electronics
The research group interests cover a number of research topics in the field of RF, microwave and millimeter-wave active devices and integrated circuits, also including high-speed optoelectronic devices. Semiconductor numerical modeling, from ab-initio to Monte Carlo to PDE-based to thermal simulation, has also been an area of investigation during the last 20 years. More recently, the group has been involved in research on nanoelectronics and on electronics for hostile environments (high temperature and pressure).
The group owns the Microwave Electronics Laboratory and is also active in some collaboration with the Photonlab Laboratory for optoelectronic activities.
The group collaborated with COREP in implementing E@silab, a virtual laboratory used for training of students in use of electronic measurement devices.
The main interest areas are:
- Advanced and wide bandgap semiconductor materials: from atomic structure to semiconductor device simulation
- Design and simulation of fast power switching and high-temperature operating devices on Si and widegap semiconductors
- Low-cost RF electronics and sensor interfaces
- Microwave and Millimeter Wave Integrated Circuit (MMIC) design, modeling and characterization
- Multiport RF and microwave characterization systems
- Nanotechnology and nanodevice simulation
- Optoelectronics and microwave photonics: high-speed optical modulators, IR and UV detectors, LEDs
- RF and microwave measurement systems for linear and non linear active devices
- Theoretical and simulative modeling of noise and complex systems