Alessandra Alberti was born in 1972. She received the Master degree in Physics in 1996, (cum laude) and the Ph.D degree in Physics in 1999 (cum laude). From January 2001 she has got a permanent position as researcher at the Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems of the National Research Council in Catania (CNR-IMM).
She is in charge of the following methodologies and equipments:
- Advanced Magnetron-Sputtering to grow metals, oxides and nitrides: Ni, Ti, Al, Ni/Co-silicides, TiO2, ZnO:Al, NiO, Al2O3, TiN, AlN.
Current main focus resides on the growth of mesoporous materials for hybrid photovoltaics and sensors applications; and on metallization schemes for Si, SiC, GaN -based devices, comprised silicides
- Multiple-source Sublimation to grow solvent-free and stable Photoactive Hybrid Perovskites.
Current main focus is on the optimization of the structural, optical and electrical performances of the materials and on their integration in solar devices.
- High Resolution X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) for poly, single-crystalline and multi-layered materials’ analyses; X-Ray Reflectivity (XRR) applied to thin layer (<200nm); in situ analyses under controlled environment and temperature conditions.
She is involved in scientific projects/activities on Dye-Sensitised Solar cells (DSC) and hybrid Perovskites Solar Cells (PSC), the new breakthrough in the field of renewable energies. She has got a bilateral project with the Yokohama University (2018-2020).
She is involved in scientific projects/activities in the field of Microelectronics, with special focus on sensors devices for Flexible Electronics and on devices for High Power Electronics
She has got Italian and USA patents as principal investigator in collaboration with STMicroelectronics on new metallization strategies for Silicon-based power devices and on MOX-based gas sensors.
She has got several international collaborations, among the others with the Toin University of Yokohama and Tokyo University in Japan (prof. T. Miyasaka), CNRS and Minatec in Grenoble (France), Synchrotron Radiation Facilities (SOLEIL, ESRF) in France.
She is author of more than 100 JCR papers; she has been tutoring master degree students, Ph.D. and post doc-positions, and she is referee of JCR journals.