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From Feb 2015 Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia in
Pisa, Italy, working on CVD growth and characterisation (STM and other) of 2D materials
(graphene and beyond)

May- Dec 2014 Post-Doc at University of New South Wales, Australia, working on the bottom-up fabrication and the operation of spin-qubits in silicon and graphene device fabrication

Oct 2014 Conferral of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy by the University of New
South Wales

2008-2014 PhD candidature at the Australian Centre of Excellence for Quantum
Computation & Communication Technology at The University of New
South Wales, Australia, under supervision of Prof. Michelle Simmons. Thesis title: “Readout and addressability of Si:P
qubits with the prospect of scalability.“

Apr 2008 Award of the degree: Diplom-Physiker (equivalent to BSc+MSc in
Physics) assessed with ”sehr gut“ (excellent)

2002 – 2008 Physics studies with a geophysics major at the Westfälische Wilhelms-
Universität Münster, Germany. Thesis title: ”Simulation von Strömungsvorgängen
und fluvialen Sedimentverlagerungen mit Gitter-
Boltzmann-Modellen.“ Academic supervisor: Professor Ulrich Hansen

Mar 2002 Allgemeine Hochschulreife (German university entrance exam) at
Leininger Gymnasium in Grünstadt, Germany

Projects

  • hard- and software setup of a tube furnace reactor to synthesise transition metal dichalgonedis (TMDs)
  • setup, maintenance and operation of LT-STM
  • growth of WS2 and more exotic TMDs (sulfides, selenides, tellurides) on classical 3D substrates (silicon oxide, sapphire, quartz) and 2D materials (epitaxial and transfered graphene, hBN) for the fabrication of 2D heterostructures
  • characterisation of synthesised 2D materials with optical microscope, Raman and PL spectroscopy, LEEM, LEED, ARPES, XPS, AFM, STM
  • manipulation of 2D material heterostacks with AFM and STM
  • fabrication and measurementsof opto-electronic devices made of 2D materials

Selected Publications

[1] A. Rossi, H. Büch, C. Di Rienzo, V. Miseikis, D. Convertino,
A. Al-Temimy, V. Voliani, M. Gemmi, V. Piazza, C. Coletti
Scalable synthesis of WS2 on graphene and h-BN: an all-2D platform
for light-matter transduction. 2D Mater., 3, 031013 (2016)

[2] H. Büch, M. M. Fuechsle, W. Baker, and M. Y. Simmons. A
precisely placed single P donor as spectroscopy tool. Phys. Rev. B., 92,
235309 (2015)

[3] T. F. Watson, B. Weber H. Büch, M. M. Fuechsle, and M.
Y. Simmons. Charge sensing of a few-donor double quantum dot in
silicon. Applied Physics Letters, 107, 233511 (2015)

[4] T. F. Watson, B. Weber, M. G. House, H. Büch, M. Y.
Simmons. High-Fidelity Rapid Initialization and Read-Out of an Electron
Spin via the Single Donor D? Charge State. Phys. Rev. Lett., 115, 166806
(2015)

[5] Y. Hsueh, H. Büch, Y. Tan, Y. Wang, L. C. L. Hollenberg, G.
Klimeck, M. Y. Simmons, and R. Rahman. Spin-Lattice Relaxation
Times of Single Donors and Donor Clusters in Silicon. Phys. Rev. Lett.,
113, 246406 (2014)

[6] H. Büch, S. Mahapatra, R. Rahman, A. Morello, M. Y.
Simmons. Spin readout and addressability of phosphorus-donor clusters
in silicon. Nature Communications, 4, 2017 (2013)

[7] S. Mahapatra, H. Büch, M. Y. Simmons. Charge Sensing of
Precisely Positioned P Donors in Si. Nano Letters, 11, 4376 (2011)

Awards

Sep 2008 Awarded International Postgraduate Research Scholarship by University
of New South Wales for tuition free PhD studies and Postgraduate
Research Scholarship by Australian Centre of Excellence for Quantum
Computation & Communication Technology.
Mar 2008 Awarded for the best talk at the 68th Annual Meeting of the German
Geophysical Society.

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L’Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) è una fondazione di diritto privato - cfr. determinazione Corte dei Conti 23/2015 “IIT è una fondazione da inquadrare fra gli organismi di diritto pubblico con la scelta di un modello di organizzazione di diritto privato per rispondere all’esigenza di assicurare procedure più snelle nella selezione non solo nell’ambito nazionale dei collaboratori, scienziati e ricercatori ”.

IIT è sotto la vigilanza del Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca e del Ministero dell'Economia e delle Finanze ed è stato istituito con la Legge 326/2003. La Fondazione ha l'obiettivo di promuovere l'eccellenza nella ricerca di base e in quella applicata e di favorire lo sviluppo del sistema economico nazionale. La costruzione dei laboratori iniziata nel 2006 si è conclusa nel 2009.

Lo staff complessivo di IIT conta circa 1440 persone. L’area scientifica è rappresentata da circa l’85% del personale. Il 45% dei ricercatori proviene dall’estero: di questi, il 29% è costituito da stranieri provenienti da oltre 50 Paesi e il 16% da italiani rientrati. Oggi il personale scientifico è composto da circa 60 principal investigators, circa 110 ricercatori e tecnologi di staff, circa 350 post doc, circa 500 studenti di dottorato e borsisti, circa 130 tecnici. Oltre 330 posti su 1400 creati su fondi esterni. Età media 34 anni. 41% donne / 59 % uomini.

Nel 2015 IIT ha ricevuto finanziamenti pubblici per circa 96 milioni di euro (80% del budget), conseguendo fondi esterni per 22 milioni di euro (20% budget) provenienti da 18 progetti europei17 finanziamenti da istituzioni nazionali e internazionali, circa 60 progetti industriali

La produzione di IIT ad oggi vanta circa 6990 pubblicazioni, oltre 130 finanziamenti Europei e 11 ERC, più di 350 domande di brevetto attive, oltre 12 start up costituite e altrettante in fase di lancio. Dal 2009 l’attività scientifica è stata ulteriormente rafforzata con la creazione di dieci centri di ricerca nel territorio nazionale (a Torino, Milano, Trento, Parma, Roma, Pisa, Napoli, Lecce, Ferrara) e internazionale (MIT ed Harvard negli USA) che, unitamente al Laboratorio Centrale di Genova, sviluppano i programmi di ricerca del piano scientifico 2015-2017.

IIT: the numbers

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) is a public research institute that adopts the organizational model of a private law foundation. IIT is overseen by Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca and Ministero dell'Economia e delle Finanze (the Italian Ministries of Education, Economy and Finance).  The Institute was set up according to Italian law 326/2003 with the objective of promoting excellence in basic and applied research andfostering Italy’s economic development. Construction of the Laboratories started in 2006 and finished in 2009.

IIT has an overall staff of about 1,440 people. The scientific staff covers about 85% of the total. Out of 45% of researchers coming from abroad 29% are foreigners coming from more than 50 countries and 16% are returned Italians. The scientific staff currently consists of approximately 60 Principal Investigators110 researchers and technologists350 post-docs and 500 PhD students and grant holders and 130 technicians. External funding has allowed the creation of more than 330 positions . The average age is 34 and the gender balance proportion  is 41% female against 59% male.

In 2015 IIT received 96 million euros in public funding (accounting for 80% of its budget) and obtained 22 million euros in external funding (accounting for 20% of its budget). External funding comes from 18 European Projects, other 17 national and international competitive projects and approximately 60 industrial projects.

So far IIT accounts for: about 6990 publications, more than 130 European grants and 11 ERC grants, more than 350 patents or patent applications12 up start-ups and as many  which are about to be launched. The Institute’s scientific activity has been further strengthened since 2009 with the establishment of 11 research nodes throughout Italy (Torino, Milano, Trento, Parma, Roma, Pisa, Napoli, Lecce, Ferrara) and abroad (MIT and Harvard University, USA), which, along with the Genoa-based Central Lab, implement the research programs included in the 2015-2017 Strategic Plan.