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Massimo Cazzanelli

Post Doc

Former colleague

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corso Bettini, 31 Rovereto (TN). CNCS-IIT@UNITN
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About

Analytical researcher and solutions oriented innovator with demonstrated success overseeing experimentation to promote quality management and good laboratory practices.  Credited with designing and managing highly adaptable laboratories to further research studies into nanotechnology with practical applications. Regarded, within the scientific community, receiving the Graduate Student Award for the most compelling paper presented to the European Materials Research Society Conference. During his tenure, authored or co-authored over 60 publications ranging from Physics, Materials Science and Engineering with a H-factor of 23. Accomplished facilitator and scholar, able to communicate highly technical parameters to cross-functional teams and create internal synergy to produce desirable results.

Interests

Diamond quantum sensing/optical properties Nonlinear photonics Materials Science Optical spectroscopy for photocatalytic applications

Selected Publications

  1. L. Basso, F. Gorrini, N. Bazzanella, M. Cazzanelli, C. Dorigoni, A. Bifone, and A. Miotello, Synthesis of nanodiamonds with laser ablation of graphite and diamond-like carbon in liquid-confined ambient. Submitted to COLA 2017. International Conference on Laser Ablation. 3-8 September 2017, Marseille, France. Proceedings to be published in Applied Physics: A.
  2. F. Gorrini, M. Cazzanelli, N. Bazzanella, R. Edla, C. Dorigoni, A. Bifone, and A. Miotello, Synthesis of nano-sized diamonds by confined-pulsed-laser-ablation in water, Scientific Reports 6, 35244 (2016). Nature Publishing Group. doi:10.1038/srep35244
  3. Z. El Koura, M. Cazzanelli, N. Bazzanella, N. Patel, R. Fernandes,  G. E. Arnaoutakis, A. Gakamsky, A. Dick,  A. Quaranta, and A. Miotello, Synthesis and characterization of Cu and N co-doped RF sputtered TiO2 films: photoluminescence dynamics of charge carriers relevant for water splitting, J. Phys. Chem. C 120, 12042-12050  (2016). DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b03058
  4. M. Cazzanelli, and J. Schilling, Second order optical nonlinearity in silicon by symmetry breaking, Applied Physics Reviews Vol. 3, 011104 1-23 (2016). DOI:10.1063/1.4941558
  5. Jörg Schilling, Clemens Schriever, Federica Bianco, Massimo Cazzanelli, Lorenzo Pavesi, Second order nonlinearity in Si by inhomogeneous strain and electric fields, Proc. SPIE  9546, Active Photonic Materials VII, 95461T (2015). DOI:10.1117/12.2190136.
  6. C. Schriever, F. Bianco, M. Cazzanelli, M. Ghulinyan, C. Eisenschmidt, G. Schmidt, J. de Boor, A. Schmid, J. Heitmann, L. Pavesi, J. Schilling, Second order optical nonlinearity in silicon waveguides - inhomogeneous stress and interfaces. Adv. Opt. Mater. Vol. 3, 129-136 (2015).
  7. F. Acerbi, A. Ferri, A. Gola, M. Cazzanelli, L. Pavesi, N. Zorzi and C. Piemonte Characterization of Single-Photon Time Resolution: from single SPAD to Silicon Photomultipliers. IEEE Trans. on Nucl. Sci. vol. 61, no. 5, 2679-2686 (2014).  DOI: 10.1109/TNS.2014.2347131
  8. F. Acerbi, M. Cazzanelli, A. Ferri, A. Gola, L. Pavesi, N. Zorzi and C. Piemonte High detection efficiency and time resolution integrated-passive-quenched single-photon avalanche diodes. IEEE Journ. Sel. Topics in Quantum Electron. vol. 20, art.# 3804608 (2014)  DOI: 10.1109/JSTQE.2014.2341580
  9. F. Bianco, M. Cazzanelli, A. Yeremian, M. Ghulinyan, G. Pucker, D. Modotto, S. Wabnitz, L. Pavesi, Mid-infrared difference-frequency generation in silicon waveguides strained by silicon nitride, Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (CLEO EUROPE/IQEC), (2013) Conference on and International Quantum Electronics Conference Proceedings. ISBN: 978-1-4799-0593-5 DOI: 10.1109/CLEOE-IQEC.2013.6801415
  10. F. Bianco, K. Fedus, F. Enrichi, R. Pierobon,M. Cazzanelli, M. Ghulinyan, G. Pucker and L. Pavesi, 2D Raman mapping of stress and strain in silicon waveguides Europhysics News, vol.43, 14-14 (2012)
  11. F Bianco, K Fedus, F Enrichi, R Pierobon, M Cazzanelli, M Ghulinyan, G Pucker and L Pavesi Two-dimensional micro-Raman mapping of stress and strain distributions in strained silicon waveguides Semiconductor Science and Technology, vol. 27, art. 085009 (2012).
  12. M. Cazzanelli, F. Bianco, M. Ghulinyan, G. Pucker, D.Modotto, S.Wabnitz, F. M. Pigozzo, S. Ossicini, E. Degoli, E. Luppi, V.Veniard, and L. Pavesi Second-order nonlinear silicon photonics  SPIE NEWSROOM, 28 March (2012). DOI: 10.1117/2.1201203.004138
  13. M. Cazzanelli, F. Bianco, E. Borga, G. Pucker, M. Ghulinyan, E. Degoli, E. Luppi, V. Véniard, S. Ossicini, D. Modotto, S.Wabnitz, R. Pierobon and L. Pavesi Second-harmonic generation in silicon waveguides strained by silicon nitride Nature Materials, vol. 11, 148-154 (2012).
  14. F. Bianco, E.Borga, A. Yeremian, B.Dierre, K. Fedus, P. Bettotti, A Pitanti, R. Pierobon, M. Ghulinyan, G. Pucker, M. Cazzanelli, and L. Pavesi Second-order susceptibility χ(2) in Si waveguides  IEEE International Conference on Group IV Photonics GFP, art. no 6053704, pp. 27–29, (2011)
  15. R. Spano, N. Daldosso, M. Cazzanelli, L. Ferraioli, L. Tartara, J.Yu, V. Degiorgio, E. Jordana, J. M. Fedeli, and L. Pavesi Bound electronic and free carrier nonlinearities in Silicon nanocrystals at 1550nm  Optics Express, vol. 17, no. 5, pp. 3941–3950, (2009)
  16. R. Adamo, A. Anopchenko, P. Bettotti, M. Cazzanelli, E. D’Amato, N. Daldosso, L. Ferraioli,E. Froner, Z. Gaburro, R. Guider, S.M. Hossain, D. Navarro-Urrios, A. Pitanti, S. Prezioso, M. Scarpa, R. Spano, M. Wang, L. Pavesi Low dimensional silicon structures for photonic and sensor applications  Applied Surface Science, vol. 255, no. 3, pp. 624–627, (2008)
  17. R. Spano , M. Cazzanelli, N. Daldosso, L. Tartara, J. Yu, V. Degiorgio, S. Hernandez, Y. Lebour, P. Pellegrino, B. Garrido, E. Jordand, J. M. Fedeli, and L. Pavesi Non linear optical properties of Silicon nanocrystals for applications in photonic logic gates devices 2008 IEEE/LEOS Winter Topical Meeting Series, art. No. 4444374,  pp. 10–11, (2008)
  18. S. Hernández,_ P. Pellegrino, A. Martínez, Y. Lebour, B. Garrido, R. Spano, M. Cazzanelli, N. Daldosso, L. Pavesi, E. Jordana, and J. M. Fedeli Linear and nonlinear optical properties of Si nanocrystals in SiO2 deposited by plasma-enhanced chemical-vapor deposition  Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 103, no. 6, (2008)
  19. A. Martínez, S. Hernández, P. Pellegrino, Y. Lebour, G. Carles, S. Marco, B. Garrido, R. Spano, M. Cazzanelli, N. Daldosso, L. Pavesi, E. Jordana and J. M. Fedeli. Non-linear optical properties of PECVD Si-nc under nanosecond excitation  Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 6591, (2007)
  20. R. Spano, M. Cazzanelli, N. Daldosso, Z. Gaburro, L. Ferraioli, L. Tartara, J. Yu, V. Degiorgio, S. Hernandez, Y.Lebour, P. Pellegrino, B.Garrido, E. Jordana, J- M. Fedeli, and L. Pavesi Nonlinear optical properties of Si nanocrystals Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, vol. 958, pp. 233–238, (2007)
  21. Spano, R. Cazzanelli M. Daldosso, N. Gaburro, Z. Hernandez, S. Lebour, Y. Pellegrino, P. Garrido, B. Jordana, E. Fedeli, J.M. Pavesi, L. Non-linear optical properties of Si nanocrystals  IEEE International Conference on Group IV Photonics GFP, art. no 1708162, pp. 52–54, (2006)
  22. L. Ferraioli, M. Cazzanelli, N. Daldosso, V. Mulloni, P. Bellutti, S. Yerci, R. Turan, A. N. Mikhaylov, D. I Tetelbaum and L. Pavesi Dielectric matrix influence on the photoluminescence properties of silicon nanocrystals  IEEE International Conference on Group IV Photonics GFP, art. no 1708221, pp. 225–227, (2006)
  23. K. Luterová, D. Navarro, M. Cazzanelli, T. Ostatnicky, J. Valenta, S. Cheylan, I. Pelant, and L. Pavesi Stimulated emission in the active planar optical waveguide made of silicon nanocrystals  Physica Status Solidi C: Conferences, vol. 2, no. 9, pp. 3429–3434, (2005)
  24. P. M. Fauchet, J. Ruan, H. Chen, L. Pavesi, L. Dal Negro, M. Cazzanelli, R.G. Elliman, N. Smith, M. Samoc and B. Luther-Davies Optical gain in nanocrystalline silicon: Comparison of planar waveguide geometry with a non-waveguiding ensemble of nanocrystals  Optical Materials, vol. 27, no. 5, pp. 750–755, (2005)
  25. D. Navarro-Urriòs, F. Riboli, Massimo Cazzanelli, A. Chiasera, N. Daldosso, L. Pavesi, C. J. Otòn, J. Heitmann, L.X. Yi, R. Scholz and M. Zacharias Birefringence characterization of mono-dispersed silicon nanocrystals planar waveguides  Optical Materials, vol. 27, no. 5, pp. 763–768, (2005)
  26. L. Dal Negro, M. Cazzanelli, B. Danese, L. Pavesi, F. Iacona, G. Franzò and F. Priolo Light amplification in silicon nanocrystals by pump and probe transmission measurements  Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 96, no. 10, pp. 5747–5755, (2004)
  27. M. Cazzanelli, D. Kovalev, L. Dal Negro, Z. Gaburro, and L. Pavesi Polarized optical gain and polarization-narrowing of heavily oxidized porous silicon  Physical Review Letters, vol. 93, no. 20, pp. 207402–1-207402-4, (2004)
  28. M. Cazzanelli, D. Navarro-Urrios, F. Riboli, N. Daldosso and L. Pavesi, J. Heitmann, L.X. Yi, R. Scholz, M. Zacharias, and U. Gösele Optical gain in monodispersed silicon nanocrystals  Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 96, no. 6, pp. 3164–3171, (2004)
  29. L. Dal Negro, P. Bettotti, M. Cazzanelli, L. Pavesi, D. Pacifici Applicability conditions and experimental analysis of the variable stripe length method for gain measurements  Optics Communications, vol. 229, no. 1-6, pp. 337–348, (2004)
  30. J. Ruan, P. M. Fauchet, L. Dal Negro, M. Cazzanelli, L. Pavesi Stimulated emission in nanocrystalline silicon superlattices  Applied Physics Letters, vol. 83, no. 26, pp. 5479–5481, (2003)
  31. L. Dal Negro, M. Cazzanelli, N. Daldosso, L. Pavesi, F. Priolo, G. Franzò, D. Pacifici, and F. Iacona Time-Resolved Gain Dynamics in Silicon Nanocrystals  Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings, vol. 770,  pp. 69–74, (2003)
  32. L. Pavesi, L. Dal Negro, N. Daldosso, Z. Gaburro, M. Cazzanelli, F. Iacona, G. Franzò, D. Pacifici, F. Priolo, S. Ossicini, M. Luppi and E. Degoli Will silicon be the photonics material of the third millennium?  Institute of Physics Conference Series, vol. 171, pp. 261–268, (2003)
  33. Z. Gaburro, C. J. Otòn, P. Bettotti, L. Dal Negro, G. Vijaya Prakash, M. Cazzanelli, L. Pavesi Interferometric method for monitoring electrochemical etching of thin films  Journal of the Electrochemical Society, vol. 150, no. 6, pp. C381–C384, (2003)
  34. L. Dal Negro, M. Cazzanelli, N. Daldosso, Z. Gaburro, L. Pavesi, F. Priolo, G. Franzò, D. Pacifici and F. Iacona Optical gain and stimulated emission in silicon nanocrystals  Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings, vol. 738, pp. 233–238, (2003)
  35. L. Dal Negro, M. Cazzanelli, L.Pavesi, S. Ossicini, D. Pacifici, G. Franzò, F. Priolo and F. Iacona  Dynamics of stimulated emission in silicon nanocrystals Applied Physics Letters, vol. 82, no. 26, pp. 4636–4638, (2003)
  36. C. Garcia, B. Garrido, P. Pellegrino, R. Ferre, J.A. Moreno and J.R. Morante, L. Pavesi, M.Cazzanelli  Size dependence of lifetime and absorption cross section of Si nanocrystals embedded in SiO2  Applied Physics Letters, vol. 82, no. 10, pp. 1595–1597, (2003)
  37. L. Dal Negro, M. Cazzanelli, N. Daldosso, L. Pavesi, F. Priolo, G. Franzò, D. Pacifici and F.Iacona Stimulated emission in plasma-enhanced chemical vapour deposited silicon nanocrystals  Physica E: Low-Dimensional Systems and Nanostructures, vol. 16, no. 3-4, pp. 297–308, (2003)
  38. L. Pavesi, Z. Gaburro, L. Dal Negro, P. Bettotti, G. Vijaya Prakash, M. Cazzanelli, C. J. Oton Nanostructured silicon as a photonic material  Optics and Lasers in Engineering, vol. 39, no. 3, pp. 345–368, (2003)
  39. C. Garcia, B. Garrido, P. Pellegrino, R. Ferre, L. Pavesi, M. Cazzanelli and J.R. Morante Absorption cross-sections and lifetimes as a function of size in Si nanocrystals embedded in SiO2  Physica E: Low-Dimensional Systems and Nanostructures, vol. 16, no. 3-4, pp. 429–433, (2003)
  40. L. Dal Negro, M. Cazzanelli, Z. Gaburro, P. Bettotti, L. Pavesi, F. Priolo, G. Franzò, D. Pacifici, F. Iacona, Stimulated emission in silicon nanocrystals – Gain measurements and rate equation modelling,  Towards the first silicon laser Ed. L. Pavesi, S. Gaponenko, L. Dal Negro, NATO Science Series, Series II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. Vol. 93, pp. 145-164 (2003).
  41. L. Dal Negro, Z. Gaburro, M. Cazzanelli, L. Pavesi, D. Pacifici, F. Iacona, G. Franzò, F. Priolo Optical gain in PECVD grown silicon nanocrystals  Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 4808, pp. 13–27, (2002)
  42. P. Bettotti, M. Cazzanelli, L. Dal Negro, B. Danese, Z. Gaburro, C. J. Oton, G. Vijaya Prakash, L. Pavesi Silicon nanostructures for photonics  Journal of Physics Condensed Matter, vol. 14, no. 35, pp. 8253–8281, (2002)
  43. G. Vijaya Prakash, M. Cazzanelli, Z. Gaburro, L. Pavesi, F. Iacona, G. Franzò and F. Priolo Linear and nonlinear optical properties of plasma-enhanced chemical-vapour deposition grown silicon nanocrystals  Journal of Modern Optics, vol. 49, no. 5-6, pp. 719–730, (2002)
  44. G. Vijaya Prakash, M. Cazzanelli, Z. Gaburro, L. Pavesi, F. Iacona, G. Franzò and F. Priolo Nonlinear optical properties of silicon nanocrystals grown by plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition  Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 91, no. 7, pp. 4607, (2002)
  45. G. Vijaya Prakash, M. Cazzanelli, Z. Gaburro, L. Pavesi, F. Iacona, G. Franzò and F. Priolo Nonlinear optical properties of plasma enhanced chemical vapour deposition grown silicon nanocrystals  Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings, vol. 722, pp. 219–222, (2002)
  46. G. Vijaya Prakash, N. Daldosso, G. Pucker, M. Cazzanelli, F. Rocca, Z. Gaburro, P. Dalba, L.Pavesi, F. Iacona, E. Ceretta Moreira, D. Pacifici, G. Franzo', F. Priolo, E. Degoli, S. Ossicini Structural and Optical Properties of Silicon Nanocrystals Grown by Plasma-Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition  Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 159–168, (2001)
  47. F. Giorgis, S. Ferrero, P. Mandracci, C. F. Pirri, M. Cazzanelli, and L. Pavesi Modified spontaneous emission in amorphous silicon-nitride based optical microcavities  Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings, vol. 637, pp. E271–E276, (2001)
  48. G. Pucker, P. Bellutti, M. Cazzanelli, Z. Gaburro, L. Pavesi (Si/SiO2)n multilayers and microcavities for LED applications  Optical Materials, vol. 17, no. 1-2, pp. 27–30, (2001)
  49. L. Pavesi, L. Dal Negro, M. Cazzanelli, G. Pucker, Z. Gaburro, G. Prakash, G. Franzò, F.Priolo Optical gain in silicon nanocrystals  Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 4293, pp. 162–172, (2001)
  50. G. Pucker, P. Bellutti, C. Spinella, K. Gatterer, M. Cazzanelli, and L. Pavesi Room temperature luminescence from (Si/SiO2)n (n=1,2,3) multilayers grown in an industrial low-pressure chemical vapor deposition reactor Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 88, no. 10, pp. 6044–6051, (2000)
  51. C. Vinegoni, M. Cazzanelli, A. Trivelli, G. Mariotto, J. G. Lunney and J. Levy Morphological and optical characterization of GaN prepared by pulsed laser deposition  Surface and Coatings Technology, vol. 124, no. 2-3, pp. 272–277, (2000)
  52. M. Cazzanelli, C. Vinegoni, D.Cole, J. G. Lunney, K. P. O'Donnell, P.G. Middleton, C.Trager-Cowan, L.Pavesi Luminescent properties of GaN thin films prepared by pulsed laser deposition  Materials Science and Engineering B: Solid-State Materials for Advanced Technology, vol. 59, no. 1-3, pp. 137–140, (1999)
  53. M. Cazzanelli, D. Cole, J. F. Donegan and J. G. Lunney Pulsed laser deposition of GaN thin films  Materials Science and Engineering B: Solid-State Materials for Advanced Technology, vol. 59, no. 1-3, pp. 98–103, (1999)
  54. M. Cazzanelli, C. Vinegoni, D. Cole, J.G. Lunney, P. G. Middleton, C. Trager-Cowan, K. P. O’Donnell, and L. Pavesi The emission spectrum of pulsed laser deposited GaN and its powder precursor  Materials Science and Engineering B: Solid-State Materials for Advanced Technology, vol. 59, no. 1-3, pp. 133–136, (1999)
  55. M. Cazzanelli, C. Vinegoni and L. Pavesi Temperature dependence of the photoluminescence of all-porous-silicon optical microcavities  Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 85, no. 3, pp. 1760–1764, (1999)
  56. M. Cazzanelli, D.Cole, J. F. Donegan, J. G. Lunney, P.G. Middleton, K. P. O'Donnell, C.Vinegoni, L Pavesi Photoluminescence of localized excitons in pulsed-laser-deposited GaN  Applied Physics Letters, vol. 73, no. 23, pp. 3390–3392, )1998)
  57. M. Cazzanelli and L. Pavesi  Time-resolved photoluminescence of all-porous-silicon microcavities  Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, vol. 56, no. 23, pp. 15264–15271, (1997)
  58. M. Cazzanelli, L. Pavesi, O. Bisi, P. Dubos, P. Bellutti, G. Soncini, G. Faglia, G.Sberveglieri, On the route towards efficient light emitting diodes based on porous silicon  Diffusion and Defect Data Pt.B: Solid State Phenomena, vol. 54, pp. 27–36, (1997)
  59. A.Misiuk, G. P. Karwasz, M. Cazzanelli, W. Jung, L. Pavesi Effect of annealing under uniform stress on photoluminescence, electrical and structural properties of silicon  Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings, vol. 469, pp. 245–250, (1997)
  60. L.Pavesi, M. Cazzanelli and O.Bisi Enhancement of the spontaneous emission rates in all porous silicon optical microcavities  Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings, vol. 452, pp. 717–722, (1997)
  61. L.Pavesi, C. Mazzoleni, R. Guardini, M. Cazzanelli, V. Pellegrini and A. Tredicucci Porous-silicon microcavities Nuovo Cimento della Società Italiana di Fisica D - Condensed Matter, Atomic, Molecular and Chemical Physics, Biophysics, vol. 18, no. 10, pp. 1213–1223, (1996)

Patents:

I co-authored an italian patent on a silicon integrated quantum random number generator: “True Random Number Generator” Patent: WO2016016741 A1. Authors: L. Pavesi, P. Bettotti, M. Cazzanelli, L. Gasparini, N. Massari, G. Pucker, A. Rimoldi, M. Sala, A. Tomasi. https://www.google.com.uy/patents/WO2016016741A1. Under extension in the US.

Book Chapters:

C. Vinegoni, M. Cazzanelli, and L. Pavesi, "Porous Silicon Microcavities" in Hari Singh Nalwa (a cura di), Silicon based Materials and Devices vol. 2 Properties and Devices, New York : Academic Press , 2001, p. 124-188

O. Boyraz, X. Sang, M. Cazzanelli, M. Y. Huang, "Nonlinear Optics in Silicon" in L. Pavesi and L. Vivien (a cura di), Handbook of Silicon Photonics, Series in Optics and Optoelectronics, Boca Raton: CRC press, Taylor & Francis, 2013, pp.197-248.

Application Notes:

Georgios Arnaoutakis, Massimo Cazzanelli, Zakaria El Koura, and Antonio Miotello, Charge Carrier Recombination Dynamics of Semiconductor Photocatalysts. Application Note of Edinburgh Instruments Ltd. https://www.edinst.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/AN_P35-Charge-carrier-recombination-v.2.pdf.  DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.3567.7685

Papers in journals without refereeing:

La Nanofotonica in Silicio e la fotonica col nanosilicio , AAVV Il Nuovo Saggiatore vol 26, No. 1-2 (2012).

Awards

1998: Graduate Student Award for the best paper presented at symposium L, E-MRS 

2012 Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale alle funzioni di professore di II° fascia, Settore Fisica Sperimentale della Materia

I am international reviewer for:  Journal of Applied Physics & Applied Physics Letters (AIP, American Institute of Physics), Optical Materials (Elsevier), Optical Engineering (SPIE), Laser Physics (IOP, Institute of Physics), Journal of the European Optical Society (EOS), Optics Express (Optical Society of America), IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics & IEEE Photonics Journal (IEEE),  Advanced Optical Materials & Physica Status Solidi (Wiley Eds), Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group), and Materials (MDPI Eds). I've also been reviewer for the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (FR)

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