ESR 6 Davide Cimbri
Davide Cimbri holds a First Class Honours B.Sc. in Physical Engineering and a First Class Honours M.Sc. in Nanotechnologies for ICTs (Electronic Engineering class degree), both received from Politecnico di Torino (Italy).
At the end of the B.Sc. program he spent six months at the Department of Physics at Politecnico di Torino fabricating and characterizing Ag-based nanostructures for Surface-Enhanced-Raman- Spectroscopy (SERS) applications (in collaboration with Microla Optoelectronics S.r.l.).
During the M.Sc. he spent six extra months at Grenoble INP Phelma (France) attending classes and experiencing fabrication and characterization techniques in cleanroom regarding the realization of electronic devices, ICs and MEMS/NEMS. Moreover, he spent four extra months at the Quantum Devices and Nanotechnology Department at Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica (INRIM) in Torino (Italy), as a Research Assistant, developing Josephson’s junctions for microwave photon detection. The project was carried out in cleanroom and exploiting FIB as post-cleanroom process and SEM for the characterization step.
At the end of the M.Sc. program he spent eight months at the Computational Electronics Depart- ment at Boston University (Massachusetts, USA) and at the Electronics and Telecommunications Department at Politecnico di Torino modeling the electronic structure of antimonides-based type-II superlattice photodetectors for mid-IR applications, exploiting the kp perturbation theory with Finite Elements.
His research interests cover the field of high speed electronic and optoelectronic devices and circuits. He is currently working towards the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the High Frequency Electronics (HFE) Group, Division of Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering, University of Glasgow (UK), under the supervision of Prof. Edward Wasige and Prof. David Cumming.
His research project, part of the TeraApps program, aims at developing a novel, low cost, energy- efficient and compact ultra-broadband short-range wireless communication transceiver technology which, employing Resonant Tunnelling Diode (RTD) devices operating at frequencies exceeding 1 Thz, is capable of addressing predicted future network usage requirements.