Dr Alessandro Casaburi
- Lecturer (Electronic and Nanoscale Engineering)
telephone: +44 141 330 5662
Alessandro Casaburi He joined the University of Glasgow as Post Doctoral Research Fellow in February 2013. In April 2013 he took up a Marie Curie Fellowship and in October 2015 He became Lecturer.
He completed his PhD at the University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy, in 2010. In this time Between (2008 - 2010) he led several experiments as guest researcher at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial and Science Technology (AIST) in Tsukuba, Japan. Thanks to this activity, in 2012, the Italian Society of Physics awarded him the Antonio Barone Prize for the best PhD thesis on the topic of the superconductivity at an Italian University.He was then a postdoctoral researcher at the CNR – Cybernetics Institute and at University of Salerno from 2010 - 2011. Thanks to the long standing collaboration with partner at AIST in Japan, in 2012,he was granted an International Fellowship of the Japanese Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS). In 2012 he moved finally in UK joining Heriot-Watt University as Post Doctoral Research Associate.
He is a member of the IoP Superconductivity Group Committee, the META conference, and the EUCAS 2019 Local Organizing Committee (chair).
Dr Casaburi has considerable experience in developing superconducting devices for challenging applications. In particular his research is focused on the development and characterisation of:
- Superconducting electronics for the time and frequency domain multiplexing of large array of supercondcutings single photon/molecules detectors.
- Alternative design of parametric amplifiers based on supercondcuting materials.
- Innovative desing for advanced supercondcuting strips based detectors for single infrared photons (E < 0.1 eV) and single molecule detection ( E < 30 keV).
Fabrication and characterization of ultra thin superconducting NbN/Nb, Advanced UV lithography and electron beam lithography (EBL) for realization of superconducting devices with nanometre (<100 nm) features, Low noise cryogenic (T 0.1 – 4.2 K) measurement techniques for electrical and optical characterization of superconducting devices under radiation with energy in the range 0.1 eV – 20 keV, scanning electron/optical microscopy and diagnostic techniques (energy dispersive spectrometry EDS, Fourier transform infrared spectrometry FT-IR, X-Ray scattering) for material microanalysis.
Casaburi, A., Zen, N., Suzuki, K., Ejrnaes, M., Pagano, S., Cristiano, R. and Ohkubo, M. (2009) Subnanosecond time response of large-area superconducting stripline detectors for keV molecular ions. Applied Physics Letters, 94(21), p. 212502. (doi:10.1063/1.3142419)
“Advance SuperConducting devices for ENhanced infrared Deection – ASCEND”
Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship (IEF) 2013-2015
Dr Casaburi's current team:
Post graduate students
Jonathan Collins (PhD)
Koran Jackson (PhD)
Teaching 2017 -2018
ENG1026 - Engineering Skills 1, Module of Mechatronics
ENG3024 - Electronics circuits design 3