Tutor/advisor: Prof. S. Cova
Final mark: optimum
Major thesis: “Non-invasive wide-bandwidth analysis of integrated CMOS circuits with ultra-sensitive photodetectors”
Minor thesis: “Multibit Sigma-Delta modulator in scaled technology for wireless applications”
The work was carried out in collaboration with IBM T.J. Watson Research Center (Yorktown Heights, NY) and STMicroelectronics (Agrate Brianza, Italy) and related to the modeling of luminescence emission from integrated circuit as well as the use of the Silicon based Single Photon Avalanche Detector (SPAD) to measure fast changing optical signal inside integrated circuits. During the Ph.D. several electrical and optical setups were created.
Tutor/advisor: Prof. A.L. Lacaita
Final mark: summa cum laude (100+/100) Course points: 29.9/30 average, 29/30 minimum
Major thesis: “A new modular approach to the interconnection line capacitance evaluation”
The work was carried out in collaboration with STMicroelectronics (Agrate Brianza, Italy) and consisted in the development of new and more accurate models of integrated circuit interconnect parasitics for better signal simulations. During the work, conformal mapping technque were used to develop new compact models of parasitic capacitance of interconnect lines.
Classes attended (points): Mathematics 1 (30/30), Chemistry (30/30), General physics 1 (29/30), Computer science 1 (30/30 cum laude), Geometry (30/30 cum laude), Mathematics 2 (30/30), Economy and business organization (30/30), Electric science (30/30), General physics 2 (30/30), Computer science 2 (30/30 cum laude), Statistics and probability (30/30 cum laude), Mathematics 3 (30/30 cum laude), Electromagnetic fields (30/30), Automation and control (29/30), Applied electronics 1 (29/30), General physics 3 (30/30), Thermodynamics (30/30), Signal processing (30/30 cum laude), Electrical communication (30/30), Electronic (solid-state) devices (30/30), Applied electronics 2 (30/30), Quantum electronics - lasers (30/30 cum laude), Model identification and data analysis (30/30 cum laude), Microelectronics (30/30), Optics (30/30), Digital electronics (30/30), Power electronics (30/30), Applied electronics 3 (30/30 cum laude), Instrumentation and measurements (30/30 cum laude)
Institution: Liceo G. Galilei, Erba, Italy
Final mark: 60/60 (the only person awarded the maximum score by the evaluation commission for that year)
Last updated on 2008-09-22