Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Faculty Mentor: Hooman Mohseni
Simone Bianconi received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in energy and nuclear engineering from the University of Bologna, Italy, in 2013 and 2015, respectively. His current research is focused on developing new materials and devices based on III-V semiconductors for the detection and modulation of infrared light. Infrared light is a prominent investigation tool in several fields, from medicine to astronomy, as well as a primary carrier of information, both in free space (e.g. detection and ranging) and in optical fibers. Improving the performance of state-of-the-art devices for infrared detection will therefore enable breakthroughs in the above mentioned disciplines.
Awards & Fellowships
- SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship, International Society for optics and photonics (2018)
- Collegio Superiore Fellowship, University of Bologna (2010-2016)
- Roberto Ruffilli Award, Chamber of Commerce of Forlì-Cesena (2010)
- Park, M-S.; Mohseni, H., “InGaAs/InP Quantum Well Infrared Photodetector Integrated on Si Substrate by Mo/Au Metal-assisted Wafer bonding,” Optical Materials Express, 2018, 8, 2.
- Bianconi, S.; Wheaton, S.; Park, M-S.; Hassani Nia, I.; Mohseni, H., “Machine Learning Optimization of Surface-normal Optical Modulators for SWIR Time-of-flight 3D Camera,” IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 2018, 24, 6.ess, 2018, 8, 2.
- Bianconi, S.; Boselli, M.; Gherardi, M.; Colombo, V., “Numerical Investigation of the Joint Impact of Thermophoresis and Radiative Losses in Induction Plasma Synthesis of Copper Nnanoparticles.” J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys., 2017, 50, 165204.
- Bianconi, S.; Boselli, M.; Gherardi, M.; Colombo, V., “Design-Oriented Modelling of Different Quenching Solutions in Induction Plasma Synthesis of Copper Nanoparticles,” Plasma Chem. & Plasma Process, 2017, 37, 717.
- Bianconi, S.; Cavrini, F.; Colombo, V.; Gherardi, M.; Laurita, R.; Liguori, A.; Sanibondi, P.; Stancampiano, A., "iCCD Imaging of the Transition from Uncoupled to Coupled Mode in a Plasma Source for Biomedical and Materials Treatment Applications," IEEE Trans. Plasma Science, 2014, 42, 10.
- U.S. Patent Application, “Nanoscale Resolution, Spatially-controlled Conductivity Modulation of Dielectric Materials using a Focused Ion Beam,” Serial No. 62/760,993, Filed:11/14/2018. Inventors: Simone Bianconi, Hooman Mohseni