Domenico DE FAZIO

Position
Researcher
Telephone
041 234 8917
E-mail
domenico.defazio@unive.it
Scientific sector (SSD)
FISICA SPERIMENTALE [FIS/01]
Website
www.unive.it/people/domenico.defazio (personal record)
Office
Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems
Website: https://www.unive.it/dep.dsmn
Where: Campus scientifico via Torino
Research Institute
Research Institute for Complexity
Sicurezza
Preposto di Laboratorio
Responsabile dell’Attività di Didattica e Ricerca in Laboratorio (RDRL)

WORK EXPERIENCE

Jan 2022-Present

Tenure Track (RTDb):
Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Venice, Italy

Oct 2021-Dec 2021

Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Severo Ochoa Excellence Program:
The Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), affiliated with the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Castelldefels, Spain
Working on low-bias and bias-free photodetectors based on graphene in the infrared.
Supervisor: Prof. Frank H. L. Koppens

Oct 2018-Sep 2021

Postdoctoral Research Associate:
The Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), affiliated with the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Castelldefels, Spain
Working on the nano-fabrication and opto-electronic characterization of graphene-based broadband photodetectors.
Supervisor: Prof. Frank H. L. Koppens

Oct 2017-Sep 2018

Postdoctoral Research Associate:
Cambridge Graphene Centre, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Working on the nano-fabrication and characterization of graphene and layered material-based optoelectronic applications.
Supervisor: Prof. Andrea C. Ferrari

May 2013-Sep 2013

Research Assistant:
National Enterprise for nanoScience and nanoTechnology, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy
Working on the nano-fabrication and characterization of graphene-based terahertz detectors.
Supervisor: Dr Vittorio Pellegrini

Feb 2013-Apr 2013

Research Assistant:
National Institute for Metrological Research (INRIM), Turin, Italy
Working on the characterization of transition-edge sensors.
Supervisor: Dr Mauro Rajteri

EDUCATION

Oct 2013-Sep 2017

PhD in Electrical Engineering:
Cambridge Graphene Centre, University of Cambridge and St Edmund’s College, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Thesis: “Graphene, layered materials and hybrid structures for advanced photodetectors”.
Supervisor: Prof. Andrea C. Ferrari

Sep 2012

Master of Science in Physics Engineering:
Polytechnic University of Turin, Turin, Italy.
Final score: 110/110 cum laude
Final project: “Optimization of Thin Films for Superconducting Nanowire Single-Photon Detectors”
Supervisors: Prof. Karl K. Berggren¹, Prof. Fabrizio Pirri² and Prof. Gianluca Ghigo²
¹Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Cambridge (MA), United States; ²Polytechnic University of Turin, Turin, Italy

Feb 2012-Aug 2012

Research Internship:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge (MA), United States
Working on the growth and characterization of thin films for superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors
Supervisor: Prof. Karl K. Berggren

Mar 2010

Bachelor of Science in Physics Engineering:
Polytechnic University of Turin, Turin, Italy.
Final score: 110/110 cum laude

TEACHING

Jan 2015-Sep 2018

Supervisor, Part IB, 2P5, Electrical. Courses: “Electrical Power” and “Electromagnetic Fields and Waves”
Pembroke College, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Supervisions are a unique, highly effective form of teaching across the educating system of the United Kingdom where highly qualified scientists train and evaluate college students, guiding them toward a deep understanding of the course.

Nov 2014-Sep 2018

Research Skill Session Demonstrator: practical sessions on “Growth of Graphene by Chemical Vapour Deposition and Transfer on Arbitrary Substrates”.
Practical sessions are opportunities for groups of master and Ph.D. students to learn from a highly trained researcher (demonstrator) about experiments, systems and/or methods and protocols.

Apr 2016-Jul 2016

Daily Supervisor: Short project “Exciton-Exciton Annihilation in Monolayer MoS₂”.
Short projects are a form of teaching whereby a daily supervisor is tasked with guiding a master student toward reaching fundamental goals in the framework of a research topic.

Apr 2015-Jul 2015

Daily Supervisor: Short project “CVD Growth, Transfer and Characterization of Large-Area Single Layer MoS₂”

Apr 2015-Jul 2015

Daily Supervisor: Short project “Superconductivity in 2d Transition Metal Dichalcogenides with Strong Spin Orbit Coupling”

Apr 2015-Jul 2015

Daily Supervisor: Short project “THz Detectors based on High Mobility Graphene Transistors”

Nov 2014-Mar 2015

Daily Supervisor: Short project “Design of Graphene Coated Cell Culture Dish to Measure Neuronal Activity in Combination with Fluorescence Readouts”

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • I have refereed for research papers submitted to the following journals: "Nature Communications", "Nano Letters", "Nanoscale", "Applied Physics Letters", "Optics Letters", "Semiconductor Science and Technology", "Optics and Laser Technology".
  • I was responsible for coordinating the research at the Institute of Photonic Sciences within the work packages “Optoelectronics” and “Wafer Scale Integration” - EU Horizon 2020 project “Graphene Flagship”. The Graphene Flagship is tasked with bringing together academic and industrial researchers to take graphene from the realm of academic laboratories into European society. The core consortium consists of approximately 170 academic and industrial research groups in 22 countries.
  • I was responsible for coordinating the research at the University of Cambridge within the work package “Enabling Materials” - EU Horizon 2020 project “Graphene Flagship”. 
  • I was responsible for coordinating the research at the University of Cambridge within the work package “Materials” for the European Research Council (ERC) 2012 Synergy Grant “Hetero2D - Novel materials architecture based on atomically thin crystals”.