Selection 2 themes 2023

  • Title: Green, Innovative and Sustainable Devices for Circular Electronics
    Tutor: Dr. Giuseppe Cantarella.
    Abstract: In our society, the field of electronics is one of the sectors with the greatest environmental impact, due to an increasing amount of waste generation, the use of rare elements and low recycling rate. In this respect, the integration of electronic devices on everyday objects, known as Internet-of-Things (IoT), and the continuous evolution of Silicon-based electronics for faster and high-performance systems, is contributing to a negative impact of modern technologies on the ecosystem. The doctoral project will be oriented toward the realization of innovative electronic devices. Based on the development of sustainable materials, and large-scale and low-cost fabrication methods, a wide range of electronic devices (such as sensors, transistors, circuits, etc..) will be designed, fabricated and characterized. This will involve the use of recycled materials and the absence of pollutants. Such devices will find applications in different areas, such as biomedicine and smart agriculture.
    Collaborations: Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) (Luxembourg); ETH Zurich (Switzerland); Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy).