dr. P. M. Sberna

Project Support
Terahertz Sensing (THZ), Department of Microelectronics

Expertise: Clean room scientist, expert of Solid State Physics, Material Science, Chemistry and Micro-fabrication

Themes: Advanced Antenna Architectures, Quasi-Optical Systems, Experimental Astronomy

Biography

Paolo Maria Sberna was born in Palermo (Italy) in 1987. In 2009 he received the bachelor degree in physics (cum laude) at the University of Catania (Italy) with a thesis on Bose-Einstein condensation. In 2011 he received the master degree in physics (cum laude) at the University of Catania with the thesis: “Quantum confinement effects on Si nano-crystals observed with Raman spectroscopy”. In 2015, he completed the PhD, at the University of Catania and partly at the NOVA University of Lisbon (Portugal), with the thesis: “Novel Approaches to Photoactive Nano-structured Materials for Efficient Solar Cells”. From May 2015 he is working at TU Delft. The topic covered during the first two year has been low-temperature Si thin-film transistors fabrication by solution-processing. From 2017 he is working on III-V photoconductive antennas for THz applications in the group of Prof. A. Neto. His specialties are Solid State Physics, Material Science, Chemistry and Micro-fabrication.

Publications

  1. On the Design of Bulk Absorbers at THz frequencies
    A. Neto; R. van Schelven; P. Sberna;
    In 14th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP),
    Copenhagen, Denmark, March 2020.

  2. Synthesis of Efficient Bulk Absorbers at THz Frequencies
    A. Neto; R. van Schelven; P. Sberna;
    In IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium,
    Montréal, Canada, Jul. 5-10 2020.

  3. A Connected Array of Coherent Photoconductive Pulsed Sources to Generate mW Average Power in the Submillimeter Wavelength Band
    A.Garufo; P.M. Sberna; G. Carluccio; J.R. Freeman; D.R. Bacon; J. Bueno; J.J.A. Baselmans; E.H. Linfield; A.G. Davies; N. Llombart; A. Neto;
    IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology,
    Volume 9, Issue 3, pp. 221-236, May 2019. DOI: 10.1109/TTHZ.2019.2896791
    document

  4. Pulsed photoconductive connected slot array operating at the sub-mm wavelength band
    A. Garufo; P. Sberna; G. Carluccio; J.R. Freeman; D.R. Bacon; L. Li, J. Bueno; J.J.A. Baselmans; E.H. Linfield; A.G. Davies; I.E. Lager; N. Llombart; A. Neto;
    In Proc. 49th European Microwave Conference - EuMC,
    pp. 820-823, 2019.

  5. Signal to Noise Ratio Budget of a Pico-Seconds Pulsed Radar System for Stand-Off Imaging
    Fiorellini Bernardis, A.; Sberna, P.; Neto, A.; Llombart, N.;
    In 44th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves (IRMMW THz-2019),
    Paris, France, Sep. 2019.

  6. Time Domain Circuit Representation of Photoconductive Gaps in Antennas for Pulsed Terahertz Time Domain Systems
    Fiorellini Bernardis, A.; Sberna, P.; Neto, A.; Llombart, N.;
    In 44th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves (IRMMW THz-2019),
    Paris, France, Sep. 2019.

  7. Signal to Noise Ratio for a Pico-Seconds Pulsed Radar for Imaging at Stand-Off Distances
    Fiorellini Bernardis, A.; Sberna,P.; Neto, A.; Llombart, N.;
    In 13th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation,
    Krakow, Poland, Mar. 31 - Apr. 5 2019.

  8. Signal to Noise Ratio Budget of a Pico-Seconds Pulsed Radar System for Stand-Off Imaging
    Fiorellini Bernardis, A.; Sberna, P.; Neto, A.; Llombart, N.;
    In IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium,
    Atlanta, Georgia, USA, Jul. 7-12 2019.

  9. Vacuum assisted liquified metal (VALM) TSV filling method with superconductive material
    J. A. Alfaro; P. M. Sberna; C. Silvestri; M. Mastrangeli; R. Ishihara; P. M. Sarro;
    In IEEE Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS),
    Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, pp. 547-550, Jan. 21-25 2018. DOI: 10.1109/MEMSYS.2018.8346611
    document

  10. Solution-Based Fabrication of Polycrystalline Si Thin-Film Transistors from Recycled Polysilanes
    P. M. Sberna; M. Trifunovic; R. Ishihara;
    ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng.,
    Volume 5, Issue 7, pp. 5642-5645, 2017.
    document

  11. Analysis of polydihydrosilane crystallization by excimer laser annealing
    M. Trifunovic; P. M. Sberna; T. Shimoda; R. Ishihara;
    Thin Solid Films,
    Volume 638, pp. 73-80, 2017.
    document

  12. Solution-based polycrystalline silicon transistors produced on a paper substrate
    M. Trifunovic; P. M. Sberna; T. Shimoda; R. Ishihara;
    npj Flexible Electronics,
    Volume 1, Issue 12, Dec. 2017. DOI: 10.1038/s41528-017-0013-x
    document

  13. Sputtered cuprous oxide thin films and nitrogen doping by ion implantation
    P. M. Sberna; I. Crupi; F. Moscatelli; V. Privitera; F. Simone; M. Miritello;
    Thin Solid Films,
    Volume 600, pp. 71-75, 2016.
    document

  14. Effects of Mg doping on Cu2O thin films and their behavior on the TiO2/Cu2O heterojunction solar cells
    K. Kardarian; D. Nunes; P. M. Sberna; A. Ginsburg; D. A. Keller; J. Vas Pinto; J. Deuermeier; A. Y. Anderson; A. Zaban; R. Martins; E. Fortunato;
    Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells,
    Volume 147, pp. 27-36, 2016.
    document

  15. TiO2/Cu2O All-Oxide Heterojunction Solar Cells Produced by Spray Pyrolysis
    M. Pavan; S. Rühle; A. Ginsburg; D. A. Keller; H. Barad; P. M. Sberna; D. Nunes; R. Martins; A. Y. Anderson; A. Zaban; E. Fortunato;
    Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells,
    Volume 132, pp. 549-556, Jan. 2015.
    document

  16. Fe ion-implanted TiO2 thin film for efficient visible-light photocatalysis
    G. Impellizzeri; V. Scuderi; L. Romano; P. M. Sberna; E. Arcadipane; R. Sanz; F. Simone; V. Privitera;
    J. Appl. Phys.,
    Volume 116, Issue 173507, 2014.
    document

  17. Nanofabrication processes for innovative nanohole-based solar cells
    C. Garozzo; C. Bongiorno; S. Di Franco; M. Italia; A. La Magna; S. Scalese; P. M. Sberna; R. A. Puglisi;
    Phys. Status Solidi A,
    Volume 210, Issue 8, pp. 1564-1570, 2013.
    document

  18. Competition between uncatalyzed and catalyzed growth during the plasma synthesis of Si nanowires and its role on their optical properties
    C. Garozzo; A. La Magna; G. Mannino; V. Privitera; S. Scalese; P. M. Sberna; F. Simone; R. A. Puglisi;
    J. Appl. Phys.,
    Volume 113, Issue 214313, 2013.
    document

  19. Enhanced light scattering in Si nanostructures produced by pulsed laser irradiation
    P. M. Sberna; G. G. Scapellato; N. Piluso; S. Boninelli; M. Miritello; I. Crupi; E. Bruno; V. Privitera; F. Simone; S. Mirabella;
    Appl. Phys. Lett.,
    Volume 103, Issue 221902, 2013.
    document

  20. Raman and photoluminascence spectroscopy of Si nanocrystals: Evidence of a form factor
    G. Faraci; G. Mannino; A. R. Pennisi; R. Ruggeri; P. M. Sberna; V. Privitera;
    J. Appl. Phys.,
    Volume 113, Issue 063518, 2013.
    document

BibTeX support

Last updated: 8 Apr 2019

Paolo Sberna