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Assistant Professor of Electronics

Universitą di Modena e Reggio Emilia
Dipartimento di Ingegneria "Enzo Ferrari" 
via Vignolese 905
41125 Modena - Italy



Alessandro Chini was born in Rovereto, Italy, in 1975. He graduated in electronics engineering at the University of Padova, Italy, in 1999 working on the characterization of impact ionization phenomena in InP-based pnp heterojunction bipolar transistors. In 2001 he was at the University of California Santa Barbara, working on the fabrication and characterization of GaN-based HEMTs. In 2003 he received the Ph.D. degree in electrical and telecommunication engineering from the University of Padova working on the fabrication, characterization, and reliability of GaN-based HEMTs for microwave power applications. From 2003 until 2004, he was an Assistant Research Engineer at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California Santa Barbara working on the fabrication and development of GaN HEMTs for microwave power applications focusing on the development of passivation techniques for improving the device output power and reliability as well as developing field-plated devices for higher output power densities. Since 2004 he has been an Assistant Professor at the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.

Research Interests

His research activity has been focused on the characterization and reliability investigation of compound semiconductor based HEMTs; the development of high breakdown voltages field-plated GaAs-pHEMTs both through numerical simulations and process development; design of pulsed measurement system for device characterization of the DC to RF dispersion; development of measurement setup for deep level transient spectroscopy measurements; load-pull RF power measurements and small-signal characterization of GaAs and GaN high electron mobility transistor and MMICs; design and testing of low-power solar energy harvesting circuits.

Publications  >>>> updated list of publications

He has co-authored >30 papers published in refereed international journals, >70 papers published in proceedings of international conferences, 1 book chapter, and 1 patent.


During his research activity, he has collaborated with a number of scientific and industrial institutions (in addition to several universities in Italy), including (in alphabetical order): Ohio State University, Columbus (USA); Research Centre Jülich (Germany); SELEX S.I. (formerly Alenia Marconi Systems SpA), Roma; Thales (France); University of California, Santa Barbara (USA), University of Manchester, Manchester (UK).