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Professor of Electronics

Universitą di Modena e Reggio Emilia
Dipartimento di Scienze e Metodi dell'Ingegneria
Via Amendola 2 - Pad. Tamburini
42122 Reggio Emilia - Italy
tel: +39 0522 522625
fax: +39 0522 522609


Short Biography

Luca Larcher received the “Laurea” degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Padova, Italy, in 1998, and the Ph.D. degree also in Electrical Engineering from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy, in 2002. In 2001 he was appointed Assistant Professor at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, where he is currently Full Professor of Electronics since the 1st of November 2017.

Research Interests

Currently his research interests cover these topics:

Emerging memory devices (PCM, RRAM, FeRAM): device and material characterization and modelling; performances and reliability investigation and optimization.

Electron device reliability: characterization and modelling of breakdown, BTI, current noise; defect spectroscopy from electrical measurements.

Power amplifier (PA) for RF and mm-wave applications: modelling, design and characterization of PA circuits in CMOS and BiCMOS technology: Pa reliability.

Energy harvesting systems: energy transducer characterization and modelling; design and characterization of power converters for energy harvesting and autonomous sensors.

Printed audio transducers: development, modelling and characterization of novel audio transducers (e.g. thermos-acoustic loudspeaker and microphone) exploiting printed technologies and nano-structured materials.

Flash memory devices based on Floating Gate (FG) and Charge Trapping (CT): characterization and modelling; impact of material properties; device performances and reliability optimization; radiation effects.

Publications   >>> updated list of publications

He has co-authored >85 papers published in refereed international journals (including 28 papers in IEEE Journals), > 105 papers in proceedings of international conferences (including 9 IEEE-IEDM, > 20 IEEE-IRPS), 2 book chapters, 1 book, 3 patents, > 10 invited presentations (including 2 invited presentation at IEEE-IEDM in 2012 and 2017) and Tutorial at International Reliability Physics Symposium (IEEE-IRPS) on “Flash memory reliability”, 2010.

Collaborations and Projects

He has been involved in several projects supported by EU, Italian government and Regional government. At this time, he is involved in 1 project supported by the JU-ECSEL (H2020 TARANTO) and one national project (MISE-VASM). During the last 5 years, he was involved in 6 projects supported by the EU (FP7 ENIAC Lab4MEMS II- FP7 IP Gossamer, JTI-ENIAC Mirandela, JTI-ENIAC END, FP7 NoE Nanofunction, ICT-for-AGRI Stratos), and he is coordinating the activity carried out at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia for the first 4 projects (FP7 IP Gossamer, JTI-ENIAC Mirandela, JTI-ENIAC END, FP7 NoE Nanofunction). He is the scientific coordinator of the ISOTRACTOR project, funded by the Regional Government in collaboration with local enterprises, and he is involved in the Intermech.MoRe laboratory (funded by the Regional government) dedicated to the technology transfer to local enterprises, where he is coordinating the work-package dedicated to the “industrial electronic systems.” 
He is member of the Italian Nanoelectronics team (IU.NET).

He has collaborated with several scientific and industrial institutions (in addition to several universities in Italy), including: Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK), Trento; IMEC (Belgium); CEA-LETI (Grenoble, France); Istituto Nazionale di Fisica della Materia (INFM); Saifun Semiconductors (Israel); Sematech (USA); ST Microelectronics (Italy and France); University of California, Berkely, California (USA); University of Texas, Dallas, Texas (USA); Tyndall (Ireland); Postech (Korea); Technische Universitaet Munchen (Germany); Libera Universitą di Bolzano (Italy); ETH (Zurich, Swiss); ASK Group (Reggio Emilia, Italy); RCF (Reggio Emilia, Italy); Aarhus University (Denmark); ON-Semi (Czech Republic); Areospace Corporation (CA, USA); Stanford University (CA, USA); FBT (Recanati, Italy); COBO (Italy); Dieci SrL (Montecchio Emilia, Italy); System (Fiorano Modenese, Italy); UCL (London, UK); SUTD (Singapore); Soochow Univ. (China); NamLab (Dresden, Germany).

Conference Program Committees

IEEE-IRPS 2019, Technical Program Committee Member

IIRW 2018, General Chair

IIRW 2017, Technical Program Chair

ESREF 2017, Technical Program Committee Member

DATE 2017, Technical Program Committee Member

CIMTEC 2017, Technical Program Committee Member

IWCM 2017, Steering Committee Member

IIRW 2016, Vice-Technical Program Chair.

CIMTEC 2016, Technical Program Committee Member

IWCM 2016, Steering Committee Member

IEEE-IEDM 2015, Modelling and Simulation Committee Chair,

IIRW 2015, Communication Chair and Technical Committee Member.

IIRW 2015, Steering Committee Member

IEEE-IEDM 2014, Technical Committee Member.

IIRW 2014, Technical Committee Member

ESREF 2014, Technical Committee Member

IWCM 2014, Steering Committee Member

IEEE-IEDM 2013, Technical Committee Member

IIRW 2013, Technical Committee Member.

IEEE-IRPS 2012, Technical Program Committee Member

IWCM 2012, Steering Committee Member

IEEE-IRPS 2011, Technical Program Committee Member,

ESREF 2010, Technical Program Committee Member

IIRW 2010, Steering Committee Member

IEEE-IEDM 2007, Technical Program Committee Member

IEEE-IEDM 2006, Technical Program Committee Member