Current Staff (March 2019)

Head of Laboratory

Adrian M. Ionescu
ELB 335
Adrian M. Ionescu is a Professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland. He received the B.S./M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest, Romania and the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble, France, in 1989 and 1997, respectively. He has held staff and/or visiting positions at LETI-CEA, Grenoble, France, LPCS-ENSERG, Grenoble, France and Stanford University, USA, in 1998 and 1999.

Dr. Ionescu has published more than 400 articles in international journals and conferences. He received many Best Paper Awards in international conferences, the Annual Award of the Technical Section of the Romanian Academy of Sciences in 1994 and the Blondel Medal in 2009 for remarkable contributions to the progress in engineering sciences in the domain of electronics.He is the 2013 recipient of the IBM Faculty Award in Engineering. He served the IEDM and VLSI conference technical committees and was the Technical Program Committee (Co)Chair of ESSDERC in 2006 and 2013.

He is director of the Laboratory of Micro/Nanoelectronic Devices (NANOLAB). He is appointed as national representative of Switzerland for the European Nanoelectronics Initiative Advisory Council (ENIAC) and member of the Scientific Committee of CATRENE. Dr. Ionescu is the European Chapter Chair of the ITRS Emerging Research Devices Working Group

Administrative Staff

Karin Jaymes
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Karin Jaymes was born in Switzerland, in 1976. She started working at Kuoni Travel Ltd in 1992. From 2000 to 2006 she was a Kuoni office manager in the Lausanne area. After having travelled around the world for private and business purposes she decided to take on a new challenge in working at the Nanoelectronic Devices Laboratory at EPFL as administrative assistant with main focus on the financial management of European research projects and organization of international workshops, Currently, she is also the Administrative Manager of the FET Flagship Pilot Guardian Angels that includes more than 40 partners from 13 European countries.

Research Staff

Igor Stolichnov
Senior Scientist 33977 ELB 334
Igor Stolichnov was born in Saint Petersburg, in 1968. He received his Master degree in solid state physics at Saint Petersburg State Polytechnical University in 1994. In the years 1995-1996 he worked as a research assistant at the Wide-gap semiconductors laboratory, A.F. Ioffe Physical Technical Institute (St. Petersburg). In 1996 he joined EPFL, Laboratory of Ceramics (LC-IMX) where he was awarded PhD in 2000 for his work on physical mechanisms of losses in ferroelectric non-volatile memories. In 2010 he received from EPFL the grade of MER (Senior Scientist), since 2015 – member of staff of NANOLAB. His scientific interests are focused on functional materials and their applications for memory and information processing applications, including ferroelectrics, dielectrics and multiferroics. His research includes integration of ferroic nanostructures and films on semiconductors and metals for novel memory devices. He gives lectures on scanning probe microscopy; experimental methods of crystallography; structure, symmetry and properties of materials.
Andrei Müller
Scientist 36972 ELB 343
Andrei A. Müller received a M.Sc degree in Mobile and Satellite Communications in and another one in Microsystems in while completing a PhD in microwave engineering from the Politehnica University of Bucharest in Dec. 2011. Andrei completed during his PhD various stages (more than 2 years) at Technische Univ. Munchen, Germany, Carl- Emily Fuchs Institute, Pretoria, (South Africa) and in the Pure an Applied Maths Institute of PolitehnicaValencia-Spain. Andrei did a Post-Doc in microwave filter design (2012) at Labsticc (CNRS research center) in Brest/ France and completed a 4 years Post-Doc, Marie Curie Integration Grant (awarded by the European Commission) in the Telecommunication Institute (i-team) / Valencia/ Spain in SIW filter tunning (2013-2017).

Andrei received the Gheorghe Cartianu award (2013) from the Romanian Academy of Science for the 3D Smith chart concept article “A 3D Smith chart based on the Riemann Sphere for Active and Passive Microwave Circuits” published in IEEE Microwave and Wireless Letters. He is an Outstanding Associate Editor IEEE Access Journal for the years 2017& 2018 and is since November 2018 a Senior Member of IEEE.

Andrei gave 10 invited talks in Europe and USA about the 3D Smith chart concept and launched the first 3D Smith chart tool in May 2017 and authored or co authored more than 40 papers in journals or conferences.

Since September 2017 Andrei is a Scientist in the Nanolab, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) working on Vanadium Oxide devices design& fabrication for microwave frequency applications in the frame of the Phase-Change Switch FET-Open H2020 project lead by Prof. Adrian Ionescu.

PhD Students

Ali Saeidi
PhD Student
33973 ELB 332
Ali Saeidi was born in Tehran, Iran. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from University of Tehran in Electronic Engineering. After finishing his project on fabrication of Silicon nanotubes and silicon nanowires, he started his Master study working on fabrication of Biological sensors for cancer detection based on Silicon nanotubes and nanowires. In August 2014 he joined Professor Ionescu’s Nanolab at EPFL as a PhD candidate. His current research focuses on ferroelectric materials and ferroelectric devices.
Maneesha Rupakula
PhD Student 37632 ELB 340
Maneesha Rupakula was born in India. She received her Master’s degree in Micro Nano Integrated Systems from Politecnico di Torino (Torino, Italy). During her PhD thesis she will explore Tunnel FETs for biological and chemical sensing applications. It involves understanding device operation, carrying out simulations of optimum device architecture and realizing it with micro/nano fabrication techniques
Francesco Bellando
PhD Student 33534 ELB 340
Francesco Bellando was born in Torino, Italy, in 1989. In 2012 he received his bachelor degree in physics engineering from the Politecnico di Torino, and in 2015 he received the master diploma in Nanotechnologies for the ICTs from the same istitute. From October 2014 to March 2015 he has worked as an exchange student at NanoLab (EPFL) for his master thesis on the field of microfluidic for wearable sensors, then he has been hired as a technician at NanoLab for a period of three months, ended in June. He is currently working in the same laboratory as a PhD student on the topic of ion-selective FETs.
Nicolò Oliva
PhD Student 31116 ELB 331
Nicolò Oliva was born in Torino, Italy, in 1991. In 2013 he received his Bachelor degree in Physical Engineering from Politecnico di Torino. In 2015, after completing the Master project on high frequency piezoelectric resonant transformers for power supplies on chip in PMANS group at CMU, in Pittsburgh, he received his M.Sc. Degree in Micro and Nano Technologies for Integrated Systems from EPFL, Grenoble INP and Politecnico di Torino. In February 2016, he joined EPFL Nanolab as a PhD candidate, on a project focused on Tunnel FETs for IR imaging and gas sensing.
Teodor Rosca
PhD Student 33976 ELB 333
Teodor Rosca was born in Romania in 1990. After obtaining the Bachelor degree in 2013 from the Polytechnic University in Bucharest, he joined EPFL and obtained the Master’s degree with a project on CMOS Microbolometers for Infrared Imaging. He is currently a PhD candidate in Nanolab, starting research on possible logic and analog function circuitry using new devices based on emerging technologies.
Junrui Zhang
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Junrui Zhang was born in China in 1988. After obtaining the Bachelor degree in 2010 and Master degree in 2013 from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, he worked in City University of Hong Kong as a research assistant on dielectric resonator antenna for several months. From July 2014, he started his PhD thesis in EPFL, concerning ultra-low power integrated circuit for sensor readout, based in Fribourg-Switzerland under co-supervision of Prof. Ionescu A.M (EPFL), and Prof. Mazza M.(University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland). From Nov 2016, he joined Nanolab for the rest of his PhD thesis.
Matteo Cavalieri
PhD Student 31116 ELB 331
Matteo Cavalieri was born in Rimini, Italy, in 1991. In 2013 he received his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Universitá di Bologna, Italy. In 2016 he received his Master’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering from TU Delft, the Netherlands. In February 2017, he joined EPFL Nanolab as a PhD candidate, on a project focused on the study of HfO2 based ferroelectrics.
Fatemeh Qaderi
PhD Student 36904 ELB 343
Fatemeh Qaderi was born in Tehran. She received her Bachelor’s degree in 2015 and Master’s in 2017, both in Electronics Engineering from Sharif University of Technology. Her Master’s thesis was on design and fabrication of an integrated superconducting resonator/ flux concentrator coupled to rf SQUID magnetic sensor. She also worked on THz metamaterial absorbers as well as picosecond time measurement by FPGA floorplanning. In September 2017, she joined EPFL Nanolab as a PhD candidate, working on hybrid 2D material switches for energy efficient sensing and computation.
Carlotta Gastaldi
PhD Student 36972 ELB 332
Carlotta Gastaldi was born in Genova, Italy, in 1993. In 2015, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering from the Politecnico di Torino. In 2016, she studied for one year in KU Leuven and afterwards she performed her Master’s project on resistive memory in imec. As a result, in 2017, she received a Master’s degree in Electronic Engineering with specialization in Micro & Nano systems from Politecnico di Torino. In March 2018, she joined EPFL NanoLab as a PhD candidate, on a project focused on fabrication and characterization of Ferroelectric FET.
Luca Capua
PhD Student 39429 ELB 333
Luca Capua was born in Savona, Italy, in 1994. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Physics Engineering from Politecnico di Torino in 2016. He continued his studies by pursuing a M.Sc. in Micro and Nanotechnologies for Integrated Systems, a joint degree between EPFL, Politecnico di Torino, and Grenoble INP. He obtained his Master’s Degree in 2018, after completing his Master’s project at IBM Research Zürich in materials and methods for an electronic tongue. In October 2018, he joined the EPFL Nanolab as a PhD candidate, working on sensors for biomarkers detection.
Sadegh Kamaei
PhD Student 37026 ELB 340
Sadegh Kamaei was born in Iran, in 1992. In 2015, He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Shiraz University in Electronics Engineering. He continued his studies in Electronics Engineering at University of Tehran as a master student and obtained his Master’s Degree in 2018. His master thesis was on fabrication and characterization of photodetectors based on 2D materials. He also worked on storage devices and flexible optoelectronic devices during his master’s degree program. In December 2018, he joined EPFL Nanolab as a PhD candidate, on a project focused on fabrication and characterization of energy efficient steep slope devices based on 2D materials.