SOZZI Giovanna

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Giovanna Sozzi received the Laurea degree in Electronic Engineering (Summa cum Laude) from the University of Parma, Parma, Italy, in 1997, with a thesis focused on the bidimensional numerical simulations of GaAs-based heterostructure FETs.
During 1998, she was with FIAT spa, Torino, Italy, where she had a full time employment.
From 1998 to 2001 she was a Ph.D. student at the Department of Information Technology of the University of Parma, mainly working on FET transistors and solar cells simulations.
She contemporary cooperated to the start-up of the department clean room, until the making up of Au-ohmic contacts on GaAs substrate.

From 1999 to 2000 she collaborated with Procter & Gamble Italia spa, at the Nelsen factory in Gattatico (RE - Italy), to protect the machinery from the software problems related to year 2000 transition.
In 2001 she cooperated with INFM (Istituto Nazionale per la Fisica dei Materiali) for a research on the techniques to make test structure on III-V semiconductor substrate.
In 2001 she also joined a one-year national CNR grant, spent at the Department of Engineering Sciences, University of Modena e Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy, for research in the field of the reliability of compound semiconductor devices.
In 2002 she received the Ph.D. degree in Information Technology from the University of Parma. Her Ph.D. thesis was focused on the characterization and numerical simulation of GaAs-based FET.
Since 2002, she has been an Assistant Professor with the Department of Information Technology, University of Parma.

Her major research activities had been concerned with (I) the numerical simulation of semiconductor devices for microwave applications with special emphasis on the study of hot-carrier, breakdown, trap-related effects and 2D and 3D electro-thermal behaviour of compound III-V heterostructure such as FETs and HBTs; (II) the electro-thermal simulation and thermal modeling of high-power diodes and silicon resistors (in cooperation with POSEICO spa, Genova, Italy).
At present, her main research interests are (1) the GaN devices 2D e 3D electro-thermal numerical simulation, (2) the modeling of GaN HEMTS including self-heating and trap-related dispersion effects, (3) the modeling and numerical simulation of thin-film solar cell.

Since 2002 she has taken part to several national research projects.
In 2010 the project "Study and optimization of innovative low-cost solar cells for mass market applications" (“Studio ed ottimizzazione di celle solari innovative a basso costo per il mercato di massa”) whose she is scientific coordinator, was funded by "Fondazione Cariparma".
She is co-author of several scientific publications on international journals and proceedings of national and international conferences.
Since 2002 she has been involved in teaching activity for the Engineering Faculty of the University of Parma.
Her teaching activities covered the courses of Fondamenti di Elettronica A (5 credits, 1st term, 2nd year, Laurea (BEng) in Ingegneria Informatica, and of Tecnologie Microlettroniche (5 credits, 1nd term, 5th year, Laurea Specialistica (MEng) in Ingegneria Elettronica).
At present (years 2011-2012) she is teaching "Electronic Technologies" (9 credits, 2nd term, 2nd year, Laurea Magistrale (MEng) in Ingegneria Eletronica).

Completion accademic year: 2019/2020

Completion accademic year: 2018/2019

Completion accademic year: 2017/2018

Completion accademic year: 2016/2017

Completion accademic year: 2015/2016

Completion accademic year: 2014/2015




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