My research activities focus into solid state physics, in particular on the electronic properties of semiconductor hetero- and nanostructures. The experimental work includes the growth by molecular beam epitaxy (MBE), the preparation of nanostructures by modern technologies (lithography, dry etching, etc.) and the analysis by several techniques. In our group, we are presently working on two main fields (i) spintronics and (ii) semiconductor nanowires. In particular running projects are on (a) diluted magnetic semiconductors based on GaN (b) growth of InN nanowires for applications in solar cells (c) two-dimensional electron gases based on AlGaN/GaN heterostructures.


- 1981 Laurea in Physics, U Modena, Italy
- 1987 PhD in Physics, TU of Milano, Italy
- 1988 and 1993 Guest Professor, U d'Aix-Marseille II, Marseille, France
- 1988-89 Humboldt-Reasearch Fellow at the Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany.
- 1989-2002 Scientific employee and Guest scientist (intermittent) at the Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany.
- 1990-2002 Researcher (scientist staff), U Modena, Italy
- Since 2002 Professor for Experimental Physics, U Göttingen