Postdoc

Luca Gagliano

My ambition is to develop new technologies and find commercial opportunities for our inventions, as I believe that the purpose of knowledge is to be shared and valorized.

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Research Profile

Luca Gagliano started on hexagonal group III-V (AlGaInP) and IV (SiGe) semiconductor nanowires for solid state lighting, developing new materials for efficient light emission.Conventional group III-V and IV semiconductors possess cubic crystal structure, while the hexagonal crystal symmetry holds promise to enhance the light emission efficiency of these materials, while maintaining inaltered its chemical composition. This crystal symmetry can only be achieved through the epitaxy of nanowires.Group IV hexagonal semiconductors as particularly promising, as they can enable silicon electronics-integrated lasing platforms, which have direct impact on silicon photonics and information technology.

Academic Background

Luca Gagliano was born on 28-07-1987 in Milano, Italy.    After finishing Scientific High School G. Marconi in Milano, in 2006, he studied Materials Science at Universita' di Milano-Bicocca. In 2013 he graduated cum Laude, obtaining the Master Degree in Materials Science, supervised by Dr. E. Bonera in the group of Prof. M. Guzzi, with a thesis on Raman spectroscopy of SiGe nanostructures.    He won the Cerofolini Prize of his faculty for being one of the top two students.In 2011 he worked at the European Space Agency for 6 months on a research internship, studying the X-ray absorption properties of the interstellar medium.In 2013 he started a PhD project at TU/e in Eindhoven, on hexagonal III-V semiconductor nanowires for solid state lighting, developing new materials for efficient emission in the green region of the light spectrum.In 2017 he attended the executive training New Business Development at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.In September 2017 he became Postdoctoral Researcher at TU/e in Eindhoven, working on hexagonal SiGe alloys to develop silicon electronics-integrated lasing platforms.In 2018 he attended the executive training Project Management in Practice at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.

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