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Fabio Pezzoli

Assistant professor

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Curriculum Vitae

Fabio Pezzoli graduated in Physics in 2004 at the University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy), thereby obtaining the Ph.D. in Nanostructures and Nanotechnologies in 2007. As a PhD candidate, Fabio Pezzoli had been visiting student at the Johannes Kepler University of Linz (Austria). From January 2008 he worked as a Post-doctoral associate at the Max-Planck-Institut für Festkörperforschung in Stuttgart (Germany) and at the Leibniz-Institut für Festkörper- und Werkstoffforschung Dresden (Germany). In 2010 he was awarded a research fellowship (assegno di ricerca) sponsored by the local government of Regione Lombardia. Since then he has been carrying out his research at the Department of Materials Science of the University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy) and at the L-NESS centre of Como (Italy). Between June and July 2014 he has been visiting researcher at the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées, INSA Toulouse (France).


Fabio Pezzoli has investigated fundamental properties and application possibilities of advanced SiGe alloys architectures focussing on photonics, thermoelectrics and spintronics.

Research Interests:

  • Electronic and optical properties of group IV heterostructures;
  • Spin dynamics and relaxation mechanisms;
  • Epitaxy;
  • Lattice dynamics;
  • Semiconductor spintronics;
  • Silicon photonics.

Main Publications


  • Pezzoli, F., Giorgioni, A., Patchett, D., Myronov, M: Temperature-dependent photoluminescence characteristics of GeSn epitaxial layers (2016). ACS Photonics 3, 2004.
  • Isa, F., Jung, A., Salvalaglio, M., Arroyo Rojas Dasilva, Y., Meduňa, M., Barget, M., Kreiliger, T., Isella, G., Erni, R., Pezzoli, F., Bonera, E., Niedermann, P., Zweiacker, K., Neels, A., Dommann, A., Gröning, P., Montalenti F., von Känel H.: Elastic and Plastic Stress Relaxation in Highly Mismatched SiGe/Si Crystals (2016). MRS Advances 1, 3403-3408.
  • Pezzoli, F., Giorgioni, A., Gallacher, K., Isa, F., Biagioni, P., Millar, R. W., Gatti, E., Grilli, E., Bonera, E., Isella, G., Paul, D. J., Miglio, Leo: Disentangling nonradiative recombination processes in Ge micro-crystals on Si substrates (2016) Applied Physics Letters 108, 262103.

Highlighted as an editor's pick

  • Vangelista, S., Cinquanta, E., Martella, C., Alia, M., Longo, M., Lamperti, A., Mantovan, R., Basso Basset, F., Pezzoli, F., Molle A.: Towards a uniform and large-scale deposition of MoS2 nanosheets via sulfurization of ultra-thin Mo-based solid films (2016). Nanotechnology 27, 175703.
  • Isa, F., Salvalaglio, M., Arroyo Rojas Dasilva, Y., Meduňa, M., Barget, M., Jung, A., Kreiliger, T., Isella, G., Erni, R., Pezzoli, F., Bonera, E., Niedermann, P., Gröning, P., Montalenti F., von Känel H.: Highly Mismatched, Dislocation-free SiGe/Si Heterostructures (2016). Advanced Materials 28, 884.


Book Chapters

  • Pezzoli, F., (2015) ‘Physics’ in “Medicina in inglese - IMAT International Medical Admission Test”. Alpha Test (It). ISBN: 978-8848316880.
  • Pezzoli, F., Deneke, Ch., Schmidt, O.G. (2011) ‘Strain engineering of SiGe micro and nanostructures’ in Y. Shiraki and N. Usami ed. “SiGe nanostructures: materials science, technology and applications”. Woodhead Publishing Limited (UK).


2010 prize Q. Majorana for master students and young physicists awarded by the Italian Physical Society.

Projects & Contracts

PI of the project Spin optoElectronics ARCHitectures based on group IV compounds - SEARCH IV. Funding agency: Cariplo Foundation.