Luca Selmi

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Ph.D in Electrical Engineering

Professor of Electronics

IEEE Fellow (2015)



Office: (+39) 059 2056165

Mobile: (+39) 320 4365969

Micro- and Nanoelectronics Laboratories



Research Interests and Activities

  • Modelling and simulation of nanoelectronic ion- and bio-sensors
  • High frequency impedance spectroscopy for reliable biosensing of nanoscale analytes
  • Nanometer size MOSFETs in alternative semiconductor channel materials
  • Modelling and simulation of nanoelectronic switches for energy efficient ultra-low power electronics
  • Carrier transport in Ultra thin body SOI devices
  • Hot carrier effects characterization and modelling
  • Flash EEPROM operation and reliability
  • Hot carrier induced luminescence in Silicon devices
  • Impact ionization in Silicon Bipolar transistors
  • Design of high frequency circuits for telecom applications in bulk and FinFET technologies

Topics for Bachelor, Master and PhD Thesis

  • [Nanosecond timescale self-heating effects in advanced FinFET and FDSOI nanoscale MOSFETs] (MSc, PhD - in collaboration with NXP Semiconductors)
  • [DNA memory for ultimately low-power and massive storage] (BSc, MSc)
  • [Anaysis of interdigitated capacitor sensors for particle detection] (BSc, MSc)
  • [New scientific software tools for educational purposes] (BSc, MSc)
  • [Readout circuits for impedance spectroscopy sensors] (BSc, MSc)
  • [Solid state batteries for future electronics] (BSc, MSc)
  • [Approximate computing methods and circuits] (BSc, MSc)
  • [Energy metrics for new computing paradigms] (BSc, MSc)
  • [Sustainable, compostable, edible electronics] (BSc, MSc)
  • [In-memory and In-sensor computing] (BSc)

Research Projects

I am currently participating to the following research projects (last updated December 2020):

  • European H2020 project IN-FET - Ionic Neuromodulation For Epilepsy Treatment (2020-2023), italian participation coordinated by the UniMORE unit of the IUNET consortium.
  • European H2020 project BEFERROSYNAPTIC - BEOL Technology Platform Based on Ferroelectric Synaptic Devices for Advanced Neuromorphic Processors (2020-2022), italian participation coordinated by the Udine unit of the IUNET consortium.
  • European ECSEL project GAN4AP - GaN for Advanced Power Applications (2021-2024) project website, participation via the IUNET consortium.
  • European ECSEL project ARROWHEAD TOOLS - Arrowhead Tools for Engineering of Digitalisation Solutions (2019-2021), participation via the IUNET consortium.
  • Italian MIUR PON project ADAS+ - Sviluppo di Tecnologie e Sistemi Avanzati per la Sicurezza dell'Auto Mediante Piattaforme ADAS (2018-2020) italian participation coordinated by the Modena unit of the IUNET Consortium.
  • Italian MIUR project PRIN 2017 - Empowering GaN-on-SiC and GaN-on-Si technologies for the next challenging millimeter-wave applications (GANAPP) (2020-2023) coordinated by the Padova unit.

Over the years I held technical and coordination roles and responsibilities in the following research projects (last updated April 2021):

  • European Flag-ERA HESN project CONVERGENCE - Frictionless Energy Efficient Convergent Wearables For Healthcare And Lifestyle Applications (2017-2021), coordinator of the Italian cluster.
  • European FP7 Strep project E2SWITCH - Energy Efficient Tunnel FET Switches and Circuits (2013-2017).
  • European FP7 Strep project III-V-MOS - Technology CAD for III-V Semiconductor-based MOSFETs (2013-2017) coordinated by the Udine unit of the IUNET consortium.
  • European Working Group ULIS - Ultimate Integration on Silicon (5FP, 1999-2000)
  • European Strep Project NESTOR - New Double Gate Transistors (5FP, 2002-2004)
  • European Coordination action EUROSOI - Silicon on Insulator Technology Devices and Circuits (6FP, 2004-2006)
  • European Network of Excellence SINANO - Silicon Based Nanoelectronics (6FP, 2004-2007, IST-506844). Watch the presentation movie.
  • European Integrated Project PULL-NANO - PULLing the limits of NANO-CMOS electronics (6FP, 2006-2008)
  • European Network of Excellence NANOSIL - SIlicon-based NAnostructures and naNOdevices (7FP, 2008-2011).
  • European Coordination Action GUARDIAN ANGELS - Guardian Angels for a Smarter Planet (2011-2012).
  • European ENIAC-JTI project MODERN - Modelling and Design of Reliable process-variation-aware Nanoelectronic devices, circuits and systems (2009-2012).
  • European Network of Excellent NANOFUNCTION - Beyond CMOS Nanodevices for Adding Functionalities to CMOS (7FP, 2010-2013).
  • European Strep project STEEPER - Steep Subthreshold Slope Switches for Energy Efficient Electronics (7FP, 2010-2013).
  • European Strep Project GRAND - Graphene-based Nanoelectronic Devices (7FP, 2008-2010).
  • European Integrated Project GOSSAMER - Gigascale Oriented Solid State flAsh Memory for EuRope (7FP, 2008-2010).
  • European FP7 Strep project GRADE - Graphene-based Devices and Circuits for RF Applications (2012-2016).
  • Italian MIUR project FIRB 2001 - RBNE012N3X - Sistemi miniaturizzati per l'elettronica e la fotonica
  • Italian MIUR project FIRB 2006 - RBIP06YSJJ - Tecnologie innovative per lo sviluppo di memorie non volatili ad alta densità
  • Italian MIUR project FIRB Futuro in Ricerca - RBFR10XQZ8 - Novel device and circuit concepts for energy-efficient electronics
  • Italian MIUR project PRIN 2000 - Permeable gate CMOS circuits: are they feasible ?
  • Italian MIUR project PRIN 2002 - Sub 0.1 micron Bulk and SOI CMOS Technologies for High Performance and Low Power Applications
  • Italian MIUR project PRIN 2004 - Innovative Architectures and Models for nanoMOSFETs
  • Italian MIUR project PRIN 2006 - Conventional (bulk) versus emerging nanoscale CMOS technologies: a comparative evaluation from the device to the system level
  • Italian MIUR project PRIN 2008 - Modelling and simulation of graphene nanoribbon FETs for high-performance and low-power logic applications (GRANFET)
  • Italian MIUR project PRIN 2015 - Rivelatori di raggi X in semiconduttori ad alto numero atomico per sorgenti di nuova generazione e imaging medicale (2016-2019) coordinated by the Udine unit.
  • Research contract with Infineon Technologies Villach on High Speed Serial Interfaces (HSSI)
  • Research contract with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company - TSMC
  • Research contract with Philips research Eindohoven
  • Research contract with Philips research Leuven
  • Research contract with NXP Leuven
  • Research contract with Infineon Technologies Munich
  • Research contract with Infineon Technologies Villach

Italian University Nano-Electronics Team ( Consortium) is a consortium of eleven research groups located in eleven Italian Universities and devoted to advanced research in the field of nano-electronics.

More information can be found on the IUNET Consortium webpage

UE documents on nano-electronics, visions of the future and scientific research


Publications (link to the IRIS database)

Current teaching duties

Past teaching duties at University of Udine and University of Bologna