Marco Saraniti

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ERC 537

Research expertise
Computational electronics and biophysics

From 1996 to 1998, Marco Saraniti was a faculty research associate with the electrical engineering department of Arizona State University. He joined the electrical and computer engineering department of the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, in 1998, where he was awarded the tenure in 2004, and was promoted to the rank of full professor in June 2007. He joined the faculty of the School of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering of ASU in August 2007. He is the author and coauthor of four book chapters, four technical reports, and more than 90 publications. His current research focuses mainly on computational electronics applied to the simulation of semiconductor devices and biological structures. His recent scientific work covers the following fields: the development of Monte Carlo and cellular automaton techniques for 2-D and 3-D simulation of semiconductor devices, simulation and engineering of semiconductor devices, and the development of numerical methods for the modeling and simulation of membrane proteins.

Professional preparation
Ph.D., physics, Technische Universitaet Muenchen (Germany), 1996
B.S., physics, University of Modena (Italy), 1991

Selected Publications
D. Guerra, M. Saraniti, D. K. Ferry, S. M. Goodnick, and F.A. Marino, “Carrier Dynamics Investigation on Passivation Dielectric Constant and RF Performance of Millimeter-wave Power GaN HEMTs”, IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, vol. 58, no. 11, pp. 3876 -3884, Nov. 2011.

D. Guerra, R. Akis, F. A. Marino, D. K. Ferry, S. M. Goodnick, and M. Saraniti, “Aspect ratio impact on RF and DC performance of state-of-the-art short-channel GaN and InGaAs HEMTs,” IEEE Electron Device Letters, vol. 31, no. 11, pp. 1217–1219, November 2010.

A. Marino, D. K. Ferry, S. M. Goodnick and M. Saraniti, “RF and DC characterization of State-of-the-art GaN HEMT devices through Cellular Monte Carlo simulations”, Physics Status Solidi, Vol. 7, No. 10, , pp. 2445-2449, July 2010.

F.A. Marino, D. Cullen, D. Smith, M. McCartney, and M. Saraniti, “Simulation of polarization charge on AlGaN/GaN high electron mobility transistors: Comparison to electron holography”, Journal of Applied Physics Vol. 107, no. 5 , pp. 054516 – 054516-5, March 2010.

P. Joshi, A. Smolyanitsky, L. Petrossian, M. Goryll, M. Saraniti, T.J.  Thornton, “Field effect modulation of ionic conductance of cylindrical silicon-on-insulator nanopore array,” Journal of Applied Physics ,Vol. 107, no. 5 , pp. 054701 – 054701-6, March 2010.

A.Smolyanitsky and M. Saraniti,” Silicon nanopores as bioelectronic devices: a simulation study”, Journal of Computational Electronics,vol. 8, no.2, pp.90-97, 2009.

M. Saraniti, “Artificial cells: Designing biomimetic nanomachines,” Nature Nanotechnology, no 3, pp. 647-648, 2008.