Marco SaranitiMarco Saraniti

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ERC 537

Research expertise
Computational electronics, 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 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 co-author 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 phonon dynamics in semiconductors.

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

Selected publications

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.

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, p. 054516, Mar. 2010.

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, Mar. 2010.

Guerra, D. K. Ferry, M. Saraniti, and S. M. Goodnick, “Millimeter-wave power amplifier circuit-device simulations through coupled Harmonic Balance-Monte Carlo particle-based device simulator,” IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest, 2012, 10.1109/MWSYM.2012.6258430, 3 pp., 2012 IEEE/MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, pp.17-22 , 2012.

M. Goodnick and M. Saraniti, “Modeling and Simulation of Terahertz Devices,” invited paper in IEEE Microwave Magazine, 13(7), pp. 36-44, 2012.

Guerra, M. Saraniti, D. K. Ferry, and S. M. Goodnick, “Linearity analysis of millimeter wave GaN power transistors through X-parameters and TCAD device simulations,” 2013 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest (MTT 2013), 4 pages, 2013.

A. Marino, B. Tierney, R. Akis, M. Saraniti, and S. M. Goodnick, “Incorporating 2D quantum effects into full band Monte Carlo simulations of QWFETs,” 2013 13th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO), DOI10.1109/NANO.2013.6721009, pp. 67-70, 2013.

Popescu, D. Popescu, M.Saraniti, and P. Lugli, “ Full-Band 3-D Monte Carlo Simulation of InAs Nanowires and High Frequency Analysis,” IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, vol. 62, n.6, pp.1848-1854, 2015.