Development of materials and technologies for RRAM non volatile memories. Memristive devices for neuromorphic systems. Development of MIM high-density capacitors, incorporating high-dielectric constact materials, for power management and analog application. Expertise in material development, device fabriction, DC and pulsed measurements of nanoelectronic devices. Coordination of activities in the framework of Horizon2020 and FP7 European projects, and of industrial research contracts. Supervising of Master and PhD students, and post-docs. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Sabina Spiga is currently Research Director at CNR-IMM–Unit of Agrate Brianza (Italy), and she is in charge of developing oxide-based resistive switching non-volatile memories and memristive devices for neuromorphic systems and novel computing paradigms.
S. Spiga received the Degree in Physics from the University of Bologna in 1995 and the Ph.D. in Material Science in 2002 from Università di Milano. In 2002-2003 she joined as post-doc fellow the MDM-INFM Laboratory, where she was appointed as tenure track researcher in February 2004. She became permanent staff researcher in 2009 at CNR-IMM (INFM was merged with CNR since 2005), Senior Researcher in 2018 and Research Director in January 2020.
S. Spiga achieved the national habilitation in “Physics of Matter” [sector: 02/B1] as Associate Professor (II Fascia) in 2013 and as Full Professor (I fascia) in 2017; and in “Electronics” [sector 09/E3] as Associate Professor (II Fascia) in 2017. In 2010 she was invited lecturer at the Department of Microelectronic of the Fudan University (Shanghai, China).
S. Spiga is author/co-author of more than 120 publications on peer reviewed journals and proceedings, and 8 book chapters. The results of her research activities have been presented at several international conferences, including several invited talks and invited seminars at Universities and PhD Schools. She has been invited as a member or external reviewer for PhD Committee in Italy and abroad (7 in the period 2013-2021). She achieved 7 grants as Principal Investigator or Coordinator for Research projects and 1 as Management Committee Member of a COST Action. She is currently member of the Scientific Committee of the Chua Memristor Center, Dresden (Germany).
Research expertise. S. Spiga has expertise in the field of micro/nanoelectronic, in-memory and neuromorphic computing, with respect to material development, device fabrication, electrical testing of nanoelectronic devices. -Her research activity has been/is carried out in the framework of several European (FP6, FP7, Horizon2020), industrial and Italian (MIUR-FIRB, Cariplo) R&D projects. She has/is collaborating with semiconductor company (STMicroelectronics, Micron, IBM), research centers (CEA-LETI, IMEC, INRIM,..) and international research groups including University of Zurich, University of Southampton, Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, ...
Her main research achievements in the last 15 years are related to: (i)Developments of materials and devices for in neuromorphic engineering, RRAM and memristive devices for spiking neural networks; (ii) resistive switching effects in transition metal oxides and nanostructures for RRAM; (iii) development and characterization of advanced materials (oxides, nanocrystals) for FLASH and charge-trap based FLASH non-volatile memory; (iv) synthesis and characterization of high-dielectric constant materials as gate dielectric for advanced transistors on Si, Ge and III-V channels; and MIM capacitors.
Researcher unique identifiers:
- Scopus Author ID: 6701640312,
- Researcher ID: C-3938-2015,
- ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7293-7503
Projects. She is currently the CNR Principal Investigator of the EU-Horizon2020-ICT project MeM-Scales – "Memory technologies with multi-scale time constants for neuromorphic architectures" (2020-2023, grant n. 871371); and of the Eu-Horizon2020-FET-CSA project NEUROTECH – Neuromorphic Technology (2018-2022, grant n. 824103).
She is also involved as key person in the Horizon2020- ECSEL project R3POWER UP – 300mm Pilot Line for Smart Power and Power Discretes (2017–2023), and in the Italian Project (PRIN 2017) COSMO - Analogue Computing with Dynamic Switching Memristor Oscillators: Theory, Devices and Applications (2020-2023)
(2016-2018) EU-Horizon2020-ICT project NeuRAM3 - “NEUral computing aRchitectures in Advanced Monolithic 3D-VLSI nano-technologies”, grant n. 687299. Principal Investigator
(2013-2018) COST Action ICT 1401 MemoCiS -“Memristors-Devices, Models, Circuits, Systems and Applications”. Member of the Italy Management Committee
(2015-2018) EU-Horizon2020- ECSEL project R2POWER300 -Preparing R2 extension to 300mm for BCD Smart Power . Key person
(2013-2016) EU-FP7-FET project RAMP, focusing on the development of memristive devices for synaptic emulation. Key person
(2010-2013) MORE - “Advanced metal-oxide heterostructures for nanoscale ReRAM”In the past, funded by Fondazione Cariplo. Role: Coordinator
(2008-2011) EU-FP7-IP GOSSAMER- Gigascale Oriented Solid State flAsh Memory for EuRope", Principal Investigator
-International projects CNR-IMEC on advanced gate stacks development for III-V semiconductors (2007-2010).