Human health care and radiation effects

Microelectronics for the human health care

Study of the interface betweed microelectronics and biological materials: analysis of the effects og biological components on electrical and optical parameters, using both numerical modeling and different transduction strategies, e.g., electrochemistry and plasmonics.

Devices for biological analysis and investigation: design, study, developments and characterization of new integrated microsystems able to actively and passively interact with biologic substances, in order to improve biological analysis techniques for the detection of specific target molecules.

People: Alessandro Paccagnella


+Design, development and characterization of biosensors in biomedical and agrifood applications

Design and fabrication of novel sensors

Characterization and performance optimization of sensors

Electrical and finite elements modeling of electrochemical sensor systems

Electrochemical/optical characterization of enzymatic biosensors for lactic acid detection

Spectro-electrochemical study of biomolecules (DNA, proteins, antibodies, enzymes) immobilization on sensor surfaces

Chemicals and biochemical UV-Visible spectroscopy measurements

Voltammetric and amperometric characterization of electrodes surfaces

Fluorescence microscope imaging


People: Alessandro Paccagnella



Radiation effects on CMOS systems

Permanent radiation effects in advanced CMOS technologies: study of the microdose effects induced by heavy-ion strikes on decananometer Silicon On Insulator (SOI) transistors; effects of radiation total dose on circuits employed in space applications and high energy physics experiments; Single Event Gate Rupture (SEGR) experiments on CMOS devices.

Radiation effects in volatile and non-volatile memories: study of radiation-induced phenomena in floating-gate memories; single event upset (SEU) and total ionizing dose (TID) in SRAM memories as a function of radiation type, supply voltage, radiation incidence angle, and temperature; real-time experiments with Flash memories to investigate the effect of radiation on Phase Change Memories.


People: Alessandro Paccagnella, Simone Gerardin, Marta Bagatin