Giuseppe Alessio Verni


Giuseppe graduated in 2013 with a BSc in Materials Chemistry from University of Bologna after having completed one year in UCC as an ERASMUS student; he then decided to return to Ireland to continue his studies and join the Materials Chemistry and Analysis Group. His Ph.D is currently supervised by Prof. Justin Holmes.

Current Research

Giuseppe’s research involves the passivation and functionalization of germanium substrates in order to optimize their doping through Molecular Layer Doping (MLD). Current doping techniques introduce defects in the substrates and do not allow control over atomistic placement of dopants with detrimental effects on the performances as device scale sizes; MLD showed that it is possible to dope Si substrates without damaging the structure and until now, it has not been shown that this is reproducible with germanium.