Gaudenzio Meneghesso

Compound Semiconductor Devices


University of Padova
Information Engineering
Via Gradenigo 6/B
35131 Padova
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Gaudenzio Meneghesso (IEEE S’95–M’97–SM’07- F’13)

He graduated in Electronics Engineering at the University of Padova in 1992 working on the failure mechanism induced by hot-electrons in MESFETs and HEMTs. He received the Italian Telecom award for his thesis work in 1993. In 1995 he was at the University of Twente (The Netherland) with a Human Capital and Mobility fellowship (within the SUSTAIN Network) working on the dynamic behavior of protection structures against ESD. In 1997 he received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Padova working on hot-electron characterization, effects and reliability of GaAs-based and InP-based HEMT's and pseudomorphic HEMT's. Since 2011 is with University of Padova as Full Professor.

His research interests involves mainly the Electrical characterization, modeling and reliability of several semiconductors devices: a) microwave and optoelectronics devices on III-V and III-N; b) RF-MEMS switches for reconfigurable antenna arrays; c) Electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection structures for CMOS and SMART POWER integrated circuits including ElectroMagnetic interference issues; d) organic semiconductors devices; e) photovoltaic solar cells based on various materials.

Within these activities he published more than 600 technical papers (of which more than 80 Invited Papers and 10 best paper awards). He is reviewer of several international journals: IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, IEEE Electron Device Letters, IEE Electronics Letters, Journal of Applied Physics, Applied Physics Letters and Semiconductor Science and Technology (IOP), Microelectronics Reliability (Elsevier).

He served several years for the IEEE-International Electron Device Meeting (IEDM): he was in the Quantum Electronics and Compound Semiconductors sub-committee as a member in 2003, as chair in 2004 and 2005 while in 2006 and 2007 he has been in the Executive Committee as European Arrangements Chair. He is serving since 2009 in the management Committee of the IEEE International Reliability Physics (IRPS) Symposium. He is (or has been) in the steering committee of several European conferences: European Solid State Device Conference (ESSDERC), European Symposium on Reliability of Electron Devices, Failure Physics and Analysis (ESREF), Heterostructures Technology Workshop (HETECH), Workshop on Compound Semiconductors Devices and Integrated Circuits held in Europe (WOCSDICE), Workshop on Compound Semiconductor Materials and Devices (WOCSEMMAD). In 2010 He entered in the IEEE EDS Adcom on different subcommittee. He has been nominated to IEEE Fellow, with the following citation: “ for contributions to the reliability physics of compound semiconductors devices”.