Dr Nicolo Chiodarelli
Dr Nicoló Chiodarelli has recently obtained a Marie-Curie Individual Fellowship to join the NanoManufacturing group led by Dr Michael De Volder.
Nicoló is specialized in the electronic applications of carbon nanotube (CNT). During his PhD at the University of Leuven (Belgium) he defined the first European industrial technology (i.e. at wafer-scale) for making vertical interconnects in microchips using CNT in place of copper. This technology is implemented nowadays at IMEC (Belgium), a leading research centre in Nano-electronics. In 2011 he joined the CEA of Grenoble (France) for a post-doc project to identify the best way to fabricate horizontal CNT-interconnects and to make reliable electrical contacts to Carbon nanomaterials. Nicoló’s then worked for 2-years at Alstom-Transport (Lyon, France) where he gained industrial process development and optimization experience.
His project at IfM aims at implementing a novel manufacturing technology for organizing nanomaterials in thin sheets with improved electrical properties. These new high-performance materials also facilitate handling and integration in electronic devices.