Sofia Aslanidou

Title of the project: Development of novel fabrication technologies based on epitaxial graphene on silicon carbide (SiC) substrates for applications in the domains of Quantum Technologies and Technologies for Space.

Supervisors and Host institution: Prof. Philippe Godignon and Dr. Gemma Rius at Microelectronics Institute of Barcelona (IMB-CNM-CSIC)

The purpose of the current doctoral project is to advance and establish an integral, robust fabrication technology for epitaxial graphene electronic devices. A performance target is that they should be able to be operated in demanding or extreme conditions, such as HF applications, cryogenic conditions or high magnetic fields and high radiation levels.

"Being part of DOC-FAM and MSCA is a privilege for all of us, as it gave us the opportunity to continue our paths in research and contribute to the State of the Art in Science and Technology. We have the best support to develop both as researchers and as individuals."

I was born in Kazakhstan and raised in Athens, the capital of Greece. I obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Physics and my Master’s degree in Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. During my master I had the opportunity to work in a multidisciplinary environment and train in nanofabrication and characterization techniques. The wide range of applications of nanotechnology and its beneficial impact to society, motivated me to pursue my studies with a PhD and build up my career as a researcher by obtaining further knowledge and training. The different projects that DOC-FAM covered inspired me to apply for the call and now I am in the fortunate position to work in the largest institute in Spain dedicated to the research and development of Micro and Nano Technology. This project helps me acquire all the necessary skills for performing high quality research in micro/nanofabrication combined with high analytical and problem solving skills that will compose a strong professional background I need to become a successful researcher. Moreover, it gives me the opportunity to develop a network of internal and external collaborators and present our work to the public by attending national and international conferences and publishing scientific articles.

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