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By combining my understanding of field and circuit theories from my background in RF engineering, I came up with a successful design for a new solution. I am confident that my skills and experience will help me push the boundaries of what is possible in the field of Radio-frequency Engineering.”
The impetus for CEA-Leti innovations always begins with academic and industrial needs. Anthony Albanese's research on amorphous chalcogenide materials for highly nonlinear on-chip components confirm CEA-Leti's expertise at the forefront of More than Moore solutions.
After earning a scholarship to study in Grenoble, Anthony went on
to pursue a PhD at CEA-Leti, in collaboration with the Institut Carnot de Bourgogne. His aim was to explore energy efficiency issues through the inclusion of innovative materials in photonic systems while ensuring CMOS compatibility, which is essential to industrial transfer.
The chalcogenide materials he studied have promising optical properties and feature exceptional nonlinearity while retaining great transparency and good thermal stability. Special thanks go to Jean-Baptiste Dory, the former PhD student who launched the topic at CEA-Leti in 2016 under the supervision of Pierre Noé, at the Department of Advanced Material Deposition, and with Pierre's close collaborators from the University of Bourgogne in Dijon (Benoit Cluzel), FNRS at the University of Liège (Jean-Yves Raty) and at the ESRF of Grenoble with the Italian CRG beamline LISA (Francesco d'Acapito). This research make it possible to improve performance in the following areas: quantum computing, infrared sensors, telecommunications, and so much more.
Anthony had the opportunity to keep discussions going on new issues surrounding amorphous chalcogenide materials for highly nonlinear on-chip components and phase-change materials for on-chip active components and neuromorphic computing applications in the course of two oral presentations at the MRS 2022 Fall Meeting, in Boston, where he was selected for the Third Place in the judging of student presentations in Symposium
EQ04: Emerging Chalcogenide Electronic Materials – Theory to Applications. He was also able to share his knowledge and passion for materials engineering and solid-state physics through classes he gave to Master's students at INP Phelma, an experience he found extremely gratifying.
CEA-Leti has the best to offer. As a doctoral student, you are given total autonomy with a wide range of cutting edge technological tools and can collaborate with world-renowned researchers. It’s quite unique.
Space is not a very hospitable environment... especially for image sensors on orbiting satellites. Space missions are exposed to radiations from solar winds and cosmic rays. Ségolène Dinand devoted her PhD to better understanding how the radiation environment in space affects HgCdTe infrared detectors.
Over the course of her engineering studies, multiple internships in the space sector confirmed her interest in these issues. Ségolène went on to work with the European Space Agency for a year and a half, before joining CEA-Leti for her PhD, in partnership with the ISAE-Supaéro engineering institute and Airbus Defence and Space. Her PhD project was aligned not only with her scientific aspirations but also with her desire to root her research in practical applications.
In a first for her laboratory, Ségolène developed a characterization system to precisely analyze the effects of radiation on HgCdTe photodiodes. With access to the necessary equipment to cool her detectors to 90 K (-183°C), she was able to conduct experiments in conditions closely resembling those experienced by detectors in orbit. Her findings were presented at international conferences.
Her research will make it possible, firstly, to anticipate declining performance of HgCdTe detectors, and secondly, to identify parameters for increasing their resistance to ionizing and non-ionizing radiation. Orbiting infrared instruments play an essential role in greenhouse gas emissions monitoring, meteorology, astronomy and Earth observation.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.