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Alessandro Tomasino

PhD Student

alessandro.tomasino@emt.inrs.ca

Alessandro Tomasino started his studies in Electronics Engineering at the University of Palermo (Italy) in 2006, gaining its Bachelor Degree (Magna cum Laude) in February 2010. He received its Master Degree (Magna cum Laude) in Electronics and Photonics Engineering in May 2012, from the University of Palermo (Palermo, Italy), defending an experimental thesis titled “Implementation of numerical algorithms to study and simulate optical propagation problems”. In 2013, he worked for one year as Research Collaborator at the University of Palermo, joining the group of Prof. Busacca and dealing with the implementation of an electronic embedded system for functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS), with applications within the biomedical area.

In January 2014, he started his PhD studies with a co-supervised thesis between Prof. Busacca and Prof. Morandotti at the INRS-EMT about the design and characterization of new class of integrated devices for THz radiations for imaging and telecommunications.

Honors & Awards

  1. 2013 Ranked in the TOP20 list at the “Texas Instruments Innovation Challenge: Europe Analog Design Contest 2013″ with a project entitled “Pressure Mapping for Baropodometry”. $USD 1,000.
  2. Mention for the outstanding Academic achievements (Master’s Degree), Engineering Faculty, University of Palermo, Italy.
  3. 2010 Mention for the outstanding Academic achievements (Bachelor’s Degree), Engineering Faculty, University of Palermo, Italy.
  4. 2006 1st ranked in the graduating class at the Scientific Lyceum “Galileo Galilei”, Palermo, Italy.
  1. G. Adamo, A. Tomasino, A. Parisi, D. Agrò, S. Stivala, L. Curcio, A. Andò, R. Pernice, C. Giaconia, A. C. Busacca, M. C. Mazzillo, D. Sanfilippo, and G. Fallica, “Electro-optical characterization of new classes of silicon carbide UV photodetectors”, IEEE Photon. J., 6, 0600707 (2014).
  2. G. Adamo, D. Agrò, S. Stivala, A. Parisi, A. Tomasino, L. Curcio, C. Giaconia, A. Busacca, and G. Fallica, “Silicon photomultipliers signal-to-noise ratio in the continuous wave regime”, IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron., 20, 3804907 (2014).
  3. A. C. Busacca, S. Stivala, L. Curcio, A. Tomasino, G. Assanto, “Backward frequency doubling of near infrared picosecond pulses”, Opt. Express, 22, 7544 (2014).
  4. A. Tomasino, A. Parisi, S. Stivala, P. Livreri, A. C. Cino, A. C. Busacca, M. Peccianti, R. Morandotti, “Wideband THz time domain spectroscopy based on optical rectification and electro-optic sampling”, Sci. Rep. 3, 3116 (2013).
  1. R. Miceli, A. Busacca, V. Rocca, L. Curcio, A. Parisi, A. C. Cino, R. Pernice, A. Ando’, G. Adamo, A. Tomasino, G. Palmisano, S. Stivala, M. Caruso, G. Cipriani, D. La Cascia, V. Di Dio, G. R. Galluzzo, “Parametrical study of multilayer structures for CIGS solar cells”, 3rd International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications (ICRERA), 19-22 October 2014, Milwaukee, USA, (oral).
  2. R. Miceli, G. Cipriani, V. Di Dio, C. Spataro, G. R. Galluzzo, V. Rocca, L. Curcio, A. Parisi, A. C. Cino, R. Pernice, A. Ando’, G. Adamo, A. Tomasino, S. Stivala, A. Busacca, G. Palmisano, D. La Cascia, “CIGS PV module characteristic curves under chemical composition and thickness variations”, 3rd International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications (ICRERA), 19-22 October 2014, Milwaukee, USA, (oral).
  3. A. C. Busacca, S. Stivala, L. Curcio, A. Tomasino, and G. Assanto, “Backward second-harmonic generation of near infrared picosecond pulses”, XX RiNEm (National Meeting of Electromagnetism), 15-18 September 2014, Padova, Italy, (oral).
  4. A. Tomasino, S. Stivala, A. C. Busacca, M. Peccianti, R. Morandotti, “Wideband THz time domain spectroscopy set-up based on ultrafast pulsed laser: model and experiments”, XX RiNEm (National Meeting of Electromagnetism), 15-18 September 2014, Padova, Italy, (poster).
  5. A. Tomasino, F. Buccheri, S. Stivala, A. C. Busacca, M. Peccianti, and R. Morandotti, “A wideband THz time domain spectroscopy table-top system based on ultrafast pulsed laser: model and experiments”, IRWW-THz (39th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves), September 14-19, 2014, Tucson, USA, (poster).
  6. D. Agrò, R. Canicattì, M. Pinto, A. Tomasino, G. Adamo, L. Curcio, A. Parisi, S. Stivala, N. Galioto, C. Giaconia, A. Busacca “Design and development of a continuous wave functional near infrared spectroscopy system”, 3rd National Meeting Interaction among Electromagnetic Fields and Biosystems, 2-4 July 2014, Napoli, Italy, (oral).
  7. D. Agrò, G. Adamo, M. Pinto, R. Canicattì, A. Tomasino, A. Parisi, S. Stivala, L. Curcio, A. Giordano, C. Giaconia, A. Busacca, “Design of a portable (CW) fNIRS embedded system”, SIMAI (Italian Society for the Applied and Industrial Mathematics), Taormina, Italy, July 7-10, 2014 (oral).
  8. D. Agrò, R. Canicattì, A. Tomasino, A. Giordano, G. Adamo, A. Parisi, S. Stivala, C. Giaconia, A. C. Busacca, G. Ferla, “Blood pressure monitoring with a PPG embedded system”, 46th National Meeting of the Italian Electronics Group (GE), June 16-20, 2014, Cagliari, Italy, (oral).
  9. D. Agrò, R. Canicattì, M. Pinto, A. Tomasino, A. Giordano, N. Galioto, G. Adamo, A. Parisi, S. Stivala, C. Giaconia, A. C. Busacca, “Development of a CW-fNIRS system for brain monitoring”, 46th National Meeting of the Italian Electronics Group (GE), June 16-20, 2014, Cagliari, Italy, (poster).
  10. G. Adamo, D. Agrò, S. Stivala, A. Parisi, L. Curcio, A. Andò, A. Tomasino, C. Giaconia, A.C. Busacca, “Responsivity measurements of SiC photodiodes”, 46th National Meeting of the Italian Electronics Group (GE), June 16-20, 2014, Cagliari, Italy, (oral).
  11. G. Adamo, D. Agrò, S. Stivala, A. Parisi, A. Tomasino, L. Curcio, R. Pernice, C. Giaconia, A.C. Busacca, “Signal to noise ratio measurements of silicon photomultipliers in the continuous wave regime”, 46th National Meeting of the Italian Electronics Group (GE), June 16-20, 2014, Cagliari, Italy (oral).
  12. A. Tomasino, F. Buccheri, S. Stivala, G. Adamo, A. C. Busacca, M. Peccianti, R. Morandotti, “A wideband THz time domain spectroscopy system based on pulsed laser: model and experiments”, Photonics North Conference, Montréal, Canada, 28-30 May, 2014, (poster).
  13. G. Adamo, D. Agrò, S. Stivala, A. Parisi, L. Curcio, A. Andò, A. Tomasino, C. Giaconia, A.C. Busacca, M. C. Mazzillo, D. Sanfilippo, and G. Fallica “Electro-optical characterization of silicon carbide schottky photodiodes”, Photonics North Conference, Montréal, Canada, 28-30 May, 2014, (poster).
  14. G. Adamo, D. Agrò, S. Stivala, A. Parisi, A. Tomasino, L. Curcio, R. Pernice, C. Giaconia, A. C. Busacca, and G. Fallica, “Signal to noise ratio of silicon photomultipliers: a study in the continuous wave regime”, Photonics North Conference, Montréal, Canada, 28-30 May, 2014, (poster).
  15. A.C. Busacca, S. Stivala, L. Curcio, A. Tomasino, G. Assanto, “Backward second harmonic generation via infrared picosecond pulses”, 16th National Meeting of the Photonic Technologies (FOTONICA2014), 12-14 May 2014, (poster).
  16. G. Adamo, D. Agrò, S. Stivala, A. Parisi, A. Tomasino, L. Curcio, R. Pernice, C. Giaconia, A.C. Busacca, G. Fallica , “Signal to noise ratio measurements of silicon photomultipliers”, 16th National Meeting of the Photonic Technologies (FOTONICA2014), 12-14 May 2014 (oral).
  17. G. Adamo, D. Agrò, S. Stivala, A. Parisi, L. Curcio, A. Andò, A. Tomasino, C. Giaconia, A.C. Busacca, M. C. Mazzillo, D. Sanfilippo, P. G. Fallica “Responsivity measurements of SiC schottky photodiodes”, 16th National Meeting of the Photonic Technologies (FOTONICA2014), 12-14 May 2014, (poster).
  18. G. Adamo, D. Agrò, S. Stivala, A. Parisi, L. Curcio, A. Andò, A. Tomasino, C. Giaconia, A.C. Busacca, M.C. Mazzillo, D. Sanfilippo, and G. Fallica, “Responsivity measurements of silicon carbide schottky photodiodes in the UV range”, Third Mediterranean Photonics Conference (MEPHOCO 2014), Trani, Italy, May 7-9, 2014, (oral).
  19. G. Adamo, D. Agrò, S. Stivala, A. Parisi, A. Tomasino, L. Curcio, R. Pernice, C. Giaconia, A. C. Busacca, and G. Fallica, “Signal to noise ratio of silicon photomultipliers measured in the continuous wave regime”, Third Mediterranean Photonics Conference (MEPHOCO 2014), Trani, Italy, May 7-9, 2014, (oral).
  20. G. Adamo, D. Agrò, S. Stivala, A. Parisi, L. Curcio, A. Andò, A. Tomasino, C. Giaconia; A. C. Busacca, M. C. Mazzillo, D. Sanfilippo, P. G. Fallica, “Responsivity measurements of 4H-SiC schottky photodiodes for UV light monitoring”, Proc. SPIE 8990, Silicon Photonics IX, 899017 (2014), (oral).
  21. D. Sanfilippo, G. Valvo, M. Mazzillo, A. Piana, B. Carbone, L. Renna, P. G. Fallica, D. Agrò, G. Morsellino, M. Pinto, R. Canicattì, N. Galioto, A. Tomasino, G. Adamo, S. Stivala, A. Parisi, L. Curcio, C. Giaconia, A. C. Busacca, R. Pagano, S. Libertino, S. Lombardo “Design and development of a fNIRS system prototype based on SiPM detectors”, Proc. SPIE 8990, Silicon Photonics IX, 899016 (2014), (oral).
  22. A. Tomasino, A. Parisi, S. Stivala, R. Pernice, L. Curcio, A. C. Cino, A. C. Busacca, M. Peccianti, R. Morandotti, “Analytical Model for wideband THz sources and detectors based on Optical Rectification and Electro-Optic sampling”, EOS (European Optical Society) Topical Meetings at Capri, 12-14 September 2013, Capri, Italy, (poster).
  23. R. L. Oliveri, R. Inguanta, T. Spanò, S. Piazza, C. Sunseri, A. Tomasino, A. Andò, L. Curcio, A. Parisi, A. C. Cino, R. Miceli, A.C. Busacca, “CIGS thin film by one-step electrodeposition for solar cells”, 45th National Meeting of the Italian Electronics Group (GE), June 17-21, 2013, Udine, Italy, (oral).
  24. A. Tomasino, S. Stivala, R. Pernice, L. Curcio, A. C. Busacca, “Numerical model of THz sources and detectors based on Optical Rectification and Electro-Optic sampling”, 15th National Meeting of the Photonic Technologies (FOTONICA2013), 21-23 May 2013, (oral).
  25. A. Tomasino, S. Stivala, A. C. Busacca, “Modeling of wideband THz sources and detectors based on Optical Rectification and Electro-Optic sampling”, 44th National Meeting of the Italian Electronics Group (GE), 20-22 June 2012, (oral).