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Dipartimento di Fisica - Politecnico di Milano

Christian Rinaldi

Assistant Professor "Senior"
Campus Milano Leonardo
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I was born in Como (Italy) on July, 31st, 1984. In 2003, I received the Diploma in Computer Science (100/100 with honors) at I.T.I.S. Magistri Cumacini. In 2009, I graduated in Physics Engineering at Politecnico di Milano, with the mark of 110/110 cum laude. In February 2013, I obtained the Ph.D. in Physics cum laude at Politecnico di Milano (Thesis: “Ge-based Photodiodes for Spin-Optoelectronics”, L-NESS Center - Politecnico di Milano). I have been a visiting Ph.D. student for six months at the Institute of Physics ASCR, v. v. i. (FZU), Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, working in the framework of AntiFerromagnetic Semiconductors (mainly on CuMnAs).


Since October 2016, I'm Junior Researcher at Politecnico di Milano. My research activity is devoted to the study of magnetic heterostructures and spintronic devices based on semiconductors, antiferromagnets, functional oxides and their combination. During the last two years, I worked on Germanium Telluride to proof the existence of the newly proposed class of FerroElectric Rashba SemiConductors (FERSCs). For this work, Fondazione Cariplo funded this activity through my project ECOS (Electric Control of Spin transport in ferroelectric Rasha semiconductors).


I’m expert in the growth of thin films and heterostructures by means of Molecular Beam Epitaxy and Magnetron Sputtering as well as in characterization by means of electron’s spectroscopies and diffraction techniques. I am skilled in the fabrication of devices by optical lithography and ion beam milling and in the advanced electric and magnetic characterization of spintronic devices.


I contributed to the main international and national conferences in the field of Spintronics and Magnetism, with more than 20 talks (4 invited and 2 awards). I published 29 papers and my h-index is 9 (Scopus).


Since January 2018, I'm Assistant Professor for the course "Fisica IIA" (Acoustics, Electromagnetism - Civil Engineering).

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