Nanoscale characterization of materials and devices by scanning probe techniques with focus on the electrical and magnetic properties of thin films and nanostructures. Development of capacitive transducers for neuron interfacing. Investigation of protective coatings for optical microsystems.
GT graduated in Physics in 1993 at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” with a thesis on the electrical characterization and modelling of amorphous and polycristalline silicon thin film transistors for large area electronics. She continued on this research topic until December 1995, as research assistant at the Engineering Department of the University of Cambridge, UK.
In 1996 GT joined MDM Laboratory, where she was involved in the set up of the laboratory and started working on the characterization of materials for non-volatile memory devices and large scale integration.
Research Scientist since 2001, her main expertise is in the nanoscale characterization of materials and devices by scanning probe techniques, with focus on the electrical and magnetic properties of thin films and nanostructures and in the electrical characterization of devices.
GT has been actively involved in several national and international projects as local scientific contact (FIRB 2001 - RBAU01PYB3_004; MAE 9/2004; Cariplo 2005/1079; PRIN 2009 - 2009WPZM4S_002) and she regularly contributed to the industrial research projects with STMicroelectronics.
In 2007-2009 she was the coordinator of the EU project FP6-ICT-VERSATILE, focused on the crossbar integration of resistive switching memory elements by the development of inorganic and hybrid inorganic-organic low temperature rectifying junctions.
Other activities in the recent past include the investigation by scanning tunneling microscopy in UHV of two-dimensional silicon monolayers (silicene) and the spatially resolved characterization by conductive-AFM and scanning kelvin probe force microscopy of thin dielectric films for resistive switching memory devices.
In 2010-2015 she was elected member of the CNR-IMM Advisory Council and in 2015-2021 she served as Deputy Director of the Agrate Unit.