Francesco La Via

Francesco La Via was born in Catania, Italy, in September 1961. He received the M.S. degree in physics from Catania University, Italy, in 1985. From 1985 to 1990 he had a fellowship at STMicroelectronics, Catania and was a Visiting Scientist at Philips National Laboratory, Eindhoven, Netherlands. In 1990 he joined the CNR Institute for Microelectronic, Catania as a researcher. In 2001 he became senior researcher and from 2003 he has been responsible of the division of CNR-IMM that develops new processes for silicon carbide epitaxy and hetero-epitaxy. From 2013 he has been in the International Steering Committee of the ICSCRM conference. In 2015 he became co-Chair of the ICSCRM 2015 and Chair of the Technical Program Committee. In this period he published more than 300 papers on JCR journals, one e-book, a focus issue of JMR and three book chapters. He has presented nine invited contributions to international conferences. He has 10 patents on SiC processing.