dr. C. Silvestri

Electronic Components, Technology and Materials (ECTM), Department of Microelectronics

PhD thesis (Jul 2017): Carbon nanotube based solutions for on-chip thermal management
Promotor: Lina Sarro, GuoQi Zhang

Expertise: Carbon nanotubes for thermal management

Themes: MEMS Technology, Micro/Nano System Integration and Reliability


Cinzia Silvestri is currently a PhD at Delft University of Technology in the Department of the Electronic Components, Technology and Materials (ECTM), in Professor Sarro's group and Professor Zhang's group. Her research focuses on novel thermal management solution for 3D heterogeneous integration, using carbon related material (CNTs, graphene). Prior joining TUD she received her BSc and MSc (cum laude) in Electronic Engineering in 2009 and in 2012 respectively at the University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy.

Projects history

Artificial Dielectrics for High-frequency On-Chip antennas

Goal: To achieve optimized, reliable, flexible and low-cost manufacturing of the breakthrough technology of Artificial Dielectric (AD) layers, as the solution to the surface-wave problem of high-frequency on-chip antennas.

Thermal management in 3d heterogeneous integration

  1. A Microfluidic Cancer-on-Chip Platform Predicts Drug Response Using Organotypic Tumor Slice Culture
    Sanjiban Chakrabarty; William F. Quiros-Solano; Maayke M.P. Kuijten; Ben Haspels; Sandeep Mallya; Calvin Shun Yu Lo; Amr Othman; Cinzia Silvestri; Anja van de Stolpe; Nikolas Gaio; Hanny Odijk; Marieke van de Ven; Corrina M.A. de Ridder; Wytske M. van Weerden; Jos Jonkers and Ronald Dekker; Nitika Taneja; Roland Kanaar; Dik C. van Gent;
    Cancer Research,
    Volume 82, Issue 3, pp. 510-520, 2022. DOI: 10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-21-0799

  2. Metal and Polymeric Strain Gauges for Si-Based, Monolithically Fabricated Organs-on-Chips
    Quirós-Solano, William F.; Gaio, Nikolas; Silvestri, Cinzia; Pandraud, Gregory; Dekker, Ronald; Sarro, Pasqualina M.;
    Volume 10, Issue 8, pp. 536, Aug 2019. DOI: 10.3390/mi10080536

  3. Microfabricated tuneable and transferable porous PDMS membranes for Organs-on-Chips
    W. F. Quirós-Solano; N. Gaio; O. M. J. A. Stassen; Y. B. Arik; C. Silvestri; N. C. A. Van Engeland; A. Van der Meer; R. Passier; C. M. Sahlgren; C. V. C. Bouten; A. van den Berg; R. Dekker; P. M. Sarro;
    Scientific Reports,
    pp. 13524, 2018. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-31912-6

  4. Carbon Nanotube Array: Scaffolding Material for Opto, Electro, Thermo, and Mechanical Systems
    Amir M. Gheytaghi; H. van Zeijl; S. Vollebregt; R.H. Poelma; C. Silvestri; R. Ishihara; G. Q. Zhang; P. M. Sarro;
    Innovative Materials,
    Volume 3, pp. 22-25, 2018.

  5. Effects of Conformal Nanoscale Coatings on Thermal Performance of Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotubes
    Cinzia Silvestri; Michele Riccio; René H. Poelma; Aleksandar Jovic; Bruno Morana; Sten Vollebregt; Andrea Irace; GuoQi Zhang; Pasqualina M. Sarro;
    Volume 14, Issue 20, pp. 1800614, 2018. DOI: 10.1002/smll.201800614

  6. A novel method to transfer porous PDMS membranes for high throughput Organ-on-Chip and Lab-on-Chip assembly
    William.F Quirós-Solano; Nikolas Gaio; Cinzia Silvestri; Oscar M. J. A. Arik; Yusuf, B. Stassen; Andries van der Meer; Carlijn V.C. Bouten; Albert van den Berg; Ronald Dekker; P.M. Sarro;
    In 31th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS),
    pp. 318-321, 2018.

  7. Vacuum Assisted Liquified Metal (VALM) TSV Filling Method With Superconductive Material
    J.A. Alfaro; P.M. Sberna; C. Silvestri; M. Mastrangeli; R. Ishihara; P.M. Sarro;
    In 31th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS),
    2018. DOI: 10.1109/MEMSYS.2018.8346611

  8. Polymeric strain gauges as pressure sensor for microfabricated organ-on-chips
    W.F. Quiros Solano; N. Gaio; C. Silvestri; G. Pandraud; P.M. Sarro;
    In Proc.of Transducers 2017, the 19th International Conference on Solid-state Sensors, Actuators, and Microsystems,
    pp. 1296-1299, 2017.

  9. Horizontally aligned carbon nanotube scaffolds for freestanding structures with enhanced conductivity
    Cinzia Silvestri; Federico Marciano; Bruno Morana; Violeta Podranovic; Sten Vollebregt; GuoQi Zhang; Pasqualina M Sarro;
    In Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), 2017 IEEE 30th International Conference on,
    pp. 266-269, 2017.

  10. Carbon nanotube based solutions for on-chip thermal management
    Cinzia Silvestri;
    PhD thesis, Delft University of Technology, 2017.

  11. Fabrication and characterization of an Upside-down Carbon Nanotube (CNT) Microelectrode array (MEA)
    Gaio, N.; Silvestri, C.; van Meer, B.; Vollebregt, S.; Mummery, C.; Dekker, R.;
    IEEE Sensors Journal,
    Volume 16, Issue 24, pp. 8685, 2016.

  12. Thermal characterization of carbon nanotube foam using MEMS microhotplates and thermographic analysis
    Cinzia Silvestri; Michele Riccio; Rene Poelma; Bruno Morana; Sten Vollebregt; Fabio Santagata; Andrea Irace; GuoQi Zhang; Pasqualina M. Sarro;
    Volume 8, pp. 8266-8275, 2016.

  13. PEDOT:PDMS: a conductive and flexible polymer for sensor integration in Organ-on-Chip platforms
    W.Quiros Solano; N.Gaio; C. Silvestri; G. Pandraud; P.M. Sarro;
    In Procedia Engineering: Proceedings of the 30th anniversary Eurosensors Conference,
    pp. 1184-1187, 2016.

  14. All-SiC surface micromachined nanoreactor for in-situ transmission electron microscopy
    B. Morana; C. Silvestri; J.F. Creemer; P.M. Sarro;
    In Proc. of the 29th IEEE International Conference of Micro Electro Mechanical Systems,
    pp. 753-756, 2016.

  15. Crystallinity variations over the length of vertically aligned carbon nanotubes grown by chemical vapour deposition
    S. Vollebregt; P. Padmanabhan; C. Silvestri; P.M. Sarro;
    In 41st Micro and Nano Engineering conference,

  16. Upside-down Carbon Nanotube (CNT) Micro-electrode Array (MEA)
    N. Gaio; B. van Meer; C. Silvestri; Saeed Khoshfetrat Pakazad; S. Vollebregt; C.L. Mummery; R. Dekker;
    In IEEE Sensors Conference,

  17. Electro-thermal simulation and characterization of vertically aligned CNTs directly grown on a suspended microhoplate for thermal management applications
    C. Silvestri; P. Piacciafoco; B. Morana; F. Santagata; GuoQi Zhang; P.M. Sarro;
    In IEEE Sensors,
    pp. 827-830, 2014.

  18. CNT bundles growth on microhotplates for direct measurement of their thermal properties
    C. Silvestri; B. Morana; G. Fiorentino; S. Vollebregt; G. Pandraud; F. Santagata; GuoQi Zhang; P.M. Sarro;
    In 27th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS 2014),
    San Francisco, USA, Jan. 2014.

  19. Fully back-end TSV process by Cu electro-less plating for 3D smart sensor systems
    F. Santagata; C. Farriciello; G. Fiorentino; H.W. van Zeijl; C. Silvestri; GuoQi Zhang; P.M. Sarro;
    Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering,

  20. Carbon Nanotube based heat-sink for solid state lighting
    F. Santagata; G. Almanno; S. Vollebregt; C Silvestri; GuoQi Zhang; P.M. Sarro;
    In 8th IEEE Int. Conf. Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems (NEMS),
    pp. 1214-1217, Apr 2013. DOI 10.1109/NEMS.2013.6559937.

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