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Post-doctoral researcher
Zurich Research Laboratory, Zurich, Switzerland


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Professional Associations:  IEEE Nanotechnology Council  |  IEEE Photonics Society  |  IEEE Women in Engineering


Dr. Noelia Vico Triviño joined the IBM Research - Zurich Lab as a post-doctoral researcher in February of 2018, where she is a member of the Materials Integration & Nanoscale Devices group.

Her research interests include III-nitride semiconductors, nanostructures, photonic devices, resonant cavities and lasers. She has a strong track record of hands-on experience with the complete device process including design, crystal growth, processing in class 10 and class 100 cleanroom facilities, material and optical characterization, data analysis, modelling and study of the underlying physics.

Prior to joining IBM, Dr. Vico Triviño was a post-doctoral researcher in the Microsystems Technology Laboratories of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where her research was funded by a personal career development grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation. Dr. Vico Triviño holds a PhD in Photonics from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, and a Master's degree in Electronics Engineering as well as a B.S. degree in Physics from the University of Granada, Spain.

During her PhD, she developed a technology for III-nitride photonics grown on silicon that led to state-of-the-art features and demonstrated the first continuous wave blue laser at room temperature based on III-nitride photonic crystal cavities.

Her work at MIT focused on creating a novel seamless heterogenous technology for integrated photonics on silicon with wide-bandgap  III-nitride semiconductors. She was a member of the team that demonstrated, for the first time, bright and stable single-photon emitters at room temperature in as-grown GaN films.