Franco at desk Franco Gaspari, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.
Faculty of Science
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
2000 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa,
ON L1H 7L7
Tel: (905) 721-8668 ext: 2980
Fax: (905) 721-3304
E-mail: franco.gaspari@uoit.ca

I'm an assistant professor in the Faculty of Science (Computer Science) at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). I joined UOIT in July 2006 from the University of Toronto, where I served as a senior research associate at the Semiconductor and Photovoltaic Lab after my PhD. I had previously completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Bologna (Italy).

For more than 20 years I have been working in the field of semiconductor physics both at the experimental and theoretical levels. I have focused on materials and devices research and development programs in the areas of thin film amorphous silicon and carbon and emerging nano-crystalline materials.

The main research objectives of my work include the modeling and study of electrical and optical properties of intrinsic and doped amorphous, micro-crystalline and nano-crystalline materials, the development and characterization of photovoltaic devices, the preparation and characterization of diamond-like carbon, carbon nanotubes and the investigation of the potential opto-electronic and biomedical applications of tritiated amorphous silicon and tritiated amorphous carbon. I have also recently initiated a project in Forensic Physics aimed at the development of a comprehensive program for Blood Spatter analysis. This program is supported by the Ontario Police College.