Annamaria Petrozza was awarded a Master of Science in Electronic Engineering (emphasis on Devices, design and modelling) at Ecole Supèrieure d’Electricité (Paris, France) in 2003 under the T.I.M.E. (Top Industrial Manager in Europe) program. In 2004 she got a Master degree in Electronic Engineering (emphasis on Optoelectronics) at Politecnico of Milan. In 2008 she received her PhD in Physics from the University of Cambridge (UK) with a thesis on the study of optoelectronic processes at organic and hybrid semiconductors interfaces under the supervision of Dr. J.S. Kim and Prof Sir R.H. Friend. From July 2008 to December 2009 she worked as research scientist at the Sharp Laboratories of Europe, Ltd on the development of new market competitive solar cell technologies (Dye Sensitized Solar cells/Colloidal Quantum Dots Sensitized Solar cells). Her main tasks were to establish key needs of PV market, write research proposals to submit to the Sharp Business Group, and design and implement experiments. In 2010 she joined the newly founded Center for Nano Science and Technology (CNST) of IIT in Milan. Since 2013 she leads the “Advanced Materials for Optoelectronics” Research Line at CNST. Her research is focused on the development of new, sustainable, optoelectronic technologies which can be extensively integrated in the everyday life.
She got the “Innovators Under 35 Italy 2014” award by the MIT Technology Review for her pioneering work on perovskites. She has been selected among the “Emerging Investigators 2017” by the Royal Society of Chemistry. In 2017 Annamaria received the highly competitive European Research Council Cosolidator grant, a 2.2M Euros award to support excellent and disruptive science.
She is in the editorial board of ACS Energy Letters (ACS), Advanced Energy Materials (Wiley) and Matter (Cell Press) and in February 2019 she joined "Sustainable Energy & Fuels" (RSC) as associated editor.
Annamaria has an h-index of 40 (Scopus, June 2019) with more than 14000 citations and she has been listed among the the “Highly Cited Researcher 2018 (cross field)” by Clarivate Analytics
The research activities are mainly focused on the investigation of the physics behind low cost "future generation" photovoltaic concepts and on the development of associated optoelectronic devices.
The research group she leads is active in fundamental studies on light harvesting and charge generation processes, charge transport and recombination processes at organic and hybrid interfaces, whilst improving the state-of-the-art device concepts in terms of absolute performance. To achieve so the team deals with materials synthesis and processing, materials characterization and devices design and testing.
On going projects
The group also hosts the following Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships
2018 Highly Cited Researcher 2018 (cross field) – Clarivate Analytics
2017 Royal Society of Chemistry- Emerging Investigators 2017
2013 “Innovators Under 35 Italy 2014”, MIT Technology Review – Italian Section
2008 Scholarship “Fondazione Angelo della Riccia”, Switzerland
2008 “Lundgren Award” - University of Cambridge, UK
2007-2008 “Atkinson Scholarship” Clare College, University of Cambridge, UK
2004-2007 EPSRC PhD Fellowship, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK
2004 “Vaudo Prize”- Best Master Thesis - Rotary Club Milano, Italy
2001-2003 T.I.M.E – Top Industrial Managers of Europe - Master scholarship, Italy