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Giorgio Divitini

Researcher Tenure Track - Principal Investigator
Electron Spectroscopy and Nanoscopy
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Giorgio Divitini received a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Physics from the Universita' degli Studi di Milano in Milan, and a PhD in Materials Science at the University of Cambridge (UK). He was a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy for four years before taking on a position as Advanced TEM Officer in the same institution, working in the largest electron microscopy facility for physical sciences in Cambridge. In the summer of 2021 he moved to IIT to start a group dedicated to the advancement of electron microscopy and its applications.

Giorgio is passionate about pushing the boundaries of characterisation at the nanoscale, employing new detectors, new acquisition protocols and new data analysis approaches for electron microscopy and related techniques. His past work includes a variety of analytical techniques, including electron tomography, EDX and EEL spectroscopy, cryo-EM and in situ characterisation. Applications-wise, he has mostly worked on materials and devices relevant for energy, such as solar cells, LEDs and battery materials.


Title: PhD in Materials Science
Institute: University of Cambridge
Location: Cambridge
Country: UK
From: 2009 To: 2012

Title: Master's degree in Physics
Institute: Università degli Studi di Milano
Location: Milan
Country: Italy
From: 2006 To: 2008

Experience External

Title: Advanced TEM Application Specialist
Institute: University of Cambridge
Location: Cambridge
Country: UK
From: 2016 To: 2021

Title: Post-doctoral research associate
Institute: University of Cambridge
Location: Cambridge
Country: UK
From: 2012 To: 2016

Top Publications
Doherty T.A.S., Winchester A.J., Macpherson S., Johnstone D.N., Pareek V., Tennyson E.M., Kosar S., Kosasih F.U., Anaya M., Abdi-Jalebi M., Andaji-Garmaroudi Z., Wong E.L., Madeo J., Chiang Y.-H., Park J.-S., Jung Y.-K., Petoukhoff C.E., Divitini G., Man M.K.L., Ducati C., Walsh A., Midgley P.A., Dani K.M., Stranks S.D.
Performance-limiting nanoscale trap clusters at grain junctions in halide perovskites
Nature, vol. 580, (no. 7803), pp. 360-366
Tian T., Zeng Z., Vulpe D., Casco M.E., Divitini G., Midgley P.A., Silvestre-Albero J., Tan J.-C., Moghadam P.Z., Fairen-Jimenez D.
A sol-gel monolithic metal-organic framework with enhanced methane uptake
Nature Materials, vol. 17, (no. 2), pp. 174-179
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Abdi-Jalebi M., Andaji-Garmaroudi Z., Cacovich S., Stavrakas C., Philippe B., Richter J.M., Alsari M., Booker E.P., Hutter E.M., Pearson A.J., Lilliu S., Savenije T.J., Rensmo H., Divitini G., Ducati C., Friend R.H., Stranks S.D.
Maximizing and stabilizing luminescence from halide perovskites with potassium passivation
Nature, vol. 555, (no. 7697), pp. 497-501
Cacovich S., Matteocci F., Abdi-Jalebi M., Stranks S.D., Di Carlo A., Ducati C., Divitini G.
Unveiling the Chemical Composition of Halide Perovskite Films Using Multivariate Statistical Analyses
ACS Applied Energy Materials, vol. 1, (no. 12), pp. 7174-7181
Divitini G., Cacovich S., Matteocci F., Cina L., Di Carlo A., Ducati C.
In situ observation of heat-induced degradation of perovskite solar cells
Nature Energy, vol. 1, (no. 1)
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Yaghoobi Nia N., Zendehdel M., Abdi-Jalebi M., Castriotta L.A., Kosasih F.U., Lamanna E., Abolhasani M.M., Zheng Z., Andaji-Garmaroudi Z., Asadi K., Divitini G., Ducati C., Friend R.H., Di Carlo A.
Beyond 17% stable perovskite solar module via polaron arrangement of tuned polymeric hole transport layer
Nano Energy, vol. 82
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Gspann T.S., Kaniyoor A., Tan W., Kloza P.A., Bulmer J.S., Mizen J., Divitini G., Terrones J., Tune D., Cook J.D., Smail F.R., Elliott J.A.
Catalyst‐mediated enhancement of carbon nanotube textiles by laser irradiation: Nanoparticle sweating and bundle alignment
Catalysts, vol. 11, (no. 3), pp. 1-30
Sapnik A.F., Bechis I., Collins S.M., Johnstone D.N., Divitini G., Smith A.J., Chater P.A., Addicoat M.A., Johnson T., Keen D.A., Jelfs K.E., Bennett T.D.
Mixed hierarchical local structure in a disordered metal–organic framework
Nature Communications, vol. 12, (no. 1)
Kosasih F.U., Cacovich S., Divitini G., Ducati C.
Nanometric Chemical Analysis of Beam-Sensitive Materials: A Case Study of STEM-EDX on Perovskite Solar Cells
Small Methods, vol. 5, (no. 2)
Sapnik A.F., Johnstone D.N., Collins S.M., Divitini G., Bumstead A.M., Ashling C.W., Chater P.A., Keeble D.S., Johnson T., Keen D.A., Bennett T.D.
Stepwise collapse of a giant pore metal-organic framework
Dalton Transactions, vol. 50, (no. 14), pp. 5011-5022
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