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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
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)
All Publications
Duan J., Li J., Divitini G., Cortecchia D., Yuan F., You J., Liu S., Petrozza A., Wu Z., Xi J.
2D Hybrid Perovskites: From Static and Dynamic Structures to Potential Applications
Advanced Materials
Review Journal
Ruta V., Di Liberto G., Moriggi F., Ivanov Y.P., Divitini G., Bussetti G., Barbera V., Bajada M.A., Galimberti M., Pacchioni G., Vile G.
Copper Single Atoms Chelated on Ligand-Modified Carbon for Ullmann-type C−O Coupling
ChemSusChem, vol. 17, (no. 5)
Gasparrini C., Douglas J.O., Yazdanpanah A., Stroud R., Divitini G., Dabala M., Scatigno G.G., Pedrazzini S., Wenman M.R., Badocco D., Pastore P., Terranova N., Mariano G., Dacquait F., Palma M.D., Villari R., Sonato P.
Corrosion of 316L exposed to highly concentrated borated water used as shield in nuclear fusion experimental reactors cooling circuits
Corrosion Science, vol. 230
Caligiuri V., Kwon H., Griesi A., Ivanov Y.P., Schirato A., Alabastri A., Cuscuna M., Balestra G., De Luca A., Tapani T., Lin H., Maccaferri N., Krahne R., Divitini G., Fischer P., Garoli D.
Dry synthesis of bi-layer nanoporous metal films as plasmonic metamaterial
Nanophotonics, vol. 13, (no. 7), pp. 1159-1167
Kazemi M., Liivand K., Prato M., Vacek P., Walmsley J., Dante S., Divitini G., Kruusenberg I.
Graphite and Cobalt Recycled from Li-Ion Batteries: A Valuable Raw Material for Oxygen Reduction Reaction Electrocatalysts
Energy and Fuels, vol. 38, (no. 1), pp. 659-670
Article Journal
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Solar cells and LEDs: what can advanced electron microscopy tell us?
Inauguration of International Scientists Exchange Centre, Keqiao innovation centre, Shaoxing province, China
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