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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.

Education

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
2020
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
2018
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
2018
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
2018
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
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2016
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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2022
Bahmani Jalali H., Pianetti A., Zito J., Imran M., Campolucci M., Ivanov Y.P., Locardi F., Infante I., Divitini G., Brovelli S., Manna L., Di Stasio F.
Cesium Manganese Bromide Nanocrystal Sensitizers for Broadband Vis-to-NIR Downshifting
ACS Energy Letters, pp. 1850-1858
Article Journal
2022
Saleh A.A., Sayed D.M., Nagle-Cocco L.A.V., Divitini G., Ghanem L.G., Ducati C., Allam N.K.
Deciphering the in Situ Surface Reconstruction of Supercapacitive Bimetallic Ni-Co Oxyphosphide during Electrochemical Activation Using Multivariate Statistical Analyses
ACS Applied Energy Materials, vol. 5, (no. 6), pp. 7661-7673
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2022
Moreira M., Hillenkamp M., Divitini G., Tizei L.H.G., Ducati C., Cotta M.A., Rodrigues V., Ugarte D.
Improving Quantitative EDS Chemical Analysis of Alloy Nanoparticles by PCA Denoising: Part II. Uncertainty Intervals
Microscopy and Microanalysis
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2022
Moreira M., Hillenkamp M., Divitini G., Tizei L.H.G., Ducati C., Cotta M.A., Rodrigues V., Ugarte D.
Improving Quantitative EDS Chemical Analysis of Alloy Nanoparticles by PCA Denoising: Part I, Reducing Reconstruction Bias
Microscopy and Microanalysis
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2022
Liu Z., Sinatra L., Lutfullin M., Ivanov Y.P., Divitini G., De Trizio L., Manna L.
One Hundred-Nanometer-Sized CsPbBr3/m-SiO2 Composites Prepared via Molten-Salts Synthesis are Optimal Green Phosphors for LCD Display Devices
Advanced Energy Materials
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