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Annamaria Petrozza

Senior Researcher Tenured - Principal Investigator
Advanced Materials for Optoelectronics
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About

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 Advanced Energy Materials (Wiley) and Matter (Cell Press). From February 2019 to February 2020 she served as associated editor at "Sustainable Energy & Fuels" (Royal Society of Chemistry). Currently she serve as senior editor at "ACS Energy Letters" (American Chemical Society).

Annamaria has an h-index of 44 (Scopus, June 2020) with more than 17500 citations. She has been listed among the the “Highly Cited Researcher 2018 (cross field)” and “Highly Cited Researcher 2019 (cross field)” by Clarivate Analytics.

Projects​

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

  • "Study of carrier transport in MAterials by time-Resolved specTroscopy with ultrashort soft X-ray light" (SMART-X) -Marie Skłodowska Curie Action European Training Network (2020-2024)
  • "The role of Softness in the Physics of Defects: Probing Buried Interfaces in Perovskites Optoelectronic Devices" (SOPHY) - ERC-2017-COG (2018-2023) - https://sophyerc.eu/
  • "Perovskite Thin-film Photovoltaics" (PERTPV) - H2020-LCE-07-2017 (2018-2021) - https://pertpv.web.ox.ac.uk/home
  • "European School on Artificial Leaf: Electrodes & Devices (eScaled) - Marie Skłodowska Curie Action European Training Network (2018-2022)
  • "Making Perovskites Truly exploitable" (MAESTRO) - Marie Skłodowska Curie Action European Training Network (2017-2021) - https://maestro-itn.eu/
  • The group is currently hosting the following Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships
  • PERovskIte Coherent Light Sources (PERICLES) - Dr Daniele Cortecchia


Concluded Projects

  • Fully Air-Processable and Air-Stable Perovskite Solar Cells Based on Inorganic Metal Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals (FASTEST) - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships, PI:Dr Min Kim ( 2017-2019)
  • Quantum Light Spectroscopy of Polariton Lasers (QUANTUM-LOOP) - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellowships - PI: Dr Ajay Ram Srimath Kandada (2016-2019)
  • PEROVSKITE OPTOELECTRONICS - MSCA-RISE-Marie Skłodowska- Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (2015-2019)
  • "Dye Sensitized solar cells with enhanced stability" (DESTINY) – Marie Curie Initial Training Network (2012-2016). http://www.destiny-itn.eu/
  • " Meso-superstructured Hybrid Solar Cells " (MESO) - FP7-NMP-2013-SMALL-7 (2013-2016)
  • “Green nanomaterials for next-generation photovoltaics (GREENS)” - Fondazione Cariplo (2014-2016)
  • "IperLuce" - Fondazione Cariplo (2015-2017)
  • " SupramolecularlY eNgineered arCHitectures for optoelectRonics and photONICS: a multi-site initial training action (SYNCHRONICS) - Innovative Training Networks (2015-2018)
  • “Probing Hybrid Interfaces of High Performance Solid-State Solar Cells” The Royal Society International Exchanges Scheme 2012/R2 (2013-2014) - in collaboration with Dr H.J. Snaith (University of Oxford).


Awards

2019 Highly Cited Researcher 2019 (cross field) – Clarivate Analytic

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

    All Publications
    2020
    Scheblykin I.G., deQuilettes D.W., Petrozza A., Stranks S.D., Raino G.
    Colourful luminescence of metal halide perovskites – from fundamentals to applications
    Journal of Luminescence, vol. 226
    Editorial Journal
    2020
    Kim G.-W., Petrozza A.
    Defect Tolerance and Intolerance in Metal-Halide Perovskites
    Advanced Energy Materials, vol. 10, (no. 37)
    Review Journal
    2020
    Rubino A., Francisco-Lopez A., Barker A. J., Petrozza A., Calvo M. E., Goni A. R., Míguez H.
    Disentangling Electron–Phonon Coupling and Thermal Expansion Effects in the Band Gap Renormalization of Perovskite Nanocrystals
    The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, vol. 12, pp. 569
    Article Journal
    2020
    Pietralunga S.M., Irde G., Barker A.J., Ball J.M., Petrozza A., Sala V., Zani M., Lanzani G., Tagliaferri A.
    Dynamical Imaging of Surface Photopotentials in Hybrid Lead Iodide Perovskite Films under High Optical Irradiance and the Role of Selective Contacts
    Advanced Materials Interfaces, vol. 7, (no. 16)
    Article Journal
    2020
    Kim M., Figueroa-Tapia J.M., Prato M., Petrozza A.
    Engineering Multiphase Metal Halide Perovskites Thin Films for Stable and Efficient Solar Cells
    Advanced Energy Materials, vol. 10, (no. 8)
    Scientific Talks
    2020
    Petrozza A.
    Defects Engineering and Photophysical Processes in 2D Perovskites
    MRS Fall Meeting 2020
    Conference
    2020
    Petrozza A.
    Understanding Defect Physics to Stabilize Metal-halide Perovskite Semiconductors for Optoelectronic Applications
    Energy Research at the Nano/Microscale
    Workshop/Symposium
    2020
    Petrozza A.
    Understanding Defect Physics to Stabilize Metal-halide Perovskite Semiconductors for Optoelectronic Applications
    Italy-Japan Virtual Workshop on Materials for Highly-Efficient Renewable Energy Systems
    Workshop/Symposium
    2020
    Petrozza A.
    Understanding Defect Physics to Stabilize Metal-halide Perovskite Semiconductors for Optoelectronic Applications
    Origin of Electronic Defects in Halide Perovskites - Online Meet Up
    Workshop/Symposium
    2020
    Petrozza A.
    Understanding Defect Physics to Stabilize Metal-Halide Perovskite Semiconductors for Optoelectronic Applications
    MRS Fall Meeting 2020
    Conference
    Oral presentations
    2020
    Cortecchia D., Mróz W., Folpini G., Borzda T., Petrozza A.
    Eu(III) and Eu(III)-complex doping of 2D perovskites
    12th Conference on Hybrid and Organic Photovoltaics
    Conference
    2020
    Folpini G., Cortecchia D., Petrozza A., Kandada A. R. S.
    Exciton dynamics show evidence of dark states in Tin-based 2D perovskite
    12th International Conference on Hybrid and Organic Photovoltaics
    Conference
    2020
    Folpini G., Cortecchia D., Petrozza A., Srimath Kandada A. R.
    Exciton dynamics show evidence of dark states in Tin-based 2D perovskite
     Hybrid and Organic Photovoltaics
    Conference
    2017
    Shamsi J., Abdelhady A.L., Kandada A. R. S., Petrozza A., Manna L.
    N-Methylformamide as a Source of Methylammonium Ions in the Synthesis of Lead Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals and Bulk Crystals
    The Perovskite Thin Film Photovoltaics (ABXPV)
    Conference