Description of the organisation
The University of Rome “Tor Vergata” is based on a campus area of 640 hectares with 6 faculties, 43000 students and more than 1500 professors and researchers. Within the project both Electronics Engineering and Physics departments will be involved. They share common laboratories for micro and nanoelectronics fabrication with both conventional and soft lithography equipment. UTV has a long tradition in FP7 with more than 50 projects funded. In 2006, University of Rome Tor Vergata and Lazio Region have established the “Centre for Hybrid and Organic Solar Energy” (CHOSE). The centre aims to develop research and industrialization of organic and hybrid organic-inorganic technologies. CHOSE lab is dedicated to the fabrication of solar cells with an area of over 600 sqm and two characterization laboratories for a total of 350 sqm at the Department of Electronic Engineering of Tor Vergata. Currently, more than 30 researcher including 15 PhDs, 8 Post Docs 4 Staff Members are working at CHOSE.
Role in the Project
UTV has a quite unique capability to fabricate large area Dye Solar Cells and Polymeric Cell in a pilot line context. UTV will contribute to the network activities concerning dissemination, mobility of researchers, use of existing facilities and expertise
Key people involved
Professor Aldo Di Carlo, Coordinator of the Opto- & Nanoelectronics group of the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” and Co-Director of CHOSE, Author / co-author of more than 200 publications, review articles, book chapters, and 6 international patents. He is/has been the local scientific coordinator of 3 Marie Curie projects, 4 STREP- projects and Coordinator of a FP7 STREP Project.
Dr. Andrea Reale: he is Assistant Professor in the University of Rome Tor Vergata since 2004. His research activity is focused on photovoltaic systems based on organic and hybrid organic-inorganic semiconductors.
Miss. Elisa Baldazzi
She has a post-graduate position at the Opto- & Nanoelectronics group of Prof. Aldo Di since 2009. Her activity is focused on FP7/H2020 Projects results’ dissemination and training
Dr. Francesca Brunetti
She is Assistant Professor in the University of Rome Tor Vergata since 2006. Her research is focused on organic photodetectors for applications in low cost optical communications and third-generation organic solar cells on flexible substrates. She is the scientific coordinator of the FP7 Project « Go-NEXTS »
Prof. Thomas M. Brown
He is associated Professor at the University of Rome Tor Vergata since 2005.He has built a vast experience in both academia (PhD at the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge) and industry (Senior Engineer at Plastic Logic Ltd) in the field of bringing innovative research from the laboratory to industrialization. His actual research activity is focused on solution-processed photovoltaics.