CHOSEPHD STUDENTSLuigi Angelo Castriotta

Luigi Angelo Castriotta

luigi angelo castriotta


Luigi Angelo Castriotta 

PhD Research Fellow, Early Stage Researcher H2020-MSCA-ITN

C.H.O.S.E. - c/o Casale 11
University of Rome "Tor Vergata"
Viale Pietro Gismondi s.n.c. -  00133 Rome - Italy

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I am a PhD Candidate who likes to discover the beauty of science at 360 degrees!

I did my bachelor degree in Chemistry at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, then I move to Spain where I did my Master degree in “Nanoscience and Nanotechnology” at Universidad de Barcelona (UB), and finally I finished my studied in Germany at Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), where I studied “Organic Molecular Electronics”, with my Master thesis done at Cicci Research srl. in the laboratories of CHOSE (Rome) under the topic “Advanced Design and Electro-Optical Characterizations of Mesoscopic Solar Cells”.

I believe I have good communication skills obtained through all the different work and study experiences of my life.

I acquired good organizational skills during my University experience in Rome, Barcelona and in Dresden; the majority of the projects that have and had to be carried out in the Master in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Barcelona and the Master in Organic and Molecular Electronics in Dresden were group projects of 3 or more people; a very good organization is fundamental to be able to carry out the work by the due date and continue studying.

I developed my organizational skills also during my years of volunteering in the Italian Red Cross, when I was elected as Coordinator of the Youth Department of my Local Branch. While I was holding this post, I had to coordinate a group of approximately 100 youth volunteers, together with a team of 5 people that helped me in the coordination and implementation of the activities. This experience has taught me many skills; During my years in Rome, I have also been given the responsibility of organizing both regional and national Italian Red Cross training events.

Currently I started a PhD fellowship at University of Rome 'Tor Vergata' as an Early Stage Researcher funded by H2020-MSCA-ITN2017 with the topic of "Fabrication and characterization of large area Perovskite Solar Cells PSCs modules". I am convinced that photovoltaic of tomorrow will be made of Hybrid and Organic materials, and I want to be part of this challenge!

Research Activity

PhD Research Fellow, Early Stage Researcher sponsored by Horizon2020, Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) - Innovative Training Network under the project MAESTRO (MAking pErovskiteS TRuly explOitable).

The main activity concern the fabrication and characterization of large area Perovskite Solar Cells (PSCs) modules; The objectives are to demonstrate printing and encapsulation of large area modules, measure and tune rheological properties of printing pastes, encapsulate large area PSCs, monitor stability for different sealants, make modules by monolithic integration, accelerated lifetime measurements indoors and outdoors.

Skills: career prospects Fabrication, characterization of large area devices; PV, manufacturing, metrology, building.

Risk Analysis: Stability of perovskite modules and panels is not compatible with conventional accelerated life tests ALT. (Improve encapsulation of the devices and/or use ISOS for ALT. These standards potentially more informative as they progress from dark shelf life right up to stringent cyclic testing.)

Expected Results: Fabrication of a final module demonstrator on a 20x20 cm2 glass substrate with an active area larger than 200 cm2 and a PSC panel with a minimum dimension of 0.5 m2. A final efficiency of the module is expected to be larger than 14 % (on active area). 1000h stability under light and thermal stress will be achieved.

Supervision Main: A. Di Carlo (m), also S. Pescetelli (f), F. Brunetti (f).

Secondments M16-17 SAULE large area fabrication M33-34 TIB device and module modelling.

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