Paolo Mariani

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Paolo Mariani 

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

c/o Casale 11
University of Rome "Tor Vergata"
Viale Pietro Gismondi s.n.c.
IT-00133 Rome

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Paolo Mariani obtained the Master Degree in Physics at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" by defending a thesis on "Phase transitions and stochastic transitions in finite systems with short and long-range interactions" (, under the supervision of prof. A. Giansanti. Statistical mechanics was the main research field with particular attention to molecular dynamics, implemented by computational simulations. Then, he has oriented his scientific interest in applied research by attending the second-level professional master's programmes in Photovoltaics Engineering at University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. In April 2012, Paolo Mariani defended a thesis on “Analysis and optimization of production process of DSSC photovoltaic devices”, under the supervision of prof. F. Giannini. By virtue of this experience, he started working at Dyepower Consortium, where he was involved in the development of large-area DSSC (Dye Sensitized Solar Cell), from October 2011 to December 2015. From May 2013 to April 2014, he was research fellow in the Electronic Engineering Department of University of Rome "Tor Vergata". Research program was the identification, deposition and optimization of materials for the production of DSSC photovoltaic panels. In April 2018, Paolo Mariani got Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering (University of Rome “Tor Vergata”) defending a thesis on “Novel classes of Dye Sensitized Solar Modules”, under the supervision of prof. Aldo Di Carlo. From July 2018, he is a research fellow (postdoctoral) in the Electronic Engineering Department of University "Tor Vergata" within the C.H.O.S.E. lab.


Research Activity

Paolo Mariani's research activity is focused on the development of hybrid organic/inorganic large area solar cell. He is involved in the Graphene Flagship Project as research fellow (postdoctoral) under the supervision of prof. Aldo Di Carlo. Main topic is the study and the optimization of Photovoltaic Modules Graphene/Perovskite. During his PhD, the activity has been focusing on the design, realization, fabrication and characterization of novel classes of Dye-Sensitized Solar Modules (DSSMs) involving 2D materials or flexible substrates. The aim was to ensure a greater structural stability and to obtain an improvement of the efficiency on aperture area respect to standard DSSMs. Key words of his research are: "deposition techniques", "up-scaling", “large-area devices”, "2D materials" and "stability".



P. Mariani, L. Vesce, A. Di Carlo, "The role of printing techniques for large-area dye sensitized solar cells"; Semiconductor Science and Technology 2015, vol. 30, 104003

DOI: 10.1088/0268-1242/30/10/104003

This article has been selected by Editorial Board of Semiconductor Science and Technology for inclusion in 2015 Article Highlights collection.


G. Calogero, J. Barichello, I. Citro, P. Mariani, L. Vesce, A. Bartolotta, A. Di Carlo and G. Di Marco, “Photoelectrochemical and spectrophotometric studies on dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs) and stable modules (DSCMs) based on natural apocarotenoids pigments”; Dyes and Pigments 2018, vol. 155, pp. 75-83

DOI: 10.1016/j.dyepig.2018.03.021


P. Mariani, L. Vesce and A. Di Carlo, “A Novel Class of Dye-Sensitized Solar Modules. Glass-Plastic Structure for Mechanically Stable Devices”; 2018 IEEE 4th International Forum on Research and Technology for Society and Industry (RTSI) Proceedings, pp. 1-5, Palermo (Italy)

DOI: 10.1109/RTSI.2018.8548439


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