Research manager .- Senior scientist and Project Innovation officer of EEN-Enterprise Europe Network
ENEA-DTE Energy Technologies Departement
Role in the project : WP2 Leader: Fostering the use of Existing facilities and Expertise and ENEA main contact for CHEETAH Project
Francesco ROCA Since 1984 in ENEA is a physicist specialized in interaction of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation with organic and inorganic materials. His skills:
- As scientist, he is involved in growth and characterization of thin film semiconductors, amorphous/crystalline silicon. surface treatment by plasma and Silcion heterojunctions, PV concentrator technology and advanced PV cells; development of smart PV modules with improved functionalities.
- As research manager, he coordinates the partecipation of his organziation to National/international Research Projects (2001- to date). He has been project and WP leader of several national/international project on PV (FIRB-FOTOENERGIA, 7FP-SOPHIA & SOPHi@webinar , FP7-CHEETAH, 7FP-ECOSOLE, 7FP-NGCPV, 7FP-COSTRUCT_PV, 7FP-BFIRST, 7FP-HETSI, 5FP-MOPHET, 5FP-ASINET, 5FP-PVECNET). He also promotes R&D activity and networking activities in Solar Energy and their Environmental Impact, assessment in Europe and Mediterranea Area, promotion of personnel Exchange and training of researchers, He is also leading 7FP-CHEETAH WP2 Fostering the use of existing facilities and expertise, In this frame he is also the responsible of CHEETAH Knowledge Exchange Platform, the reference database for CHEETAH project and the European PV community.
- AsProject Innovation officer of EEN-Enterprise Europe Network. he contribute to boost growth and jobs in medium Enterprises and to support them how to develop their business in new markets, to access to EU finance and funding, to achieve successful technology transfer co-operation, reach partnership agreements and perform European research projects. He is also appointed as EEN –Bridgeconomies delegate for the Sector Group Intelligent Energy by focussing in the field of renewable energies (biomass/biogas/biofuels, PV/solar thermal energy, hydropower/wave energy, wind and geothermal energy) energy efficiency, fuel cells and hydrogen technologies, renewable energies for energy efficient buildings, energy production/storage and distribution. he is also member for the participation to EEN Sector Group ICT.
He has organized/co-organized national/international workshops. He is author/coauthor and reviewer of scientific papers/chapters of books. Since 2008 member of the Scientific Committee of EU PVSEC.He also acts as ENEA Representative for the participation in Photovoltaics to European Energy Research Alliance EERA-PV and to AIREn the Italian Alliance for the Research on Energy. He is Member of the expert Pool of European PV Technology Platform.
He has worked as adjunct professor on Advanced PV Technologies at MIF-Uni Tor Vergata 2008-2012.