Associate Professors at University of Verona
Department of Computer Science - Laboratory for Applied Physics
Alessandro Romeo graduated in Physics at the University of Parma in 1996 with a thesis on: "CuInGaSe2 Thin Film solar cells”. In October 1997 he is a research fellow at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ), Switzerland during this period he develops a process for the deposition of thin film solar cells of CdTe/CdS obtaining cells with exceeding 12 % efficiency. In March 1998 Alessandro Romeo starts his PhD work at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, continuing research on thin film solar cells.
In Zurich, under the guide of prof. Ayodhya Tiwari, he has introduced for the first time flexible CdTe solar cells on flexible polymers an has demonstrated the high irradiation hardness under electron and proton which makes this technology very interesting for space applications.
From February 2002 to March 2004, Alessandro has worked as post-doc at ETHZ on cadmium free alternative buffer layers for CIGS solar cells. In April 2004 doctor Romeo is appointed as Assistant Professor at the University of Verona working on absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy for photosynthesis applications and continuing his work on chalcogenide thin film solar cells.
He establishes a new laboratory (the Laboratory for Applied Physics) where he and his collaborators deliver CdTe solar cells with efficiency exceeding 15% on glass and 12% on flexible substrates. Different studies are presented in order to reduce the CdTe absorber thickness with remarkable efficiency.
In December 2013 Alessandro is qualified for Associate Professorship from the Italian Ministry of Science and Education (MIUR) in both Experimental Physics and Applied Physics and from 2014 Alessandro Romeo is appointed as associate professor at the University of Verona. He is member of the scientific committee for the European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference from 2010 until now ( six editions) and he has also been organizer of the E-MRS Spring Meeting “Thin Film Chalcogenide Solar Cells” Symposium in 2010 in 2012 and in 2014. Prof. Romeo has been tutoring several master and PhD students. He is teaching Physics, Biophysics and Electronic Devices. He is author of about 100 international publications and of 5 international patents and has been invited to several international conferences.