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Università di Pisa

Dipartimento di Chimica e Chimica Industriale
Via Risorgimento 35- I-56126 Pisa, Italy

[EERA Partner]

Description of organization


The University of Pisa is a public institution boasting twenty departments, with high level research centres in all fields of pure and applied sciences and in humanities whose missions are education and research. Yearly, it enrolls about 12000 students (over 3000 in Master degree). About 650-700 students are enrolled within its 21 PhD programmes.  It has a body of about 1500 faculty members and it is equipped with high level scientific and technical instrumentation. It is strongly connected with the local research area of the National Research Council (CNR), which is the largest in the country.

Nanotechnological fabrication facilities  by high resolution electron beam lithogaphy, morphological characterizatio based on SEM-FEG and atomic force microscopy (AFM), and expertises developed in the Department of Information Technology   are available for nanowire fabrication and characterization

Semiconductor and metal oxide nano-materials for PV cells and direct water splitting via photolysis  based on WO3 materials with mixed electron/proton conduction  synthesized via sol-gel method  are available for their employing  and they are straightforwardly scalable for industrial production.

Design, synthesis  and characterization of conjugated polymers for Bulk HeteroJunction Organic Solar Cells (BHJ OSC  and new organic dyes, and nanostructured hybrid PV materials based on inclusion of  nanoparticles. is  available for the optimization of the performance of existing PV devices  and the  development of Luminescent Solar Concentrators

Several undergraduate theses, PhD fellowships and postdoc positions every year are offered for research in the field of Organic PhotoVoltaics,  synthetic chemistry, spectroscopy and characterization, computational and theoretical modelling of dyes, luminophores, conducting polymers and energy transfer, electron/hole transport, exciton formation and recombination in organic materials


CHEETAH Main contact
DI BARI Lorenzo
CHEETAH Associated Experts/Scientists
PUCCI Andrea