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