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Prof. Franco Cacialli

Franco Cacialli

Franco works on organic semiconductors and related nanostructures and is a member of both the London Centre for Nanotechnology and the Department of Physics and Astronomy at UCL. He obtained his PhD from the University of Pisa and later worked in Cambridge on the physics of electroluminescent polymers and related devices. His research has ranged from the set-up of an original chemical vapour deposition method of heavily doped conducting polymers to the study of polymer LEDs and the control of their luminescent properties in optical microcavities. Recent interests include supramolecular architectures for the control of the solid-state properties of organic semiconductors, and high-resolution nanolithography using the scanning near-field optical microscope (SNOM).

E-mail: f.cacialli@ucl.ac.uk

Tel.: +44 (0)20 7679 4467

Dr. Keith Fraser

Keith Fraser

Keith works on high-mobility printable field-effect transistors and is supported by the Leverhulme Trust. He obtained his PhD in Materials Science from the University of Oxford and subsequently worked at the Centre for Research on Applied Nanostructures and Nanodevices (CRANN) at Trinity College Dublin and the Lyon Institute of Nanotechnology at the University of Lyon.

E-mail: keith.fraser@ucl.ac.uk

Tel.: +44 (0)20 7679 7390

Giulia Tregnago

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Giulia is the Synchronics Project Manager. She was previously a PhD student in the group, carrying out research focused on graphene-based materials for optoelectronic applications funded by the Marie Curie Initial Training Network GENIUS (GraphenE-orgaNIc hybrid architectures for organic electronics: a mUltiSite training action).

She can be found on level 3 of the LCN or contacted using the details below:

E-mail: g.tregnago@ucl.ac.uk

Tel.: +44 (0)20 7679 4116

Early Stage Researchers

Valentina Robbiano

Valentina is funded by the Marie Curie Initial Training Network CONTEST (COllaborative Network for Training in Electronic Skin Technology). She obtained a Masters degree in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Genoa. Her work is focused on the preparation and characterization of photonic systems suitable for flexible optoelectronic devices. This work will include different preparation methods as well as different optical-morphological characterization techniques such as polarized transmittance and reflectance angle resolved spectroscopy, steady-state and time-resolved photoluminescence spectroscopy and AFM.

She can be found in room F9 in the Physics and Astronomy Department (UCL) or contacted using the details below:

E-mail: valentina.robbiano.12@ucl.ac.uk

Tel.: +44 (0)20 7679 7390

Luca Santarelli

Luca Santarelli is funded by a Marie Curie Initial Training Network CONTEST (COllaborative Network for Training in Electronic Skin Technology). He received a BSc degree in Biomedical Engineering and MSc in Electronic Engineering from the University of Pisa. From September 2012 until May 2013 he did an internship at UCL funded by the European Erasmus Placement project. Luca's research is mainly focused on development and characterization of organic devices, such as p-LED, solar cells and sensors, made on flexible and stretchable supports; investigation into properties of electrodes made by carbon nanotubes; thermal and optical lithography of polymer semiconductors through Scanning Thermal Microscopy (SThM) and Scanning Near-field Optical Microscopy (SNOM).

He can be found in room F9 in the Physics and Astronomy Department (UCL) or contacted using the details below:

E-mail: luca.santarelli.13@ucl.ac.uk

Tel.: +44 (0)20 7679 7390

Andrea Zampetti

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Andrea is an Early Stage Researcher in Telecommunications and Microelectronics Engineering at the Centre for Hybrid and Organic Solar Energy (CHOSE), with the OLAB (Opto&Nano Electronics) group of the Electronics Engineering Department, at the University of Rome "Tor Vergata". His main activities are the study, design and achievement of interface layers (metals, organic and inorganic semiconductors) in bulk heterojunction solar cells (BHJSCs).

He can be found in room F9 in the Physics and Astronomy Department (UCL) or contacted using the details below:

E-mail: andrea.zampetti@uniroma2.it

Tel.: +44 (0)20 7679 7390

Alessandro Minotto

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Alessandro can be found in room F9 in the Physics and Astronomy Department (UCL) or contacted using the details below:

E-mail: a.minotto@ucl.ac.uk

Tel.: +44 (0)20 7679 7390

PhD Students

Giuseppe PaternĂ²

Giuseppe has a background in chemistry, having obtained a bachelor's degree in Chemistry and a master's degree in Chemistry of Materials at the University of Catania. His research focuses on organic solar cells, with a view to optimizing cell efficiency and long term stability. For this purpose, his work is devoted to the characterization of PV properties using the facilities at UCL, and to structural/dynamical investigation using a range of Neutron Scattering techniques at the ISIS facility at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. Furthermore, he studies the effect of radiation exposure on cell performance with the instrumentation available at ISIS.

He can be found in room F9 in the Physics and Astronomy Department (UCL) or contacted using the details below:

E-mail: g.paterno11@ucl.ac.uk

Tel.: +44 (0)20 7679 7390

Ludovica Intilla

Ludovica obtained a bachelor's degree in Chemistry at the University of Catania and also a Master's degree in Nanotechnology here at UCL. Her work is focused on the study of the properties of ZnO nanoparticles, with special attention on the preparation and characterization of thin film transistors. Her work involves the use of several characterization techniques including AFM, XPS and SEM.

She can be found in room F9 in the Physics and Astronomy Department (UCL) or contacted using the details below:

E-mail: l.intilla.11@ucl.ac.uk

Tel.: +44 (0)20 7679 7390

Completing PhD Students

Francesco Bausi

Francesco is funded by a Marie Curie Fellowship for Early Stage Research Training in the network GENIUS (GraphenE-orgaNIc hybrid architectures for organic electronics: a mUltiSite training action). He is working on the optimization and the characterization of graphene sheets depositions for the fabrication of electrodes for PLED, OPV cells and Organic Transistors. His research also involves optical and thermal lithographic patterning techniques for the development of graphene based electrodes with tuneable work function.

He can be found on level 3 of the LCN or contacted using the details below:

E-mail: f.bausi@ucl.ac.uk

Tel.: +44 (0)20 7679 9925

MSc Students

Arfa Karani

E-mail: arfa.karani.11@ucl.ac.uk

Tel.: +44 (0)20 7679 7390

Muhammad Sahime

E-mail: zcapha4@ucl.ac.uk

Tel.: +44 (0)20 7679 7390

Fiona Gillespie

E-mail: zcapg47@ucl.ac.uk

Tel.: +44 (0)20 7679 7390

Daniel Martinez

E-mail:

Tel.: +44 (0)20 7679 7390

Visiting Scientists

Shimpei Goto

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Shimpei is visiting from the Japan Patent Office. He can be found in room F9 in the Physics and Astronomy Department (UCL) or contacted using the details below:

E-mail: aaaabbbbbcccccdddd@gmail.com

Tel.: +44 (0)20 7679 7390

Prof. Mariagrazia Graziano

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Professor Graziano is visiting the group from the University of Turin, supported by a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship (IEF) action.

E-mail: maria.graziano@polito.it

Tel.: +44 (0)20 7679 7390

Prof. Tiziana Fiore

Professor Fiore is visiting from the University of Palermo for a 1-year sabbatical.

E-mail: tiziana.fiore@unipa.it

Tel.: +44 (0)20 7679 7390