His research interests lie on the computational modelling and design of advanced materials for clean energy production and storage, by applying state of the art ab-initio methods based on the Density Functional Theory (DFT) and Molecular Dynamics (MD). His present research activity is focused on i) Study of innovative materials for next generation photovoltaics (PV) with intriguing electronic and optical properties, particularly metal halides perovskites (MHP); ii) Chemical processes at the interfaces of PV and electrochemical interest; iii) Defects chemistry and defects-related processes in semiconductors and the associated photo-physics; iv) Electron-phonon coupling and polarons phenomena in MHPs.
- 2011 Laurea Specialistica in Chemistry, Università La Sapienza di Roma.
- 2015 PhD in Chemistry, Università La Sapienza di Roma, thesis: “The conversion reaction of MgH2 in Li cell: a Density Functional Theory study”. Research activity: Computational modelling of conversion reactions in Li batteries.
- 2016 to 2019 Post-doc at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT). Research activity: Computational Modelling of perovskites for solar cells.
- since November 2019 he is a researcher at Italian CNR.
- Idruri quali anodi ad alta capacità per batterie litio ione – FIRB project MIUR: RBFR10ZWMO; CUP: B81J11003320001. 8/3/2012 to 8/3/2017. Coordinators: Dr. Priscilla Reale (Uniroma1, PI), Dr. Sergio Brutti (ISC-CNR) – participant 2012 to 2015.
-Perovskite Thin-film Photovoltaics (PERTPV) - Project ID: 763977. European Union's project within H2020-EU.3.3.2. - Low-cost, low-carbon energy supply programme (01/04/2018 to 31/03/2021). Coordinator: Prof. Henry Snaith, University of Oxford – Participant 2018 to 2019
Computational Modelling of materials, DFT, Molecular dynamics, Materials for energy, Nanostructured materials, Chemical processes at interfaces.
DFT, Molecular dynamics, Materials design, Modelling Defects and defects processes, Modelling of chemical processes at interfaces, Materials for energy