Alberto Privitera

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Alberto Privitera

Marie Slodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher

My background is in Material Science, mainly focused on the photophysical processes that involve spins in organic photovoltaic materials. I have joined the Department of Physics of the University of Oxford as an Early Stage Researcher of the European project SEPOMO - Spins in Efficient Photovoltaic devices based on Organic MOlecules. I work in the Advanced Functional Materials and Devices Group which is run by Prof. Moritz Riede.

The main focus of my research is to bring the performance of organic solar cells (OSCs) forward by taking advantage of the so far unexplored degree of freedom of photogenerated species in organic materials: their spin. In particular, my scientific objectives address towards the development of several novel routes to enhance the efficiency of OSCs by understanding and exploiting the electronic spin interactions in order to tackle the crucial bottlenecks in state-of-the-art OSCs. My research interests seem to be predictable considering my origins (I miss the Italian sun!).