Simona Binetti is currently an Assistant Professor of physical chemistry at the University of Milano-Bicocca (Milano, Italy). She graduated in physics at Milano University in 1991. She obtained an M.S. degree in material science in 1994 and a Ph.D. degree in chemistry in 1998. She is a Member of the Scientific and Executive Committee of MIB-SOLAR, Milano-Bicocca Solar Energy Research Center. Her research activity is devoted to the study of the effect of defects on electrical and optical properties of elementary semiconductor (silicon) and composed (silicon carbide, silicon germanium and alloy, and copper indium gallium diselenide CIGS alloy). In this context, she developed original research activities in the field of the role of defects on the optoelectrical properties of inorganic material for photovoltaic application, on the optical emission associated to dislocations and oxygen precipitates in silicon, and on the epitaxial growth of Er-doped silicon. Recently, a new activity has been started on the growth and characterization of CIGS films for PV application on steel and glass substrate. Since 1991, she has been involved in many European renewable energy projects. She is coauthor of more than 90 scientific publications in international journals. She did more than 30 oral presentations mainly to PV international conferences and 10 invited talks in the last 5 years, and she acts as a referee for several scientific journals on materials science and solar energy.
Biography Updated on 17 February 2012