Simona Binetti is Associated Professor of physical chemistry at University of Milano-Bicocca, Milano, Italy, and Vice Director of the Scientific and Executive Committee of the Milano-Bicocca Solar Energy Research Center MIBSOLAR. She graduated in physics at Milano University in 1991 and obtained a M.S. degree in material science in 1994 with mark 70/70 cum laude and the Ph.D. degree in chemistry in 1998 and she has been Assistant Professor of University of Milano-Bicocca from 1999 to 2013. Since 2001, she has been teaching material chemistry and physical chemistry courses and Member of the Council of the Ph.D. in Materials Science and Nanotechnology of the University of Milano-Bicocca. Her research activity has been mainly devoted to the experimental study of the effect of defects (point and extended ones) on electrical and optical properties of elementary semiconductor (silicon) and composed (SiC, SiGe, CIGS, and CZTS alloy). In this context she developed original research activities about the role of defects on the optoelectrical properties of silicon (multicrystalline and nanocrystalline thin film) for photovoltaic application, of optical emission associated with dislocations and oxygen precipitates in silicon, on the epitaxial growth of Er-doped silicon for photonic application. She has published more than 100 papers in peer reviewed international scientific journals and 3 chapter books and she has 3 patents. Since 1990, she has been involved in many European renewable energy projects and in several national projects. Currently she is responsible for ASI project related to an ESA and of European Project FP7 (CHEETACH) and responsible for three contracts with private company and research center in PV fields.
Biography Updated on 6 April 2016