Giulio Simone

PhD student

I received my B.Sc. degree in Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology at Politecnico di Milano in 2012. During my master degree program I participated in a 6 months Erasmus exchange program in Madrid. From September 2014 I carried out a 9 months internship at Holst Centre (High Tech Campus Eindhoven), were I focused my research on the fabrication and characterization of electroactive polymer-based actuators. I obtained my M.Sc. degree in Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology in 2015.

In October 2015 I started my PhD in the group of Prof. R.A.J Janssen, were I am currently studying device physics and applications of organic photodetectors (OPDs). My PhD is carrier out in collaboration with Holst Centre under the supervision of Prof. Gerwin Gelinck. Our goal is to gain a better understanding of the physical origin of the dark reverse-bias current in OPDs, thereby defining the main design rules to develop high sensitivity devices. Furthermore, we investigate near-infrared OPDs for future application in artificial retinal implants and flexible pulse oximeters.