Dario Di Carlo Rasi
"I received my bachelor degree in Materials Science from the University of Rome Tor Vergata, presenting a graduation project about conductive pastes for dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs), under the supervision of professor Aldo Di Carlo at the Center for Hybrid and Organic Solar Energy (CHOSE). I continued my study program and pursued the master degree in Materials Science and Engineering, again at the University of Rome Tor Vergata. To complete the master studies, I presented a work I've performed under the supervision of professor Thomas Brown, also at the CHOSE. The research project concerned the development of interlayer materials for polymer solar cells which are processed from solvents relatively safe for the operator and the environment.
From September 2014, I am working in the M2N group to obtain my PhD degree. The focus of my research is on multi-junction polymer solar cells, a very important class of devices which paves the way to higher efficiency thanks to the combination of photo-active materials with complementary absorption properties. Developing perfectly functioning interconnection layers, optimizing the devices via opto-electrical modeling and developing accurate characterization methods are part of my expertise developed during the experience here."