MSCA PF Fellow: Francesco Campaioli

PDFProject:  SpinSC - Spin-mediated spectral conversion for efficient photovoltaics

Francesco Campaioli


MSCA Fellow: Francesco Campaioli

UNIPD Supervisor: Simone Montangero

Department: Physics and Astronomy

Total Contribution: Euro 188.590,08

Project Duration in months: 24

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Francesco Campaioli completed his Bachelor’s in Physics at the University of Padua, his hometown, and obtained his Master of Science at the University of Freiburg (Germany). He moved to Melbourne (Australia) for his doctoral studies in 2016, where he joined the Monash Quantum Information Science group led by Ass. Prof. Kavan Modi (Monash University). During his PhD, Francesco focused on the fundamental limits of energy harvesting, storage, and transport, developing his expertise in quantum information and modelling of open quantum systems. Francesco is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at RMIT University (Melbourne), funded by the ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science. With the centre, Francesco has worked on finding new ways to improve photovoltaics and optoelectronics, collaborating with Australian and international research groups. His research focuses on energy transport in disordered organic semiconductors and spin-mediated spectral conversion processes. In 2023 Francesco will return to the University of Padua to carry out his MSCA project, SpinSC, at the Department of Physics and Astronomy with Professor Simone Montenegro. The project aims to improve the efficiency of photovoltaics by studying energy-conversion processes that can be exploited to broaden the portion of the solar spectrum absorbed by solar cells. Francesco will work in collaboration with Exciton Science via two secondment periods at the University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia).