PhD fellow in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Related Industrial Innovation
From October 2021 | Chemistry Department, University of Pavia, Italy.
Research scholarship fellow in “Study of Thermal Degradation in Hybrid Perovskite Solar Cells”
From July 2020 to April 2021 | Chemistry Department, University of Pavia, Italy.
Results: Design and development of an experimental setup for Photoluminescence (PL), Time-resolved PL (TRPL), Electro-luminescence (EL) and PL Quantum Yield measurements (PLQY).
Master’s degree cum Laude in Physics of Matter
April 2020 | Physics Department, University of Pavia, Italy.
Thesis title: Stability Study on Hybrid Perovskite Solar Cell Through Accelerated Aging Tests
Pump-Probe measurements, such as Transient Absorption Spectroscopy (TAS) and Transient Reflectivity Spectroscopy (TRS)
PL and TRPL measurements, as well as EL, PLQY and interpretation of such results for perovskite thin films and solar cells
Surface and morphology measurements, such as of Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), Piezoresponse Force Microscopy (PFM) and Kelvin-Probe Force Microscopy (KPFM).
Design and development of optical and optoelectronic setups.
Development of interfaces Python-LabVIEW for the control and automation of laboratory instruments.
Development of software of data analysis and simulation of J-V curves (in Python and/or LabVIEW) for the measurement of efficiency in solar cells.
Management and Supervision:
Design and management of the optoelectronic laboratory in the group PVsquared2, in collaboration with Prof. Giulia Grancini
Management of orders and purchases of laboratory instrumentation.
Development and maintenance of research group’s website https://pvsquared2.unipv.it.
Supervision of technologically advanced instrumentation such as optical setup, ultrafast laser systems, spectrophotometer, atomic force microscopy, solar simulator and stability boxes.
Co-supervision, in collaboration con Prof. Giulia Grancini, of the laboratory activity of two master students successfully graduated cum laude.
Manzi, Pica et al., Ferroelectricity in Hybrid Perovskites, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2023, 14, 14,
Pietropaolo, Pica et al., Rationalizing the design and implementation of chiral hybrid perovskites, Chem, 2022, 8, 101016
Pica et al. – A step beyond in steady-state and time-resolved electro-optical spectroscopy: Demonstration of a customized simple, compact, low-cost, fiber-based interferometer system, Dyn.2022, 9, 011101
Zanetta, Andaji-Garmaroudi, Pica et al., Manipulating Color Emission in 2D Hybrid Perovskites by Fine Tuning Halide Segregation: A Transparent Green Emitter, Adv.Mater., 2022, 34, 2105942
Larini, Degani, Pica et al., From Bulk to Surface Passivation: Double Role of Chlorine-Doping for Boosting Efficiency of FAPbI3-richPerovskite Solar Cells, Sol. RRL, 2022,6, 2200038
Pica et al., Accelerated Thermal Aging Effects on Carbon-Based Perovskite Solar Cells: A Joint Experimental and Theoretical Analysis, Sol. RRL 2021, 5, 2000759