Giovanni Pica

Giovanni Pica

Current position:

PhD fellow in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Related Industrial Innovation
From October 2021 | Chemistry Department, University of Pavia, Italy.


Professional Experience:

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
  • 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