HELLO! I'M andrea.
Andrea recently joined INL as a Marie Curie COFUND Research Fellow. His research is focused on the development of processes for the integration of graphene and two-dimensional materials in high-end technology.
Andrea Capasso is a nanotechnologist with a wide experience in surface science and advanced materials for electronics. He graduated in Electronic Engineering at the University of Roma TRE (Italy) and received a PhD in Nanotechnology at the Queensland University of Technology (Australia) in 2012. Over the last years, he held research position in Australia (QUT), Italy (ENEA and Italian Institute of Technology), and Korea (Yonsei University). During his career, Andrea focused on the production, analysis, and functionalization of carbon-based nanomaterials and two-dimensional crystals, fostering their application in optoelectronics and photovoltaics. His work led to the incorporation of selected nanomaterials in polymeric and perovskite-based solar cells with increased power conversion efficiency and lifetime stability. Andrea was awarded almost €200k in competitive grants and cooperated in several international projects funded by Australian, Italian, and European institutions. He published 30 articles in high-impact journals and 2 book chapters, and gave presentations at more than 30 international conferences on four continents.
The Cofund project
Two-dimensional crystals such as graphene and atomically thin transition metal dichalcogenides offer electronic, optical and mechanical properties of great interest for many fields of technology. The current challenge resides in scaling-up reproducible processes to produce these materials, possibly at affordable cost and with low environmental impact. Chemical vapor deposition theoretically grants full control over the structural and physical characteristics of the crystals, while solution-processing techniques might lead the way towards industrial-scale manufacture. The aim of this project is the implementation of a platform for the integration of two-dimensional crystals into large-area optoelectronic and energy harvesting devices.