Research Activities

The following research lines, in close cooperation with national and international academic and industrials partners, are currently active at MIB-SOLAR Center:

Crystalline Silicon

Cu(InGa)Se2 (CIGS) thin film solar cells 

Cu2XSnY4 (X= Zn, Mn, Fe; Y= S, Se): earth-abundant materials for thin film solar cells deposited by physical and chemical methods 

Novel hybrid thermoelectric-photovoltaic devices

Dye-Sensitized (DSSC) and Perovskites Solar Cells (PSC): Materials and Devices

Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells for Indoor Light Capture

Materials and devices for artificial photosynthesis from water and CO2 for the production of fuels and chemical intermediates

Materials and devices for photocatalytic hydrogen production

Next-generation thin film photovoltaics: strain and bandgap engineering of low-dimensional group-IV materials

Sustainable materials for plastic optoelectronics

Luminescent solar concentrators for building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV)

Boosting energy conversion efficiency of solar cells with electron spin in semiconducting nanocrystals

Main research projects with external academic and industrial partners

ProjectFunding agency P.I.Date of startPeriod
Progetto Internazionale Women in Engineering Academic Visitors​Funding Scheme University of New South Wales UNSW Sidney AUSTRALIAS. Binetti20196 months
Progetto Bando Fondo di Ateneo quota competitiva “Taking n-type wafer to their ultimate limit”Università di Milano-Bicocca S. Binetti20192 yrs
Progetto Nazionale PON BEST4U Tecnologie per celle solari bifacciali ad alta efficienza per utility scale PON Ricerca e Innovazione 2014-2020S. Binetti20192 yrs
PerFORM WATER 2030 - Platform for Integrated Operation Research and Management of Public Water towards 2030REGIONE LOMBARDIA PROGRAMMA OPERATIVO REGIONALE 2014-2020M. Acciarri20183 yrs
Progetto Bando Fondo di Ateneo quota competitiva“Fabrication of thin film solar cells by the ultrasonic spray deposition of kesterite colloidal dispersions in non toxic solvents” Università di Milano-BicoccaS. Binetti20162 yrs
Perspect H2O – Supramolecular Photocatalytic Water Splitting (COST ACTION CM1202)EU A. Abbotto2014
CHEETAHEU S. Binetti 20144 yrs
DSSC X – Next Generation Dye Solar Devices: Nanoengineered Conductors and SensitizersMIUR-PRIN A. Abbotto20133 yrs
On-The-Fly Alterable Thin-Film Solar Modules For Design Driven Applications (SolarDesign, FP7-NMP-2012-SME-6) EUM. Acciarri20133 yrs
Chalcogenide alloys for thin films photovoltaicsExecutive programme of scientific and technological cooperation between Italy and Egypt-Joint Research Project PGR00116M. Acciarri20132 yrs
Caratterizzazione di silicio multicristallino cresciuto in condizione di microgravità, a partire da silicio metallurgicoASI (Agenzia Spaziale Italiana)S. Binetti20133 yrs
TIFAIN – Tessere integrate di vetro fotovoltaico per applicazioni architettoniche innovative.Regione Lombardia A. Abbotto20123 yrs
Sviluppo di celle solari a film sottile di Cu(In,Ga)Se2 su supporto flessibile in acciaio per applicazioni in dispositivi fotovoltaici ibridi Regione Lombardia-Progetto Metadistretti 2011M. Acciarri20122 yrs
Caratterizzazione di materiali semiconduttori per celle ad alta efficienzaCESI SpAS. Binetti20123 yrs
Progetto di ricerca industriale e sviluppo sperimentale nei settori strategici su "Celle solari CIGS a concentrazione"Regione Lombardia e Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca (MIUR)M. Acciarri20121 yr
DSC organic phosensitizersENI A. Abbotto20103 yrs