11th-15th of June



 School on Advanced Materials for Sustainable Energy Technologies

Over the past decade hybrid and organic solar cells have advanced enormously in terms of materials development, technology and efficiency. Solution-processable photovoltaics, such as Dye-Sensitized Solar Sells (DSSCs), Organic Solar Cells (OSCs) and Perovskite Solar Cells (PSCs) offer the possibility to overcome the limitations of existing commercial PV technologies with the great potential to become an important source of renewable energy.
The main topic of this school is to disseminate knowledge about this research field among students (undergrad, master’s, PhD).
The scientific program of the summer school is structured into theoretical and practical sessions: recognized scientists from both academic and industrial areas will give lectures on the development, function and modelling of materials and devices while the laboratory experiences will make the students aware about the potentiality of these novel technologies.


SAMSET is organized by the Department of Mathematics and Physics of University of Salento in collaboration with 


The Summer School will be held at CNR NANOTEC, within the Campus of 
Salento University, near the beautiful city of Lecce

Scientific Program

Is structured into 8 lessons, 3 practical experience in laboratory  and a round table on Technology Entrepreneurship



Lessons will be held by world leading invited speakers covering a broad range of the latest scientific advances in the field. 


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Starting from the fundamental working principles of third generation photovoltaics, the entire spectrum of materials, design and technology of different devices will be covered both from a scientific and an engineering point of view. 

Prof. Natalie Stinglein

focuses on the broad field of organic functional materials, including organic electronics; multifunctional inorganic/organic hybrids and bioelectronics.

Georgia Tech School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering (Atlanta)

Prof. Iván Mora-Seró

research focused on crystal growth, nanostructured devices, transport and recombination properties, photocatalysis, electrical characterization of photovoltaic, electrochromic, and water splitting systems

Universitat Jaume I de Castelló

Prof. Feng Gao

works at the interfaces between physics, chemistry, and materials science, focusing on the development of novel optoelectronic devices for energy technologies.

Linköping University

Dr. Alessandra Alberti 

is focussing on Magnetron-Sputtering growth of metals, oxides and nitride and on High Resolution X-Ray Diffractometry with versatile capabilities to investigate the structure of poly, single-crystalline and multi-layered materials.

Researcher at IMM CNR

Prof. Maria Antonietta Loi 

is focussing on Photophysics and Optoelectronics of organic semiconductors and nanomaterials.

Professor of Photophysics and Optoelectronics at Groningen University

Prof. Giovanni Bongiovanni

is an expert in linear, nonlinear and ultrafast optical spectroscopy in condensed matter, in particular organic and hybrid semiconductors and nanostructures.

Professor of physics at University of Cagliari

Dr. Cosimo Gerardi

Chief Technology Officer 3SUN 2.0 Director of R&D and Technology Transfer Teams (headcount 27) of silicon heterojunction high efficiency and high energy production PV bifacial modules. The project, one of the biggest in Europe, consists in implementing highly innovative PV technology (200MWp/year) converting the PV thin film manufacturing lines to heterojunction technology.


Prof. Davide Bonifazi

 His activities are focused on the creation of functional organic architectures in interdisciplinary projects through targeted organic synthesis, self-assembly and self-organization of organic architectures in solution and on surfaces, physical-organic studies, and material- and bio-based design.

Professor at Cardiff University

Dr. Federico Bella

Materials chemistry for energy conversion and storage (photovoltaics, batteries, supercapacitors), Polymeric materials for energy applications, Green and biosourced materials, Appied chemometrics

Resercher at
Politecnico di Torino

What to say about the school

Samset18 will share knwoleledge and ideas regarding innovative materials for energy conversion. Inspiring students to dedicate their research and studies to sustainable technologies.
“On the arid lands there will spring up industrial colonies without smoke and without smokestacks; forests of glass tubes will extend over the plains and glass buildings will rise everywhere; inside of these will take place the photochemical processes that hitherto have been the guarded secret of the plants, but that will have been mastered by human industry which will know how to make them bear even more abundant fruit than nature, for nature is not in a hurry and mankind is. And if in a distant future the supply of coal becomes completely exhausted, civilization will not be checked by that, for life and civilization will continue as long as the sun shines!”    Giacomo Ciamician, 8th International Congress on Applied Chemistry, 1912 


Andrea Listorti
researcher at UniSalento.
His research centre on halide perovskite exploitation in optoelectronics

Andrea Listorti

Luisa De Marco
researcher at CNR NANOTEC with a strong experience in nanomaterials and photoelectrochemical devices. 

Luisa De Marco

Gabriella Zammillo 
technologist at CNR NANOTEC, manager of scientific secretariat, institutional relations and communications

Gabriella Zammillo

Scientific Committee

Giuseppe Gigli

professor at UniSalento, director of  CNR NANOTEC, coordinator of research line “Nanotechnology for molecular materials”


Aurora Rizzo

researcher at CNR NANOTEC. Her research targets the development of hybrid materials, 2D colloidal nanocrystals and hybid perovskite, for next generation photovoltaics.


Silvia Colella

researcher at UniSalento. 
Her research deals with the development of hybrid perovskite materials for efficient and stable photovoltaic devices.



Administrative manager at department of Mathematics and Physics “Ennio De Giorgi”
Tonia Romano
Administrative @ Unisalento

ITC technical collaborator of CNR NANOTEC,  web designing and IT systems engineer

Gianvito De Iaco
Technician @ Nanotec

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deadline: 27 may 2018

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