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Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge

Studying at Cambridge


Dr Daniele Di Nuzzo


2015-Present: Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (Advisor: Prof. Sir Richard Friend).

2013-2015: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Centre for Photonics and Photonic Materials, University of Bath, United Kingdom.

2008-2012: PhD on the photo-physics and device physics of organic solar cells, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands (Advisors: Prof. René Janssen, Dr. Stefan Meskers).

2008: Bsc + Msc in Physics, University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy (final grade: 110/110).

Research Interests

Physics and application of novel semiconducting materials towards next generation functional devices.

- Organic semiconductors

- Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Perovskites

- Light Emitting Diodes

- Photovoltaics

- Molecular Chirality

- Semiconductor device physics

- Optical spectroscopy

Key Publications

9) C. Kulkarni, M. H. C. van Son, D. Di Nuzzo, S. C. J. Meskers, A. R. A. Palmans, E. W. Meijer, Molecular design principles to achieve strong chiroptical properties of fluorene copolymers in thin films, Chemistry of Materials, 31, 6633 (2019).

8) J.L. Greenfield, E.W. Evans, D. Di Nuzzo, M. Di Antonio, R.H. Friend, J.R. Nitschke, Unravelling mechanisms of chiral induction in double-helical metallopolymers, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 140, 10344 (2018).

7) C. Kulkarni, D. Di Nuzzo, E. W. Meijer, S. C. J. Meskers, Pitch and handedness of the cholesteric order in films of a chiral alternating fluorene copolymer, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 121, 11520 (2017).

6) D. Di Nuzzo*, C. Kulkarni, B. Zhao, E. Smolinsky, F. Tassinari, S.C.J. Meskers, R. Naaman, E.W. Meijer, R.H. Friend, High Circular Polarization of Electro-Luminescence Achieved via Self-Assembly of a Light-Emitting Chiral Conjugated Polymer into Multi-Domain Cholesteric Films, ACS Nano, 11, 12713 (2017). (*corresp. author)

5) D. Di Nuzzo, C. Fontanesi, R. Jones, S. Allard, I. Dumsch, U. Scherf, E. von Hauff, S. Schumacher, E. Da Como, How intermolecular geometrical disorder affects the molecular doping of donor-acceptor copolymers, Nature Communications, 6, 6460 (2015).

4) D. Di Nuzzo*, D. Viola, F. Fischer, G. Cerullo, S. Ludwigs*, E. Da Como, Enhanced photogeneration of polaron pairs in neat semicrystalline donor˗acceptor copolymer films via direct excitation of interchain aggregates, Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 6, 1196 (2015). (*corresp. authors)

3) D. Di Nuzzo, L. J. A. Koster, V. S. Gevaerts, S. C. J. Meskers, R. A. J. Janssen, The role of photon energy in free charge generation in bulk heterojunction solar cells, Advanced Energy Materials, 4, 1400416 (2014).

2) T.G.J. van der Hofstad, D. Di Nuzzo, M. van den Berg, R.A.J. Janssen, S.C.J. Meskers, Influence of photon excess energy on charge carrier dynamics in a polymer-fullerene solar cell. Advanced Energy Materials, 2, 1095 (2012).

1) D. Di Nuzzo, A. Aguirre, M. Shahid, V.S. Gevaerts, S.C.J. Meskers, R.A.J. Janssen, Improved film morphology reduces charge carrier recombination into the triplet excited state in a small bandgap polymer-fullerene photovoltaic cell. Advanced Materials, 22, 4321 (2010).