Giulia Grancini


Keywords: hybrid perovskite, solar cells, interface physics, charge dynamics, ultrafast spectroscopy, halide perovskites interfaces, photophysics

Giulia Grancini is currently Team Leader at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) Valais  based in Sion (Switzerland). In 2012, she obtained her PhD in Physics cum Laude from the Politecnico of Milan with an experimental thesis focused on the realization of a new femtosecond-microscope for mapping the ultrafast phenomena at organic interfaces. During the PhD she worked for one year at the Physics Department of Oxford University where she pioneered new concepts within polymer/oxide solar cell technology. From 2012-2015, she has been post-doctoral researcher at the Italian Institute of Technology (CNST@PoliMi) in Milan. From 2015 to 2019 she joined the group of Prof. Nazeeruddin at EPFL awarded first with a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship and, since 2017 with the Swiss Ambizione Energy Grant, which provides independent young researchers with up to 1million CHF for leading innovative projects in the energy sector. In July 2018 she has been awarded with a ERC Starting Grant on Hybrid Nanostructured Interfaces for efficient and stable new generation solar cells. From 1st July 2019 she will join as Associate Professor the Chemistry-Physics Departement of the Univeristy of Pavia, Italy, where she will lead a group on state of the art research in multi-dimensional hybrid perovskites field for photovoltaics and beyond.

She is author of 80 peer-reviewed scientific papers bringing her h-index to 38 (>11’000 citations).

Giulia’s work focuses on the current scientific challenge of exploring the fundamental photophysical processes underlying the operation of advanced optoelectronic devices, with a special attention to new generation photovoltaics. In particular, she contributed with pioneer works to the understanding of the interface physics which governs the operation of organic and hybrid perovskite solar cells.