Prof. Filippo De Angelis
Fellow of the Distinguished Scientist Fellowship Program - 2020
Metal Halide Perovskites: from Theory to Devices
The project deals with the theoretical and computational investigation of new molecular systems and materials to be exploited in optoelectronic applications. The core of the project is an ab initio driven materials discovery and in-depth investigation at the electronic structure level, with the aim to predict and direct the synthesis and characterization towards novel materials with improved functionalities.
RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT ACTIVITY
He is an expert in the development and application of first principles computational methods to the simulation of the structural, electronic and optical properties of inorganic and hybrid materials and molecules and of the functional interfaces related to optoelectronic devices. His research interests are broad, spanning from the simulation of chemical reactivity in catalysis and biological systems, to the study of excited states in semiconductor nanostructures and optoelectronic devices. Most recent research is in the field of solar energy materials, with emphasis on water splitting, dye-sensitized and perovskite solar cells. He has a strong expertise in the coordination and management of research projects, both at the National and European level, from which he received >2 million euro funding in the last 10 years.
HONORS AND AWARDS
2018 Highly Cited Researcher (Clarivate Analytics).
2017- Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences.
2016- Top Italian Scientist.
2011 StartCup Award Regione Umbria, for the second best business enterprise.
2009 CNR Award for Strategic Research.
2007 Raffaello Nasini Gold Medal of the Italian Chemical Society, Inorganic Chemistry Division.
RECENT ORGANISATION OF MAJOR SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS
2015- Chair of the Perovskite and Solar Cells and Optoelectronics conference (PSCO).
2010-15-19 Chair of the Hybrid & Organic Photovoltaics Conference (HOPV).
PLENARY AND INVITED PRESENTATIONS
>70 Invited and plenary talks. In 2019: “Sungkyun International Solar Forum SISF 2019” (Seoul); “Singapore MRS meeting” (Singapore); “ACS Fall Meeting” (San Diego).
2015-2018 Advisory Board for Journal of Physical Chemistry (ACS).
2016 Editor of the book Unconventional Thin Film Photovoltaics. RSC Energy and Environment series.
2016- Senior Editor of the American Chemical Society Journal ACS Energy Letters.