After studying engineering in Italy, at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, Professor Gagliardi received his doctorate in physics from the University of Paderborn in 2007 under the supervision of Professor Thomas Frauenheim. He then worked as a postdoctoral researcher at BCCMS (Bremen Center for Computational Material Science). Subsequently (2008) he moved back to Rome where he worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the group of Professor Aldo Di Carlo. In January 2014 he was appointed tenure track assistant professor for simulation of nanosystems for energy conversion at the Technische Universität in Munich in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.
The research of Professor Gagliardi focuses on nanostructured devices for energy conversion. A major focus of his research is on simulating novel photovoltaic devices, such as dye sensitized, perovskite and bulk-heterojunction organic solar cells using different simulation methods as drift-diffusion and kinetic Monte Carlo. He has also investigated charge transport in single molecule devices for molecular electronic applications using non equilibrium Green's functions, with particular interest in dissipation at the nanoscale. He is a developer of the TiberCAD and GDFTB software tools.
A fundamental area of investigation of his group is multiscale approaches for charge transport, i.e. the way of coupling in a consistent way different numerical models with different level of accuracy to quantitatively address the behaviour of nanostructured devices.
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Simulation of mesoscopic solar cells: challenges and solutions, towards a multiscale approach
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Professor in simulation of nanosystems for energy conversion
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Technische Universität Munichen