Luigi Vesce

luigi vesce

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

c/o Casale 11
University of Rome "Tor Vergata"
Viale Pietro Gismondi s.n.c.
IT-00133 Rome


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Luigi Vesce received M. Eng. (cum laude) and Ph.D. degrees in Telecommunications Engineering and Microelectronics from the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” in 2006 and 2011, respectively. In 2015 he obtained the Quality Manager and Auditor certification from URS
2006: Research Fellow with the Institute for Telecommunications-University of Aveiro (Portugal)
2006-2007: Telecommunication Design Engineer with Telind
From 2007: member of Engineers order of Rome and joined with the Centre for Hybrid and Organic Solar Energy (CHOSE)-University of Rome "Tor Vergata"
2009-2013: Engineering collaborator with Dyers
2010-2015: Senior Researcher and Team Manager with Dyepower
From 2016: Post-doc Researcher with CHOSE and Engineering collaborator with Ingem
He authored more than 20 publications and is reviewer for international journals

Research Activity

Luigi Vesce is involved in research, development and pilot line production of third generation photovoltaic materials and devices
2006: Investigation on the design, optimization, simulation and demonstration of an all-optical packet switch at high data rate (40 Gbit/s)
From 2007: Dye-sensitized Solar Cell (DSC) technology. Development of materials formulation, deposition and sintering. Photoelectrodes treatments and performance improving strategy. Assembly process. Realization of educational kit
From 2010: Upscaling of DSC technology to large area module and panels for BIPV (Buinding Integrated Photovoltaic) and indoor application. Pilot line development
From 2016: Perovskite Solar Cell (PSC) technology. Upscaling to large area modules and processes/materials development


L. Vesce, A. Teixeira, G. M. Tosi Beleffi, R. Nogueira, P. Andrè, Characterization of a FBGs based coder/decoder for an optical code division multiple access system, Symposium on Enabling Optical Networks and Sensors (SEON) Proceedings 2006, pp. 69-70, Porto (Portugal)


G. Mincuzzi, L. Vesce, A. Reale, A. Di Carlo, T. M. Brown, Efficient sintering of nanocrystalline titanium dioxide films for dye solar cells via raster scanning laser, Applied Physics Letters 2009, vol. 95, pp. 1033121-1033123,

doi: 10.1063/1.3222915


G. Mincuzzi, L. Vesce, R. Riccitelli, A. Reale, A. Di Carlo, T. M. Brown, Laser sintering of photoelectrode layers for dye solar cell technology, European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) and European Quantum Electronics Conference (EQEC) Proceedings, IEEE CNF 2009, Munich (Germany), 1 p.,

doi: 10.1109/CLEOE-EQEC.2009.5192160


L. Dominici, L. Vesce, D. Colonna, F. Michelotti, T. M. Brown, A. Reale, A. Di Carlo, Angular and prism coupling refractive enhancement in dye solar cells, Applied Physics Letters 2010, vol. 96, pp. 1033021-1033023,

doi: 10.1063/1.3328097


L. Vesce, R. Riccitelli, G. Soscia, T. M. Brown, A. Di Carlo, A. Reale, Optimization of nanostructured titania photoanodes for dye-sensitized solar cells: study and experimentation of TiCl4 treatment, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids 2010, vol. 356, pp. 1958-1961,

doi: 10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2010.05.070


G. Mincuzzi, L. Vesce, M. Liberatore, A. Reale, A. Di Carlo, T. M. Brown, Laser-sintered TiO2 films for dye solar cell fabrication: an electrical, morphological and electron lifetime investigation, IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices 2011, vol. 58, pp. 3179-3188,

doi: 10.1109/TED.2011.2160643


L. Vesce, R. Riccitelli, Processing and characterization of a TiO2 paste based on small particles size powder for dye-sensitized solar cell semi-transparent photo-electrodes, Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications 2012, vol. 20, pp. 960-966,

doi: 10.1002/pip.1166


D. Gentilini, A. Gagliardi, M. Auf der Maur, L. Vesce, D. D'Ercole, T. Brown, A. Reale, A. Di Carlo, Correlation between cell performances and physical transport parameters in dye solar cells, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2012, vol. 116 (1), pp. 1151-1157,

doi: 10.1021/jp205697t


F. Giordano, A. Guidobaldi, E. Petrolati, L. Vesce, R. Riccitelli, A. Reale, T. M. Brown, A. Di Carlo, Realization of high performance large area Z-series-interconnected opaque dye solar cell modules, Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications 2012, vol. 21, pp. 1653-1658,

doi: 10.1002/pip.2228


D. M. Minic, L. Vesce, D. G. Minic, A. Di Carlo, V. A. Blagojevic, Effect of deposition of Vanadium Oxide nanolayer on performance of TiO2 dye-sensitized solar cell electrode, Physical Chemistry 2012 Proceedings, pp. 324-326, Belgrade (Serbia)


G. Mincuzzi, M. Schulz-Ruhtenberg, L. Vesce, A. Reale, A. Di Carlo, A. Gillner, T. M. Brown, Laser processing of TiO2 films for dye solar cells: a thermal, sintering, throughput and embodied energy investigation, Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications 2014, vol. 22, pp. 308-317,

doi: 10.1002/pip.2261


G. Mincuzzi, V. Zardetto, L. Vesce, M. Shulz-Ruhtenberg, A. Gillner, A. Reale, A. Di Carlo, T. M. Brown, Raster scanning laser and UV processing of nanocrystalline TiO2 films for sintering in dye solar cells: device performance, throughput and embodied energy, Materials Research Society (MRS) Symposium Proceedings 2012, vol. 1447, 6 pp., San Francisco (USA),

doi: 10.1557/opl.2012.1092


L. Vesce, R. Riccitelli, G. Mincuzzi, A. Orabona, G. Soscia, T. M. Brown, A. Di Carlo, A. Reale, Fabrication of spacer and catalytic layers in monolithic dye-sensitized solar cells, IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics 2013, vol. 3 (3), pp. 1004-1011,

doi: 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2013.2262374


V. Zardetto, G. De Angelis, L. Vesce, V. Caratto, C. Mazzuca, J. Gasiorowski, A. Reale, A. Di Carlo, T. M. Brown, Formulations and processing of nanocrystalline TiO2 films for plastic, metal and glass dye solar cell applications, Nanotechnology 2013, vol. 24 (25), 255401 (9 pp.),

doi: 10.1088/0957-4484/24/25/255401

G. Mincuzzi, L. Vesce, M. Schulz-Ruhtenberg, E. Gehlen, A. Reale, A. Di Carlo, T. M. Brown, Taking temperature processing out of dye-sensitized solar cell fabrication: fully laser-manufactured devices, Advanced Energy Materials 2014, vol. 4, issue 14, 1400421 (8 pp.),

doi: 10.1002/aenm.201400421

P. Mariani, L. Vesce, A. Di Carlo, The role of printing techniques for large-area dye sensitized solar cells, Semiconductor Science and Technology 2015, vol. 30, 104003 (16pp),

doi: 10.1088/0268-1242/30/10/104003

S. Castro-Hermosa, S. K. Yadav, L. Vesce, A. Guidobaldi, A. Reale, A. Di Carlo, T. M. Brown, Stability issues pertaining large area perovskite and dye-sensitized solar cells and modules, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 2016, vol. 50, 033001 (31 pp),


A. L. Palma, F. Matteocci, A. Agresti, S. Pescetelli, E. Calabrò, L. Vesce, S. Christiansen, M. Schmidt, A. Di Carlo, Laser-patterning engineering for Perovskite solar modules with 95% aperture ratio, IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics 2017, vol. 7 (6), pp. 1674-1680,

doi: 101109/JPHOTOV.2017.273223


G. Calogero, J. Barichello, I. Citro, P. Mariani, L. Vesce, A. Bartolotta, A. Di carlo, G. Di Marco, Photoelectrochemical and spectrophotometric studies on dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs) and stable modules (DSCMs) based on natural apocarotenoids pigments, Dyes and Pigments 2018, vol. 155, pp. 75-83,

doi: 10.1016/j.dyepig.2018.03.021

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