Engineer- Ph.D. Student
Valerio Zardetto graduated cum laude in Electronic Engineering at the University of Rome "Tor Vergata" on 7th July 2008. He did a Thesis on: "Develop of flexible Dye Solar Cells on metallic foil".
Since 2008 up to 2009 he kept working on flexible Dye Solar Cell as a collaborator at C.H.O.S.E laboratory. During this period he tried to study and to improve the performances of DSC on metal foils.
Since November 2009 he is a PhD student at Tor Vergata University in Electronic Engineer Department, and he is working on flexible DSC, both plastic and metal to improve performance of cells developing new fabrication process, to study the feasibility of flexible large area DSC with new electrical connection strategy and finally to evaluate the lifetime of these devices.
List of Publications:
 M. Liberatore, F. Decker, L. Burtone, V. Zardetto, T. Brown, A. Reale, A. Di Carlo, "Using EIS for diagnosis of a dye-sensitized solar cells performance", Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, 39, 2009, 2291-2295
 V. Zardetto, T.Brown, A. Reale, A. Di Carlo "Substrates for flexible electronics: A practical investigation on the electrical, film flexibility, optical, temperature, and solvent resistance properties", Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics, 49, 2011, 638-648
 G. Mincuzzi, V. Zardetto, L. Vesce, M. Schulz-Ruhtenberg, A. Gillner, A. Reale, A. Di Carlo and 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", MRS online Proceedings, 2012, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1557/opl.2012.1092;
 V. Zardetto, G. De Angelis, L. Vesce, V. Caratto, C. Mazzuca, J. Gasiorowski, A. Reale, A. Di Carlo and T. M Brown, "Formulations and processing of nanocrystalline TiO2 films for the different requirements of plastic, metal and glass dye solar cell applications", Nanotechnology 24, 2013, 255401.