CHOSEEX RESEARCHERFabrizio Giordano (09-2012)

Fabrizio Giordano (09-2012)

Fabrizio Giordano

Postdoctoral Fellow

Center for Hybrid and Organic Solar Energy

Department of Electronic Engineering
University of Rome "Tor Vergata"
Via del Politecnico 1
00133 Rome ITALY

Phone: +39.06.9603.8034
Mobile: +39.3926712467

Email: fabrizio.giordano -AT-




In February 2008 he obtained the laurea degree in Electronic Engineering cum laude at the University of Rome "Tor Vergata". His PhD on "Design and development of series interconnected dye solar cell modules" (XXIV Class 2008-2011) was carried out at CHOSE under the supervision of Professor Thomas M. Brown. In 2011 he was visiting PhD student at Imperial College London, working on characterization techniques for DSC modules and electro-kinetic phenomenon, under the supervision of Professor Brian O' Regan. Since 2012 he is Postdoc in Professor Aldo Di Carlo' s Group.

Research interests:

  • Module and panel design for series and parallel configurations
  • Vertical interconnections
  • Large Area Processes
  • Development tests of Materials for DSC
  • Module and device assembly
  • sealing investigation
  • Impedance spectroscopy characterization



"You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one" J.L.

Research Activity

DSC Development

Test and Development of materials for DSC. Investigation of new architectures for single cells or modules

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Large area devices

This research activity focuses on the scaling up of hybrid-organic technologies, including:

  • Optimization of industrial manufacturing processes
  • Assembly of devices
  • Reliability and stability analisys of the produced devices


Streaming Potential

Through an electro-kinetic phenomenon called "streaming potential", the surface charge at the interface of semiconductor/electrolyte interfaces is measured together with the Zeta Potential.




[P1]      C. Cornaro, S. Bartocci, D. Musella, C. Strati, A. Lanuti, S. Mastroianni, S. Penna, A. Guidobaldi, F. Giordano, E. Petrolati, T. M. Brown, A. Reale, A. Di Carlo, "Comparative analysis of the outdoor performance of a Dye Solar Cell minipanel for Building Integrated Photovoltaic applications" (Submitted to progress in Photovoltaics)

[P2]      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- Prog. Photovolt: Res. Appl. (2012) - DOI: 10.1002/pip.2228

[P3]      F. Giordano, E. Petrolati, T. M. Brown, A. Reale, A. Di Carlo, "Series-Connection Design for Dye Solar Cell Modules" IEEE-transaction on electron devices - Vol. 58 Issue:8 p. 2759 - 2764 (2011)

[P4]     F. Giordano, A. Guidobaldi, E. Petrolati, S. Mastroianni, T. M. Brown, A. Reale, A. Di Carlo, "PSPICE models for Dye solar cells and modules" (2011) Proceedings of the International Conference on Numerical Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices, NUSOD, art. no. 6041128, pp. 43-44.

[P5]     A.Gagliardi, S. Mastroianni, D. Gentilini, F. Giordano, A. Reale, T. M. Brown, A. Di Carlo - "Multiscale Modeling of Dye Solar Cells and Comparison With Experimental Data" - Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, IEEE - Volume: PP Issue:99 (2010)

[P6]     A.Gagliardi, D. Gentilini, F. Giordano, M. Auf der Maur and A. Di Carlo - "Analysis of changes in efficiency by simulating dye-sensitized solar cells varying the characteristics of TiO2" - Proc. SPIE 7597, 75970A (2010)

[P7]      Di Carlo, A. Reale, T.M. Brown, M. Cecchetti, F. Giordano, G.Roma, M.Liberatore, V. Mirruzzo, V.Conte "Smart materials and concepts for photovoltaics: dye sensitized solar cells" - Nato series on science for peace "smart materials for energy, communication and security", eds I. Lukyanchuk and D. Mezzane, p. 99-131,Springer (2008)


[P1] F. Giordano, E. Petrolati, A. Guidobaldi, R. Tozzi, T. M. Brown "Vertical electrical connection of photoelectrochemical cells" WO 2012/046262 A1

[P2] F. Giordano, E. Sebastiani, T. M. Brown, A. Reale "Vertical interconnections for photo electrochemical cells" - Patent Pending

[P3] F. Giordano "Electrochemical interconnections for photo electrochemical cells" - Patent Pending

[P4] R. Tagliaferro, A. Di Carlo, F. Giordano "Photovoltaic Modules for photo electrochemical cells" - Patent Pending

[P5] G. Mincuzzi, T. M. Brown, F. Giordano "Process of manufacturing of the catalytic layer of the counter-electrodes of dye-sensitized solar cells" - Patent Pending



[C1] EUCHEM 2008 - "Enhancement of dye solar cell performance via ionic liquid electrolytes" - M.Cecchetti, F.Giordano et al

[C2] HOPV 2009 - "W and Z Series Interconnections for Dye Solar Cell Modules" - F.Giordano et al

[C3] HOPV 2010 - "Design and Realization of Dye Solar Cell Modules" - F. Giordano et al

[C4] HOPV 2010 - "Dye Solar Cell mismatches and module by-pass diode connection strategies" - S. Mastroianni, F. Giordano et al

[C5] HOPV 2011 - "Low cost electrolytes, titania and platinum pastes for Dye Solar Cell Technology" - F. Giordano et al

[C6] MRS Spring meeting 2012 - "Designs, Architectures and Materials Optimization for Series-Connected Dye Solar Cells" - F. Giordano et al

[C7] MRS Spring meeting 2012 - "Results of In-situ Surface Science on Mesoporous Oxide Films in Dye Sensitized Solar Cells" - B. C O'Regan, M. Juozapavicius, X. Li, P. Barnes, F. Giordano, J. van Thor

[C8] HOPV 2012 - "Series interconnection for DSC Modules: Stability and materials" - F. Giordano et al

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