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Cesare Soci


Assoc Prof Cesare Soci
School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences

Cluster Director
Renewables and Low-Carbon Generation (Solar)
Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N)

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Dr. Cesare Soci is currently an Assoc. Professor in School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences at Nanyang Technological University and currently leads the Optical Spectroscopy of Nanomaterials laboratory, and co-directs the Centre for Disruptive Photonic Technologies. He received his Laurea degree and his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Pavia in 2000 and 2005, respectively.

A/Prof. Soci has more than 150 peer reviewed journal articles, numerous conference proceedings and 8 patents. His research areas include the fundamental properties of materials related to small dimensionality and large interface area, in particular, on the two classes of nanostructured materials, namely organic and inorganic semiconductors, and on their interplay, from basic scientific issues all the way to the device level.

Research Interests:

1. Nanowire synthesis and devices: semiconductor nanowires are synthesized by different approaches, including top-down and bottom-up methods, and lithographic techniques are used to fabricate nanowire arrays and devices.

2. Organic semiconductors: we study the fundamental properties of organic semiconductors and their use in "plastic electronics." In particular we focus on the interplay between charge carrier photogeneration and exciton recombination, which is a determining factor of the performance of organic solar cells, light-emitting diodes and field-effect transistors.

3. Organic-inorganic hybrid systems: we investigate the optoelectronic properties of hybrid organic-inorganic heterostructures specifically targeted to light sensing and photovoltaic applications, combining microscopy, optical and photocurrent spectroscopy, and nanofabrication technologies.