Speaker: Prof. F. Rosei
Date and Time: 10:30-11:20 am, August 30, 2017
Venue: Meeting Room 308, IPE Mansion
As the age of fossil fuels is coming to an end, now more than ever there is the need for more efficient and sustainable renewable energy technologies. This presentation will give an overview on recent developments in solar technologies that may address, in part the energy challenge. In particular, nanostructured materials synthesized via the bottom–up approach present an opportunity for future generation low cost manufacturing of devices. We demonstrate various strategies to control nanostructure assembly, to design and synthesize functional materials that will help address the energy challenge. We study, in particular, multifunctional materials, namely materials that exhibit more than one functionality, and structure/property relationships in such systems, including new strategies for the synthesis of multifunctional nanoscale materials to be used for applications electronics and photovoltaics.
About the Speaker:
Federico Rosei has heldthe Canada Research Chair (Junior) in Nanostructured Organic and Inorganic Materials between 2003 and 2013. He is Professor and Director of National Institute of Scientific Research, energy, materials and telecommunications, Quebec University, Varennes (QC) Canada. Since January 2014 he holds the UNESCO Chair in Materials and Technologies for Energy Conversion, Saving and Storage and since May 2016 he also holds the Canada Research Chair (Senior) in Nanostructured Materials. He received MSc and PhD degrees from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 1996 and 2001, respectively.
Dr. Rosei’s research interests focus on the properties of nanostructured materials, and on how to control their size, shape, composition, stability and positioning when grown on suitable substrates. He has extensive experience in fabricating, processing and characterizing inorganic, organic and biocompatible nanomaterials. He has published over 255 articles in prestigious international journals (including Science, Nature Photonics, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Advanced Materials, AngewandteChemie Int. Ed., Journal of the American Chemical Society, Advanced Functional Materials, Nanoletters, ACS Nano, Biomaterials, Small, Physical Review Letters, Nanoscale, Chem. Comm., AppliedPhysics Letters, Physical Review B, etc.), has been invited to speak at over 265 international conferences and has given over 200 seminars and colloquia, over 50 professional development lecturesand 35 public lectures in 42 countries on all inhabited continents. His publications have been cited over 8600 times and his H index is 50.