Francesco Mercinelli

Ph.D. candidate in Ingegneria Elettrica, Elettronica E Delle Comunicazioni , 38th cycle (2022-2025)
Department of Electronics and Telecommunications (DET)



Research topic

Modelling and analysis of InGaN superlattice solar cells


Research interests

Electronic devices: modeling and characterization
Modeling, simulation and CAD
Photonic devices and solar cells


My background studies in “Physical Engineering” as BSc and “Nanotechnologies for ICTs” as MSc at the Politecnico di Torino have helped me to prepare a solid background both in the physics and electronic aspects of today devices. My studies allowed me to come into contact with the topic of numerical multi-physical simulations of optoelectronic devices, which I found fascinating and of increasing importance due to the raising cost and complexity of building nanoelectronics prototypes. My thesis was entitled "Non-equilibrium Green's Function modeling of superlattice solar cells" where a novel structure of solar cells behaviour in transport and absorption was modelled an analysed, which are of interested for exotic materials like III-nitrides, interesting for their proporties which makes them ideal candidates for tandem solar cells and space exploration. Therefore, the focus of my research is to continue to develop a complete simulation framework that will allow to optimize these optoelectronic devices.


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