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Surname: 
Scuto
Firstname: 
Andrea
Position: 
Temporary
Profile: 
Post-Doc
Phone: 
+390955968244
Activity: 

Research interests are in the field of semiconductor devices and electronic materials, in particular Photovoltaics and in the area of Renewable Energy.

Curriculum: 

A. Scuto received the M.Sc. degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Catania, Italy, in 2006. After Msc, he collected different professional experiences working for international company as STMicroelectronics, Numonyx and Kinetics. In 2012 he joined Institute of Microelectronics and Microsystems (IMM) of National Research Council of Italy (CNR) awarding a scholarship (EU financed program) in “Microscopic and electrical characterization techniques of materials used in solar cells”. Currently Andrea is a research fellow at CNR-IMM labs of Catania and he is in the process of achieving his Ph.D. in ‘Information and Communication Technology’ at the Department of Engineering of the University of Palermo, Italy. His research and doctoral project are principally based to the design, to the implementation and to the characterization of both traditional (c-Si, a-SI:H) and new generation solar cells (thin film - multijunction - heterojunction) and their use combined with concentrator systems. Studying all different PV technologies and analyzing the morphological, structural, optical and electrical solar cell properties, the study is principally based to the full system optimization, to the defects identification and to the cells/modules efficiency and reliability improving. In the field he is author/co-author of different papers published in international journals and, in the last years, he had the opportunity to be speaker in many international focused conferences and to strictly collaborate with international laboratories and specialized company as Enel Green Power, 3SUN and STMicroelectronics.

Source: 

Scientific Productions

F Ricco Galluzzo, A Scuto, Cosimo Gerardi, A Battaglia, A Canino, Salvatore Lombardo

Performance increase of tandem amorphous/microcrystalline Si PV devices under variable illumination and temperature conditions

Microelectronics Reliability [Pergamon], Volume: 88 Pages: 1025-1029

Andrea Scuto, Cosimo Gerardi, Anna Battaglia, Salvatore Lombardo

Effect of illumination and electric field intensity on the efficiency improvement of amorphous silicon tandem solar cells

Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B, Nanotechnology and Microelectronics: Materials, Processing, Measurement, and Phenomena [American Vacuum Society], Volume: 35 Issue: 1 Pages: 01A106

C Chiappara, V Figà, G Di Marco, G Calogero, I Citro, A Scuto, S Lombardo, B Pignataro, F Principato

Investigation of recovery mechanisms in dye sensitized solar cells

Solar Energy [Pergamon], Volume: 127 Pages: 56-66

Andrea Scuto, Salvatore Lombardo, Gaetano Di Marco, Giuseppe Calogero, Ilaria Citro, Fabio Principato, Clara Chiappara

Improvement of DSSC performance by voltage stress application

IRPS 2016 [],

Andrea Scuto, Luca Valenti, Silvio Pierro, Marina Foti, Cosimo Gerardi, Anna Battaglia, Salvatore Lombardo

Role of electric field and electrode material on the improvement of the ageing effects in hydrogenated amorphous silicon solar cells

Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells [North-Holland], Volume: 141 Pages: 203-209

Andrea Scuto, Luca Valenti, Silvio Pierro, Marina Foti, Cosimo Gerardi, Anna Battaglia, Salvatore Lombardo

Data supporting the role of electric field and electrode material on the improvement of the ageing effects in hydrogenated amorphous silicon solar cells

Data in Brief [Elsevier], Volume: 4 Pages: 518-523

Silvio Pierro, Andrea Scuto, Luca Valenti, Marina Foti, Anna Battaglia, Giovanni Mannino, Cosimo Gerardi, Felice Crupi, Salvatore Lombardo

Measurements and simulations on the mechanisms of efficiency losses in HIT solar cells

International Journal of Photoenergy [Hindawi], Volume: 2015

Salvatore Lombardo, Cosimo Gerardi, Andrea Scuto, Marina Foti, Giuseppe Condorelli, Andrea Canino, Anna Battaglia

Amorphous Si tandem solar cells with SiOx/microcrystalline Si heterojunction

2018 IEEE 7th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WCPEC)(A Joint Conference of 45th IEEE PVSC, 28th PVSEC & 34th EU PVSEC) [IEEE], Pages: 353-355

Andrea Scuto, Cosimo Gerardi, Anna Battaglia, Andrea Canino, Salvatore Lombardo

Effect of field and pump light wavelength during DC stress on the efficiency improvement of amorphous silicon single junction and tandem solar cells

2017 IEEE International Reliability Physics Symposium (IRPS) [IEEE], Pages: 2F-3.1-2F-3.6