Salvatore La Manna

Dottorato in Scienza dei materiali e nanotecnologie - 37° ciclo
Tutor: Antonio TERRASI

Salvatore La Manna was born in 1990 in Catania, Italy. He obtained his Master’s Degree in Chemistry of Materials with final mark 110/110 cum laude at University of Catania, in November 2019. After a work experience at CNR-IMM as research fellow, he started a Ph.D course in Materials Science and Nanotechnologies at University of Catania in November 2021. He is currently working at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Catania, and at CNR-IMM labs. His main scientific interests are focused on the optimization of innovative materials for photovoltaics. In particular, his research activity regards the synthesis, engineering and characterization of sub-stoichiometric transition metal oxides thin films used as selective contacts in heterojunction solar cells.

Selective Contacts for solar cells

A. L. Pellegrino, S. La Manna, A. Bartasyte, P. Cortelletti, G. Lucchini, A. Speghini, G. Malandrino, Upconverting tri-doped calcium fluoride-based thin films: a comparison of the MOCVD and sol–gel preparation methods. J. Mater. Chem. C (2020) 8, 3865. DOI: 10.1039/c9tc06350a