Teresa Gatti holds a master degree in Chemistry from the University of Bologna, Italy (2008) and a Ph.D. in Materials Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Italy (2014). After postdoctoral activities at the Department of Chemical Sciences of the University of Padova (Italy), since 2019 she is a Junior Research Group Leader at the Center for Materials Research of the Justus Liebig University Giessen (Germany). Since January 2022, she is also an affiliated Senior Researcher at the E3 Centre of Excellence.
She is recipient of the ERC Starting Grant 2021 project JANUS BI. In this project, she will pioneer a method for the synthesis of Janus 2D materials working completely in the liquid phase, by exploiting the liquid-phase exfoliation of layered materials and concepts deriving from asymmetric organic synthesis. The highly asymmetric nanomaterials will be employed for light-energy conversion applications such as photovoltaics and photocatalysis.
Teresa Gatti is also Principal Investigator and WP leader in the H2020 FET-Proactive project LIGHT-CAP. This project targets the realization of photo-capacitors and photo-batteries where the active species are low-dimensional materials (0D nanocrystals and 2D materials).
Dr. Gatti´s research interests cover the production, processing and application in optoelectronic devices of different emerging semiconducting materials, with special attention to species based on non-critical elements and featuring low-environmental impact.
Elena Voloshina received her PhD in Chemistry from Rostov State University, Russia (2001). She was employed as a research associate at the RWTH Aachen University, Germany (2002-2004), Max Planck Institute for the physics of complex systems in Dresden, Germany (2004-2008), Free University of Berlin, Germany (2008-2012) and Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany (2013-2017). Since 2017, she has been a Professor of Physics at Shanghai University, P. R. China. Since June 2021, she is also a Senior Researcher at the E3 Centre of Excellence.
Her research interests lie in the field of computational materials science, solid-sate physics, and surface science. Her present research is focused on discovering new 2D materials and heterostructures, exploring their unique characteristics, and search for routes to rationally control and tune their properties in order to meet the requirements of specific applications.
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