Agnese Abrusci completed her Master Degree in Physics at University of Bari in July 2005, defending a thesis carried out in Cambridge (U.K.) in the Optoelectronic group at the Cavendish Laboratory directed by Professor Sir Richard Friend. In October 2005 she returned to the same group in Cambridge (U.K.) and started a PhD in Physics. She submitted her thesis in June 2009 and move to Oxford in October 2009 to start a post-doc at the Clarendon Laboratory in Professor Henry Snaith's group. She left Oxford in February 2013, returned to Italy the day the pope resigned and there was no governement. She then joined IIT at the beginning of March, where she now produces multimedia scientific material for the research Institute.
PhD project, Cambridge (U.K.)
Spectroscopy of novel organic absorbers for plastic solar cells. Fabrication and test under solar simulated condition of small scale photovoltaic devices.
Post-doc project, Oxford (U.K.)
Polymer based solid dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSC) and high performance devices based on novel inorganic absorbers.
Abrusci A., Stranks S., Docampo P., Hin-Lap Y., Jen A., Snaith H., Nano Letter 2013, accepted.
Abrusci A., Ding I-K., Al-Hashimi M., Segal-Peretz T., McGehee M. D., Heeney M., Frey G. L., Snaith H. J. EES 2011, 4, 3051
Abrusci A., Kumar R. S. S., Al-Hashimi M., Heeney M., Petrozza A., Snaith H. J. AFM 2011, 21, 2571
McNeill C.R., Abrusci A., Hwang I., Greenham N.C. Advanced Functional Materials. AFM 2009, 19, 3103–3111
Marsh R. A., McNeill C. R., Abrusci A., Campbell A. R., Friend R. H. Nano Letters 2008, 8, 1393-1398
McNeill C.R., Abrusci A., Zaumseil J., Wilson R., McKiernan M., Burroughes J.H., Halls J.J.M., Greenham N.C., Friend R.H. APL 2007 90, 193506
Wang P., Abrusci A., Wong H.M.P., Svensson M., Andersson M.R., Greenham N.C. Nano Letters 2006, 6, 1789-1793
Westenhoff S., Abrusci A., Feast W.J., Henze O., Kilbinger A.F.M., Schenning A.P.H.J., Silva C. Advanced Materials 2006, 18, 1281
Full EPSRC PhD Scholarship (October 2005-March 2009)
Socrates Full Scholarship for Master thesis (October 2004 – March 2005)
Poster 1st prize at ESOPS - 16th conference (May 2005)