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Welcome to

Facchetti Lab

  • Chemistry
  • Materials Science
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Last Updated: 06/10/2015

personal info
  • Name : Antonio Facchetti
  • Position : Adjunct Professor of Chemistry
  • Location: Northwestern University
  • Phone : (224) 534-3060
  • Email : a-facchetti@northwestern.edu
About Me

I am an adjunct professor of chemistry at Northwestern University, and Chief Scientific Officer at Polyera. My area of research expertise is organic optoelectrics, including organic thin-film trasistors and organic photovolatics. I have extensive experience managing graduate students in academic research, as well as leading large teams of scientists in product-commercialization efforts. Please contact me if you have any questions.

Warm Regards,

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Research Interests
  • Plastic Electronics

    Design, prepare, and characterize novel organic semiconductors and dielectrics that will compete with the current inorganic technology based on silicon chips.

  • Organic Photovoltaics

    Design, prepare, and characterize novel organic semiconductors and interfactionals for OPV applications.

  • Metal Oxide / Transparent Electronics

    Novel solution-processed oxides utilizing combustion chemistry to reduce required processing temperatures.

  • Optoelectronic Materials & Devices

    A variety of studies and applications.

  • Multiphotonics

  • Contrast Agents for MRI

news

A Bit About Me

Here you can find out more about recent news. For a complete listing of my professional activities, including awards, please visit this page.

NEWS
Named "Highly-Cited Scientist" by Thompson Reuters
  • Award
  • General

Based upon number of citations in the academic literature

OPV Group Certifies 10.3% Single-Junction Solar Cell
  • Certification
  • OPV

OPV group at Polyera certifies 10.3% single-junction solar cell.

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Elected Fellow of the Materials Research Society
  • Award
  • General

For more information, see this article.

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A Bit About Me

Here you can find out more about recent news, my employment history, education, recent awards, and more. For a complete listing of my professional activities, including awards, please visit this page.

Employment
Adjunct Professor of Chemistry
  • Department of Chemistry and the Material Research Center, Northwestern University
  • Evanston, IL - USA

See the NU Chemistry Department Website.

Chief Scientific Officer
  • Polyera Corporation
  • Skokie, IL - USA

See Polyera's Website.

education
Ph.D. in Chemistry
  • State University of Milano
  • Milano, Italy

Thesis.

Laurea in Chemistry
  • State University of Milano
  • Milano, Italy

Focus in organic chemistry.

Diloma in Industrial Chemistry
  • A. Righi Institute
  • Bergamo, Italy

Research Experience
Adjunct Associate Professor
  • Department of Chemistry and the Material Research Center, Northwestern University
  • Evanston, IL - USA

Research Associate Professor
  • Department of Chemistry and the Material Research Center, Northwestern University
  • Evanston, IL - USA

Books

Contributing Chapters

This is a list of books to which I have been a contributing author.

Polymeric Acceptor Semiconductors for Organic Photovoltaics

Brabec, Dyakonov, and Scherf; Eds.; John Wiley & Sons, West Sussex, UK (2012, in press)

N-Channel Organic Semiconductors for Transistors and Complementary Circuits

H. Klauck; Ed.; John Wiley & Sons, West Sussex, UK

Electro-Active Oligo- and Polythiophenes for Field-Effect Devices

Perepichka, I.F.; Ed.; John Wiley & Sons, West Sussex, UK (2009).

Transparent Electronics

Facchetti, A. ; Marks, T. J. Eds.; John Wiley & Sons, West Sussex, UK, (2010)

Molecular Semiconductors for Organic Field-Effect Transistors

Sun, S.-S.; Dalton, L. R. Eds.; CRC Press; (2008).

Organic Semiconductor Material

Gamota, D. Ed.; Kluwer Academic Publischer; Norwell, MA (2003).

Publications

recent projects

Below are some of my key / recent papers in my areas of research interest. For a complete listing of all publications please see this page.

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Patents

recent projects

Below are some of my key / recent patents in my areas of research interest. For a complete listing of all publications please see this page.

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contact

get in touch with me

Please contact me if you have questions or speaking opportunities, or if you are interested in consultations or research collaborations. I look forward to hearing from you. You can reach me at a-facchetti@northwestern.edu.