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Dr. Leonat Lucia

Senior Researcher (CS II)

Laboratory of Multifunctional Materials and Structures

lucia[DOT]leonat[AT]infim[DOT]ro
Keywords: solar cells; perovskite; thin-films

Education

1.  Politehnica University, Bucharest, Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science; Ph.D. Degree,  MD.3930from 20.06.2013, focusing on the study of natural and nature-inspired materials for sustainable organic electronics, manufacturing, and characterization of solar cells and field-effect transistors with thin organic films.

 

2.  Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria, Linz Institute for Organic Solar Cells, Linz, Austria; Apr-Nov 2011; Ph.D. student internship in Organic electronics, to study some of the “unusual” materials for organic electronics, manufacturing, and characterization of solar cells and field-effect transistors with thin organic films, focusing on hydrogen-bonded molecules.

3. University of Bucharest, Faculty of Biology, Institute of Biodynamics; 2003-2005; Master Degree in Biodynamics.

 

4.  University of Bucharest, Faculty of Physics; 1998-2002; Academic Degree in Physics, Medical Physics.

Positions

1.  Current position, since Nov. 2016, Senior Researcher II, National Institute of Materials Physics (NIMP) Magurele: fundamental and applicative research in the field of organic/hybrid semiconductors, thin-film fabrication and characterization (SEM, AFM), fabrication and characterization of organic and perovskite solar cells with standard mesoscopic and inverted design;

2.  Jan. 2016 – Oct 2016, Senior Researcher II, National Institute for Electrical Engineering (INCDIE ICPE-CA) Bucharest: fundamental and applicative research in the field of bulk materials for electrical engineering: metallic – alloys, nanomaterials, ceramics, carbon fibers, nanotubes, graphene;

3.  2013-2015, Postdoctoral Fellow, Linz Institute for Organic Solar Cells, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria: fabrication and characterization of organic polymer and small molecule thin-film solar cells on flexible, biodegradable substrates; fabrication and characterization of perovskite solar cells on flexible, ultrathin substrates;

4.  2006 - 2013, Research Assistant, INCDIE ICPE-CA Bucharest: fundamental and applicative research in the field of bulk materials and powders for electrical engineering: metallic – alloys, nanomaterials, ceramics, carbon-based materials (fibers, activated carbon, nanotubes, graphene), by physical-chemical characterizations: porosity measurements, thermal characterization, UV-Vis spectroscopy.

Expertize

Thin-film deposition by spin-coating, thermal vacuum evaporation, dr. blade;

Thin-film characterization:

·       scanning electron microscopy, operator for dual beam FIB-SEM station Auriga and Gemini 500 – Zeiss;

·        scanning probe microscopy AFM&STM, operator for Aura-Ntegra – NT-MDT station;

·        UV-Vis spectrometry;

·        surface profilometry;

Solar cells fabrication and measurements: IV  and external quantum efficiency (EQE);

Bulk materials characterization using:

·       surface area and pore size analyzer – AUTOSORB 1 from Quantachrome LTD, USA, for sorption/desorption isotherms, BET surface area, pore size distribution, total pore volume determination, main operator in ICPE-CA Bucharest;

Patents

1. "Printer for succesive deposition of ultra-thin layers of different plysical-chemical properties", authors ILIESCU M; LAZAR M; PINTILIE I; VLADAREANU L; NECSOIU T; STANCU V; TOMULESCU A G; BESLEAGA S C; SIMA M; LEONAT L; STANCIU E M; COMANESCU B; ENUICA A V, A00195/2017, Hotarare 4/21 30.01.2019;

2. "Strat mezoporos pentru celule solare pe bază de perovskiți și metoda de obținere", authors PINTILIE I; TOMULESCU A G; LEONAT L N; STANCU V; BESLEAGA S C; TOMA V; DUMITRU V G; PINTILIE L, A00364/2018, Hotarare 3/124, 30.09.2019.

Projects

1. Mini-modul cu celule solare pe baza de perovskit
Project Type: PED, Start Date: 2020-10-23 End Date: 2022-10-22
2. Solar mini-module with perovskite solar cells
Project Type: PED, Start Date: 2020-10-23 End Date: 2022-10-22
3. Solar mini-module with perovskite solar cells
Project Type: PED, Start Date: 2020-10-23 End Date: 2022-10-22

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