Assist. Prof. Dr. Mattia Fanetti
Materials Research Laboratory
University of Nova Gorica
Education and Professional Qualifications: 2003 Master degree in Physics (cum laude) at Catholic University of Sacred Heart (campus of Brescia, Italy). Thesis title: “Morphology of the self-organized ordered structures of pentacene on Cu(119) vicinal surface”. Supervisor: prof. M. Sancrotti and 2006 Phd degree in physics at the “School of Physics, Astrophysics and Applied Physics” of University of Milan. Thesis title: “Building nanostructures at surfaces: growth and morphology investigation”. Supervisors: prof. M. Sancrotti and dr. L. Gavioli.
Mattia Fanetti’s research activity has been mainly devoted on synthesis and characterization of a wide variety of nanostructures (self-organized organic molecule thin films, metal clusters of surfaces, semiconductor nanowires, nanostructures obtained by lithography, etc.). At present, his research is focused on the study of the morphology ad the photo-active properties of semiconductors (e.g. GaAs) nanowires and oxides (ZnO, TiO2, CuO) porous nanostructures for photovoltaic and photocatalytic applications.