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Dr. Luca Lucera
Dr. Luca Lucera Luca Lucera joined Merck in 2016 as a Research Scientist, working in the R&D PV-Physics Development group at the Chilworth Technical Centre (UK). He focused mostly on formulations development for OPV and supporting both the process development team in Germany and customers. He moved to Merck Headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany in 2017 and is now working as a Team Leader in the PV-Physics group.

Biography

​Luca Lucera joined Merck in 2016 as a Research Scientist, working in the R&D PV-Physics Development group at the Chilworth Technical Centre (UK). He focused mostly on formulations development for OPV and supporting both the process development team in Germany and customers. He moved to Merck Headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany in 2017 and is now working as a Team Leader in the PV-Physics group. Prior to joining Merck, Luca graduated from Politecnico di Milano, Italy with a B.Sc and M.Sc. in Physics Engineering and earned a second M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering at University of Connecticut, USA in 2012. He then moved to FAU University, Erlangen (Germany) where he was awarded his PhD in Material Science and Engineering in 2016.

All sessions by Dr. Luca Lucera

  • Day 3Tuesday, February 27th
Conference
11:50 am

The road-to-market for OPV: an industrial perspective

In recent years Organic Photovoltaics have shown a tremendous growth, achieving efficiencies surpassing 13%. However, the road to commercialization and large-scale deployment for this technology is still paved with challenges, leading to substantial losses in up-scaled modules.

In his talk, Luca will focus on the key requirements allowing to select a material from the early synthesis to the up-scaling phase, discussing the work behind the successful development of formulations for printed OPV. He will then give an insight on the R&D work done at Merck Labs and show recent advances and perspectives of this exciting thin film PV technology.

Auditorium between Building 4 and 5 11:50 - 12:05 Details