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Dr Riccardo Di Pietro

Research Scientist, Hitachi Cambridge Laboratory, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge

Riccardo has been a research scientist at the Hitachi Cambridge Laboratory since October 2014. In his current position he is responsible for research in organic semiconductors for spintronics application. His main research interests are the charge and spin transport properties in semicrystalline organic semiconductors and how they are affected by the microstructure of the polymer film. Riccardo obtained his master degree in Physics from the University of Bologna in 2006, with a thesis on the characterisation of charge transport in organic field effect transistors. Afterwards he started working as a process engineer for a start-up company producing solar cells. In 2008 Riccardo started a PhD at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Prof. Sirringhaus on the degradation mechanism of organic semiconductors. After obtaining his PhD degree in 2012 he moved to Potsdam University where he studied the role played by the microstructure of polymer semiconductors on their charge transport properties and lectured a course on the physical properties of organic semiconductors. When not in the lab Riccardo enjoys playing waterpolo and travelling.