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M.A. (Maria Antonietta) Loi, Prof

Professor of Photophysics and Optoelectronics

Maria Antonietta Loi studied physics at the University of Cagliari in Italy where she received the PhD in 2001. In the same year she joined the Linz Institute for Organic Solar cells, of the University of Linz, Austria as a post doctoral fellow. Later she worked as researcher at the Institute for Nanostructured Materials of the Italian National Research Council in Bologna Italy.
In 2006 she became assistant professor and Rosalind Franklin Fellow at the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials of the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. She is now full professor in the same institution and chair of the Photophysics and OptoElectronics group and head of the Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences of the University College of the University of Groningen. She has published more than 240 peer review articles in photophysics and optoelectronics of nanomaterials. She is cluster leader “Functional materials” of M2i. She serves Deputy editor of Applied Physics Letters and she is member of the international advisory board of several international journals. In 2013 she has received an ERC starting Grant. In 2020 she became fellow of the American Physical Society.
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Personal data
  • Name: Prof. Dr Maria Antonietta Loi
  • Sex: Female
  • Date and place of birth: 04/05/73 Quartu Sant’Elena (Ca), Italy
  • Nationality: Italian
  • Country of residence: The Netherlands
Employments
  • From May 2014: Full professor of Photophysics and OptoElectronics
  • From July 2011: Chair of the department Photophysics and OptoElectronics 
  • From April 2010: Associate professor (with ius promovendi) of Photophyics and Optoelectronics, University of Groningen, The Netherlands.
  • March 2006-March 2010: Assistant Professor (tenure-track) - University of Groningen, The Netherlands.
  • January 2003 - January 2006: Researcher at the Istituto per lo Studio di Materiali Nanostrutturati - Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italian National Research Coucil), Bologna, Italy.
  • February 2002-January 2003: Post Doctoral position at the Istituto per lo Studio di Materiali Nanostrutturati Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italian National Research Coucil), Bologna, Italy.
  • 2001-2002: Post Doctoral position (in the framework of EUROMAP training network) at the Linz Institute for Organic Solar Cells, Physical Chemistry, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria.  
Education
  • 1997-2000: Ph.D. in Physics, at the Università di Cagliari, Italy.

  • 1997: Degree in Physics with honors, at the Università di Cagliari, Cagliari.

Publications 

  • 245 papers in international journals (18 Covers of issue), 3 book chapters

  • H index 62 (source: ISI Web of Science, July 2021)  

Recognitions

Fellow American Physical Society 2020

Physica Prize 2018

Minerva Prize 2011

Current International Collaborations

Prof. Maksym Kovalenko, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

Prof. Ullrich Scherf, Bergische Universiteit Wuppertal, Germany.

Prof. Christoph Brabec, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany.

Prof. Claudia Draxl, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.

Dr. Mario Caironi, IIT, Milan, Italy.

Prof. W. Heiss, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

Prof. Dr. Markus Scharber, University of Linz, Austria.

Prof. Antonio Facchetti, Nortwestern University, US.

Prof. Enzo Menna, University of Padova, Italy

Prof. Dr. Lynn Loo, Princeton University, US

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