Dr. L. Mazzarella

Dr. L. Mazzarella



Luana Mazzarella received the M.Sc. degree in material science and engineering from the University of Naples “Federico II” (Italy) in 2013. She performed her M.Sc. thesis research project at ENEA research center in Portici (Italy) working on light management for silicon solar cells. In October 2013, she joined the PVcomB, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (Germany), for her Ph.D. research on the development of innovative contact materials and device concepts for silicon heterojunction solar cells. She received the Ph.D. degree from the Technische Universität Berlin (Germany) in 2017 under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Bernd Rech. After a short post-doc at the Institute for Silicon Photovoltaics at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (Germany) working on the development of monolithic c-Si/perovskite tandem devices, she joined the Photovoltaic Materials and Devices group in Delft in 2018 as Postdoctoral researcher. Since November 2020 she is Assistant Professor on novel generation tandem solar cells and opto-electrical devices at Delft University of Technology.

She has collaborated with several research institutes and university within National and/or European projects, such as Hercules, Nextbase, PersiST, Joint Solar Programme III and cooperated with Oxford PV and Oxford University.

Her research interests include:

  • Thin-film semiconductor materials development and integration in solar cells including alloyed thin-film silicon and poly-Si and transition metal oxides
  • Development of silicon based solar cells device and architectures for single and multi-junctions applications
  • Integration and light management optimization of perovskite/c-Si tandem solar cells 

Luana teaches an M.Sc. course on Photovoltaic Technologies.

The complete list of Luana’s publications can be found here.

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