Daniele Benetti

Daniele Benetti

Tel.: +1 (514) 228-69XX
Fax: +1 (450) 929-8102

Over the last 20 years the devices based on Dye Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSCs) architecture have attracted a massive increase in research effort, which has led to great advances in efficiency, reproducibility and stability. However, to compete with the price of the electric energy generated by the conventional fossil fuels, a significant increase in efficiency is required for these emerging technologies in order to reduce the cost of harvesting solar power and drive the adoption of solar cells for utility-scale power generation.

Currently my research is focused on fabrication of novel devices: engineering the structure or using different materials for enhancing the efficiency. At the same time I’m working on the investigation of electronic and ionic processes in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) and Quantum Dot Sensitized Solar Cells (QDSCs) through the use of Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS). This technique is a powerful tool for providing a full picture of the processes determining the operation of DSSCs.

Master of Science in Electronics Engineering, Degree with full marks, Università degli Studi di Brescia, 2012
Bachelor in Information Engineering, Degree with full marks, Università degli Studi di Brescia, 2009

NFL publications

H. Zhao, Y. Zhou, D. Benetti, D. Ma, and F. Rosei. Perovskite quantum dots integrated in large-area luminescent solar concentrators. Nano Energy, 37, 214–223 (2017). (PDF).
F. Navarro-Pardo, D. Benetti, J. Benavides, H. G. Zhao, S. G. Cloutier, V. M. Castano, A. Vomiero, and F. Rosei. Nanofiber-Structured TiO2 Nanocrystals as a Scattering Layer in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells. ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology, 6, N32–N37 (2017). (PDF).
F. Navarro-Pardo, L. Jin, R. Adhikari, X. Tong, D. Benetti, K. Basu, S. Vanka, H. Zhao, Z. Mi, S. Sun, V. Castano, A. Vomiero, and F. Rosei. Nanofiber-supported CuS nanoplatelets as high efficiency counter electrodes for quantum dot-based photoelectrochemical hydrogen production. Mater. Chem. Front., 1, 65 (2017). (PDF).
F. Navarro Pardo, D. Benetti, H.G. Zhao, V.M. Castano, A. Vomiero, and F. Rosei. Platinum/Palladium hollow nanofibers as high-efficiency counter electrodes for enhanced charge transfer. Journal of Power Sources, 335, 138–145 (2016). (PDF).
H. Zhao, D. Benetti, L. Jin, Y. Zhou, F. Rosei, and A. Vomiero. Absorption Enhancement in “Giant” Core/Alloyed-Shell Quantum Dots for Luminescent Solar Concentrator. Small, 12, 5354–5365 (2016). (PDF).
R. Adhikari, L. Jin, F. Navarro-Pardo, D. Benetti, B. AlOtaibi, S. Vanka, H. Zhao, Z. M., A. Vomiero, and F. Rosei. High efficiency, Pt-free photoelectrochemical cells for solar hydrogen generation based on “giant” quantum dot. Nano Energy, 27, 265–274 (2016). (PDF).
D. Benetti, K. T. Dembele, J. Benavides, H. Zhao, S. Cloutier, I. Concina, A. Vomiero, and F. Rosei. Functionalized multi-wall carbon nanotubes/TiO 2 composites as efficient photoanodes for dye sensitized solar cells. J. Mater. Chem. C, 4, 3555 (2016). (PDF).
Y. Zhou, D. Benetti, Z. Fan, H. Zhao, D. Ma, A. Govorov, A. Vomiero, and F. Rosei. Near Infrared, Highly Effi cient Luminescent Solar Concentrators. Adv. Energy Mater., 6, 1501913 (2016). (PDF).
K. Basu, D. Benetti, H. Zhao, L. Jin, F. Vetrone, A. Vomiero, and F. Rosei. Enhanced photovoltaic properties in dye sensitized solar cells by surface treatment of SnO2 photoanodes. Scientific Reports, 6, 23312 (2016). (PDF).
L. Jin, B. AlOtaibi, D. Benetti, S. Li, H. Zhao, Z. Mi, A. Vomiero, and F. Rosei. Near-Infrared Colloidal Quantum Dots for Effi cient and Durable Photoelectrochemical Solar-Driven Hydrogen Production. Adv. Sci., 3, 1500345 (2016). (PDF).
K. T. Dembele, G. S. Selopal, R. Milan, C. Trudeau, D. Benetti, A. Soudi, M. M. Natile, G. Sbervglieri, S. Cloutier, I. Concina, F. Rosei, and A. Vomiero. Graphene below the percolation threshold in TiO2 for dye-sensitised solar cells. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 3, 2580 (2015). (PDF).