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Angelo LEMBO

Ricercatore TDa SSD: CHIM/03Stanza: AB – 6
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Biographical Info

Angelo Lembo received his Chemistry degree (summa cum laude) in 2003 at the University of Rome Tor Vergata and in 2007 a Ph.D in Chemistry from the same University. In the period 2003-2006 he was, many times, a visiting scientist at the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen in the research group of prof. D. M. Guldi for the study of energy and electron transfer processes in artificial photosynthetic systems based on porphyrin and fullerene systems. In 2007 he joined, as post doctoral fellow, the research group of Prof. Michele Maggini and Enzo Menna at the Chemistry Department of University of Padova in the framework of the ECSIN project (European Center for the Sustainable Impact of Nanotechnology) with the aim to evaluate the impact of the new emerging nanotechnology on the human health, focusing the research activity on the characterization of pristine and functionalized Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes and the subsequent citotoxicity study in human cells.

From 2008 to 2015, in collaboration with Dyesol Italia s.r.l. (a subsidiary of Dyesol Australia now GreatCell Solar Material) and C.H.O.S.E. (Center for Hybrid and Organic Solar Energy of Polo Solare Regione Lazio), as work package leader of Dyepower Consortium, he was involved in the industrial development of the Dye Sensitized Solar Cells technology for Building Integrated Photovoltaics, being responsible for the synthesis of new dyes and electrolytes and for the stability studies of final working device in compliance with IEC 61646 standard.

From 2016 to 2021 he worked in Drug Metabolism and PhamacoKinetic (DMPK) Department at IRBM SpA in the field the Huntington disease, as responsible for the MetID studies of new drugs.

At the moment he’s within the VIPERLAB project (EU’s Horizon 2020 framework) for “Fully connected virtual and physical perovskite photovoltaics lab”. The project aim is to promote and develop the perovskite solar cell technology, identified as the key emerging photovoltaic technology that will be the lever for a future market penetration of EU-based PV production.

The project involves many different international European University and Research Centers (Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne; IMEC Internuversitair Micro-Electronica Centrum VZW Fraunhofer Gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.V; ENEA; AIT Austrian Institute Of Technology…) and it was coordinated by Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin Fur Materialien Und Energie GMBH – Germany.

His actual research field is focused on the synthesis of porphyrin systems for catalysis (oxidation and carbon-carbon bond formation) and photovoltaic application, carbon-based (C60, SWCNT, graphene) materials-porphyrin conjugates for electron transfer systems and organic electronics.