Professore ordinario
Settore scientifico disciplinare: 
U05, Piano: P01, Stanza: 1040
Via Roberto Cozzi, 55 - 20125 MILANO
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Simona Olga Binetti is Full  Professor of Physical Chemistry;   Dean of  Chemistry Courses at University of Milano Bicocca; Director of the Milano–Bicocca Solar energy research center -MIBSOLAR (  and Representative for UNIMIB  in the steering committee of the Joint Program on photovoltaics of European Energy Research Alliance (EERA).

Her research activity has been mainly devoted to the experimental study of the effect of defects (point and extended ones) on electrical and optical properties of elementary semiconductor (Silicon) and composed (Silicon Carbide, Silicon Germanium and alloy and Copper Indium Gallium Diselenied “CIGS” alloy and CZTS alloy). In this context she developed original research activities about the role of defects on the opto-electrical properties of silicon (multicrystalline and nanocrystalline thin film) for photovoltaic application, of optical emission associated to dislocations and oxygen precipitates in silicon, on the epitaxial growth of Er-doped silicon for photonic application.

Since 1990, she has been involved  in many European Renewable Energy Projects (Multi-Chess 1990-1993; Multi-Chess II 1993-1996; Cost Effective Solar Silicon Tecnology (COSST) 1996-1999 ; Fast in Line characterization tools for crystalline silicon material and cell process quality control in the PV industry (FAST-IQ) 2000-2003 ; N-type Solar Grade Silicon for Efficient p+n Solar Cells (NESSI) 2002-2005;INTAS (2002-2005)  “NANOPHOTO“ (Nanocrystalline silicon films for photovoltaic and optoelectronic applications) (2005-2008), SOLAR DESIGN (On the Fly alterable thin film solar modules for design driven applications) 2012-2015. She has also been involved in different national projects since 2001. 

She has been  the local  responsible of  two European Projects  (FOXY and CHEETACH (2014-2017)  of two european project  of  EIT KIC raw material, (2017-2019),  of one Italian Space Energy (ASI) (2014-2017)  project related to an ESA (European Space Agency)  project.  She  has been also  Responsible and Principal Investigator (P.I) of  more than 10  contracts  with  private companies..

She has been evaluator of Evaluator and Project Reviewer for EUROPEAN RESEARCH COUNCIL AGENCY  (ERC)    for The Ministry of Science, Education and Sport of the Republic of Croatia;  Project reviewer   for Israel Science Foundation (ISF) , project reviewer   for Italian Minister (MIUR)  Grant SIR 2014

She has published 4 book chapters, 8 patents  and more than 140 papers in peer and editor-reviewed international scientific journals    ORCID  Author ID: 7003698279  ; .

She did more than 35 invited presentations mainly to PV international conferences .



Aree tematiche di ricerca:

  1. Materiali inorganici per applicazioni fotovoltaiche
  2. Celle solari 
  3. Difetti  nei semiconduttori.
  4. Caratterizzazioni elettriche ed ottiche di semiconduttori per applicazioni fotovoltaiche ed optoelettroniche


  • Khalil, M., Bernasconi, R., Lucotti, A., Le Donne, A., Mereu, R., Binetti, S., et al. (2021). CZTS thin film solar cells on flexible Molybdenum foil by electrodeposition-annealing route. JOURNAL OF APPLIED ELECTROCHEMISTRY, 51(2), 209-218. Dettaglio
  • Panzeri, G., Dell'Oro, R., Sansotera, M., Marchionna, S., Parravicini, J., Acciarri, M., et al. (2021). Design and characterization of a chloride-free organic copper solution: Electrochemical synthesis of Zn/Cu/Sn precursor stack for CZTS-based photoconversion devices. ELECTROCHIMICA ACTA, 372(10 March 2021). Dettaglio
  • Parravicini, J., Trapani, F., Nelson, M., Rex, Z., Beiter, R., Catelani, T., et al. (2020). Quantum Confinement in the Spectral Response of n-Doped Germanium Quantum Dots Embedded in an Amorphous Si Layer for Quantum Dot-Based Solar Cells. ACS APPLIED NANO MATERIALS, 3(3), 2813-2821. Dettaglio
  • Panzeri, G., Dell'Oro, R., Trifiletti, V., Parravicini, J., Acciarri, M., Binetti, S., et al. (2020). Corrigendum to “Copper electrodeposition onto zinc for the synthesis of kesterite Cu2ZnSnS4 from a Mo/Zn/Cu/Sn precursor stack” (Electrochemistry Communications (2019) 109, (S1388248119302437), (10.1016/j.elecom.2019.106580)). ELECTROCHEMISTRY COMMUNICATIONS, 110. Dettaglio
  • Trifiletti, V., Tseberlidis, G., Colombo, M., Spinardi, A., Luong, S., Danilson, M., et al. (2020). Growth and characterization of Cu2Zn1-xFexSnS4 thin films for photovoltaic applications. MATERIALS, 13(6). Dettaglio