Luca Beverina

lucaLuca Beverina was born in 1975 in Milano, Italy. He graduated in Materials Science at the University of Milano-Bicocca in 1999 working at an experimental thesis on Nonlinear Optical Properties of heteroaromatic containing conjugated materials under the supervision of Prof. Giorgio A. Pagani. He received his PhD in Materials Science from the same University in 2002 discussing a thesis on Multiphoton Absorption phenomena in organic conjugated materials, again under the supervision of Prof. Giorgio A. Pagani. He later joined the group of Prof. Seth R. Marder at the Georgia Institute of Technology for a one year Post Doc period. Later he came back to the University of Milano-Bicocca for another Post Doc year. In 2004 he got a permanent faculty position as assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry at the same university. In 2014 he became Associate Professor in Organic Chemistry.
Prof. Beverina present research interests cover organic photovoltaics, electrochromism, rechargeable organic batteries, photonics and biophotonics with occasional excursions in photo- and thermoresists. Apart from chemistry, He enjoys hiking, swimming, growing exotic chili pepper varieties and listening to alternative music. He particularly supports the Norwegian band Ulver.

Selected Publications

Bagnis, D. et al., 2010. Marked alkyl- vs alkenyl-substitutent effects on squaraine dye solid-state structure, carrier mobility, and bulk-heterojunction solar cell efficiency. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 132(12), pp.4074–4075.

Beverina, L. & Salice, P., 2010. Squaraine Compounds: Tailored Design and Synthesis towards a Variety of Material Science Applications. European Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2010(7), pp.1207–1225.

Beverina, L. & Sanguineti, A., 2013. Solar Cell Nanotechnology – Google Books. Solar Cell Nanotechnology.

Beverina, L. et al., 2011. Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells – Tuning of the HOMO and LUMO Energy Levels of Pyrrolic Squaraine Dyes. European Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2011(28), pp.5555–5563.

Beverina, L. et al., 2009. Panchromatic cross-substituted squaraines for dye-sensitized solar cell applications. ChemSusChem, 2(7), pp.621–624.

Beverina, L. et al., 2012. Panchromatic squaraine compounds for broad band light harvesting electronic devices. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 22(14), pp.6704–6710.

Binda, M. et al., 2009. Fast and air stable near-infrared organic detector based on squaraine dyes. Organic Electronics, 10(7), pp.1314–1319.

Binda, M. et al., 2011. High detectivity squaraine-based near infrared photodetector with nA/cm[sup 2] dark current. Applied Physics Letters, 98(7), pp.073303–1–073303–3.

Binda, M. et al., 2010. Organic based photodetectors: Suitability for X- and Γ-rays sensing application. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 624(2), pp.443–448.

Bruni, F. et al., 2014. Post-deposition Activation of Latent Hydrogen-Bonding: A New Paradigm for Enhancing the Performances of Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells. Advanced Functional Materials, pp.n/a–n/a.

BrÃck, S. et al., 2014. Structure–property relationship of anilino-squaraines in organic solar cells. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 16(3), pp.1067–1077.

Iacchetti, A. et al., 2012. Multi-Layer Organic Squaraine-Based Photodiode for Indirect X-Ray Detection. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 59(5), pp.1862–1867.

Meinardi, F. et al., 2014. Large-area luminescent solar concentrators basedon “Stokes-shift-engineered” nanocrystals in amass-polymerized PMMA matrix. pp.1–8.

Salice, P. et al., 2014. A fulleropyrrolidine–squaraine blue dyad: synthesis and application as an organic light detector. Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2(8), pp.1396–1399.

Sanguineti, A. et al., 2013. High Stokes shift perylene dyes for luminescent solar concentrators. Chemical Communications, 49(16), pp.1618–1620.

Sanguineti, A. et al., 2012. NIR emitting ytterbium chelates for colourless luminescent solar concentrators. Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP, 14(18), pp.6445–6448.

Sassi, M. et al., 2013. Open circuit voltage tuning through molecular design in hydrazone end capped donors for bulk heterojunction solar cells. J Mater Chem A, 1(7), pp.2631–22638. Available at:

Silvestri, F. et al., 2009. A squaraine-phthalocyanine ensemble: towards molecular panchromatic sensitizers in solar cells. Chemical Communications, (30), pp.4500–4502.

Silvestri, F. et al., 2008. Efficient squaraine-based solution processable bulk-heterojunction solar cells. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 130(52), pp.17640–17641.

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