Alessandro Abbotto

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AbbottoBorn 1963, MS degree in Chemistry from Univ. Milano with honours (1989). Prize for best student in Chemistry of the Univ. Milano (1990). PhD in Chemistry (1993), NSF post-doctoral fellow at UC Berkeley (1994-95), NATO fellow at the Univ. Erlangen-Nuernberg, Erlangen (1995). Assistant Professor (1995), Associate Professor (2001), Full Professor (2010) in Organic Chemistry and Materials. Co-author of a university textbook in Heterocyclic Chemistry, 104 papers in peer- and editor-reviewed international scientific journals (H index of 23 and more than 1600 citations) including 12 patents (6 international) and 4 book chapters, and ca. 30 invited talks. Application reviewer for MIUR-Italian Ministry of University and Research, University of Padova, NSF, Canada Foundation for Innovation, INSTM-Italian University Consortium on Materials Science and Technology; peer-reviewer for many international scientific journals (ACS, RSC, Wiley, Elsevier). At the present he is the P.I. of a Fondazione Cariplo project and a few projects with private companies (ENI, Pirelli, SMEs), local P.I. of a MIUR-PRIN and two Fondazione Cariplo projects, and involved in two FP7 projects, most of these on organic photovoltaics. Member of the scientific committee of the Research Center on Solar Energy of the Univ. of Milano-Bicocca (MIB-SOLAR). Main current scientific interests include materials and devices for organic and hybrid photovoltaics, opto-electronics, and (nano)photonics.

Selected Publications

  1. Abbotto, A.; Herrera Calderon, E.; Manfredi, N.; Mari, C. M.; Marinzi, C.; Ruffo, R.
    Vinylene-Linked Pyridine-Pyrrole Donor-Acceptor Conjugated Polymers
    Synth. Met. 2011, 10.1016/j.synthmet.2011.01.027.
  2. Abbotto, A.; Sauvage, F.; Barolo, C.; De Angelis, F.; Fantacci, S.; Graetzel, M.; Manfredi, N.; Marinzi, C.; Nazeeruddin, M. K.
    Panchromatic ruthenium sensitizer based on electron-rich heteroarylvinylene p-conjugated quaterpyridine for dye-sensitized solar cells
    Dalton Trans. 2011, 40, 234-242.
  3. Abbotto, A.; Herrera Calderon, E.; Dangate, M. S.; De Angelis, F.; Manfredi, N.; Mari, C. M.; Marinzi, C.; Mosconi, E.; Muccini, M.; Ruffo, R.; Seri, M.
    Pyridine-EDOT Heteroarylene-Vinylene Donor-Acceptor Polymers
    Macromolecules 2010, 43, 9698-9713.
  4. Abbotto, A.; Manfredi, N.; Marinzi, C.; De Angelis, F.; Mosconi, E.; Yum, J.; Xianxi, Z.; Nazeeruddin, M. K. Grätzel, M.
    Di-branched di-anchoring organic dyes for dye-sensitized solar cells
    Energy Environ. Sci. 2009, 2, 1094-1101
  5. Abbotto, A.; Beverina, L.; Manfredi, N.; Pagani, G. A.; Archetti, G.; Kuball, H. G.; Wittenburg, C.; Heck, J.; Holtmann, J.
    Second-Order Nonlinear Optical Activity of Dipolar Chromophores Based on Pyrrole-Hydrazono Donor Moieties“,
    Chem. Eur. J. 2009, 15, 6175-6185.
  6. Abbotto, A.; Barolo, C.; Bellotto, L.; De Angelis,F.; Grätzel, M.; Manfredi, N.; Marinzi, C.; Fantacci, S.; Yum, J.-H.; Nazeeruddin, M. K.
    Heteroaromatic conjugated bipyridine based ruthenium sensitizer for efficient dye-sensitized solar cells
    Chem. Commun. 2008, 5318-5320.
  7. Abbotto, A.; Bellotto, L.; De Angelis, F.; Manfredi, N.; Marinzi, C.
    Heteroaromatic donor-acceptor p-conjugated 2,2′-bipyridines
    Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2008, 5047-5054.
  8. Archetti, G.; Abbotto, A.; Wortmann, R.
    Effect of polarity and structural design on molecular photorefractive properties of heteroaromatic based push-pull dyes
    Chem. Eur. J. 2006, 12, 7151-7160.
  9. Abbotto, A.; Beverina, L.; Bozio, R.; Facchetti, A.; Ferrante, C.; Pagani, G. A.; Pedron, D.; Signorini, R.
    Novel heteroaromatic-based multi-branched dyes with enhanced two-photon absorption activity
    Chem. Commun., 2003, 17, 2144-2145.
  10. Abbotto, A.; Beverina, L.; Bozio, R.; Bradamante, S.; Ferrante, C.; Pagani, G. A.; Signorini, R.
    Push-pull organic chromophores for frequency-upconverted lasing
    Adv. Mater. 2000, 12, 1963-1967.

Recent Patents on Photovoltaics

  1. Abbotto, A.; Manfredi, N.; Coluccini, C.; Roberto, D.; Ugo, R.; Dragonetti, C.; Valore, A.; Colombo, A.
    “Nuovi complessi ciclometallati per celle solari”
    italian patent application, 2010
  2. Abbotto, A.; De Angelis, F.; Nazeeruddin, M. D.; Graetzel, M.; Marinzi, C.; Manfredi, N.
    Novel Ligands for Sensitizing Dyes of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
    PCT Int. Appl. (2011), WO 2011039715 A1 20110407, 2009, date of publication: 7 April 2011.