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Edgardo Ademar Saucedo Silva

ICREA Acadèmia 2021

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · Engineering Sciences

Edgardo Ademar Saucedo Silva

Dr. Edgardo Saucedo received his PhD in Materials Physic at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, in 2007, and currently he is Associated Professor and Researcher at the Electronic Engineering Department of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC).

He holds 5 patents, he has co-authored more than 248 papers (h-index = 42 and over 6600 citations) and he has more than 60 invited talks in the most important International Conferences. He has been involved in more than 40 Research Projects, and he has coordinated 4 European Projects (KESTCELLS, STARCELL, INFINITE-CELL, CUSTOM-ART). In 2019 he was granted with an ERC-Consolidator Grant by the European Research Council (SENSATE, 866018, 2020-2025), for the development of low dimensional materials for solar harvesting applications.

He has supervised 13 PhD Thesis. In 2020 he has been awarded with the ASEVA-Toyota Award for his contribution to the development of sustainable photovoltaic technologies using vacuum techniques.

Research interests

In the last 12 years my research has been focused in the development of emerging thin film chalcogenide materials for thin film solar cells applications, using physical vapour deposition techniques. Currently my Group is at the forefront at European level in the development of high efficiency solar cells with these new type of fully inorganic materials such as kesterite-related absorbers or semiconductors with low dimensionality inspired by Sb2(S,Se)3 system. Research interest covers the following topics: i) Development of advanced strategies for high efficiency kesterite (Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4) solar cells; ii) Absorber synthesis and devices fabrication with new chalcogenide and chalco-halide materials with low dimensionality by physical routes for energy harvesting applications; and iii) Innovative selective contacts enhanced with dipolar molecules for thin film photovoltaics, Iv) advanced photovoltaic applications including flexible and multi-junction solar cells.


Thin Film Solar Cells, Chalcogenide Photovoltaics, chalcopyrites, kesterites

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