Thursday, 22 December 2022 12:06

PRISM prize 2022 - Winners announced

For the category PRISM Senior, the Prize has been awarded to Riccardo Comin, Assistant Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA).

For the category PRISM Junior, the Prize has been awarded to Stefania Cacovich, Researcher at Unité Mixte de Recherche CNRS-IPVF (France).

The prize is assigned yearly by an international jury for the breakthrough achievements in the field of Science of Materials in the last five years.
The online award ceremony will be held on January 16th at 3 p.m.(CET) on the Facebook page @cnr.ism

Riccardo Comin joined MIT as an Assistant Professor of Physics in July 2016. He completed his undergraduate studies at the Università degli Studi di Trieste in Italy, where he also earned a M.Sc. in Physics in 2009. Later, he pursued doctoral studies at the University of British Columbia, Canada, earning a PhD in 2013. Prior to MIT, Comin was an NSERC postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto. For his work on spectroscopy and scattering studies of quantum materials, he received the Bancroft Thesis Award (2014), Fonda-Fasella Award (2014), John Charles Polanyi Prize in Physics (2015), McMillan Award (2015), Coles prize (2016), and the Sloan Research Fellowship (2018).

Dr Stefania Cacovich research activity lies in the field of the advanced characterization of hybrid and inorganic materials for photovoltaic applications by employing a multi-scale and multi-technique approach. Her research into hybrid devices started during her doctoral studies (2014-2018), carried out at the Department of Materials Science of the University of Cambridge (UK) under the supervision of Prof Caterina Ducati with a thesis on “Electron Microscopy Studies of Hybrid Perovskite Solar Cells”. In 2018, she moved to Paris for a postdoctoral research position at IPVF to work on multidimensional spectrally and time resolved photoluminescence imaging methods. From 2020-2022, she was Marie Curie Individual Post-doctoral fellow in Physics at CNRS (UMR 9006) with a project aimed at exploring the fundamental photophysical processes underlying the operation of advanced optoelectronic devices.

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