Dario Cozza

ESR 5.1 Dario Cozza PhD student at Aix-Marseille University

Before joining the Kestecells Project he graduated in Electronics Engineering (Bachelor Degree) at the Polytechnics of Turin in Italy and after was awarded a Master of Science in  Microelectronics and Nanotechnologies for Integrated Systems (Polytechnics of Turin, INPG, EPFL) with a master thesis at the NASA Ames Research Center in California (USA) entitled “Development of a TiO2 thin film coated fiber solar cell”. Solar Energy exploitation and Computer Science are two passions of this young researcher that are combined in his tasks in the Kestcells project. Dario Cozza explains “We are at a Consortium that includes some of the best research centers in Europe in the field of Thin Film Solar Cells (CIGS and CZTS) and we, as young researchers, have the opportunity to have a role in the next advancements of CZTS solar cells that, from the commercial point of view in the next future can become a true low-cost alternative with respect to other existing PV technologies” .

Papers:

D. COZZA, C.M. Ruiz, D.Duché, J.J. Simon, L. Escoubas, “Modeling the back contact of Cu2ZnSnSe4 solar cells” IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, 2016. DOI: 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2016.2576678

D. COZZA, C.M. Ruiz, D.Duché, S. Giraldo, E. Saucedo, J.J. Simon, L. Escoubas: “Optical modeling and optimizations of Cu2ZnSnSe4 solar cells using the Modified Transfer Matrix method.” Accepted on Optics Express, 2016.

S. Giraldo, C.M. Ruiz, M. Espindola-Rodríguez, Y. Sánchez, M. Placidi, D. COZZA, D. Barakel, L. Escoubas, A. Pérez-Rodríguez, E. Saucedo : “Optical and electrical properties of In-doped Cu2ZnSnSe4.” Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells Volume 151, July 2016 Pages 44-51. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2016.02.024

D. COZZA, C.M. Ruiz,D.Duché,M. Neuschitzer, E. Saucedo, J.J. Simon, L. Escoubas: “1D and 2D numerical simulations of Cu2ZnSnSe4solar cells.” 2015 42nd Ieee Photovoltaic Specialists Conference , 7355795, 2015. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2015.7355795.

S. Giraldo, C.M. Ruiz, M. Espindola-Rodríguez, Y. Sánchez, M. Placidi, D. COZZA, D. Barakel, L. Escoubas, A. Pérez-Rodríguez, E. Saucedo: “High efficiency Cu2ZnSnSe4:In doped based solar cells.” 2015 42nd Ieee Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, 7356367, 2015. DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2015.7356367.

Conferences:

C.M Ruiz, A. Moreau, D. Cozza, P. di Lauro, J.J.Simon, L. Escoubas, M. Neuschitzer, A. Fairbrother, E. Saucedo and V. Bermúdez, “Exploring the potential of photoreflectance in Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cells”, Presented at 4th European Kesterite Workshop. Berlin, Germany, 2013. (Oral).

D. Cozza, D. Duché, C.M. Ruiz Herrero, J.J. Simon, L. Escoubas, “Modeling and Simulation of Kesterite Solar Cells”, Presented at 2nd French Meeting on Kesterite solar cells. Grenoble, France, (June 2014) . (Flash Talk & Poster).

D. Cozza, D. Duché, C.M. Ruiz Herrero, J.J. Simon, L. Escoubas, “Modeling and Simulation of Kesterite Solar Cells”, Presented at PVTC2014 : Photovoltaic Technical Conference . Aix-en-Provence, France, (May 2014) . (Flash Talk & Poster).

D. Cozza”, European project KESTCELLS”, Presented at 1st French Meeting on Kesterite solar cells. Paris, France, 2013. (Flash Talk).

D. Cozza, D. Duché, C.M. Ruiz Herrero, J.J. Simon, L. Escoubas, E.Saucedo. Development of Kesterite based efficient solar cells”, Presented at Nextgen Nano PV – spring school. Cargese, France, 2013. (Poster).

D. Cozza, C.M. Ruiz, D. Duché, J.J. Simon and L. Escoubas: “1D and 2D Modeling and Simulations of Kesterite Solar Cells.”V European Kesterite Workshop Tallinn, Estonia; November 2014 (Oral)

C.M. Ruiz, D. Cozza, D. Duché, J. Le Rouzo, J.-J. Simon, L. Escoubas: “Tandem perovoskites solar cells: design and optimization”, Presented at Nextgen NanoPV 2015 Mahon, Spain; April 2015 (Oral)

D. Cozza, C.M. Ruiz, D. Duché,M. Neuschitzer, E. Saucedo, J.-J. Simon, L. Escoubas: “Buffer and window layers thickness optimization of Cu2ZnSnSe4 solar cells by numerical simulation”, Presented at Nextgen NanoPV 2015 Mahon, Spain; April 2015 (Oral)

D. Cozza, C.M. Ruiz, D. Duché, J.-J. Simon, L. Escoubas: “Modeling the Grain Boundaries electrical activity in Cu2ZnSnSe4 solar cells”, Presented at E-MRS Spring Meeting 2016 Lille, France; May 2016 (Oral)

C.M. Ruiz, D. Cozza, D. Duché, A. Moreau, J. Le Rouzo, J.-J. Simon, L. Escoubas: “Optoelectronic Optimization of Perovskite Based Tandem Solar Cells: Thin Film Case”, Presented at PVTC2015 : Photovoltaic Technical Conference . Aix-en-Provence, France, (May 2015) . (Flash Talk & Poster).

D. Cozza, C.M. Ruiz,D.Duché,M. Neuschitzer, E. Saucedo, J.J. Simon, L. Escoubas: “1D and 2D numerical simulations of Cu2ZnSnSe4solar cells”, Presented at 42nd IEEE PVSC , New Orleans , USA, 2015 (Poster)

S. Giraldo, C.M. Ruiz, M. Espindola-Rodríguez, Y. Sánchez, M. Placidi, D. Cozza, D. Barakel, L. Escoubas, A. Pérez-Rodríguez, E. Saucedo: “High efficiency Cu2ZnSnSe4:In doped based solar cells”, Presented at 2015 IEEE PVSC , New Orleans , USA (Poster)