RELY-PHOTONICS is a research team of Academics, Post-docs and Students working at the University of Genova and headed from Prof. Davide Comoretto. The group has a long history into research on design and fabrication of functional solution processed photonic crystals and spectroscopy. The main topics are related to emission control, sensing, thermal shielding, engineering and fabrication of metamaterials and light harvesting enhancement in photovoltaics and Photocatalysis.

OPEN POSITION: We are looking for a research fellow (MSc or higher degree) for a 1 +1 year contract in the RAISE (Robotics and AI for Socio-economic Empowerment) PNRR Framework.

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  • 16/12/2022 - Congratulations to Laura Magnasco for her Graduation in Chemical Sciences!

  • 15/12/2022 - Congratulations to Margherita Peragallo for her Graduation in Material Science and Engineering!

  • 22/10/2022 - Rely-Photonic @ Festival della Scienza (link, link)

  • 25/03/2022 - Congratulations to Martina Martusciello for her Graduation cum Laude in Industrial Chemistry!

  • 24/03/2022 - Congratulations to Fabiano Martorelli for his graduation in Chemistry and Chemical Technologies!

  • 16/12/2021 - Rely-Photonics @ Automazione Plus (link)

  • 15/12/2021 - Congratulations to Lorenzo Friscione for his Graduation in Material Science and Engineering!

  • 20/10/2021 - The project PETALS - Polymer metamaterials for nanophotonics - coordinated by Prof. Comoretto was funded under PRIN 2021. link

  • 23/07/2021 - SIMONE BERTUCCI, ANDREA ESCHER and ANDREA LANFRACHI were awarded with the BEST PRESENTATION AWARD at MACROGIOVANI 2021! Congratulations!

  • 22-23/07/2021 - RELY-PHOTONICS @ MACROGIOVANI 2021 with 4 oral presentations by Martina Martusciello, Simone Bertucci, Andrea Lanfranchi, and Heba Megahd.

  • 22/07/2021 - RELY-PHOTONICS @ META 2021 with 1 oral presentation by Heba Megahd.

  • 06/07/2021 - RELY-PHOTONICS environmental sensors on the field at AMT bus depot of Genova Cornigliano.

  • 12-13/04/2021 - RELY-PHOTONICS IS @ ACS SPRING MEETING 2021 with 4 oral presentations by Heba Megahd, Andrea Lanfranchi, Simone Bertucci, and Andrea Escher.

  • 29/03/2021 - Congratulation to Andrea Lanfranchi for his Graduation in Material Science and Engineering!

  • 26/03/2021 - Congratulation to Simone Bertucci for his Graduation in Industrial Chemistry!

  • 04/03/2021 - The industrial project MERITI - Organic biodegradable materials for smart packaging was funded under the program POR FESR 2014-2020 - AXIS 1 - ACTION 1.2.4.