Paola Lova

Assistant Professor Senior (RTD-B)

Via Dodecaneso 31, 16146, Genova, Italy


Research Group Web page: RELY-PHOTONICS

Paola Lova's research focuses on materials design and processing and in optimizing light-matter interactions with nanostructured media. From 2012 to 2015, she has worked on the synthesis and wet processing of metal oxides and III-V group semiconductors. At the end of 2015, she relocated to the University of Genova where she focused on emission control and sensing in polymeric and hybrid photonic structures gaining in-depth experience in the control of light-matter interaction and molecular diffusion in thin films. During those years, she collaborated proficiently and visited several leading international groups also partaking in 3 research projects at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, one as PI. As an Assistant Professor, since 2020, she is focusing on metal oxide nanostructures to improve light harvesting in photoactive media. In addition to this research line, she continues to successfully work on previous activities being PI of the project MERITI, which aims at the sequestration and optical detection of food degradation by-products. She is also UNIGE PI for the project WATERONIC, targeting selective sorption and photo-mineralization of emerging pollutants. 

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