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Marco Stefancich

Marco Stefancich

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Assistant Professor - Materials Science and Engineering
Phone number: +1 857 294 4166 
 
Born in Italy in 1971, Dr. Marco Stefancich obtained his “Laurea” at the University of Pisa in Italy in 1995 as a student at the “Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa” and PhD in physics at the University of North Texas (TX) USA in 1998. He obtained a permanent position as researcher at the National (Italian) Institute for Research (CNR) in 2003 and co-founded a spin-off company in Italy for concentrating photovoltaic systems in 2006.

He is interested in all aspects of solar energy and sustainable development.
 

Advisor to current Masdar Institute students

  • Carlo Maragliano (PhD)

Research Interest/Research Projects

  • Photovoltaic energy conversion of concentrated sunlight.
  • Spectral splitting of solar radiation for high efficiency photovoltaic conversion.
  • Optical concentration of sunlight.
  • Hybrid solar photovoltaic-thermal technology.
  • Combined concentrating photovoltaics and desalinization.
  • Thermal management in high flux solar receiver.
  • Sun tracking systems.
  • Technology transfer from academia to industry and spin-off. 

 

Selected Publications 

  • D. Vincenzi, A. Busato, M. Stefancich, G. Martinelli. “Concentrating PV systems based on spectral separation of solar radiation” Phys. Status Solidi A, 206 375-378 (2009).
  • Antonini, M. A. Butturi, P. Di Benedetto, D. Uderzo, P. Zurru, E. Milan, M. Stefancich, M. Armani, A. Parretta, N. Baggio, “Rondine PV Concentrators: Field Results and Developments”, Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications, (2009).
  • Parretta, A. Antonini, E. Milan, M. Stefancich, G. Martinelli, and M. Armani, "Optical efficiency of solar concentrators by a reverse optical path method," Opt. Lett. 33, 2044-2046 (2008).