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Francesca Ferrazza

Francesca Ferrazza, Italian physicist, researcher. Achievements include research in Properties of silicon material for Photovoltaics grown by the Directional Solidification method; research in High quality multicrystalline silicon material with donor-acceptor compensation; research in High quality n-type multicrystaline silicon material; development of Automated screen printed interconnection of Photovoltaics modules.

Background

  • Ferrazza, Francesca was born on June 16, 1963 in Rome, Italy. Daughter of Fulvio Ferrazza and Margaret Christina Kennedy.

  • Education

    • Diploma in physics, Università La Sapienza, Rome,, 1998.

    Career

    • Researcher Eurosolare S.p.A., Nettuno, Italy, 1988—1997, research and development manager Italy, since 1997. Deputy research director Pacific Solar Pty Ltd., Sydney, Australia, since 2000. Project coordinator- eu iv framework programme Eurosolare S.p.A., Italy, 1996—1999, project coordinator, eu v framework programme, Italy, since 2001.

      Technical responsible, national project coordinator by enea Eurosolare, Nettuno, Italy, 1997—1999. Renewables task force member Observatoire Mediterraneen de l’Energie, France (including Monaco), since 2002. Member of working group technical priorities Associazione Italiana Ricerca Industriale, Italy, since 2002.

      Member of advisory committee Centre for Third Generation Photovoltaics, Sydney, Australia, since 2000, Key Center for Photovoltaics, Sydney, Australia, since 2000. Member, m6 revision task force for wafer standards SEMI, Brussels, 1994—2000. Member, science committee European Photovoltaics Specialist Conference.

      Topic organiser (crystalline silicon) Photovoltaics in Europe Conference, Rome 2002, Italy, 2001—2002. Reviewer Australian Research Council, Sydney, Australia, since 1999, European Commission, Brussels, 1997—2000, expert. Co-chair, international committee 28th Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Photovoltaic Specialist Conference and Exhibition, Anchorage, 2000—2000, 29th Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Photovoltaic Specialist Conference and Exhibition, New Orleans, 2002—2002.

      Member, program committee 3rd World Conference on Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conversion, Osaka, Japan, since 2002. Member, editorial board Progress in Photovoltaics Journal, John Wiley and Sons, United Kingdom, 1995—2001. Technical responsible in eu funded rtd projects Eurosolare S.p.A., Nettuno, Italy, since 1990.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include research in Properties of silicon material for Photovoltaics grown by the Directional Solidification method. Research in High quality multicrystalline silicon material with donor-acceptor compensation. Research in High quality n-type multicrystaline silicon material.

      Development of Automated screen printed interconnection of Photovoltaics modules.

    Works

    • Author: (book chapter) Polycrystalline semiconductors -IV, Handbook for Photovoltaics, in the press. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Personality

    Interests

    Music, travel, sports.

    Connections

    • father: Fulvio Ferrazza
    • mother: Margaret Christina Kennedy
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    Born June 16, 1963
    (age 54)
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    • 1998
      Università La Sapienza
    • 1988 - 1997
      Researcher, Eurosolare S.p.A.
      Nettuno, Lazio, Italy