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Solar Energy Research Center


The MIB-SOLAR Center was established at the Department of Materials Science, University of Milano-Bicocca, to promote and encourage study and research of new materials and devices related to solar energy in its various forms including:

  • solar energy as a source of renewable energy in photovoltaic processes;
  • solar energy as a source of renewable energy in photovoltaic and photocatalytic effects of different processes.

Our mission is to foster cutting-edge scientific and technological progress and disseminate knowledge in the field of solar energy.

In particular, the Center aims to:

  • promote the aggregation and coordination of researchers in the field of solar energy through the integration and interdisciplinary cooperation in scientific and technological research;
  • promote participation in joint national and international research projects on solar energy;
  • promote education and training of young students/researchers in the field of materials science and technology for solar energy, with emphasis to gender issues and applicants from economies in transition;
  • contribute to the growth of the intellectual property of the University of Milano-Bicocca in the field of solar energy and, in general, advanced technology;
  • create and organize relationships with institutions, public and private research centers in the field of solar energy and make them available the expertise, know-how, skills, and equipment of the Center;
  • create and organize activities to support large and SMEs operating in the field of solar energy, including Technology Transfer for a successful transition from research to market;
  • promote seminars, conferences, meetings, and workshops to spread and share knowledge and activities in the field of solar energy in cooperation with public and private agencies and scientific associations;
  • create and organize activities, and disseminate knowledge and best practices about renewable energies, namely solar energy, to first cycle schools and education centers;
  • support the establishment of new companies with special regard to university spin-off companies.



Research activities



Prof. Alessandro Abbotto


tel: 02 6448 5227