Biography: dr. Mariadriana Creatore

Adriana Creatore is associate professor (UHD1) of Applied Physics at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). She received her M.Sc. (with highest honors) and Ph.D. degree in Chemical Sciences from the University of Bari (Italy) in 1997 and 2001, respectively. She joined the research group at TU/e, with a Marie Curie postdoc fellowship (2001). In 2004 she was awarded a 3-years VENI grant from The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research. She is responsible lecturer at TU/e for the courses on Solar Cells (M.Sc. course) and Physics principles of new energy sources (Bachelor College course). She carried out part of her research activities at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris, France), Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Switzerland) and Oxford University (United Kingdom). Her research, initially focused on plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition, now includes other thin film deposition techniques, such as initiated-CVD and (plasma-assisted) atomic layer deposition. She formulated in the research group the theme of nano-porosity control in thin inorganic layers, with three awards granted for the achievements in detection of film porosity. Recently, she has been awarded with the AVS fellowship “for the innovative research in the field of plasma-assisted thin film deposition, most prominently in advanced interface engineering and understanding of the role of nano-porosity of thin films”. Presently, she explores the theme of interface engineering for the control on charge carrier processes in dye-sensitized, perovskite and CIGS solar cells.  She is author of 104 peer-reviewed publications (IF of 22). She is the Thin Film Division Chair at the 64th American Vacuum Society Symposium (Tampa, 2017), co-organizer of the 4th Dutch Perovskite workshop (Eindhoven, 2018) and Program Chair of the 66th AVS symposium (Columbus, 2019).