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Department of Physics and Technology matteo.chiesa@uit.no +4777645190 Tromsø TEK 3.049

Matteo Chiesa


Professor / Renewable energy

Job description

As a material scientist working on creating and implementating technologies necessary to adapt the current energy system into a more sustainable, competitive and secure one. I design and investigate engineered nanomaterials for solar energy conversion and storage systems. Currently I focus my research on tackling specific challenges related to the deployment of renewable energy under arctic conditions through a synthetic and symbiotic approach. I cultivate interdisciplinarity and combine technologies to create optimal solutions while ensuring their harmonious integration in a societal context to achieve sustainable living and the wellbeing of people. This approach has characterized my research at Masdar Institute (now KU) where, since 2007 I have systematically tackled several of the major challenges related to solar energy implementation in desert environment. The outcome of my research has been pivotal in the realization of photovoltaics projects promising electricity at record-low prices with PPA (power purchase agreement) bids reaching as low as 1.79c/kWh.

 


  • Sivakumar Musuvadhi Babulal, Chelladurai Karuppiah, Shen-Ming Chen, Lakshmipriya Musuvadhi Babulal, Selvakumar Palanisamy, Chun-Chen Yang et al.:
    Rational synthesis of reduced graphene oxide hybrid nanocomposite with iron tungstate for selective detection of epinephrine in biological fluids
    FlatChem 2022 DOI
  • Tuza Adeyemi Olukan, Jekaterina Sydorenko, Atanas Katerski, Mariam Al Mahri, Chia-Yun Lai, Abdulrahman Al-Hagri et al.:
    Insights into TiO2thin film photodegradation from Kelvin Probe AFM maps
    Applied Physics Letters 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Nitul S Rajput, Karen Sloyan, Dalaver H. Anjum, Matteo Chiesa, Amal Al Ghaferi :
    A user-friendly FIB lift-out technique to prepare plan-view TEM sample of 2D thin film materials
    Ultramicroscopy 2022 DOI
  • Ahmed E. Salih, Mohamed Elsherif, Fahad Alam, Matteo Chiesa, Haider Butt :
    Rapid Colorimetric pH-Responsive Gold Nanocomposite Hydrogels for Sensing Applications
    Nanomaterials 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Balamurugan Arumugam, Vimalasundari Nagarajan, Jamespandi Annaraj, Kavitha Balasubramanian, Selvakumar Palanisamy, Sayee Kannan Ramaraj et al.:
    Synthesis of MnO2 decorated mesoporous carbon nanocomposite for electrocatalytic detection of antifungal drug
    Microchemical journal (Print) 2022 DOI
  • Odin Foldvik Eikeland, Filippo Maria Bianchi, Inga Setså Holmstrand, Sigurd Bakkejord, Sergio Santos Hernandez, Matteo Chiesa :
    Uncovering Contributing Factors to Interruptions in the Power Grid: An Arctic Case
    Energies 03. January 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Mohammed Bin Afif, Abdulla Shaikh Abdul Qader Bin Afif, Harry Apostorleris, K Gandhi, Anup Dadlani, AA Ghaferi et al.:
    Ultra-Cheap Renewable Energy as an Enabling Technology for Deep Industrial Decarbonization via Capture and Utilization of Process CO2 Emissions
    Energies 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Odin Foldvik Eikeland, Finn Dag Hovem, Tom Eirik Olsen, Matteo Chiesa, Filippo Maria Bianchi :
    Probabilistic forecasts of wind power generation in regions with complex topography using deep learning methods: An Arctic case
    Energy Conversion and Management: X 2022 ARKIV / FULLTEKST / DOI
  • Sergio Santos Hernandez, Karim Gadelrab, Chia-Yun Lai, Tuza Adeyemi Olukan, Josep Font, Victor Barcons et al.:
    Advances in dynamic AFM: From nanoscale energy dissipation to material properties in the nanoscale
    Journal of Applied Physics 2021 DOI
  • Harry Apostoleris, Marco Stefancich, Matteo Chiesa :
    The CPV “toolbox”: New approaches to maximizing solar resource utilization with application-oriented concentrator photovoltaics
    Energies 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Harry Apostoleris, Amal Al Ghaferi, Matteo Chiesa :
    What is going on with Middle Eastern solar prices, and what does it mean for the rest of us?
    Progress in Photovoltaics 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Karen Sloyan, Henrik Melkonyan, Harry Apostoleris, Marcus S. Dahlem, Matteo Chiesa, Amal Al Ghaferi :
    A review of focused ion beam applications in optical fibers
    Nanotechnology 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Hannah Schweitzer, Nerea Johanna Aalto, Wolfgang Busch, Dennis Tin Chat Chan, Matteo Chiesa, Edel O. Elvevoll et al.:
    Innovating carbon-capture biotechnologies through ecosystem-inspired solutions
    One Earth 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Sergio Santos Hernandez, Tuza Adeyemi Olukan, Chia-Yun Lai, Matteo Chiesa :
    Hydration dynamics and the future of small-amplitude AFM imaging in air
    Molecules 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Nitul S. Rajput, Hionsuck Baik, Jin-You Lu, Srinivasa Reddy Tamalampudi, Raman Sankar, Amal Al Ghaferi et al.:
    Revealing the Quasi-Periodic Crystallographic Structure of Self-Assembled SnTiS3Misfit Compound
    Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Sergio Santos Hernandez, Carlo Alberto Amadei, Chia-Yun Lai, Tuza Adeyemi Olukan, Jin-You Lu, Josep Font et al.:
    Investigating the Ubiquitous Presence of Nanometric Water Films on Surfaces
    Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2021 ARKIV / FULLTEKST / DOI
  • Odin Foldvik Eikeland, Filippo Maria Bianchi, Matteo Chiesa, Harry Apostoleris, Morten Hansen, Yu-Cheng Chiou :
    Predicting Energy Demand in Semi-Remote Arctic Locations
    Energies 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Odin Foldvik Eikeland, Inga Setså Holmstrand, Sigurd Bakkejord, Matteo Chiesa, Filippo Maria Bianchi :
    Detecting and Interpreting Faults in Vulnerable Power Grids With Machine Learning
    IEEE Access 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Odin Foldvik Eikeland, Harry Apostoleris, Sergio Santos Hernandez, Karoline Ingebrigtsen, Tobias Boström, Matteo Chiesa :
    Rethinking the role of solar energy under location specific constraints
    Energy 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • Harry Apostoleris, Matteo Chiesa :
    Solar concentration, solar resource utilization, and sustainability
    Proceedings of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering 2020 DOI
  • Boulos Alfakes, Corrado Garlisi, Juan Villegas, Abdulrahman Al-Hagri, Srinivasa Reddy Tamalampudi, Nitul S. Rajput et al.:
    Enhanced photoelectrochemical performance of atomic layer deposited Hf-doped ZnO
    Surface & Coatings Technology 2020 DOI
  • Tuza Adeyemi Olukan, Yu-Cheng Chiou, Cheng-Hsiang Chiu, Chia-Yun Lai, Sergio Santos Hernandez, Matteo Chiesa :
    Predicting the suitability of lateritic soil type for low cost sustainable housing with image recognition and machine learning techniques
    Journal of Building Engineering 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • Chia-Yun Lai, Sergio Santos Hernandez, Toni Moser, Boulos Alfakes, Chun-Yu Lu, Tuza Adeyemi Olukan et al.:
    Explaining doping in material research (Hf substitution in ZnO films) by directly quantifying the van der Waals force
    Physical Chemistry, Chemical Physics - PCCP 2020 DOI
  • Srinivasa Reddy Tamalampudi, Sergio Santos Hernandez, Chia-Yun Lai, Tuza Adeyemi Olukan, Chun-Yu Lu, Nitul Rajput et al.:
    Rapid discrimination of chemically distinctive surface terminations in 2D material based heterostructures by direct van der Waals identification
    Review of Scientific Instruments 18. February 2020 DOI
  • Sergio Santos Hernandez, Maritsa Kissamitaki, Matteo Chiesa :
    Should humans work?
    Telecommunications Policy 2020 DOI
  • Ghada Dushaq, Bruna Paredes, Jin-You Lu, Matteo Chiesa, Mahmoud Rasras :
    Tuning the Photoluminescence of Few-Layer MoS2 Nanosheets by Mechanical Nanostamping for Broadband Optoelectronic Applications
    ACS Applied Nano Materials 2020 DOI
  • Srinivasa Reddy Tamalampudi, Jin-You Lu, Nitul Rajput, Chia-Yun Lai, Boulos Alfakes, Raman Sankar et al.:
    Superposition of semiconductor and semi-metal properties of self-assembled 2D SnTiS3 heterostructures
    npj 2D Materials and Applications 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • Henrik Melkonyan, Karen Sloyan, Mutasem Odeh, Ibraheem Almansouri, Matteo Chiesa, Marcus S. Dahlem :
    Embedded parabolic fiber lens for efficient fiber-to-waveguide coupling fabricated by focused ion beam
    JPhys Photonics 2019 DOI
  • Harry Apostoleris, Matteo Chiesa :
    Beyond the grid: The promise of solar concentration for non-electrical energy generation
    Proceedings of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering 2019 ARKIV / DOI
  • Srinivasa Reddy Tamalampudi, Shashikant Patole, Boulos Alfakes, Raman Sankar, Ibraheem Almansouri, Matteo Chiesa et al.:
    High-temperature defect-induced hopping conduction in multilayered germanium sulfide for optoelectronic applications in harsh environments
    ACS Applied Nano Materials 2019 DOI
  • Boulos Alfakes, Juan Villegas, Harry Apostoleris, Rajakumar Devarapalli, Srinivasa Tamalampudi, Jin-You Lu et al.:
    Optoelectronic tunability of Hf-doped ZnO for photovoltaic applications
    Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2019 DOI
  • Jin-You Lu, Tuza Adeyemi Olukan, Srinivasa Reddy Tamalampudi, Abdulrahman Al-Hagri, Chia-Yun Lai, Mariam Ali Al Mahri et al.:
    Insights into graphene wettability transparency by locally probing its surface free energy
    Nanoscale 2019 DOI
  • MD Mahfuzur Rahman, Aikifa Raza, Hammad Younes, Amal Alghaferi, Matteo Chiesa, Jin-You Lu :
    Hybrid graphene metasurface for near-infrared absorbers
    Optics Express 2019 ARKIV / DOI
  • Srinivasa Reddy Tamalampudi, Raman Sankar, Harry Apostoleris, Mariam Ali Almahri, Boulos Alfakes, Abdulrahman Al-Hagri et al.:
    Thickness-Dependent Resonant Raman and E' Photoluminescence Spectra of Indium Selenide and Indium Selenide/Graphene Heterostructures
    Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2019 ARKIV / DOI
  • Harry Apostoleris, Matteo Chiesa :
    High-concentration photovoltaics for dual-use with agriculture
    AIP Conference Proceedings 2019 ARKIV / DOI
  • Chia-Yun Lai, Sergio Santos, Matteo Chiesa :
    Machine learning assisted quantification of graphitic surfaces exposure to defined environments
    Applied Physics Letters 2019 ARKIV / DOI
  • Harry Apostoleris, Duncan Wheeler, Yichen Shen, Thomas Cooper, Svetlana Boriskina, Matteo Chiesa :
    A solar concentrator based on photonic angular selectivity
    AIP Conference Proceedings 2019 DOI
  • Sgouris Sgouridis, Michael Carbajales-Dale, Denes Csala, Matteo Chiesa, Ugo Bardi :
    Comparative net energy analysis of renewable electricity and carbon capture and storage
    Nature Energy 2019 ARKIV / DOI
  • Abdulrahman Al-Hagri, Ru Li, Nitul S Rajput, Jin-You Lu, Shan Cong, Karen Sloyan et al.:
    Direct growth of single-layer terminated vertical graphene array on germanium by plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition
    Carbon 2019 ARKIV / DOI
  • Lutfiye Y Ozer, Harry Apostoleris, Florent Ravaux, Sergii I Shylin, Fikret Mamedov, Andreas Lindblad et al.:
    Long-Lasting Non-hydrogenated Dark Titanium Dioxide: Medium Vacuum Anneal for Enhanced Visible Activity of Modified Multiphase Photocatalysts
    ChemCatChem 2018 DOI
  • Karen Sloyan, Chia-Yun Lai, Jin-You Lu, Boulos Alfakes, Saeed Al Hassan, Ibraheem Almansouri et al.:
    Discerning the Contribution of Morphology and Chemistry in Wettability Studies
    Journal of Physical Chemistry A 2018 ARKIV / DOI
  • Matteo Chiesa, Chia-Yun Lai :
    Surface aging investigation by means of an AFM-based methodology and the evolution of conservative nanoscale interactions
    Physical Chemistry, Chemical Physics - PCCP 2018 ARKIV / DOI
  • Tuza Adeyemi Olukan, Sergio Santos, Lamia Elsherbiny, Matteo Chiesa :
    Oscillations:Linear theory and applications in AFM
    UiT Norges arktiske universitet 2022 ARKIV
  • Sergio Santos, Tuza Adeyemi Olukan, Lamia Elsherbiny, Albert Verdaguer, Matteo Chiesa :
    Oscillations:Nonlinear theory and applications in AFM
    UiT Norges arktiske universitet 2022 ARKIV
  • Chia-Yun Lai, Tuza Adeyemi Olukan, Sergio Santos, Maritsa Kissamitaki, Matteo Chiesa :
    Getting Hamaker coefficients with an amplitude-modulation AFM in tapping mode
    2020 ARKIV
  • Matteo Chiesa, Sergio Santos, Chia-Yun Lai, Maritsa Kissamitaki, Tuza Adeyemi Olukan :
    Getting adhesion force maps with an amplitude-modulation AFM in tapping mode
    2020 ARKIV
  • Tuza Adeyemi Olukan, Chia-Yun Lai, Sergio Santos, Carlo Alberto Amadei, Maritsa Kissamitaki, Matteo Chiesa :
    Reconstructing force profiles with an amplitude-modulation AFM in tapping mode
    2020 ARKIV
  • Sergio Santos, Chia-Yun Lai, Tuza Adeyemi Olukan, Carlo Alberto Amadei, Maritsa Kissamitaki, Matteo Chiesa :
    Setting-up an amplitude-modulation (AM) AFM for tapping mode
    2020 ARKIV
  • Odin Foldvik Eikeland, Matteo Chiesa :
    Investigation of Energy Yield on Tromsøya by Mapping Solar Potential in ArcGIS
    2019
  • Bjarte Hoff, Matteo Chiesa, Yngve Birkelund, Berit Kristoffersen :
    A renewable arctic: Green energy transitions
    2019

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    Research interests

    You can find information in the homepage of my research group:

    https://www.lens-online.net/