Vincenzo Pecunia, P.Eng.

Associate Professor, School of Sustainable Energy Engineering


Ph.D., Physics, University of Cambridge, 2015

M.Sc., Electronics Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, 2009

B.Sc., Electronics Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, 2007

Industrial and research interests

  • Sustainable Optoelectronics
  • Printable Semiconductors
  • Next-Generation Photovoltaics
  • Ultra-Low-Power Printed Electronics
  • Nanomaterials

Teaching interests

  • Photovoltaics
  • Energy Harvesting
  • Semiconductor Devices and Circuit

Recently taught courses

  • SEE 894 – Photovoltaics for Green Energy
  • Charge Transport Physics in Advanced Optoelectronics Materials
  • Fundamentals of Electronics
  • Thin-Film Transistors


SRYE 5119


  • V. Pecunia, D. Natali, M. Caironi, Organic Photodetectors, in Photodetectors, edited by B. Nabet and P. Dianat, 2nd ed., Elsevier, Cambridge, UK (in production). ISBN: 9780081027950.
  • V. Pecunia†*, Organic Narrowband Photodetectors: Materials, Devices and Applications, Institute of Physics (IOP) Publishing, Bristol, UK, 2019. ISBN: 9780750326629, DOI: 10.1088/978-0-7503-2663-6. 
  • V. Pecunia†*, M. Fattori, S. Abdinia, E. Cantatore, H. Sirringhaus, Organic and Amorphous-Metal-Oxide Flexible Analogue Electronics, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2018. ISBN: 9781108458191, DOI: 10.1017/9781108559034

Selected research papers

  • J. Mei*, M. Liu, P. Vivo, V. Pecunia*†, Two-Dimensional Antimony-Based Perovskite-Inspired Materials for High-Performance Self-Powered Photodetectors, Advanced Functional Materials, 2106295, 2021. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.202106295 
  • V. Pecunia†, L. Occhipinti, R. L.Z. Hoye†, Emerging Indoor Photovoltaic Technologies for Sustainable Internet of Things, Advanced Energy Materials, 2100698, 2021. DOI: 10.1002/aenm.202100698 
  • V. Pecunia†, J. Zhao, C. Kim, B. R. Tuttle, J. Mei, F. Li, Y. Peng, T. Huq, R. L.Z. Hoye, N. D. Kelly, S. E. Dutton, K. Xia, J. MacManus-Driscoll, H. Sirringhaus, Assessing the Impact of Defects on Lead-Free Perovskite-Inspired Photovoltaics via Photo-Induced Current Transient Spectroscopy, Advanced Energy Materials, 11(22), 2003968, 2021. DOI: 10.1002/aenm.202003968 
  • Y. Peng*, T. N. Huq*, J. Mei*, L. Portilla, R. A. Jagt, L. G. Occhipinti, J. L. MacManus-Driscoll, R. L. Z. Hoye†, V.Pecunia†, Lead-Free Perovskite-Inspired Absorbers for Indoor Photovoltaics, Advanced Energy Materials, 11(1), 2002761, 2021. DOI: 10.1002/aenm.202002761
  • V. Pecunia†*, L. G. Occhipinti†, A. Chakraborty, Y. Pan, Y. Peng, Lead-Free Halide Perovskite Photovoltaics: Challenges, Open Questions and Opportunities, APL Materials, 8(10), 100901, 2020. DOI: 10.1063/5.0022271 
  • L. Portilla*, J. Zhao†, Y. Wang, L. Sun, F. Li, M. Robin, M. Wei, Z. Cui, L. G. Occhipinti†, T. D. Anthopoulos†, V. Pecunia†*, Ambipolar Deep-Subthreshold Printed-Carbon-Nanotube Transistors for Ultralow-Voltage and Ultralow-Power Electronics, ACS Nano, 14, 10, 14036–14046, 2020. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.0c06619
  • Y. Peng*, F. Li, Y. Wang, Y. Li, R. L.Z. Hoye, L. Feng, K. Xia, V. Pecunia†*, Enhanced photoconversion efficiency in cesium-antimony-halide perovskite derivatives by tuning crystallographic dimensionality, Applied Materials Today, 19, 100637, 2020. DOI: DOI: 10.1016/j.apmt.2020.100637 
  • K. Xia*, Y. Li, Y. Wang, L. Portilla, V. Pecunia†*, Narrowband-Absorption-Type Organic Photodetectors for the Far-Red Range Based on Fullerene-Free Bulk Heterojunctions, Advanced Optical Materials, 1902056, 2020. DOI: 10.1002/adom.201902056
  • F. Li*, Y. Wang, K. Xia, R. L. Z. Hoye, V. Pecunia†*, Microstructural and Photoconversion Efficiency Enhancement of Compact Films of Lead-Free Perovskite Derivative Rb3Sb2I9, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 8, 4396–4406, 2020. DOI: 10.1039/C9TA13352F 
  • V. Pecunia†*, Y. Yuan*, J. Zhao, K. Xia, Y. Wang, S. Duhm, L. Portilla, F. Li, Perovskite-Inspired Lead-Free Ag2BiI5 for Self-Powered NIR-Blind Visible Light Photodetection, Nano-Micro Letters, 12:27, 2020. DOI: 10.1007/s40820-020-0371-0
  • V. Pecunia†*, Efficiency and Spectral Performance of Narrowband Organic and Perovskite Photodetectors: a Cross-Sectional Review, Journal of Physics: Materials, 2, 042001, 2019. DOI: 10.1088/2515-7639/ab336a
  • F. S. F. Brossard†* and V. Pecunia†*, A. J. Ramsay, J. P. Griffiths, M. Hugues, H. Sirringhaus, Inkjet Printed Nanocavities on a Photonic Crystal Template, Advanced Materials, 29 (47), 1704425, 2017. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201704425 
  • V. Pecunia†* and M. Nikolka*, A. Sou, I. Nasrallah, A. Y. Amin, I. McCulloch, H. Sirringhaus†*, Trap Healing for High-Performance Low-Voltage Polymer Transistors and Solution-Based Analog Amplifiers on Foil, Advanced Materials, 29, 1606938, 2017. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201606938 
  • Y. Hu* and V. Pecunia*, L. Jiang, C. Di, X. Gao, H. Sirringhaus†, Scanning Kelvin Probe Microscopy Investigation of the Role of Minority Carriers on the Switching Characteristics of Organic Field-Effect Transistors, Advanced Materials, 28, 4713–4719, 2016. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201503812 
  • D. Venkateshvaran*, M. Nikolka, A. Sadhanala, V. Lemaur, M. Zelazny, M. Kepa, M. Hurhangee, A. J. Kronemeijer, V. Pecunia, I. Nasrallah, I. Romanov, K. Broch, I. McCulloch, D. Emin, Y. Olivier, J. Cornil, D. Beljonne, H. Sirringhaus†, Approaching Disorder-Free Transport in High-Mobility Conjugated Polymers, Nature, 515, 384–388, 2014. DOI: 10.1038/nature13854
  • J. Kronemeijer†*, V. Pecunia, D. Venkateshvaran, M. Nikolka, A. Sadhanala, J. Moriarty, M. Szumilo, H. Sirringhaus†, Two-Dimensional Carrier Distribution in Top-Gate Polymer Field-Effect Transistors: Correlation between Width of Density of Localized States and Urbach Energy, Advanced Materials, 26, 728–733, 2014.DOI: 10.1002/adma.201303060

Selected patents

  • V. Pecunia, L. Portilla, J. Zhao, A class of low-voltage low-power complementary circuits, a class of inverters and NAND gates, PCT/CN2020/095722 (International Patent Application), Jun 2020 (pending).
  • H. Sirringhaus, K. Banger, V. Pecunia, Organic polymer gate dielectric material for transistor devices, US Patent no. 10,573,759 B2, February 2020 (granted).
  • Y. Pan, V. Pecunia, Y. Peng, F. Li, A class of indoor building materials with a photoelectric conversion coating made of lead-free perovskites, 201910588300.9 (Chinese Patent Application), November 2019 (pending). 
  • F. S. F. Brossard, V. Pecunia, Photonic Device, European Patent no. EP3333605, October 2019 (granted).

Scholarly activities and affiliations