Nunzio Motta

Nunzio Motta

Professor, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane

Title: Energy Storage in Thin Film Graphene-Based Supercapacitors as a Function of the Accessible Surface Area

Professor Nunzio Motta obtained his Laurea in Physics in 1981 (Università La Sapienza – Roma) and his PhD in Physics in 1986 (Scuola Normale Superiore - Pisa). He was the first scientist in Italy to achieve atomic resolution by Scanning Tunneling Microscopy in 1991. He is internationally recognized in the field of material science, with over 30 years’ experience in growth and characterization of nanostructures, mainly acquired in Italy, where he became a leader in surface science and epitaxial growth of semiconductors. He currently leading surface science and nanotechnology research at QUT, developing new 2D heterostructures, graphene-based supercapacitors, solar-powered nano-sensors and thin film solar cells. Nunzio, with a track record of more than 200 papers, one edited book, 6 book chapters, more than 4000 citations, h-index of 35 (Scopus), led many international research projects in the area of nanotechnology receiving a total of 4.6M$ in the last 10 years. He is chair of the international school and conference NanoS-E3 since 2007. Professor Nunzio dream is to create materials to improve our environment, using our powerful nanotechnology tools to develop new solar cells, energy storage devices, and gas sensors.