Professor of Plasma Science & Nanoscale Engineering
Davide Mariotti is Professor at the Nanotechnology & Integrated Bio-Engineering Centre-NIBEC at Ulster University. Davide has international experience in US, Japan and UK working in academia (Rochester-NY USA, Loughborough UK), in government research institutes (AIST Japan) and with industry (e.g. Applied Materials USA, MKS Instruments USA, Caterpillar/Perkins Engineer UK). Davide is Group Leader for the Plasma Science and Nanoscale Engineering Group and his Lab is equipped with a vast range of material fabrication and processing systems dedicated to a range of applications. In particular the lab has full fabrication, characterization and testing facilities for next generation photovoltaic devices.
Subject groups/Research projects
Prof Mariotti’s research focuses on the synthesis and processing of nanoscale materials with custom-built advanced atmospheric pressure plasma technologies. These materials and processes are routinely applied to the fabrication of advanced photovoltaics. Current funded projects from a range of sources (e.g. EPSRC, FP7, Leverhulme Trust etc.) include for instance scaling-up nanomaterial fabrication and third generation photovoltaics. His plasma research has also a broad spectrum of potential applications from materials processing to applications in energy and bacteria detection.