Dr Della Gaspera investigates novel functional nanomaterials using liquid precursors to improve the efficiency and reduce the cost of optoelectronic devices, sensors and catalysts.
Materials science and engineering: nanostructures; optical sensors; electronic devices; functional materials.
His primary focus is the synthesis of metallic and semiconducting nanoparticles and thin films using wet chemistry approaches such as colloidal syntheses, sol-gel and molecular precursors, chemical bath depositions. His experience in this field has maturated through his PhD project on sol-gel nanocomposites for optical gas sensors, and his postdoctoral appointments at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and CSIRO, where he worked on various nanomaterials for optoelectronic devices, including solar cells and light emitting diodes (LEDs).
As a visiting researcher, he has collaborated extensively with research teams at Stanford University (USA), The University of Melbourne, and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and this collaborative network brings additional expertise and opportunities to his research.
Dr Della Gaspera was awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2015 and is based in the School of Science.