Brno Ph.D. Talent

Michela Sanna

Modification of atomic layer deposited materials on 3D-printed electrodes for energy applications

Lector: Prof. Martin Pumera

Institution: Brno University of Technology, CEITEC VUT

Field: Advanced Nanotechnologies and Microtechnologies


About the project

3D printing is a versatile and cost-effective tool for prototyping and manufacturing 3D objects for a disparate range of applications. In this project, 3D printing will be used to manufacture simple devices to be used for photoelectrochemical production of clean energy. I propose to use the atomic layer deposition (ALD) technique to create a bridge layer between the 3D-printed electrodes and active organic molecules to obtain versatile electronic devices for photoelectrochemical applications.


Why science?

I hope that in 10 years I will be a better scientist that works with the same curiosity that drives me now. I will have experience from different places in the world that will let me grow both professionally and personally. I will work to improve the quality of our lives without affecting the world in which we live.


What do I like most about Brno

Brno is a cosy city where you can go everywhere in less than an hour by bicycle, tram or bus. I am a sportive person and the city is full of parks, bike trail or playground where I can spend my free time. It is also a very safe city, full of students from all over the world.