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My aim is to design and engineer interfaces and thin films with control at atomic scale for the next generation of energy conversion and storage technologies.

Research profile

Adriana Creatore is an Associate Professor in the Plasma and Materials Processing group. Her research, built upon the knowledge and expertise in low pressure plasma chemical vapor deposition (CVD) of thin films, now includes other deposition approaches, such as initiated-CVD and atomic layer deposition (ALD). Currently, Adriana is focusing her research on atomic scale processing for next generation energy technologies. The aim is to design and engineer thin films and interfaces at the nanoscale by means of atomic layer deposition, toward efficient and selective transport of charges in next generation of energy conversion and storage technologies. Selected examples are thin film (e.g. organo-metal halide perovskite) solar cells, photo-electrocatalytic cells (e.g. sun-driven fuel production) and 3D all- solid state batteries (e.g. Li-ion based). These application areas are investigated in close collaboration with international academic partners, research institutes and industry.

Academic background

Adriana Creatore received her MSc (with highest honors) and PhD in Chemical Sciences from the University of Bari (Italy) in 1997 and 2001, respectively. She joined the Plasma and Materials Processing group at the Applied Physics department at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) with a Marie Curie (FP5) postdoc fellowship (2001-2003). In 2004, she was awarded a 3-year VENI grant from The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research. In 2007 she was appointed as assistant professor and Sustainable Energy Technology (SET) fellow in Solar Energy and in 2011 she became associate professor, in parallel with a NWO-Aspasia grant. Since 2017 she holds the ius promovendi.

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Research Output 2001 2019

Low-temperature plasma-assisted atomic-layer-deposited SnO2 as an electron transport layer in planar Perovskite solar cells

Kuang, Y., Zardetto, V., van Gils, R. J., Karwal, S., Koushik, D., Verheijen, M. A., Black, L. E., Weijtens, C. H. L., Veenstra, S. C., Andriessen, H. A. J. M. R., Kessels, W. M. M. & Creatore, M., 1 Oct 2018, In : ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. 10, 36, p. 30367-30378

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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Conduction bands
Conversion efficiency
Ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy
Plasmas
Open circuit voltage
23 Citations

Atomic layer deposition for perovskite solar cells: Research status, opportunities and challenges

Zardetto, V., Williams, B. L., Perrotta, A., Di Giacomo, F., Verheijen, M. A., Andriessen, R., Kessels, W. M. M. & Creatore, M., 6 Feb 2017, In : Sustainable Energy & Fuels. 1, 1, p. 30-55 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Atomic layer deposition
Perovskite
Metals
Passivation
Oxides
52 Citations

High-efficiency humidity-stable planar perovskite solar cells based on atomic layer architecture

Koushik, D., Verhees, W. J. H., Kuang, Y., Veenstra, S., Zhang, D., Verheijen, M. A., Creatore, M. & Schropp, R. E. I., 2017, In : Energy & Environmental Science. 10, 1, p. 91-100 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
perovskite
Perovskite
Atmospheric humidity
humidity
Conversion efficiency
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Low resistivity HfN: X grown by plasma-assisted ALD with external rf substrate biasing

Karwal, S., Verheijen, M. A., Williams, B. L., Faraz, T., Kessels, W. M. M. & Creatore, M., 12 Mar 2018, In : Journal of Materials Chemistry C. 6, 15, p. 3917-3926 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Atomic layer deposition
Plasmas
Substrates
Grain boundaries
Scattering

Enhancement of the photocurrent and efficiency of CdTe solar cells suppressing the front contact reflection using a highly-resistive ZnO buffer layer

Kartopu, G., Williams, B. L., Zardetto, V., Gürlek, A. K., Clayton, A. J., Jones, S., Kessels, W. M. M., Creatore, M. & Irvine, S. J. C., 14 Nov 2019, In : Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells. 191, p. 78-82

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Buffer layers
Photocurrents
Solar cells
Conversion efficiency
Reflectometers

Prizes

Mentor Award: "Ultra-thin organic films for moisture permeation barriers"

Adriana Creatore (Recipient), 5 May 2014

Recognition: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

Impacts

Advanced ALD technologies

Adriana Creatore (Researcher), W.M.M. (Erwin) Kessels (Researcher), Adrie J.M. Mackus (Researcher)

Impact: Research Topic/Theme (at group level)

ALD for energy

Adriana Creatore (Researcher)

Impact: Research Topic/Theme (at group level)

Nanolayers for solar cells

Adriana Creatore (Researcher), W.M.M. (Erwin) Kessels (Content manager)

Impact: Research Topic/Theme (at group level)

TCOs and thin film encapsulation

Adriana Creatore (Researcher), W.M.M. (Erwin) Kessels (Content manager)

Impact: Research Topic/Theme (at group level)

Student theses

µPlasmaPrinting of amine-containing polymer films using APTMS(3-aminopropyl trimethoxysilane)

Author: Schalken, J., 31 Aug 2014

Supervisor: Stevens, A. (Supervisor 1) & Creatore, M. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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Amorphous and poly-crystalline silicon: the influence of the amorphous structure on the poly-crystalline silicon properties

Author: Branca, A., 31 Aug 2009

Supervisor: Sharma, K. (Supervisor 1) & Creatore, M. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Application of atomic layer deposited MoO3 films: in Perovskite Solar Cells

Author: Basto Perez, K., 31 Aug 2016

Supervisor: Creatore, M. (Supervisor 1) & Zardetto, V. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Atmospheric pressure PECVD of thin hydrophobic organosilicon films on polymers

Author: Grauls, P., 28 Feb 2009

Supervisor: Graaf, de, A. (External person) (Supervisor 1), Creatore, M. (Supervisor 2) & van de Sanden, M. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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Atomic layer deposition of passivation layers for hybrid organo-lead halide perovskite solar cells

Author: Mohammed, M., 31 Aug 2015

Supervisor: Zardetto, V. (Supervisor 1) & Creatore, M. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master