Dr Giovanni DeLuca
Giovanni DeLuca (Gio) received his PhD in Chemistry from Georgia Institute of Technology under Professor Elsa Reichmanis. Gio has worked with thin films and nanomaterials for ~10 years starting with liquid crystal Langmuir-Blodgett films with the University of West Florida's Physics department in collaboration with University of West Florida's Chemistry department. He then moved into industry, working with Pall Corporation on polymer thin films for filtration and purification of biopharmaceuticals. His collaborative work between Monash University (Udo Bach), CSIRO (Anthony Chesman), and Georgia Tech (Elsa Reichmanis/Ajeet Rohatgi) involves the design and development of tandem solar energy harvesting devices using novel thin film materials. Gio is interested in environmental and energy policy and plans to get involved with policy making to advance the field of renewable energy.
Program Officer: Monash University – Georgia Tech Exchange Program in Photovoltaics