Davide Comoretto

Davide Comoretto

Associate professor

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Teaching duties

  • Master degree in Science and Engineering of Materials
    • Polimeri per l'elettronica (mutuato anche dal CdS in Chimica Industriale)
  • Master degree in Industrial Chemistry
    • Chimica Industriale 1
    • Chimica Macromolecolare (modulo 1)
    • Tecniche di controllo dei processi industriali (attivato ad anni alterni)
    • Crediti a denominazione variabile
  • Doctorate in Science and Technology of Chemistry and Materials
    • Materiali organici per l'elettronica, l'optoelettronica e la fotonica


  • Componente della Commissione per l'Assicurazione interna della Qualità (AiQ) dei corsi di Studio in Chimica Industriale e Scienza ed Ingegneria dei Materiali.
  • Componente del Collegio dei Docenti della Scuola di Dottorato di in Scienze e Tecnologie della Chimica e dei Materiali.
  • Segretario e Tesoriere dell'Associazione Italiana di Scienza e Tecnologia delle Macromolecole (AIM).
  • Responsabile per l'Università di Genova dell'attuazione degli accordi internazionali di collaborazione scientifica e didattica con Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), Madras University (India), JNCASR (Bangalore - India).


Davide Comoretto was born in Milano, Italy, in 1963. He graduated in Physics in 1988. In 1993 He obtained the PhD in Chemical Sciences and was enrolled as Research Scientist at the Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry of the University of Genoa (I) where is now Associated Professor of Industrial Chemistry. During his research activity, He worked at the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry - CNR (Milan, Italy), the Department of Physics "A. Volta" (University of Pavia, Italy) and the Institute for Polymers and Organic Solids at the University of California Santa Barbara (USA) in the group chaired by Prof. A.J. Heeger (Nobel Laureate).

His research field concerns the spectroscopic properties of conjugated polymers. Main investigated items are the study of the optical anisotropy of highly oriented polymers and the photophysics of polyconjugated materials. He addressed the relations between the nature of the photoexcitations (charged states, triplet excitons) and the polymer supramolecular structure. Currently, He is working on organic & hybrid photonic crystals like artificial opals and polymer DBR and microcavities. His goal is to dope such photonic crystals with photo-active materials (like molecular semiconductors, metal/semiconducting nanoparticles, plasmonic nanostructures, conjugated and photochromic polymers) or to engineer structural defects in order to modulate by photoexcitation the photonic crystal optical response. He is also working on polymer nanocomposites having controlled refractive index.

He is co-author of more than 130 papers published on refereed international Journals with more than 1400 citations (H-index 19). He collaborates as a referee with several international scientific journals among which those of the American Chemical Society and the American Physical Society.

He has been scientific coordinator of Genoa research unit for PRIN 2004 and 2006, CARIPLO (2010-2012) and CARIGE (2013-2014), H2020-MSCA-ETN-SYNCHRONICS (2015-2018) projects. He collaborates with some companies to the industrial application of conjugated polymers and photonic crystals in the fields of photovoltaics, sensing and photonics.

He is the Secretary and Treasury of the Italian Association for the Science and Technology of Macromolecules.

He has been member of the Board of the University of Genova (2007-2010), of the Research Committee of the University of Genoa as well as of the Teaching Board for the PhD School in Science and Technology of the Chemistry and of Materials.

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