Luca Beverina

Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry
Materials Science

Fields of interest

Dr. Beverina’s research interests include molecular and polymeric semiconductors for photovoltaics, electrochromic devices, photodetectors, nonlinear optics, biophotonics and energy storage devices.


Recent publications

M. Sassi, M. M. Salamone, R. Ruffo, C. M. Mari, G. A. Pagani, and L. Beverina,
Gray to Colorless Switching, Crosslinked Electrochromic Polymers with Outstanding Stability and Transmissivity From Naphthalenediimmide-Functionalized EDOT,
Adv. Mater., 24, 2004–2008, 2012.

L. Beverina, M. Drees, A. Facchetti, M. Salamone, R. Ruffo, and G. A. Pagani,
Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells – Tuning of the HOMO and LUMO Energy Levels of Pyrrolic Squaraine Dyes,
Eur. J. Org. Chem., 2011, 5555–5563, 2011.

E. Ronchi, R. Ruffo, S. Rizzato, A. Albinati, L. Beverina, and G. A. Pagani,
Regioselective synthesis of 1,2- vs 1,3-squaraines,
Org. Lett., 13, 3166–3169, 2011.

D. Bagnis, L. Beverina, H. Huang, F. Silvestri, Y. Yao, H. Yan, G. A. Pagani, T. J. Marks, and A. Facchetti,
Marked alkyl- vs alkenyl-substitutent effects on squaraine dye solid-state structure, carrier mobility, and bulk-heterojunction solar cell efficiency,
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 132, 4074–4075, 2010.

L. Beverina and P. Salice,
Squaraine Compounds: Tailored Design and Synthesis towards a Variety of Material Science Applications,
Eur. J. Org. Chem., 2010, 1207–1225, 2010.

L. Beverina, R. Ruffo, C. M. Mari, G. A. Pagani, M. Sassi, F. De Angelis, S. Fantacci, J.-H. Yum, M. Grätzel, and M. K. Nazeeruddin,
Panchromatic cross-substituted squaraines for dye-sensitized solar cell applications,
ChemSusChem, 2, 621–624, 2009.

F. Silvestri, I. López-Duarte, W. Seitz, L. Beverina, M. V. Martínez-Díaz, T. J. Marks, D. M. Guldi, G. A. Pagani, and T. Torres,
A squaraine-phthalocyanine ensemble: towards molecular panchromatic sensitizers in solar cells,
Chem. Commun., 4500–4502, 2009.

L. Beverina, M. Crippa, M. Landenna, R. Ruffo, P. Salice, F. Silvestri, S. Versari, A. Villa, L. Ciaffoni, E. Collini, C. Ferrante, S. Bradamante, C. M. Mari, R. Bozio, and G. A. Pagani,
Assessment of water-soluble pi-extended squaraines as one- and two-photon singlet oxygen photosensitizers: design, synthesis, and characterization,
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 130, 1894–1902, 2008.

L. Beverina, M. Crippa, P. Salice, R. Ruffo, C. Ferrante, I. Fortunati, R. Signorini, C. M. Mari, R. Bozio, A. Facchetti, and G. A. Pagani,
Indolic Squaraines as Two-Photon Absorbing Dyes in the Visible Region: X-ray Structure, Electrochemical, and Nonlinear Optical Characterization,
Chem. Mater., 20, 3242–3244, 2008.

F. Silvestri, M. D. Irwin, L. Beverina, A. Facchetti, G. A. Pagani, and T. J. Marks,
Efficient squaraine-based solution processable bulk-heterojunction solar cells,
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 130, 17640–17641, 2008.