Dr. Antonio F. Facchetti

Chief Technology Officer
Polyera Corporation

Dr. Antonio Facchetti is a co-founder and the CTO of Polyera Corporation. He obtained a Ph.D in Chemical Sciences from the U. Milan (Italy) and carried out postdoctoral research at the University of California-Berkeley and at Northwestern University, where he is currently an Adjunct Professor of Chemistry.

Dr. Facchetti has published about 275 research articles, 7 book chapters, and holds about 60 patents. He received the 2009 Italian Chemical Society Research Prize, the team IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe 2010 Award, and he is a 2010 Kavli Fellow, a 2012 American Association for the Advanced of Science (AAAS) Fellow, and a 2013 Materials Research Society (MRS) Fellow. He was selected among the "Top 100 Materials Scientists of the past decade (2000-2010)" by Thomson Reuters.

He is the founder and Editor in Chief of Organic Photovoltaics, an associate Editor of the International Journal of Analytical Chemistry, and serves in the Editorial Advisory Board of Journal of Applied Polymer Science Dr. Facchetti’s research interests include organic semiconductors and dielectrics for thin-film transistors, conducting polymers, molecular electronics, organic second- and third order nonlinear optical materials, and organic photovoltaics.