Giovanni Fanchini

Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair

I have been working for two decades on different types of carbon-based nano-materials, including diamond-like carbon, carbon nitrides, boron carbide, carbon nanotubes, blends of fullerenes and photoactive polymers and, from 2006, graphene.

I am focusing on the optical and electronic properties of these materials. I see the fabrication of nanodevices as an excellent way of further understanding the intriguing properties of carbon-based nanosystems and have frequently used in-situ optical spectroscopies of electronic devices during operation as powerful tools to investigate optoelectronic nanodevices, including thin-flim transistors and solar cells. Our group explores more user-friendly and more industrially transferable routes for fabrication and testing of electronic and optical nano-devices. Our devices are assembled by solution-processing from organic materials, such as graphene, carbon nanotubes and photo-active polymers.

If you are interested in our research or in completing a Master's or PhD project in our field, please contact me!

Contact Information

Office: PAB 229
Email: gfanchin@uwo.ca
Phone: (519) 661-2111 x86238
Fax: (519) 661-2033
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Western Ontario
1151 Richmond Street
London, Ontario, Canada
N6A 3K7