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Dr. Andrea Baldi studies light-matter interaction in nanomaterials for light-energy conversion and optical sensing


Baldi is involved in teaching in several bachelor and master courses in Physics and in Science and Business Innovation. In particular, he teaches in the courses "Sustainable Energy: Biomass and Biofuels", "Current Sustainable Energy Technologies", "Innovation Project Energy", "Emergent Energy Materials", and "Materials for Light-Energy Conversion". He also regularly supervises bachelor and master research projects.


2018: DIFFER strategic funds for intergroup collaboration for the proposal entitled “Cavity enhanced nanochemistry”, shared with prof. Jaime Gómez Rivas at TU/e (200 k€).

2018: NWO funds for DIFFER-AMOLF collaboration for the proposal entitled “Direct versus indirect mechanism of plasmon-driven catalysis”, shared with prof. Erik Garnett at AMOLF (250 k€).

2017: VIDI grant from the Dutch Research Council (NWO) for the project "Hot! Hot! Hot! Fundamentals of Plasmon Catalysis" (800 k€).

2014: FOM Program for the proposal entitled ”Photosynthesis of nano- materials: developing nanostructured photocatalysts for solar fuel generation using light”, shared with prof. Erik Garnett at AMOLF (1.44 M€).

2011: Fellowship for Young Energy Scientists (YES!) from the Dutch Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM) (483 k€).


B.Sc. & M.Sc.: Chemistry, Università di Roma La Sapienza, 2005.
Ph.D.: Physics, VU University Amsterdam, 2010.

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Ancillary activities

Member of the Organizing Committee of the 2021 Dutch Physics Conference ”Physics @ Veldhoven” (representing Materials Physics).

2020-2022: chair of the NWO committee for Incentive Grants for Women in STEM.

Since March 2020: chair of the Opleidingscommissie (OLC) for the bachelor and master programs of Science and Business Innovation (SBI).

Since January 2019: member of the NWO working group advisory committee "Physics for Technology and Instrumentation".

Since December 2018: member of the NWO working group advisory committee "Chemistry of Materials".

2018-2020: member of the Platform Academische Natuurkunde and of its core team.

December 2018: organizer and chair of the focus session “Plasmonics for Chemistry” at CHAINS in Veldhoven, Netherlands.

2017: initiator of the DIFFER diversity taskforce.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Academic qualification

Physics, PhD, Magnesium and titanium: the odd couple, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Award Date: 10 Mar 2010

Chemistry, Master, Sapienza University of Rome

Award Date: 20 May 2005


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