Skip to main content
European Commission logo
English English
CORDIS - EU research results

PERovskite SEmiconductors for PHOtoNics

Project description

Bright minds to ensure Europe's bright future in photonics

Funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie programme, PERSEPHONe is a coordinated training network that aims to equip young researchers with new skills and knowledge regarding the development of a novel photonics technological platform based on metal-halide perovskite semiconductors. These materials present unrivalled optoelectronic properties and can be engineered to achieve a large set of desirable functionalities which may change the roadmap of currently established photonic technologies. They also show great promise for their integration with silicon photonics and silicon-oxynitride-based photonics. The programme will expose 14 early-stage researchers to a wide spectrum of research activities including material synthesis, photonic (and optoelectronic) device and integrated circuit fabrication, characterisation, modelling, upscaling and manufacturing. PERSEPHONe will lay the foundation for a novel photonic technology, strengthening Europe's position in the field.


PERSEPHONe (PERovskite SEmiconductors for PHOtoNics) is a coordinated training network which wants to generate new skills, knowledge and innovation for the development of a novel technological platform for photonics based on metal-halide perovskite semiconductors. These materials have impressive optoelectronic properties and they can be engineered to achieve a large set of functionalities whose integration could lead to important improvement to Silicon photonics, Silicon (Oxy)Nitride and other established technological platforms. PERSEPHONe is a multidisciplinary and intersectoral effort which sees, in parallel, the development of perovskite materials, the development of photonic devices and the integration of such building blocks in integrated photonic circuits, with the intent to set the bases for a technology which is commercially viable. 8 academic and 5 industrial beneficiaries, from 7 different EU Countries and one EU-13 Country will train 14 ESRs, exposing them to a wide spectrum of expertise: materials synthesis, photonic (and optoelectronic) devices and integrated circuits fabrication, characterization, and modeling, upscaling and manufacturing together with a powerful set of soft skills. Each ESRs will learn how to deal with complex problems, acquiring broad competences and becoming highly adaptable. They will be aware of their skills and attitudes and spend them efficiently in both corporate and academic worlds, eventually reinforcing the European placement in the high tech market.


Net EU contribution
€ 784 499,04
16163 Genova

See on map

Nord-Ovest Liguria Genova
Activity type
Research Organisations
Total cost
€ 784 499,04

Participants (11)