Mauro Pravettoni

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He is co-founder of Officina del Sole. He lives in Singapore where he is Senior Research Fellow at the National University of Singapore. In 2011 he got is PhD in Physics at the Imperial College London with a thesis on the characterization of new generation photovoltaic devices (before: MSc in Physics at the University of Milan; MPhil in Engineering and Plasma Physics at the University of Padua; and experiences as financial consultant and in semiconductor industry). In 2016 he also obtained a BA in Philosophy of Science at the University of Pavia, with a thesis on the definition of units in the New International System and the related epistemological issues. From 2007 to 2010 he was contract agent at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. From 2010 to 2016 he was associate researcher at SUPSI, in an ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratory. In 2017 he taught physics and maths in secondary schools. Since September 2017 he is Senior Research Fellow at the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (National University of Singapore), where he leads applied research in prenormative characterization in the Singaporean ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratory for photovoltaic module testing. He is Swiss member and Singaporean observer in IEC/TC82 for the development of standard measurement methods. He has written more than 20 peer-reviewed articles and several conference proceedings; in 2008 he was the first to characterize the world record efficient luminescent solar concentrator. He is member of the British Society for the Philosophy of Science; since 2017 he is technical assessor of NATA (National Association of Testing Authorities), the Australian ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation body.