Personal Informations

  • Nationality: Italian
  • Languages: Italian, English, French
  • Actual position: Associate Professor, Head of the group Computational Electronics @ C2N

Work Experience

  • 09/2022 – Today: Associate Professor (Maître de Conférence)
    Polytech - Université Paris-Saclay, Centre de Nanosciences et de Nanotechnologies (C2N), Paris - France

  • 11/2020 – 08/2022: Post-doctoral fellow
    Sorbonne Universitées, CNRS - INSP (Paris, France) in Dr. Alex Chin’s group
    Subject: Optical properties of topologically insulating pi-conjugated polymers
    Summary of research activity: The objective of this research project is to study the optical properties of polymers and molecules, in particular excitons, and how they are affected by quantum nuclear and thermal fluctuations (at zero temperature and at finite temperature) using ab-initio techniques. The electronic structure is studied using density functional theory and the optical properties and excitons are explored with N-body corrections (GW approximation and Bethe-Salpeter equation). Finally, quantum anharmonic fluctuations (phonon-phonon interaction) are taken into account using the stochastic self-consistent harmonic approximation.

  • 11/2017 – 10/2020: PhD in Physics cum Laude
    Politecnico di Torino (Torino, Italy)
    Tutor: Prof. Dario Daghero
    Co-Tutor: Prof. Matteo Calandra (Università di Trento, Italy)
    Thesis: Electron-phonon interactions in low-dimensional carbon systems: superconductivity and charge density waves
    Summary of research activity: In this thesis work, I investigated the effects of electron-phonon interactions in low-dimensional carbon allotropes from first principles. In particular, I focused on the emergence of superconducting phase transitions when doping systems by field effect and the appearance of charge density waves (CDW) due to reduced dimensionality. To do this, I exploited density functional theory (DFT) and its linear response extension (DFPT), also taking into account electronic correlations via hybrid exchange-correlation functionals and the approximation GW. Moreover, when studying the CDW transition, I also took into account the anharmonic phonon-phonon interaction via the Stochastic Self-Consistent Harmonic Approximation (SSCHA).


Invited Talks

  • 17/08/2023, Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute, UBC, Vancouver (Canada): Quantum Anharmonic and Topologically Insulating Carbon Allotropes

Qualification for the functions of Lecturer

  • France:
    • Section 28: Condensed Matter Physics;
    • Section 31: Theoretical, Physical and Analytical Chemistry.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • 06/2023 – Today: Lab referent for the HPC facility Ruche at Paris-Saclay University
  • 11/2017 – 10/2020: Representative of doctoral students for doctoral training in physics