Investigation of 2D materials both as freestanding or as deposited on substrates: graphene in its pristine configuration or doped with B and N has been considered in order to work out its electronic, magnetic, and transport properties in view to spintronics applications.
Investigation of finite Graphene nanoribbons as key elements in nano-junctions for Carbon based electronics.
Adsorption of organic molecule on oxide surfaces and study of their reactivity, based on electronic properties like HOMO-LUM gap or charge transfer.
-1990 Master degree at “Università degli Studi di Milano Statale” (mark 110/110 e lode) on “Coulomb interaction in Quantum Hall Effect”.
-1994 PhD in Physics at “Università degli Studi di Milano Statale” - Thesis on: “Embedding Method in Adsorption”.
-2000/2005 Researcher at INFM - Istituto Nazionale per la Fisica della Materia.
-since 2006 Researcher at CNR (@ Department of Material Science - University of Milano-Bicocca, @ ISTM and now @ SCITEC), Milano.
-2012 “Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale” for Associate Professor, “Fisica teorica della Materia (SC 02/B2)”
Graphene Nanoribbon, Spectra simulation (Auger, Xanes, ARUPS, etc.), Oxides Surfaces (WO3, FeO2, etc.), Hydrogen adsorption, Metal surfaces, Modeling
Solid surfaces, Electronic properties, Electron transport, Density Functions Theory (DFT), Non-Equilibrium Green’s Functions (NEGF), 2D materials