(A) High-performance numerical simulations inspired by Density Functional Theory; application to nanostructured carbon-based systems.
(B) Statistical mechanics of critical and collective phenomena; Analytical and numerical renormalisation methods in condensed matter physics, with special emphasis on phase transitions and quantum entanglement.
*June 1995: Doctor's Degree in Physics, University of Bologna (Italy), cum laude.
*March 2000: PhD in Physics (Condensed Matter), University of Bologna (Italy). Thesis: "Non-autonomous oscillators: theory and applications", scientific supervisor: prof. L. Ferrari.
*July 2000-Dec. 2001: Post-doctoral position ("Young researcher") at the Departamento de Física Aplicada, Universidad de Alicante, within the TMR European Network "Fractal Structures and Self-Organization".
*Jan. 2002-Dec. 2002: Post-doctoral position at the University of Bologna within the national project "Quantum Effects in Low-Dimensional Solid State Systems".
*Jan. 2003-Sep. 2010: Researcher at the CNISM Research Unit of Bologna on "Study of strongly correlated electronic and magnetic systems in low dimensions".
*Current position: Researcher at CNR-IMM, Sezione di Bologna.
*Teaching at the University of Bologna: 2004-06 assistant in Probability Calculus and Statistics (laurea triennale in Scienze di Internet); 2008-20 assistant in Quantum Theory of Matter, Quantum Many-Body Theory, Quantum States of Matter and Radiation and Strongly Correlated Systems (laurea magistrale in Fisica); 2010-14 assistant in Physics of Matter and Radiation (laurea magistrale in Fisica del Sistema Terra). Supervisor and co-supervisor of various graduating and PhD theses.
*Referee for Physical Review Letters, Physical Review B and E, Physica D.
*Participation in several national and international conferences, with oral contributions and posters.
*Coordination of three projects for high-performance parallel computing at CINECA.