Zeila Zanolli is leading the Nanospintronics Group at RWTH Aachen, funded by the DFG. In 2015 – 2012 she was Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow at Forschungszentrum Jülich (Germany). She is a Research Team Leader of the European Theoretical Spectroscopy Facility (ETSF).
Her research focuses on first-principles (ab initio) modeling of nanoscale materials, with special attention to applications in nanoelectronic and spintronic devices. The investigation of the electronic and magnetic properties is performed using ground state and beyond ground-state (such as GW approximation) Density Functional Theory techniques. Non-Equilibrium Green’s Function is used to model spin-polarized quantum electron transport. The investigated systems include III-V semiconductor nanowires, novel 2D materials, multiferroics, carbon-based nanostructures (carbon nanotubes, monoatomic carbon chains, graphene, …), hybrid organic-inorganic materials.
zanolli – at – physik.rwth-aachen.de
Department of Physics
Institute for Theoretical Solid State Physics
52074 Aachen, Germany