Quantum Materials by design

cv_image_zanolli_small.JPG The research of Zeila Zanolli focuses on first-principles (ab initio) modeling of nanoscale materials, with special focus on topological materials and applications in nanoelectronic and spintronic devices. The  investigation of the electronic and magnetic properties is performed using ground state and beyond ground-state (GW approximation, Bethe-Salpeter equation) Density Functional Theory techniques. Non-Equilibrium Green’s Function is used to model time dependent phenomena, such as spin-polarized quantum  transport and time-dependent photoluminescence. The investigated systems include 2D materials, carbon-based nanostructures (carbon nanotubes, monoatomic carbon chains, graphene, …), hybrid organic-inorganic materials, III-V semiconductor nanowires,  multiferroics.

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Zeila Zanolli
professor, Utrecht University, Chemistry Department and Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science, Condensed Matter and Interfaces group,
Ornstein Laboratory, Princetonplein 1, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Steering Committee, European Theoretical Spectroscopy Facility
Board Member and Treasurer, Young Academy of Europe http://yacadeuro.org/
Executive Committee, Materials design at the eXascale – MaX http://www.max-centre.eu/
Editorial College, SciPost Physics  https://scipost.org/