Zeila Zanolli is a Ramon y Cajal Fellow at ICN2, Barcelona (Spain), an excellence program of the Spanish Ministery for Economy, Industry and Competitiveness (MINECO). Previously, she leaded 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 Steering Committee member of the European Theoretical Spectroscopy Facility (ETSF). In 2017 she has been elected Fellow of the Young Academy of Europe (YAE), a pan-European network of scientists active in science policy.
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.
Ramon y Cajal Fellow, Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia
Steering Committee, European Theoretical Spectroscopy Facility
Member, Young Academy of Europe http://yacadeuro.org/
zeila.zanolli – at – icn2.cat
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