Work & Education

Work

Since 2016: PI at RWTH Aachen, Institute for Theoretical Solid State Physics, DFG Individual Research Grant

Since 2015: Expert Evaluator for the European Commission Horizon 2020 Future and Emercing Technology call (FET OPEN Research and Innovation Action)

Since 2014: Collaborateur Scientifique, Universite’ de Liege, Belgium

October 2013 – September 2014: FNRS Fellowship “Collaborateur Scientifique catégorie Chercheur Qualifié”  (declined for overlap with Marie Curie IEF)

September 2012 – March 2015: Marie Curie IEF at Forschungszentrum Juelich (PGI-IAS)

April 2010 – August 2012: Post-doctoral Researcher within the EU Project OxIDes.
10/10 – 08/12: Université de Liège (Belgium), Physics Dept., group Prof. Ph. Ghosez
04/10 – 10/10: Institut de Ciencia de Materials de Barcelona (Spain), group Dr. J. Iñiguez

September 2006 – March 2010: Post-doc at Université Catholique de Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium), group Prof. J.-C. Charlier, “Nano2hybrids” STREP project.

March 2004 – July 2006: Post-doc at Lund University (Sweden), group of Prof. M-E Pistol, Photon-Mediated Phenomena (PMP) EU Research Training Network.

Career breaks (Maternity): from September 2012 to March 2013 (6 months) and from April 2015 to May 2016 (14 months)

Education

April 2017: Italian National Scientific Habilitation (Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale) as Associate Professor.

March 2004: PhD degree in Physics, University of Bari (Italy) “Design, fabrication and study of GaAs-based Quantum Cascade Lasers.” Supervisor: Prof. G. Scamarcio.
December 2003 – February 2004: Post Graduate Research Contract INFM-CNR, Bari, Italy.

March 2000: Laurea degree in Physics, “Theoretical Physics”, University of Bari (Italy)  “Dynamical analysis and decoherence effects in two level systems”. Grade: Summa (110/110) cum laude. Supervisor: Prof. S. Pascazio

Teaching

Academic year 2016/17: “Quantum Transport” at RWTH Aachen University.

Invited Seminars and International Conferences (up to 2015)

My research has been presented in 23 invited seminars at Universities and Research Institutions, and more than 80 conferences, including 13 invited/keynote and 39 contributed oral presentations.

Invited Oral Presentations (presenting author in bold):

  1. Z. Zanolli, Ph. Mavropoulos, E. Ortega, M. J. Verstraete, 2D magnetism from ferro to frustration, NanoteC15, 14 – 17.09.2015, Oxford University, Oxford, UK
  2. J. Johansson, Z. Zanolli, K. A. Dick, Nucleation approach to polytypism in III-V nanowires, 5th European Conference on Crystal Growth (ECCG5), 9–11.09.2015, Bologna, Italy
  3. Z. Zanolli, Magnetoelectic multiferroic superlattices and interfaces: Designing spintronic materials from first principles
    General Scientific Meeting of the Belgian Physical Society 2015, Condensed Matter & Nanostructure Physics session, 13.05.2015, Liège, Belgium
  4. Z. Zanolli, Magnetoelectic multiferroic superlattices and interfaces: Designing spintronic materials from first principles
    Invited talk APS March Meeting, focus session “Magnetic Oxide thin films and heterostructures”, 2 – 6 March 2015, San Antonio, USA
  5. Z. Zanolli, Nanoelectronics and spintronics by design
    Invited talk at the 4th Bari Theory Xmas Workshop, 22.12.2014, Bari, Italy
  6. Z. Zanolli Electron and Spin Transport in Carbon Based Nanostructures
    Keynote talk at 9th ETSF Young Researchers’ Meeting, 21–25.5.2012, Bruxelles, Belgium
  7. Z. Zanolli Transport in carbon based nanostructures
    Keynote talk at NanoteC10, Sept. 1st-4th 2010, Oxford University, Oxford, UK
  8. Z. Zanolli and J.-C. Charlier, Defective carbon nanotubes for single molecule sensing,
    SANES meeting, Universidad del Pais Vasco, San Sebastian, Spain, 25.02.2009
  9. R. Leghrib, Z. Zanolli, A. Felten, J.-C. Charlier, J-J Pireaux, E. Llobet, Detection of toxic species with defective carbon nanotubes decorated with metal nanoclusters,
    E-MRS Fall Meeting 2009, 14 – 18.09.2009, Warsav University of Technology, Poland
  10. Z. Zanolli and J.-C. Charlier, Quantum transport in “real” carbon nanotubes 12th
    Nanoquanta Workshop on Electronic Excitations, 18 – 22.07.2007, Aussois, France.
  11. Z. Zanolli et al., Mid-Infrared Quantum Cascade Lasers: design, fabrication and perspective,
    XVI National Congress on Vacuum Science and Technology, October 2002, Catania, Italy.
  12. G. Scamarcio, V. Spagnolo, Z. Zanolli, et al., Infrared emitting devices based on semiconductor nanostructures,
    LXXXIX National Congress Italian Physics Society, Parma, Italy, 17-22 September 2003.
  13. G. Scamarcio, V. Spagnolo, M. Troccoli, Z. Zanolli, et al., State of the art of InP and GaAs Quantum Cascade Lasers,
    14th International Conference on Indium Phosphide and Related Materials, Stockholm, Sweden, 12-16 May, 2002.

Invited Seminars (up to 2015)

  1. Magnetoelectic multiferroic superlattices and interfaces: Designing spintronic materials from first principles
    University of Chieti/CNR-SPIN, Italy, 29.07.2015
  2. Magnetoelectic multiferroic superlattices and interfaces: Designing spintronic materials from first principles, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, 15.07.2015
  3. Magnetoelectic multiferroic superlattices and interfaces: Designing spintronic materials from first principles
    ETH Zurich, Dept. of Materials, Materials Theory group, Switzerland, 09.06.2015
  4. Graphene-Multiferroic interfaces for spintronics applications.
    Lund University, Dept. of Physics, Div. of Solid State Physics, Sweden, 16.02.2015
  5. Graphene-Multiferroic interfaces for spintronics applications.
    RWTH Aachen University, Physics Deptartment, Germany, 11.11.2014
  6. Graphene-Multiferroic interfaces for spintronics applications.
    Max-Planck Institute of Solid State Research, Nanoscale Science Department, Stuttgart, Germany, 5.11.2014
  7. Nanoelectronics and spintronics by design.
    Forschungszentrum Jülich, Jülich, Germany 09.07.2014
  8. Nanoelectronics and spintronics by design.
    University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain 10.06.2014
  9. Nanoelectronics and spintronics by design.
    Namur University, Namur, Belgium 27.05.2014
  10. Carbon nanotubes decorated with metallic nanoclusters: from gas sensing to spintronics
    Oxford University, Department of Materials, Oxford, UK 24.03.2014
  11. Carbon Nanotubes Decorated with Magnetic Clusters for Spintronic Applications.
    University of Coimbra, Center for Computational Physic, Coimbra, Portugal 19.07.2013
  12. Electric Control of the Magnetization in BiFeO3/LaFeO3 Superlattices
    University of Luxembourg, Physics and Material Sciences Res. Unit, Luxembourg 07.06.2013
  13. Electric Control of the Magnetization in BiFeO3/LaFeO3 Superlattices.
    Université de Namur – FUNDP, Département de Physique, Namur (Belgium) 04.09.2012
  14. Polarization-magnetization coupling in multiferroics.
    Peter Grünberg Institute, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany 22.06.2011
  15. The BiFeO3/LaFeO3 superlattice from first principles
    ICMAB-CSIC, Bellaterra, Barcelona (Spain) 04.05.2011
  16. First principles investigation of BiFeO3, LaFeO3 and BiFeO3/LaFeO3 superlattice
    University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland 23.02.2011
  17. Transport in carbon based nanostructures
    Institute for Theoretical Physics, RWTH Aachen, Germany 14.12.2010
  18. Defective carbon nanotubes: magnetism, spin transport and gas sensing applications.
    Institute for Molecules and Materials, Radboud University Nijmegen, (Ne) 22.01.2010
  19. Defective carbon nanotubes: magnetism, spin transport and gas sensing applications.
    Université de Liège, Insititut de Physique, Sart Tilman, Liege, Belgium 23.11.2009
  20. Defective carbon nanotubes: magnetism, spin transport and gas sensing applications.
    Universidad del Pais Vasco, Material Physics Dept., San Sebastian, Spain 27.07.2009
  21. Quantum transport in “real” carbon nanotubes
    Lund University, Dept. of Physics, Div. of Solid State Physics, Lund, Sweden 24.05.2007
  22. Ab initio study of InAs and GaAs with wurtzite crystal structure
    Helsinki University of Technology (now Aalto University), Lab. of Physics, Computational Nanoscience, Helsinki Finland 22.05.2006.
  23. Ab initio study of InAs and GaAs with wurtzite crystal structure
    Université Catholique de Louvain, Unité PCPM, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium 12.04.2006

Contributed Oral Presentations (presenting author in bold) (up to 2015):

  1. Z. ZanolliDesigning new materials for spintronics: the exemplar case of graphene-on-multiferroics, 21st ETSF workshop, 20 – 23/09/2016, Lund, Sweden
  2. Z. Zanolli, Graphene-multiferroic interfaces for spintronics applications, NanoteC16, August 31 – September 03, 2016, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
  3. Z. Zanolli, Magnetoelectric multiferroic superlattices and interfaces, Psi-k 2015 Conference, September 6 – 10, 2015, Donostia/San Sebastian, Spain
  4. Z. Zanolli, Graphene-Multiferroic heterostructures for spintronics applications, 19th ETSF Workshop on Electronic Excitations – Complex Systems in Biology and Nanoscience, September 23 – 26, 2014, Zaragoza, Spain
  5. Z. Zanolli, Electric Control of the Magnetization in BiFeO3/LaFeO3 Superlattices, EUSpec 1st Whole Action Meeting, 15 – 17 September 2014, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
  6. Z. Zanolli, Graphene-Multiferroic hybrids: designing the spintronic devices of the future, NanoteC14, August 20 – 23, 2014, Brussels, Belgium
  7. Z. Zanolli, J. C. Wojdel, J. Iniguez, Ph. Ghosez, BiFeO3/LaFeO3: a magnetoelectric multiferroic, DPG Spring Meeting, March 30 – April 4, 2014, Dresden, Germany
  8. Z. Zanolli, J.-C. Charlier, Carbon nanotubes decorated with magnetic clusters: mag- netism, electron transport and gas sensing, Focussed Session “Frontiers of Electronic Structure Theory” at the DPG Spring Meeting, March 30 – April 4, 2014, Dresden, Germany
  9. Z. Zanolli, J. C. Wojdel, J. Iniguez, Ph. Ghosez, Electric Control of the Magnetization in BiFeO3/LaFeO3 Superlattices, 18th ETSF Workshop on Electronic Excitations – Applications to functional and energy materials, October 1 – 4, 2013, Luxembourg
  10. Z. Zanolli and J.-C. Charlier, Single-Molecule Sensing Using Carbon Nanotubes Decorated with Magnetic Clusters. 9th International Symposium on Computational Challenges and Tools for Nanotubes (CCTN13), June 29, 2013 Tallin, Estonia
  11. Z. Zanolli, J. C. Wojdel, J. Iniguez, Ph. Ghosez, Electric Control of the Magnetization in BiFeO3/LaFeO3 Superlattices, Nature Conference “Frontiers in Electronic Materials: Correlation Effects and Memristive Phenomena”, June 17 – 20, 2012, Aachen, Germany
  12. Z. Zanolli, J. C. Wojdel, J. Iniguez, Ph. Ghosez, n/m BFO/LFO superlattice from first principles: magnetoelectricity and phase transitions, Fourth International Oxides workshop “Engineering Exotic Phenomena at Oxide Interface”, May 30 – June 1, 2012, Santander, Spain
  13. Z. Zanolli, J. C. Wojdel, J. Iniguez, Ph. Ghosez, Electric Control of the Magnetization in BiFeO3/LaFeO3 Superlattices, 2011 Fall meeting of the Materials Research Society, November 26 – 30, 2011, Boston, USA
  14. Z. Zanolli, J. C. Wojdel, J. Iniguez, Ph. Ghosez Investigation of Improper ferroelectricity in BiFeO3/LaFeO3 superlattices, Third International Oxides workshop “Engineering Exotic Phenomena at Oxide Interface”, May 24 – 28 2011, Olbia, Italy
  15. J. Iniguez, J. C. Wojdel, P. Hermet, Ph. Ghosez, Z. Zanolli, All-atom effective models for first-principles simulations of the temperature-dependent behavior of complex ferroelectric oxides, APS March Meeting 2011, March 21–25, 2011, Dallas, Texas, USA
  16. Z. Zanolli, Quantum spin transport in carbon chains. Towards Reality in Nanoscale Materials ’10, 6–8/12/2010, Levi, Finland
  17. Z. Zanolli and J.-C. Charlier, Carbon nanotubes randomly decorated with gold clusters: from nano2hybrid atomic structures to gas sensing prototypes, Nano2Hybrids 7th Meeting, March 26-27, 2010, Barcelona, Spain
  18. Z. Zanolli and J.-C. Charlier, Defective carbon nanotubes: magnetism, spin transport and gas sensing applications. Towards Reality in Nanoscale Materials ’09, 7–9.12.2009, Levi, Finland
  19. Z. Zanolli, G. Onida and J.-C. Charlier, Transport properties of carbon atomic wires, 14th ETSF workshop on Electronic Excitations, 14-19/9/2009, Evora, Portugal
  20. R. Leghrib, E. Llobet, R. Pavelko, A.A Vasiliev, A. Felten, J.J. Pireaux, Z. Zanolli, J.-C. Charlier, I. Suárez, and C. Ewels, Responsiveness of nanocluster-decorated MWCNTs, Carbon Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (NanoteC09), 26-29/8/2009, Brussels, Belgium
  21. Z. Zanolli and J.-C. Charlier, Defective carbon nanotubes: magnetism, spin transport and gas sensing applications. Computational Challenges and Tools for nanotubes (CCTN09) (satellite workshop NT09 Conference), June 20, 2009, Beijing, China
  22. Z. Zanolli and J.-C. Charlier, Defective carbon nanotubes: magnetism, spin transport and gas sensing applications. CECAM workshop “Theoretical Modelling of Transport in Nanostructures”, CECAM-HQ-EPFL, June 2 – 5, 2009, Lausanne, Switzerland
  23. Z. Zanolli and J.-C. Charlier, Nano2Hybrids Gas Sensors, Nano2Hybrids 6th Meeting, March 26, 2009, Luxembourg city, Luxembourg
  24. Z. Zanolli and J.-C. Charlier, Towards Nano2Hybrids Gas Sensors, Nano2Hybrids 5th Meeting, October 2, 2008, Namur, Belgium
  25. Z. Zanolli and J.-C. Charlier, Gas sensors based on defective carbon nanotubes, 13th ETSF/Nanoquanta Conference: Theoretical Spectroscopy and Quantum Transport. 23-27/9/2008, Pugnochiuso, Vieste, Italy
  26. Z. Zanolli and J.-C. Charlier, Gas sensors based on defective carbon nanotubes NanoteC08, August 27-30, 2008 University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
  27. Z. Zanolli and J.-C. Charlier, Gas sensors based on defective carbon nanotubes, Computational Challenges and Tools for nanotubes (satellite of NT08), June 28, 2008, Montpellier, France
  28. Z. Zanolli and J.-C. Charlier, Gas sensing with defective carbon nanotubes, 5th Nanoquanta-ETSF Young Reserchers’ Meeting, 20-23 May 2008, Modena, Italy
  29. Z. anolli and J.-C. Charlier, Gas sensing with Carbon Nanotubes, Nano2Hybrids 4th Meeting, April 17, 2008, Namur, Belgium
  30. Z. anolli and J.-C. Charlier, Magnetic properties of carbon nanotubes with defects, GDR-I Nano-I Annual Meeting on Science and applications of Nanotubes, 15–19.10.2007, Autrans, France
  31. Z. Zanolli and J.-C. Charlier, Understanding the metal-carbon nanotube interaction… and more! Nano2Hybrids 3rd Meeting, Nantes, France, 4-5.10.2007
  32. Z. Zanolli and J.-C. Charlier, Understanding the metal-Carbon Nanotube interaction, NanoteC07, Int. conf. on carbon nanoscience and nanotechnology, 29.8 – 1.9.2007, Brighton, UK
  33. Z. Zanolli and J.-C. Charlier, Quantum transport in “real” carbon nanotubes, Nanoquanta Young Researchers’s Meeting, May 15-18, 2007, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain
  34. Z. Zanolli and J.-C. Charlier, How to calculate transport properties of nanotubes Nano2Hybrids – 2nd Meeting, Barcelona, Spain, 26-27.3.2007
  35. Z. Zanolli and J.-C. Charlier, Molecular Dynamics simulations of the interaction between gold clusters and carbon nanotubes, Nano2Hybrids – Kickoff Meeting, ULB, Bruxelles, Belgium, 8.12.2006
  36. Z. Zanolli and U. von Barth, Quasiparticle band structures of InAs and GaAs with wurtzite crystal structure. PMP Network workshop, June 23 – 26, 2006, Cambridge, UK
  37. Z. Zanolli and U. von Barth Electronic structure or wurtzite III-Vs PMP Network workshop, March 24 – 26, 2006, Lund, Sweden
  38. B. Wacaser, K.A. Dick, Z. Zanolli, K. Deppert, and L. Samuelson. Size-Selected compound semiconductor quantum dots by nanoparticle conversion. ACCGE 16 and OMVPE 12, July 10–15, 2005, Big Sky, Montana, USA.
  39. Z. Zanolli and M-E Pistol, Studies of individual strained quantum wires emitting at 1.55 um PMP Network workshop, June 10 – 12, 2005, Autran, France.
  40. Z. Zanolli and M-E Pistol, Infrared micro-photoluminescence. PMP Network workshop, August 31, 2004, Cardiff, UK.
  41. Z. Zanolli et al. GaAs/Al(Ga)As Quantum Cascade Lasers: fabrication and hot electron temperature analysis, INFMeeting 2002, June 2002, Bari, Italy.

I spare you the list of poster presentations, which is way too long.