Work & Education

POSITIONS
Since 2016: DFG Principal Investigator (Individual Research Grant),
Institute for Theoretical Solid State Physics, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

2012 – 2015: Marie Curie IEF at Forschungszentrum Juelich (PGI-IAS), Germany

2010 – 2012: Post-doctoral Researcher, EU Project “OxIDes”:
Université de Liège (Belgium), Physics Dept.
Institut de Ciencia de Materials de Barcelona (Spain)

2006 – 2010: Post-doctoral Researcher, EC STREP project “Nano2hybrids”,
Universite catholique de Louvain, Belgium

2004 – 2006: Post-doctoral Researcher, EC Research Training Network
“Photon-Mediated Phenomena”, Lund University, Sweden

CAREER BREAK: 20 months for Maternity in 2012/13 and 2015/16

FELLOWSHIPS and AWARDS
2017: Ramon y Cajal Fellowship
2017: Fellow of the “Young Academy of Europe”
2017: Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale Professore Associato (ASN), Italy
2016: DFG Grant “Temporary Position for PI (Eigene Stelle)”, RWTH Aachen, Germany
2015: Best Poster Prize, “Oxide Spintronics” 580th WE Heraeus Seminar, Bad Honnef, Germany
2014: Best cited paper award for Eur. Phys. J. B, 72, 1 (2009)
2014: Collaborateur Scientifique, Physics Dept, Universite’ de Liege, Belgium
2014: Research Team Leader European Theoretical Spectroscopy Facility (ETSF)
2013: FNRS Fellowship “Collaborateur Scientifique categorie Chercheur Qualifie”, Universite’ de Namur, Belgium (declined for overlap with Marie Curie IEF)
2013: PRB Kaleidoscope for a figure from Phys. Rev. B 88, 060102(R) (2013)
2012: Marie-Curie Intra-European Fellowship, Forschungszentrum Julich GmbH, Germany
2010: “HPC-Europa2 Transnational Access Research Visit Programme” grant, San Sebastian, Spain
2009: Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology highlight of PRB 80,155447 (2009)
2009: qualification “Maitre de conferences” Sect. 28, Conseil National des Universites, France
2008: Best seminar award, UCLouvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

COMMISSIONS OF TRUST and REVIEWING DUTIES
Expert Evaluator for the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Expert Evaluator, European Commission Horizon2020 FET OPEN RIA
Reviewer, Discovery Grant, Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada

ORGANISATION OF SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS
2012 – present: Scientific and organizing committee ETSF Workshop:
Editions 2013 (Luxembourg), 2014 (Zaragoza, Spain),
2016 (Lund, Sweden), 2018 (Milan, Italy)
2016: Scientific committee NanoteC Conference: 2016 (Ireland), 100 participants
2015: Scientific Organizer and Session Chair “Symposium on Theoretical Spectroscopy”, Psi-k conference, San-Sebastian (Spain)

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
2016/17: Lecturer: Quantum Transport (Master), RWTH Aachen University, Germany
2007 – 09: Teaching Assistant: Quantum Statistical Mechanics (Master), UCLouvain, Belgium
2007 – 09: Teaching Assistant: Atomistic and nanoscopic simulations (Master), UCLouvain, Belgium
2002 – 03: Teaching Assistant, General Physics (Bachelor), Politecnico di Bari, Italy

Invited Seminars and International Conferences: 43 Invited talks (26 invited seminars + 17 invited/keynote among which APS March Meeting 2015) + 44 oral contributed talks at international conferences + 33 posters. Many press releases report on my work.

Invited Oral Presentations (presenting author in bold):

  1. Z. Zanolli, The legacy of Mildred Dresselhaus, the Queen of Carbon, In-memoriam of Mildred Dresselhaus, “ETSF Young Researchers Meeting”, June 5 – 9, 2017, Tarragona, Spain
  2. Z. Zanolli, DFT and electron holography, EUSpec workshop “Recent Advances in Spectroscopy: Experiment and Theory”, April 4-5, 2017, Krakow, Poland
  3. Z. Zanolli Designing new materials for spintronics: the exemplar case of graphene-on-multiferroics, Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM) meeting, Nijmegen, NL, 14.12.2016
  4. Z. Zanolli, Designing new materials for spintronics: the exemplar case of graphene-on-multiferroics, JARA-FIT Science Days, Schleiden, Germany, 11-12 Nov 2016 (2016)
  5. Z. Zanolli, Ph. Mavropoulos, E. Ortega, M. J. Verstraete, 2D magnetism from ferro to frustration, NanoteC15, 14 – 17.09.2015, Oxford University, Oxford, UK
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Z. Zanolli, Nanoelectronics and spintronics by design
    Invited talk at the 4th Bari Theory Xmas Workshop, 22.12.2014, Bari, Italy
  10. Z. Zanolli Electron and Spin Transport in Carbon Based Nanostructures
    Keynote talk at 9th ETSF Young Researchers’ Meeting, 21–25.5.2012, Bruxelles, Belgium
  11. Z. Zanolli Transport in carbon based nanostructures
    Keynote talk at NanoteC10, Sept. 1st-4th 2010, Oxford University, Oxford, UK
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Z. Zanolli and J.-C. Charlier, Quantum transport in “real” carbon nanotubes 12th
    Nanoquanta Workshop on Electronic Excitations, 18 – 22.07.2007, Aussois, France.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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

  1. Ab initio engineering of spintronic materials, Milan University, June 2017
  2. Designing new materials for spintronics: the exemplar case of graphene-on-multiferroics, Atomistic Simulation Center, Queen’s University Belfast, 15.02.2017
  3. Magnetism in organic-insulating hybrid nanostructure, “Soiree talk”, Thomas Young Centre, London, UK, 04.07.2016
  4. Magnetoelectic multiferroic superlattices and interfaces: Designing spintronic materials from first principles
    University of Chieti/CNR-SPIN, Italy, 29.07.2015
  5. Magnetoelectic multiferroic superlattices and interfaces: Designing spintronic materials from first principles, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, 15.07.2015
  6. Magnetoelectic multiferroic superlattices and interfaces: Designing spintronic materials from first principles
    ETH Zurich, Dept. of Materials, Materials Theory group, Switzerland, 09.06.2015
  7. Graphene-Multiferroic interfaces for spintronics applications.
    Lund University, Dept. of Physics, Div. of Solid State Physics, Sweden, 16.02.2015
  8. Graphene-Multiferroic interfaces for spintronics applications.
    RWTH Aachen University, Physics Deptartment, Germany, 11.11.2014
  9. Graphene-Multiferroic interfaces for spintronics applications.
    Max-Planck Institute of Solid State Research, Nanoscale Science Department, Stuttgart, Germany, 5.11.2014
  10. Nanoelectronics and spintronics by design.
    Forschungszentrum Jülich, Jülich, Germany 09.07.2014
  11. Nanoelectronics and spintronics by design.
    University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain 10.06.2014
  12. Nanoelectronics and spintronics by design.
    Namur University, Namur, Belgium 27.05.2014
  13. Carbon nanotubes decorated with metallic nanoclusters: from gas sensing to spintronics
    Oxford University, Department of Materials, Oxford, UK 24.03.2014
  14. Carbon Nanotubes Decorated with Magnetic Clusters for Spintronic Applications.
    University of Coimbra, Center for Computational Physic, Coimbra, Portugal 19.07.2013
  15. Electric Control of the Magnetization in BiFeO3/LaFeO3 Superlattices
    University of Luxembourg, Physics and Material Sciences Res. Unit, Luxembourg 07.06.2013
  16. Electric Control of the Magnetization in BiFeO3/LaFeO3 Superlattices.
    Université de Namur – FUNDP, Département de Physique, Namur (Belgium) 04.09.2012
  17. Polarization-magnetization coupling in multiferroics.
    Peter Grünberg Institute, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany 22.06.2011
  18. The BiFeO3/LaFeO3 superlattice from first principles
    ICMAB-CSIC, Bellaterra, Barcelona (Spain) 04.05.2011
  19. First principles investigation of BiFeO3, LaFeO3 and BiFeO3/LaFeO3 superlattice
    University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland 23.02.2011
  20. Transport in carbon based nanostructures
    Institute for Theoretical Physics, RWTH Aachen, Germany 14.12.2010
  21. Defective carbon nanotubes: magnetism, spin transport and gas sensing applications.
    Institute for Molecules and Materials, Radboud University Nijmegen, (Ne) 22.01.2010
  22. Defective carbon nanotubes: magnetism, spin transport and gas sensing applications.
    Université de Liège, Insititut de Physique, Sart Tilman, Liege, Belgium 23.11.2009
  23. Defective carbon nanotubes: magnetism, spin transport and gas sensing applications.
    Universidad del Pais Vasco, Material Physics Dept., San Sebastian, Spain 27.07.2009
  24. Quantum transport in “real” carbon nanotubes
    Lund University, Dept. of Physics, Div. of Solid State Physics, Lund, Sweden 24.05.2007
  25. 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.
  26. Ab initio study of InAs and GaAs with wurtzite crystal structure
    Université Catholique de Louvain, Unité PCPM, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium 12.04.2006

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

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