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in memoriam of Mildred Dresselhaus

This year I have been invited to the ETSF Young Researchers Meeting to deliver a very special presentation: a talk in memoriam of Mildred Dresselhaus. I have accepted the invitation and saw it both as an honor and a duty to carry the legacy of Millie to the next generation of researchers. 114 more words


First-Principles Design of Novel Materials for Spintronics Applications

Here comes a summary of my work (Z. Zanolli Sci Rep 2016) for a wider public. Highlighted in the spring 2017 issue of the InSiDE magazine (Innovatives Supercomputing in Deutschland). 64 more words


Young Academy of Europe: here we go!

Recently, I have been elected member of the Young Academy of Europe (YAE). What is that? It is a European network of scientists which focuses on scientific exchanges and science policy. 197 more words


Metal-Insulator in semiconductor surfaces

Just published! Quasi-One-Dimensional Metal-Insulator Transitions in Compound Semiconductor Surfaces.

Existing examples of Peierls-type 1D systems on surfaces involve depositing metallic overlayers on semiconducting substrates, in particular, at step edges. 138 more words


Spintronics by Design

My work “Graphene-multiferroic interfaces for spintronics applications” has just been published on Scientific Reports. First principles calculations tell us the best way to combine the properties of two class of materials – graphene and multiferroics – in a new hybrid structure that takes the best of both worlds: high carrier velocity from graphene & magnetism form the BaMnO3 substrate. 17 more words