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Marco Affronte

Associate Professor

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Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche, Informatiche Matematiche
Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia
via G. Campi 213 A
41124 Modena Italy

Running projects

FET Proactive "MoQuaS"
FET Open "MolSpinQIP"
PRIN 2008 "Entanglement in molecular spin clusters"

Research interests

His interests are focused on NanoSciences, in particular nanomagnetism, spintronics, graphene and on development of nano-devices. He is currently leading scientist in proposing molecular spin clusters for molecular spintronics and quantum information processing.

Biographical sketch

Marco Affronte is Full Professor of Physics at University of Modena (I) and team leader at the Institute of NanoScience S3 of CNR in Italy. After graduating in Physics (Laurea with marks and honors at University of Florence I, 1987), he obtained his Ph.D. at EPFL (CH) in 1991 and worked at CNRS in Grenoble (F) in 1992–93. Since 1994 he is at University of Modena where he set up and run a laboratory for low temperature experiments.
His background is on solid state physics and his skills are in preparation of experiments under extreme conditions. He worked on superconductivity, electronic transport in granular and semiconducting materials, molecular magnetism, development of protocols for deposition of molecules on surfaces and fabrication of nano-devices.
M. Affronte is was/is team leader of several national and European projects, he coordinate the EU FP7-ICT FET Open project “MolSpinQIP” and FET Proactive "MoQuaS". He is project reviewer in several National, EU and international panels and member of scientific panel of National and International Conferences, including, among others, FET11 (Budapest, 2011).
M. Affronte is author of more than 160 scientific articles, with more than 3000 citations and he made several oral presentations at international conferences and also to general public. He also contributed to scientific articles in newspapers with interviews.

Selected publications

Nanoletters 11, 2634–2639 (2011)
Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 037203 (2010)
Nature Nanotechnology 4, 173 (2009)
Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 207208 (2005)

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