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Elisa Molinari

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CNR-Istituto Nanoscienze, S3 Modena &
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
(Dept of Physics, Informatics and Mathematics)
Modena, Italy
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Running projects

MaX: Materials at the eXascale - Eu Center of Excellence (EU-H2020, www.max-center.eu)
CRONOS: Dynamics and control in nanostructures for magnetic recording and energy applications (EU-FP7)
GRAF: Frontiere della ricerca sul grafene (Miur-Prin)

Research interests

Her main research interests are in computational materials science and nanotechnologies. She has been particularly active in the theory of fundamental properties of low-dimensional structures, in the simulation of nano(bio)nanodevices, in the development of related computational methods. She has a continuing interest in scientific imaging and communication.

Biographical sketch

2001-now: Professor of Cond Matter Physics, Uni Modena e Reggio Emilia
2002-now: Head, S3 Research Center, Modena (of INFM-CNR, then NANO-CNR since 2010)
2007-09: Director, INFM-CNR (comprising 21 leading Research Centers in Italy)
1992-01: Associate Professor, Uni Modena
1985-92: CNR research staff member, Istituto Corbino, Roma
1983-85: 'Post-doctoral scientist', Max-Planck-Institut FKF, Stuttgart / Grenoble
1981-83: Fellow (supported by an industry), Uni Modena
1981: Laurea cum laude in Physics, Uni Modena

2014-now: Member of the Council of ESRF, Grenoble;
2010-now: Member, Scientific Board of CINECA,the Italian HPC Center;
2011-2014: Chair, Steering Board of Emilia-Romagna Region High Technology Network;
2007-2014: Member, OECD Working Party on Nanotechnology;
2007-13: Member, EU FP7 Program Committee on “Nano-, Materials, Production Systems” (NMP);
2009-11: Member, ERC AdG Evaluation Panel;
2003-12: Member, Scientific Board of Science Festival, Genova;
2002-03: Associate Secretary General, International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP); member, IUPAP Working Group on Women in Physics;
1999-2002: Scientific Secretary, IUPAP Semiconductor Commission;
1990-2008: Member, Editorial Board of Solid State Communications.

Fellow of the American Physical Society, elected in 1999. Member of Italian and European Physical Societies.
Author of over 220 papers in leading international journals. h-index: 44

Selected publications

S. Falke et al, "Coherent ultrafast charge transfer in an organic photovoltaic blend", Science 344, 1001 (2014);
R. Denk et al, "Exciton Dominated Optical Response of Ultra-Narrow Graphene Nanoribbons", Nature Commun, in press (2014);
C. A. Rozzi et al, "Quantum coherence controls the charge separation in a prototypical artificial light-harvesting system", Nature Commun 4, 1602 (2013);
P. Ruffieux et al, "Electronic Structure of Atomically Precise Graphene Nanoribbons", ACS Nano 6, 6930 (2012);
S. Kalliakos et al, "A molecular state of correlated electrons in a quantum dot", Nature Physics 4, 467 - 471 (2008);
D. Prezzi et al, "Optical properties of graphene nanoribbons: The role of many-body effects", Phys Rev B77, 041404 (2008);
A. Ferretti et al, "Mixing of electronic states in pentacene adsorption on copper", Phys Rev Lett 99, 046802 (2007);
J. Maultzsch et al, "Exciton binding energies in carbon nanotubes from two-photon photoluminescence", Phys Rev B 72, 241402 (2005);
A. Ferretti et al, "First-principles theory of correlated transport through nanojunctions", Phys Rev Lett 94, 116802 (2005).

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