Andrea Ferretti

Short Bio

Dr. Andrea Ferretti (CNR-NANO) is a Senior Researcher at CNR, active in the field of electronic structure simulations in condensed matter physics. He coordinates and is the Spokesperson of the High-Performance Computing (HPC) activities of the institute.
He is also Chair of the Executive Committee of the MaX - materials design at the exascale - centre of Excellence.

The complete list of scientific publications can be found here:
Andrea Ferretti is also developer of scientific software (mostly Yambo, Quantum ESPRESSO) implementing electronic structure methods for the ab ignition simulation of materials properties.

Andrea Ferretti has got a master degree in Materials Engineering and a PhD in Physics at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia under the supervision of Elisa Molinari. In 2009-2011 he spent a joint postdoctoral appointment at MIT (MA,USA) and University of Oxford (UK) in the group of prof. Nicola Marzari. He is researcher at CNR-NANO since 2011.

Research Interests

Andrea Ferretti works in the field of condensed matter and solid-state physics, performing ab initio simulations at the level of DFT and beyond (e.g. by using many-body perturbation theory (MBPT) methods or Koopmans' compliant schemes). Current research interests focus on the ab initio study of the electronic and optical properties of organic semiconductors and hybrid interfaces. A list of topics includes:

- Variational formulations of first principles methods for theoretical spectroscopy (methodological developments).
- Interaction of organic molecules with metal surfaces, including the development of effective methods to study the electronic and optical spectroscopies of such systems.
Electronic structure and transport at the nanoscale: the role and the inclusion of correlation effects; theory and applications.- New schemes for DFT functionals, with particular interest to self-interaction corrections and non-unitary invariant schemes.
- Development of Scientific Software: AF is developer of WanTYambo, and Quantum ESPRESSO.

Selected Recent Projects

MaX – Materials design at the eXascale