Daniele Varsano

Short Bio


2006 PhD in Materials Science and Technology at University of Basque Country San Sebastian (Spain). Top mark  Honor Prize for the best Ph.D. Thesis in Experimental Sciences (Premio Extraordinario)

2000 BSc & MSc in Physics, University of Rome “La Sapiena”, Summa cum Laude.



2021 – present  Senior Researcher, CNR - Istituto Nanoscienze, Centro S3, Modena

2013 - 2021 Researcher, CNR - Istituto Nanoscienze, Centro S3, Modena

2010 - 2013 Fied term Researcher at Department of Physics if University of Rome “La Sapienza”

2006 - 2010 Postdoctoral researcher at CNR-INFM S3, Modena, IT



2021 – present   member of the Steering Committee of the European Theoretical Spectroscopy Facility (www.etsf.eu)

2018 – present Working package Leader for Training and Education of the MaX Centre of Excellence

Research Interests

Daniele Varsano activity is focused on the understanding and predicting the electronic and optical properties of nanostructured materials and biological molecules performing first principle simulations at the DFT level and beyond (by using many-body perturbation theory (MBPT) methods). My interests are dedicated to the methodological development of computational schemes based on quantum-mechanical descriptions of interacting electrons and light-matter interaction for theoretical spectroscopies, with applications in the field of biophysics, nanotechnology and energy conversion. A list of topics includes:

* First principle calculation for electronic and optical properties of low-dimensional systems.
* Optical properties of light-harvesting molecules,  biological photoreceptors and photovoltaic materials

* Methodological development in TDDFT and Many Body Perturbation Theory.
* Development of the TDDFT and MBPT high performance computing code Yambo (http:www.yambo-code.org)


Full list of publications at: https://scholar.google.it/citations?user=vzh0wzQAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao

Selected Recent Projects

MaX Materials at Exascale www.max.centre.eu

Selected Publications