Elia Strambini

Short Bio

Dr. Elia Strambini is a research scientist at NEST Istituto Nanoscienze-CNR, Pisa, Italy. He has an extensive experience in nanofabrication and cryogenic electrical characterization of mesoscopic systems of low dimensionality including ballistic and diffusive semiconductors, metals and hybrid superconducting/magnetic devices.

During the PhD and a postdoctoral fellowship at Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa (2005-2010) he was investigating the coherent electronic transport in multi-terminal geometries. Then he joined the MESA+ Institute of Nanoelectronics in Twente with a three-year postdoctoral fellowship (2010-2014) to study the electron interference in gold films magnetically doped by organic molecules.

In this period, he developed the idea to combine this technique with superconductive films and mesoscopic structures to study the interplay between magnetism and superconductivity at the nanoscale and generate exotic states of matter. This idea was awarded with a personal Marie Curie fellowship used to begin his own project at Nano-CNR in Pisa where he was appointed as researcher (2014-Present).

Today he is responsible of the laboratories of superconductivity at NEST, he is supervising the postdocs and PhDs of the Superconducting quantum electronics lab (SQEL, see http://web.nano.cnr.it/sqel/) and he is responsible of various national and international grants.

He co-authored almost 40 scientific publications and 5 patents. He gave more than 10 invited talks at international conferences and Universities.

Research Interests


Quantum Transport and electronic properties of low dimensional hybrid heterostructures, quantum technology;

thermal effects in mesoscopic systems;

spin-dependent phenomena in equilibrium and out-of-equilibrium in hybrid systems, spinorbit interaction in two- and one-dimensional electron gases, topological insulators and Josephson topology in multi-terminal systems, phase-coherent quantum devices including phase-batteries, coherent thermal effects at the nanoscale, field effect on superconductors, superconducting spintronic with application in low-temperature radiation detectors.

Selected Publications