Elisa Molinari

Short Bio

2001-now: Professor of Cond Matter Physics, Uni Modena e Reggio Emilia
2015-now: Director, MaX European Centre of Excellence on 'Materials design at the exascale', www.max-centre.eu
2007-09: Director, Istituto Nazionale per la Fisica della Materia, INFM-CNR (comprising 21 leading Research Centers in Italy)
2001-18: Founding Director, S3 Centre of INFM in Modena (now part of CNR-Nano)
1992-01: Associate Professor, Uni Modena
1985-92: CNR research staff member, Istituto Corbino, Roma
1983-85: 'Post-doctoral scientist', Max-Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart / Grenoble
1981-83: Fellow (supported by an industry), Uni Modena
1981: Laurea cum laude in Physics, Uni Modena


2019-now: Research and Innovation Advisory Group (RIAG) of EuroHPC JU;
2014-now: ESRF Council, Grenoble;
2016-now: Scientific Council of the Fritz-Haber Institut of the Max-Planck Society, Berlin; now also of the Max-Planck Institut for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, Hamburg;
2018-now: Consiglio Direttivo, Associazione Big Data, Italy;
2017-now: Executive committee, Forum for International Physics of the APS;
2017-now: Executive board, Associazione Donne e Scienza, Italy;
2010-2016: Scientific Board of CINECA, the Italian HPC Center;
2011-2014: Chair, Steering Board of Emilia-Romagna Region High Technology Network;
2007-2014: OECD Working Party on Nanotechnology;
2007-13: EU FP7 Program Committee on Nano-, Materials, Production Systems(NMP);
2009-11: ERC AdG Evaluation Panel;
2003-12: Scientific Board of Science Festival, Genova;
2002-03: Associate Secretary General, International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP); IUPAP Working Group on Women in Physics;
1999-2002: Scientific Secretary, IUPAP Semiconductor Commission;
1990-2008: Editorial Board of Solid State Communications.

Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), member of Italian and European Physical Societies.
Author of over 270 papers in leading international journals. h-index: 52 (WoS)

Research Interests

Main research interests in the fundamental properties of low-dimensional materials and nanosystems, and in the development of related computational methods.

Selected Recent Projects

MaX: Materials Design at the eXascale - European Centre of Excellence (Eu-H2020, 2018-2021) Director www.max-centre.eu
EXC-INS: Excitonic insulator in two-dimensional long-range interacting systems - (Prin Project of Relevant National Interest, 2018-2022) - Coordinator
BIG-MAP: Novel methodologies for autonomous discovery of advanced battery chemistries (Eu-H2020) - co-PI Modena https://www.big-map.eu
IQBITS: Integrated Qubits Towards Future High-Temperature Silicon Quantum Computing Hardware Technologies (EU-H2020, Fet-Open, 2019-2022) - co-PI Modena https://www.iqubits.eu
MUSIQ: Multiphoton Microscopy and Ultrafast Spectroscopy: Imaging meets Quantum (Eu-H2020, Msca-Itn, 2018-2022) - co-PI Modena https://www.musiq-etn.eu