Francesco Giazotto

Short Bio

Francesco Giazotto graduated in Physics, and got a PhD in Physics (cum laude) in 2002 at Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa. Since 2020 he is a research director at Istituto Nanoscienze of CNR in Pisa. He was a visiting scientist for various periods from 2003 to 2008 at Aalto University in Helsinki (FI), and in 2011 at University Joseph Fourier in Grenoble (FR). He has co-authored over 190 articles in international journals, holds 9 patents on superconducting nanodevices, and has given 110 invited talks at national and international conferences. He is also referee of European projects and major international scientific journals. For his research activities in the field of thermal transport at the nanoscale he has also achieved an ERC Consolidator Grant in 2013, and an ERC Proof of Concept Grant in 2020.

Research Interests

Francesco Giazotto coordinates as Principal Investigator (PI) the activities of mesoscopic superconductivity, coherent caloritronics, electronic refrigeration, ultrasensitive quantum magnetometry, superconducting spintronics, superconducting electronics, and quantum transport in hybrid systems at ultralow temperatures at SQEL (superconducting Quantum Electronics Lab) at Istituto Nanoscienze of CNR.


Selected Recent Projects


Selected Publications

  1. F. Giazotto, T. T. Heikkila, A. Luukanen, A. M. Savin, and J. P. Pekola, Opportunities for mesoscopics in thermometry and refrigeration: Physics and applications, Rev. Mod. Phys. 78, 217 (2006).
  2. F. Giazotto, J. P. Peltonen, M. Meschke, and J. P. Pekola, Superconducting Quantum Interference Proximity Transistor, Nat. Phys. 6, 254 (2010).
  3. F. Giazotto, P. Spathis, S. Roddaro, S. Biswas, F. Taddei, M. Governale, and L. Sorba, A Josephson quantum electron pump, Nat. Phys. 7, 857 (2011).
  4. F. Giazotto and M. J. Martínez-Pérez, The Josephson heat interferometer, Nature 492, 401 (2012).
  5. M. J. Martínez-Pérez and F. Giazotto, A quantum diffractor for thermal flux, Nat. Commun. 5, 3579 (2014).
  6. M. J. Martínez-Pérez, A. Fornieri, and F. Giazotto, Rectification of electronic heat current by a hybrid thermal diode, Nat. Nanotechnol. 10, 303 (2015).
  7. F. Giazotto, "SUPERCONDUCTING TRANSISTORS A boost for quantum computing", Nat. Phys. 11, 527 (2015)
  8. A. Fornieri, C. Blanc, R. Bosisio, S. D’Ambrosio, and F. Giazotto, Nanoscale phase engineering of thermal transport with a Josephson heat modulator, Nat. Nanotechnol. 11, 258 (2016).
  9. E. Strambini, S. D’Ambrosio, F. Vischi, F. S. Bergeret, Yu. V. Nazarov, and F. Giazotto, The w-SQUIPT as a tool to phase-engineer Josephson topological materials, Nat. Nanotechnol. 11, 1055 (2016).
  10. A. Fornieri and F. Giazotto, Towards phase-coherent caloritronics in superconducting circuits, Nat. Nanotechnol. 12, 944 (2017).
  11. A. Fornieri, G. Timossi, P. Virtanen, P. Solinas, and F. Giazotto, 0-p phase-controllable thermal Josephson junction, Nat. Nanotechnol. 12, 425 (2017).
  12. G. De Simoni, F. Paolucci, P. Solinas, E. Strambini, and F. Giazotto, Metallic supercurrent field-effect transistor, Nat. Nanotechnol. 13, 802 (2018).
  13. E. Strambini, A. Iorio, O. Durante, R. Citro, C. Sanz-Fernandez, C. Guarcello, I. V. Tokatly, A. Braggio, M. Rocci, N. Ligato, V. Zannier, L. Sorba, F. S. Bergeret, and F. Giazotto, A Josephson phase battery, Nat. Nanotechnol. 15, 656 (2020).
  14. N. Ligato, E. Strambini, F. Paolucci, and F. Giazotto, Preliminary demonstration of a persistent Josephson phase-slip memory cell with topological protection, Nat. Commun. 12, 5200 (2021)