Andrea Floris visits EPFL Lausanne, Prof. Nicola Marzari group
Andrea Floris visited the THEOS group head by Prof Nicola Marzari in EPFL Lausanne. Andrea was invited by Dr Matteo Cococcioni to collaborate on a project about the extension of the DFT+U functional to the Density Functional Perturbation Theory, which is being implemented in the Quantum-ESPRESSO package. This will allow efficient calculations of vibrational properties of materials exhibiting a strong electronic correlation.
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Dr Andrea Floris is a Lecturer at the School of Mathematics and Physics, College of Science, University of Lincoln (United Kingdom).
He is a computational condensed matter physicist with expertise in density functional theory (DFT), molecular self-assembly, computational superconductivity, vibrational properties, and nanostructured systems.
He obtained his Ph.D. in physics at the University of Cagliari (Italy) with a thesis focussed on the implementation and application of the DFT for Superconductors (SCDFT), a theory able to predict the critical temperature of conventional superconductors in the absence of empirical parameters.
In 2004 he moved to Freie Universität Berlin, where he worked several years in further developing and applying the SCDFT theory to many materials under different conditions of pressure and electron-phonon coupling.
In 2007-2013, he was also was visiting researcher at the University of Minnesota (USA), where he extended the DFT+U method to the density functional perturbation theory, to calculate phonons spectra of materials having a strong electronic correlation.
In 2010-2015, he worked first as Research Associate then as Visiting Lecturer at King´s College London, on the self-assembly of organic molecules on surfaces, which is his currently his main research field.
In 2015 he was Associate Researcher at CIC Energigune, Spain.
During many years of research activity, he established collaborations with theoretical and experimental groups in Europe, UK, USA and China. He also enjoyed doing experiences of mentoring and teaching, supervising Ph.D. and master students in Freie Universitaet Berlin, King’s College London and Wuhan University (China).
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