I am a condensed-matter theorist and my research activity pertains to the theory of quantum transport in nanostructures. Nanostructures are very intriguing from a solid-state physicist’s perspective due to quantum effects, reduced dimensionality, electron-electron interactions, and the possibility of tuning their properties. From an applied point of view, the study of the basic electronic properties of nanostructured systems is a prerequisite for nanoelectronics – a current area of intense research where the key aim is to design new devices with dimensions in the nanometre range.
My ongoing research topics are
- time-dependent transport phenomena (electron pumping)
- hybrid superconducting-normal structures comprising quantum dots
- spin-dependent transport (spin-orbit coupling effects, spin pumping)
- noise and full-counting statistics.
I have strong research links with researchers in France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland.
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