Research in our group focuses on the development and application of theoretical tools for the description of complex chemical phenomena. With electronic structure methods, we aim to aid in the design and understanding of functional molecules and materials for application in areas such as solar energy, light-emitting devices and biology. See our publication and research pages for more information.
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News and Welcoming
Welcome to the group, Manolo!
Manolo received his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry some weeks ago at the University of Zaragoza, in northern Spain. The project was focused on the study of the reaction mechanisms of organic molecules, involving organocatalytic processes, redox reaction, and protective groups migrations in carbohydrates. Before, he performed a master degree in Molecular Chemistry and Homogeneous Catalysis and a degree in Chemistry at the same university between the years 2018 and 2013. Under the supervision of Dr. Ilaria Ciofini, his actual postdoc studies will be focused on the study of the excited state reactivity and electronic states of bio-sourced organic dyes.
Welcome to the group, Yu!
Yu comes from Hangzhou, China, a beautiful city like Paris. He graduated from Jiangxi Science & Technology Normal University, and during his master degree he focused the first-principles calculations of optoelectronic semiconductors. In the next three years, he will work under the supervision of Dr. Frederic Labat on the project "Modeling the properties of van der waals heterostructures with strong interlayer coupling".
Welcome to the group, Rosangela!
Rosangela has received her B.Sc and M.Sc in Materials Science respectively in 2021 and 2023 at the University of Turin.
Now she will start her work with the aim to model the optical properties of molecular dyes under the effect of external mechanical force.
She will be fully supervised by Prof. Carlo Adamo.
Welcome to the group, Tianhong!
Tianhong recieved her bachelor degree of Chemistry from Xiangtan University in 2019 and her master degree of Chemistry from Shantou University in 2023. Her work will focus on the project "In-silico design and optimization of molecular systems for Aggregation-Induced Emission (AIE)" under the supervision of Dr. Ilaria Ciofini.