Zeila ZanolliAffiliation: Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia, Barcelona, ES

Keywords: Density Functional Theory, quantum transport, magnetism, spintronics, nano electronics, Carbon nanomaterials, graphene, 2D materials, semiconductor nanowires, ferroelectrics, multiferroics



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Zeila Zanolli is a Ramon y Cajal Fellow at ICN2, Barcelona (Spain), an excellence program of the Spanish Ministery for Economy, Industry and Competitiveness (MINECO). Previously (2016 – 2018), she leaded the Nanospintronics Group at the Physics Dept of RWTH Aachen University, funded by the DFG. In 2015 – 2012 she was Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow at Forschungszentrum Jülich (Germany). She is a research group leader and  Steering Committee member of the European Theoretical Spectroscopy Facility (ETSF). Since 2018, Dr. Zanolli serves in the Executive Committee of the MaX (MAterials design at the eXascale) European Centre of Excellence which enables materials modelling, simulations, discovery and design at the frontiers of the current and future High Performance Computing (HPC), High Throughput Computing (HTC) and data analytics technologies. Since 2019 Dr. Zanolli serves in the Editorial College of SciPost Physics, a Free Open Access publication portal. In 2017 she has been elected Fellow of the Young Academy of Europe (YAE),  a pan-European network of scientists active in science policy, and since 2018 she is board member and treasurer of the YAE,

Her research focuses on first-principles (ab initio) modeling of nanoscale materials, with special focus on topological materials and applications in nanoelectronic and spintronic devices. The  investigation of the electronic and magnetic properties is performed using ground state and beyond ground-state (GW approximation, Bethe-Salpeter equation) Density Functional Theory techniques. Non-Equilibrium Green’s Function is used to model time dependent phenomena, such as spin-polarized quantum  transport and time-dependent photoluminescence. The investigated systems include 2D materials, carbon-based nanostructures (carbon nanotubes, monoatomic carbon chains, graphene, …), hybrid organic-inorganic materials, III-V semiconductor nanowires,  multiferroics.

Zeila Zanolli,
Ramon y Cajal Fellow, Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia
Steering Committee, European Theoretical Spectroscopy Facility
Board Member and Treasurer, Young Academy of Europe http://yacadeuro.org/
Executive Board, Materials design at the eXascale – MaX http://www.max-centre.eu/
Editorial College, SciPost Physics  https://scipost.org/