Dr. Z. (Zeila) Zanolli

Leonard S. Ornsteinlaboratorium
Princetonplein 1
Kamer OL166
3584 CC Utrecht

Dr. Z. (Zeila) Zanolli

Universitair hoofddocent
Condensed Matter and Interfaces
030 253 2227

Quantum Materials by design

The research of Zeila Zanolli 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.


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