LSQuanT Team
Stephan Roche
S. Roche is ICREA Research Professor head of "Theoretical & computational Nanoscience Group" (10 members). He is expert in developing linear scaling quantum transport methods and its recent publications gathered 1500-2000 citations/year. He serves as Spintronic workpackage leader in the Graphene Flagship since 2013, and is leading the "Enabling Science and Materials" Division. He is Editor in Chief of J. Phys. Materials from IoP and main organiser of www.grapheneconf.com and since 2021 www.quantumconf.eu
Aron Cummings
Dr. Aron Cummings is a Senior Researcher at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2). He received a BS degree in Computer Engineering and an MS in Electrical Engineering from Washington State University, and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University. He was a postdoctoral researcher at Sandia National Laboratories before joining ICN2. He has >15 years of experience in the numerical simulation of the transport of heat, charge, and spin in low-dimensional materials and systems.
Jose Hugo García
Computational physicist with broad experience in applying HPC algorithms in multi-core and GPU-CUDA platforms for quantum transport problems. Over the years I had developed different methods for an efficient extraction of nonequilibrium properties in linear response, with aim in macroscale systems containing millions of atoms. More recently, I had focused on studying the spin-orbit coupling and exchange interplay oriented toward ultralow-power memory applications.
Zheyong Fan
Dr. Zheyong Fan is currently a Research Scientist in Varian Medical Systems (VMS). He received a PhD in theoretical physics from Nanjing University in 2010. He was a postdoctoral researcher at Xiamen university and Aalto University before joining VMS. He has about ten years of experience in the numerical simulation of the transport of various particles (phonon, electron, and photon), using GPU computing with CUDA.
Ari Harju
Ari Harju is a manager of a Radiation Physics team in Varian Medical Systems Finland, focusing on transport problems relevant to radiation oncology. Before Varian, he was a leading quantum many-body group at Aalto university.
José Eduardo Barrios Vargas
Since 2018, Dr. José Eduardo Barrios Vargas is an Associate Professor at the Chemistry Faculty at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (FQ-UNAM) with seven years of experience concerning transport theory of low dimensional systems. After getting the Ph.D. degree in Physics at the UNAM in 2013, Dr. J.E. Barrios-Vargas worked three years as a postdoc at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Barcelona (ICN2) under the supervision of Prof. Stephan Roche. After those years, he got a FONDECyT postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Chile under Dr. Luis E. F. Foa Torres's supervision. He is now actively involved in research projects concerning Floquet Topological Insulators, Higher-order Topological Insulators, and Non-Hermitian Topological Insulators.
Keywords: Quantum Transport, Graphene, Floquet Topological Insulators
Frank Ortmann
Frank Ortmann studied physics and received his doctorate with “summa cum laude” from the Friedrich Schiller University Jena in 2009. In the same year, he joined CEA Grenoble as postdoctoral fellow and was awarded a Marie-Curie Fellowship in 2010. In 2011 he moved to the ICN2 Barcelona and became a senior researcher at TU Dresden in 2013. From 2014, he headed an Emmy Noether junior research group and later became group leader at the excellence cluster cfaed. Since 2020, he has been a professor at the Technical University Munich and works on the development of methods for transport and spectroscopy
Aleandro Antidormi
Aleandro Antidormi is a senior Post-Doctoral Researcher at Catalan Institute of NanoScience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), Barcelona, Spain. He received a BS in Electronic Engineering in 2010 and an MS in computer engineering in 2012, both from Politechnic University of Turin, Italy. He received a PhD in Electronic and Telecommunications engineering also from Politechnic University of Turin in 2015. He was a postdoctoral researcher at the Physics Department at University of Cagliari (Italy) before joining ICN2 in 2018. His current research focuses on charge and heat transport in graphene and other two-dimensional materials.
Keywords: thermal transport calculations, classical molecular dynamics, properties of disordered materials
Pablo Piskunow
Dr. Perez-Piskunow is a Researcher in Theoretical Physics and a Scientific Software Developer. He recieved his PhD in Physics at the National University of Córdoba, Argentina under supervision of Prof. Luis Foa Torres; later, he joined the Theoretical Physics group at the department of Quantum Nanoscience and QuTech, at the Delft University of Technology. Today, he is a Senior Postdoctoral Researcher at the Theoretical and Computational.
Nanoscience group, at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. His areas of expertise are: topological properties, large-scale numerical simulations, electronic transport in nanoscale devices, and expert in Python and software development. More info
Marc Vila
Marc Vila Tusell received his BSc in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (with honours) from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and his MRes in Nanomaterials (with honours) from Imperial College London. He was awarded with a ''La Caixa – Severo Ochoa'' scholarship to carry out a PhD thesis in Prof. Stephan Roche's group, focusing on the theoretical study of spin dynamics in two-dimensional quantum materials. He graduated with cum laude in December 2020 and since then he works as a postdoc in the same group. Marc's areas of expertise are: Landauer-Büttiker simulations, theory of spin relaxation and spin-orbit coupling phenomena (such as the quantum spin Hall effect) in graphene and related two-dimensional materials.
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