Our research focuses on Spin Systems for Quantum Technologies and Computational Materials Design
Dr. Alessandro Lunghi
Alessandro obtained his PhD from the University of Florence, where he worked under the supervision of Prof. Totti, in the Laboratory of Molecular Magnetism led by Prof. Sessoli. His postgraduate studies were devoted to the understanding of how magnetic molecules properties are affected by solid-state environments and culminated in the thesis “Single Molecule Magnets from an Ab-Initio point of view: from single molecules to the adsorption on surfaces.”. The latter was conferred the European Award on Molecular Magnetism Doctoral Thesis by European Institute of Molecular Magnetism.
In 2016, he moved to the School of Physics of Trinity College Dublin, where he began his postdoc activity in the group of Prof. Sanvito. During this time he pursued a cross-boundaries research activity in spin relaxation theory and machine learning for materials science. In 2020 he was awarded the prestigious ERC Starting Grant to pursue his own research vision. Alessandro is now working on the development of a hybrid artificial-intelligence and ab initio method for the design of new magnetic molecules for quantum technologies.