Andrea Floris

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Andrea Floris

+34 945 297 108

Parque Tecnologico C/Albert Einstein 48 CP 01510 Minano (Alava) Spain
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Almacenamiento de Energía Térmica a Alta y Baja Temperatura Associate researcher Former member

He is a computational condensed matter physicist with expertise in density functional theory (DFT), superconductivity, vibrational properties, molecular self-assembly and nanostructured systems.

He obtained his Ph.D. in physics at the University of Cagliari (Italy), under the supervision of Prof. Sandro Massidda. His thesis focussed on the implementation of the DFT for Superconductors (SCDFT), a theory able to predict the critical temperature of conventional superconductors in the absence of empirical parameters.

In 2004 he moved to the Freie Universität Berlin, where he worked several years in the group Prof. E. K. U. Gross, further developing and applying the SCDFT theory to many materials under different conditions of pressure and electron-phonon coupling. In 2007 he started a long term collaboration with Prof. Matteo Cococcioni at the University of Minnesota (USA), visiting his groups in several occasions (2007-2013) and extending the DFT+U method to the density functional perturbation theory, to calculate phonons spectra of materials having a strong electronic correlation.

In 2010-2014, he was Research Associate at King´s College London, where he worked with Prof Alessandro De Vita and Prof Lev Kantorovich on the self-assembly of organic molecules on surfaces.

During his research activities, he established collaborations with theoretical and experimental groups in Europe and USA. He also enjoyed doing experiences of mentoring and teaching, supervising Ph.D. and master students in FU Berlin, KCL London and recently in Wuhan University (China), where he gave a series of tutorials about several state-of-the-art modeling techniques.

Since February 2015 he has been Associate Researcher at the CIC energiGUNE, where he has been working on the theoretical modelling of nanostructured systems useful for Thermal Energy Storage.

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