Vittorio Pellegrini

NEST INFM CNR National Research Council

Co-sponsored by the Center for Integrated Science & Engineering, Columbia University

The physics and applications of graphene-based nanodevices

2008-2009: Fall

Vittorio Pellegrini received his PhD in physics from the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa in 1997. Currently he is a senior researcher at the Institute of Condensed Matter Physics (INFM) of the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, where he coordinates the research line "Semiconductor nanostructures for nanoelectronics and spin-photonics."
His scientific interests are in nanoscience. In particular his experimental work currently focuses on the study of emergent states of interacting electrons in nanostructures by means of elastic and inelastic light scattering and magneto-transport. Systems of interest include two-dimensional electrons in semiconductor quantum heterostructures and graphene, few-electron states in quantum dots, and hybrid superconductor-semiconductor nanostructures. Additional experimental activity is concerned with single-molecule imaging and with investigation of protein trafficking and interaction.
Vittorio Pellegrini is a member of the executive committee of NEST (National Enterprise for nanoScience and nanoTechnology) center at the Scuola Normale Superiore, member of the "List of Experts" of the Italian Ministry of University and Research, and editor of the international journal Solid State Communications. He teaches "physics of nanostructures" at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa and at the Scuola Superiore in Catania. He served as chair of many international conferences and coordinated several national and international research projects.