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Professor Stefano Sanvito

Professor of Condensed Matter Theory (Physics)

Director of CRANN (CRANN)

At the beginning of year 2002 I moved from University of California Santa Barbara to the Trinity College Dublin, creating the "Computational Spintronics Group" within the Physics Department. The main research focus of the group is to study theoretically spin transport at the nanscale level. The group at present comprises two postdoctoral researchers, six PhD students and several undergraduate and summer students. We established the "Computational Spintronics Lab." with nine state of the art PC workstations. The purchase of a large LinuX-based cluster is at present under tender. We maintain several collaborations locally and internationally with frequent visits to Dublin from our collaborators. In year 2003/2004 we host an equivalent of about two months visit. In the two years 2002-2004 we have published over ten publications in peer reviewed journals, two book chapters, several conference proceedings, and we have submitted an Irish patent. Recently we received fundings from Science Foundation of Ireland, Enterprise Ireland and the High Education Authority, for a total of about 1,5 Million Euro over the next five years. This ranks us as probably the largest and best funded single PI Computational Materials Science group in Ireland.
  Computer Modelling   Condensed Matter   Condensed Matter Theory   Electronic/Optical Materials   Magnetic Materials   Magnetics   Materials Sciences   Mathematical Modelling   Nanotechnology   Physics   Semiconductors   Theoretical Physics
 The Discovery Of Energy Materials On The Flatland
 Towards a parameter-free theory for electrochemical processes
 ERC Support from SFI
 Computational Spintronics at the molecular level

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Member of the Americal Physical Society
Organizer of the symposium on "spin injection into semiconductors" at JEMS 2004
Collaborator for Contemporary Physics
Reviewer for Physical Review B, Physical Review Letters, The European Physical Journal B, Europhysics Letters, Journal of Physics C: Condensed Matter, Semiconductor Science and Technology, Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience
Organizer of the "Magnetism and spin injection in semiconductors" symposium at the 2004 Joint European Magnetic Symposia (Dresden)
Member of the editorial board of "Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience"
Co-organizer of the "Spintronics" session at the 2003 Electronic Materials Conference
Bagherzadeh-Nobari, S. and Kalantarinejad, R. and Elahi, S.M. and Sanvito, S., Computational investigation of label free detection of biomolecules based on armchair graphene nanoribbon, Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical, 255, 2018, p1276-1284 , Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Rotjanapittayakul, W. and Pijitrojana, W. and Archer, T. and Sanvito, S. and Prasongkit, J., Spin injection and magnetoresistance in MoS2-based tunnel junctions using Fe3Si Heusler alloy electrodes, Scientific Reports, 8, (1), 2018, p4779-, Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Roychoudhury, S. and O'Regan, D.D. and Sanvito, S., Wannier-function-based constrained DFT with nonorthogonality-correcting Pulay forces in application to the reorganization effects in graphene-adsorbed pentacene, Physical Review B, 97, (20), 2018, p085303-, Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Wang, M. and Wang, H. and Zhang, G. and Wang, Y. and Sanvito, S. and Hou, S., Effect of molecular conformations on the electronic transport in oxygen-substituted alkanethiol molecular junctions, Journal of Chemical Physics, 148, (18), 2018, p184703-, Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Park, H. and Alharbi, F.H. and Sanvito, S. and Tabet, N. and El-Mellouhi, F., Searching for Photoactive Polymorphs of CsNbQ3(Q = O, S, Se, Te) with Enhanced Optical Properties and Intrinsic Thermodynamic Stabilities, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 122, (16), 2018, p8814-8821 , Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Cardona-Serra, S. and Gaita-Arinà o, A. and Navarro-Moratalla, E. and Sanvito, S., Proposal for a Dual Spin Filter Based on [VO(C3S4O)2]2 - Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 122, (11), 2018, p6417-6421 , Notes: [cited By 1], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Park, H. and Alharbi, F.H. and Sanvito, S. and Tabet, N. and El-Mellouhi, F., Elucidating the Impact of Chalcogen Content on the Photovoltaic Properties of Oxychalcogenide Perovkskites: NaMO3â^'xQx(M=Nb, Ta; Q=S, Se, Te), ChemPhysChem, 19, (6), 2018, p703-714 , Notes: [cited By 1], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Linda A. Zotti, S. Sanvito, and David D. O'Regan, A simple descriptor for energetics at fcc-bcc metal interfaces, Materials & Design, 142, 2018, p158 - 165, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Liu, Y. and Tiwari, R. and Narayan, A. and Jin, Z. and Yuan, X. and Zhang, C. and Chen, F. and Li, L. and Xia, Z. and Sanvito, S. and Zhou, P. and Xiu, F., Cr doping induced negative transverse magnetoresistance in C d3 A s2 thin films, Physical Review B, 97, (8), 2018, 085303-, Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Motta, C. and Sanvito, S., Electron-Phonon Coupling and Polaron Mobility in Hybrid Perovskites from First Principles, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 122, (2), 2018, p1361-1366 , Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI

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Aaron Hurley, Nadjib Baadji, Stefano Sanvito, A pertubative approach to the Kondo effect in magnetic atoms on nonmagnetic substrates, 2011, Journal Article, SUBMITTED
A. Filippetti, C. D. Pemmaraju, P. Delugas, D. Puggioni, V. Fiorentini, S. Sanvito, A variational pseudo-self-interaction correction approach: ab-initio description of correlated oxides and molecules, 2011, Journal Article, SUBMITTED


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Elected 'Cavaliere della Stella d'Italia', Knight of the Italian Star February 2017
Elected Member of the Royal Irish Academy May 2016
Fellow of the Institute of Physics (UK) April 2013
2007 IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Computational Physics September 2007
Fellow of Trinity College April 2006
Spin-transport at the atomic scale Density functional study of electronic and transport properties of spintronics materials and in particular of III-V diluted magnetic semiconductors Development of analytical and numerical techniques for quantum electronic transport using ab initio methods Density functional theory methods for strongly correlated electrons Transport properties of magnetic hybrid systems and carbon nanotubes