Maurizia Palummo

Associate Professor of the Physics Department

University of Rome "Tor Vergata"

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After a stage in experimental Condensed Matter Physics on the optical properties of defects and color centers in isolant matrices, I am working, since 1991, in the field of first-principles calculations of the structural and electronic properties of materials. During my PhD thesis, I started to focus on ab-initio calculations, within the density functional theory and many-body perturbation theory, studying of the electronic properties of bulk wide band-gap semiconducting compounds, including self-energy corrections. After 1996 I worked on the electronic, linear and non linear optical properties of several semiconducting and metal surfaces, clean or covered with atomic and molecular adsorbates. In particular I am expert of reflectance anisotropy and surface differential reflectivity spectra calculations. Trough my work, I earned expertise in computational physics and became familiar with the most modern theories and computational tools of first--principles electronic structure calculations (Car Parrinello, GW method, exciton calculation BSE, parallelization).


Research activity since 1990 in CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS. Author of more than 100 articles in international peer-reviewed journals.

Since many years I am referee for Phys. Rev. B, Phys. Rev. Letters, Applied Physics Letters, Chem Phys. Letters and other Elsevier and ACS journals.

I am Editorial Board Member for Scientific Reports a journal from Nature Publishing Group.

I have been associate editor of "Novel materials for energy production and storage" appeared in Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, pubklished by Elsevier in 2019

I have been "project reviewer" for the American National Science Foundation (NSF), for the French National Research Agency (ANR), for the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), for the Estonian National Science Fundation and for PRACE and ISCRA-Cineca supercomputing projects.

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