DRESDEN-fellow for Professor Fiorentini
March 16, 2024
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Vincenzo Fiorentini named senior Dresden Fellow for 2024-25 at the Chair for Materials Science and Nanotechnology

Professor Vincenzo Fiorentini will be hosted by the Chair for Nanotechnology in the winter semester 2024-25 as a senior Dresden Fellow. Vincenzo is an associate professor of condensed matter physics at Cagliari University, Italy, and also worked at Trieste University and the International Center for Theoretical Physics, the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid Physics in Freiburg, the Fritz-Haber Institut of the MPG in Berlin, the Walter Schottky Institute in Munich (as a Humboldt scholar), and IMEC Leuven. In the 2020-2024 quadrennium, he was attaché of the Italian Embassy in Berlin. Vincenzo is married and has three children (28, 25, 17), currently lives in Berlin, and in his free time reads and plays jazz.


Vincenzo works in computational materials physics and related methods (~150 scientific articles, ~16500 citations, h-index=50). His main contributions are in the theory of, among others, III-V nitrides, and high-k, wide-gap, and ferroic oxides, plus a couple of important methodology developments. As a professor for just short of 30 years, Vincenzo taught classes on many topics in condensed matter and general physics, supervised about 30 Master's and a dozen Ph.D. theses, as well as of the order of a dozen post-docs. In keeping with his expertise, research plans for his stay concern magnetoelectricity and magnetoresistivity in hafnia and its possible applications to memristors. CV, web page, pub list: see QR code in photo.


Selected publications

  • Spontaneous polarization and piezoelectric constants of III-V nitrides, Phys. Rev. B 56, R10024 (1997). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.56.R10024

  • Effects of macroscopic polarization in III-V nitride multiple quantum wells, Phys. Rev. 60, 8849 (1999). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRev.60.8849

  • Magnetic ordering in CuO from first principles, Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 086405 (2005). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.95.086405

  • Spontaneous 2D carrier confinement at n-type SrTiO3/LaAlO3 interfaces, Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 166807 (2011). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.106.166807

  • Variational self-interaction-corrected density functional approach to the ab initio description of correlated solids and molecules, Phys. Rev. B 84, 195127 (2011). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.84.195127

  • Phase diagram and polarization of stable phases of (Ga1− xInx)2O3, Appl. Phys. Express 9, 041102 (2016). DOI: 10.7567/APEX.9.041102

  • Prediction of a native ferroelectric metal, Nature Comm. 7, 11211 (2016). DOI: 10.1038/ncomms11211

  • A three-order-parameter bistable magnetoelectric multiferroic metal, Nature Comm. 11, 4922 (2020). DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-18697-3


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DRESDEN-fellow for Professor Fiorentini
March 16, 2024
Cover
©University of Cagliari, Italy

Vincenzo Fiorentini named senior Dresden Fellow for 2024-25 at the Chair for Materials Science and Nanotechnology

Professor Vincenzo Fiorentini will be hosted by the Chair for Nanotechnology in the winter semester 2024-25 as a senior Dresden Fellow. Vincenzo is an associate professor of condensed matter physics at Cagliari University, Italy, and also worked at Trieste University and the International Center for Theoretical Physics, the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid Physics in Freiburg, the Fritz-Haber Institut of the MPG in Berlin, the Walter Schottky Institute in Munich (as a Humboldt scholar), and IMEC Leuven. In the 2020-2024 quadrennium, he was attaché of the Italian Embassy in Berlin. Vincenzo is married and has three children (28, 25, 17), currently lives in Berlin, and in his free time reads and plays jazz.


Vincenzo works in computational materials physics and related methods (~150 scientific articles, ~16500 citations, h-index=50). His main contributions are in the theory of, among others, III-V nitrides, and high-k, wide-gap, and ferroic oxides, plus a couple of important methodology developments. As a professor for just short of 30 years, Vincenzo taught classes on many topics in condensed matter and general physics, supervised about 30 Master's and a dozen Ph.D. theses, as well as of the order of a dozen post-docs. In keeping with his expertise, research plans for his stay concern magnetoelectricity and magnetoresistivity in hafnia and its possible applications to memristors. CV, web page, pub list: see QR code in photo.


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