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     Date Submitted:09-05-2017
     Last Modified:05-06-2017 (01:42)
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     Current job:Physics PhD
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     KeywordsPhysics, PhD, numerical methods, computational physics, condensed matter physics

    Work Experience

    Junior Analyst  March 2016 -- current
    at Prometeia SpA Bologna

    In the Data Analysis Service I take part in the development and maintenance of the codebase producing the data for our clients. My duties include:
     - Structuring and development of the financial numerical modelling code
     - Implementation of new state-of-the-art price and risk models
     - Development of the MonteCarlo library (C++) for stochastic models
     - Feasibility analysis of new projects/services by studying pilot test cases


    PhD, Physics  2011 -- 2015
    at RWTH Aachen/Forschungszentrum Juelich

    Thesis: "First-principles investigations of electronic and transport properties of nanoferronics tunnel junctions"
     - Used complex numerical quantum mechanical models to investigate relevant systems for spintronic technology
     - Investigated numerically the electronic transport properties of multiferroic tunnel junctions (Fe/BaTiO_3, Sr_2FeMoO_6/BaTiO_3, Ag/GeTe)
     - Explored numerically the fundamental physics of strong correlations on the electronic properties of multiferroic materials
     - Designed a new kind of tunnel device based on switchable spin currents in bulk based on the interplay between ferroelectricity and spin-orbit coupling
     - Employed advanced single body and many body quantum mechanical techniques like DFT, cRPA, Green function based approaches
     - Made numerical simulations experience on both small clusters and big supercomputers
     - Contributed to internationally renown conferences

    Master of Science  2008 -- 2010
    at University of Parma - Grade: 110/110 cum laude

    Thesis: "Doping mechanisms of ZnO thin films by ab-initio calculations"
     - Investigated numerically the optical properties of doped ZnO:Al nanowires for application in photovoltaic technology
     - Modelled the optimal level of Al doping for the best device performances

    Bachelor of Science  2005 -- 2008
    at University of Parma - Grade: 106/110

    Thesis: "Heat conduction in spin systems: numerical methods"
     - Studied numerically MonteCarlo techniques in solving heat transport problems in Ising systems
     - Developed a Monte arlo simulation code in Matlab

    Teaching Experience

    Teaching assistant 2013 (Winter semester): Computational Solid-State Physics course
    at RWTH Aachen

    In the course consisting of a theoretical and a practical part, held the practical part. Work involved theaching how to use the available simulation software and techniques for a correct determination of the problem solution. Given and corrected student homeworks for the final evaluation of the course.


    Italian - Mothertongue
    English - Fluent

    Programming skills

    Python, C, C++, Fortran, Matlab, LaTeX, Bash

    Operating Systems
    Unix, Linux, Microsoft Windows

    Journal contributions

     - Neroni A. et al., Switchable spin-current in a non-magnetic-metal/ferroelectric tunnel junction, In Preparation
     - Neroni A. et al., First-principles calculation of the effective on-site Coulomb interaction parameters for Sr$_2$ABO$_6$ (A=Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, and B=Mo, W) double perovskites, In Preparation
     - Bhobe P. A. et al., Electronic Structure Evolution across the Peierls Metal-Insulator Transition in a Correlated Ferromagnet, Physical Review X, 5 041004, 2015
     - Bazzani M. et al., Optoelectronic properties of Al:ZnO: Critical dosage for an optimal transparent conductive oxide, Applied Physics Letters, 98 121907, 2011

    Presentations at conferences

    2015 - Seminar on Oxide Spintronics: Novel Material, Transport and Emerging Phenomena -- Bad Honnef, Germany -- Poster
    2014 - ETFS Workshop on Electronic Excitations -- Zaragoza, Spain -- Oral Presentation
    2014 - DPG Spring Meeting -- Dresden, Germany -- Oral Presentation
    2013 - DPG Spring Meeting -- Regensburg, Germany -- Oral Presentation
    2013 - Surface and interfaces: from topological insulators to oxide interfaces -- Tel Aviv, Israel -- Poster
    2012 - Joint European Magnetic Symposia -- Parma, Italy -- Poster
    2012 - DPG Spring Meeting -- Berlin, Germany -- Oral Presentation
    2011 - 15th International Workshop on Computational Physics and Materials Science: Total energy and Force Methods -- Trieste, Italy -- Poster


    2014 - GPU Programming, Focused on the use of CUDA, OpenACC, Thrust -- Forschungszentrum Juelich
    2013 - Scientific Python, Python course focused on NumPy and SciPy -- Forschungszentrum Juelich
    2013 - International School of Oxide Electronics -- Cargèse, France
    2012 - IFOX Summer School on oxides and oxide interfaces -- Guendolfingen, Germany
    2011 - Psi-k/CECAM Graduate School in Electronic Structure Methods -- Oxford Univ., England


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