Marco Califano is a Royal Society University Research Fellow in computational materials science at the University of Leeds, Leeds, UK. He graduated in physics from the University of Trento in Italy, and, in 2002, he received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Leeds, with a thesis on theoretical modeling of semiconductor nanostructures. He then held Research Fellowships at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, in Golden, Colo, USA in the Solid State Theory Group led by Alex Zunger, and at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada in Tapash Chakraborty's Nanoscale Theory Group, where he carried out theoretical research on electronic, optical, and magnetic properties of semiconductor nanostructures. His research interests are in theoretical and computational nanoscience, with the main focus on radiative and Auger decay processes of single- and multiexcitonic states in semiconductor nanocrystals for technological applications in photovoltaics, biological sensing, and photonics.
Biography Updated on 21 January 2011