Andrea Ferretti


S3 Center, Istituto Nanoscienze, CNR

via Campi 213/A, 41125, Modena, Italy









Andrea Ferretti works in the field of condensed matter and solid-state physics, performing ab initio simulations at the level of DFT and beyond (e.g. by using many-body perturbation theory (MBPT) methods or Koopmans’ compliant schemes). Current research interests focus on the ab initio study of the electronic and optical properties of organic semiconductors and hybrid interfaces. A list of topics includes:

  • Variational formulations of first principles methods for theoretical spectroscopy (methodological developments).
  • Interaction of organic molecules with metal surfaces, including the development of effective methods to study the electronic and optical spectroscopies of such systems.
  • Electronic structure and transport at the nanoscale: the role and the inclusion of correlation effects; theory and applications.- New schemes for DFT functionals, with particular interest to self-interaction corrections and non-unitary invariant schemes.
  • Development of Scientific Software: AF is developer of WanT, Yambo, and Quantum ESPRESSO.