researchers

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Elisa Molinari
CNR-Istituto Nanoscienze, S3 Modena & University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Dept of Physics, Informatics and Mathematics)
via Campi 213/A, 41125 Modena, Italy
ph. +39 059 2055628
fax +39 059 2055651
Bio:
Elisa Molinari is full professor of Condensed Matter Physics at Unimore, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (IT) and Head of the NANO-CNR S3 Research Center, Modena.
Her main research interests are in computational materials science and nanotechnologies. She has been particularly active in the theory of fundamental properties of low-dimensional structures, in the simulation of nano(bio)nanodevices, in the development of related computational methods. She has a continuing interest in scientific imaging and communication.
Team:
Andrea Ferretti
Daniele Varsano
Deborah Prezzi
M. Clelia Righi
Ivan Marri
Mike Atambo
Andrea Marini
Davide Sangalli
Stefano Baroni
SISSA, A-408 (main building West), via Bonomea 265, 34136 Trieste - Italy
ph. +39 040 3787 406
fax +39 040 3787 528
http://stefano.baroni.me
Bio:
Stefano Baroni is full professor of Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics at Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA) Trieste (IT).
His fields of interest are: Numerical simulation and modeling in physics, chemistry, and materials science, electronic structure and chemical reactivity of metal surfaces, lattice-dynamical properties of materials, density functional theory, quantum simulations of interacting fermions and bosons (particularly He droplets), algorithms and methods for large-scale electronic-structure calculations, scientific software engineering.
Stefano Baroni is the author of more than 200 scientific papers published in international journals and refereed conference proceedings.
Team:
Paolo Giannozzi
Alessandro Laio
Stefano de Gironcoli
Andrea Dal Corso
Marco Borelli
Pietro Davide Delugas
Davide Brunato
Leyla Isaeva
Mauro Palumbo
Marco Micciarelli
Pablo Ordejon

ICN2 Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia
UAB Campus, Bellaterra (Barcelona), 08193, Spain
Bio:
Prof Ordejón is the Director of the ICN2 and team leader of the Theory and Simulation Group. He has published more than 190 scientific articles, which have received over 20,000 citations (h-index of 51). He is also CSIC Research Professor.
His research is focused on the development of efficient methods for electronic structure calculations in large and complex systems, with contributions to the development of techniques for large-scale atomistic simulations based on first-principles methods such as SIESTA. He has also been involved in the study of the fundamental properties of materials at the atomistic level. His current interests include electronic transport in nanoscale devices and electronic processes at surfaces and 2D materials, among many others. He maintains frequent collaborations with industrial laboratories on the simulation of material processes at the atomic level. He is a co-founder of the spinoff company SIMUNE.
Team:
Miguel Pruneda
Alberto Garcia
Vladimir Dikan
Stefan Bluegel
Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
D-52425 Jülich, Germany
and University RWTH Aachen
ph. +49 2461-61-4249
fax +49 2461-61-2850
http://www.fz-juelich.de/pgi/Bluegel_S/
Bio:
Stefan Blugel is Director of Institute Quantum Theory of Materials at Forschungszentrum Jülich, Professor for Theoretical Physics at University RWTH Aachen and Head of Institutes: Peter Grünberg Institute and Institute for Advanced Simulation.
Research Interests: Theory of electronic properties of solids, spin-orbit related phenomena, magnetism, spintronic, molecular electronics, energy materials, supercomputing
Team:
Daniel Wortmann
Jens Broeder
Gregor Michalicek
Dirk Pleiter
Uliana Alekseeva
Nicola Marzari
EPFL STI PRN-MARVEL
MED 2 1126 (Batiment MED), Station 9
CH-1015 Lausanne,Switzerland
ph. +41 21 69 31129
Bio:
Nicola Marzari has a "Laurea" degree in Physics from the University of Trieste (1992), and a PhD in physics from the University of Cambridge (1996). He moved to the US as an NSF postdoctoral fellow (Rutgers University, 1996-98), and then as a research scientist first at the Naval Research Laboratory (1998-99) and Princeton University (1999-01). In 2001, he was named assistant professor in computational material science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was promoted to associate professor in 2005, and named Toyota Chair of Materials Engineering in 2009. After 10 years at MIT, Nicola Marzari joined the University of Oxford, as its first Statutory (University) Professor of Materials Modelling, and as Director of the Materials Modeling Laboratory. He joined EPFL in 2011, where he heads the laboratory for Theory and Simulation of Materials. From 2014 he also directs the MARVEL National Centre on Computational Design and Discovery of Novel Materials, a 12-year project involving ~40 groups.
Team:
Michele Ceriotti
Giovanni Pizzi
Davide Campi
Riccardo Petraglia
Spyros Zoupanos
Waychal Snehal Pradip
Martin Uhrin
Nicolas Mounet
Nicola Varini
Carlo Cavazzoni
CINECA SuperComputing Application and Innovation Department
Via Magnanelli 6/3
40033 Casalecchio di Reno – Bologna, Italy
ph +39 051 6171 595
Bio:
Graduated cum laude in Physics at the University of Modena in 1994. PhD in Material Science approved cum laude at the International School for Advanced Studies (ISAS-SISSA) of Trieste in 1998. During his PhD, he has studied various problems concerning the implementation and the efficiency of parallel numerical algorithms being used in physical computer simulations. Author and co-author of several papers published in prestigious international review including Science, Physical Review Letters, Nature Materials, and many others.
Familiar with many supercomputer environments, and he has a good knowledge of many computer languages (FORTRAN77, FORTRAN90, C, C++) and of software engineering techniques. Responsible of activities regarding the evolution of supercomputer architectures, programming models and related infrastructures. In the SCAI department of CINECA presently he is responsible for the Production Services division.
Team:
Fabio Affinito
Giovanni Erbacci
Nicola Spallanzani
Mariella Ippolito
Giuseppe Fiameni
Pietro Bonfà
Paola Alberigo
Jose Maria Cela Espin
CASE Department, BSC, Nexus II - Planta 3 C
Jordi Girona, 29 Barcelona 08034
ph. +34 934010990
Bio:
Professor Jose Maria Cela is the director of the Computer Applications in Science & Engineering department at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC). He is also associated professor of the Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC). He has participated more than 20 R+D projects and has published more than 40 papers in international journals and conferences. His research is related with the parallelization and optimisation of numerical simulations, mainly in PDEs solvers, inverse problem simulations, ab-initio molecular dynamics codes, plasma physics codes and different types of optimisation codes (non-linear optimisation, stochastic optimisation).
Team:
Georg Huhs
Stephan Mohr
Monica de Mier Torrecilla
Thomas C. Schulthess
ETH ZüricH, CSCS, LCA , Via Trevano 131
6900 Lugano, Switzerland
ph. +41 91 610 82 01

Bio:
Since 1 October 2008 Thomas Schulthess is Director of the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) at Manno. As CSCS director, he is also full Professor of computational physics at ETH Zurich.
Thomas Schulthess studied physics at ETH Zurich and earned his doctorate in 1994 with a thesis on surface physics in which he combined experiment and supercomputing simulations. He subsequently continued his research in the US and published around seventy research papers in the best journals of his field. His research interests are focused on magneto electronics, nanoscience, and transition metal oxide materials, as well as the application of ultra-scale computing in these areas.
Team:
Anton Kozhevnikov
Ilia Sivkov
Carlo Daffara
NodeWeaver S.r.l.
c/o Polo Tecnologico Pordenone Andrea Galvani
Via Roveredo, 20/B
33170 Pordenone (PN)
ph. +39 0434 1573082
fax +39 0434 504410
Bio:
Carlo Daffara is founder and CTO of NodeWeaver, a company that creates open source-based virtualization platforms for small and medium enterprises; formerly head of research and development at Conecta, a consulting firm specializing in open source systems. Italian member of the European Working Group on Libre Software and co-coordinator of the working group on SMEs of the EU ICT task force. Since 1999, works as evaluator for IST programme submissions in the field of component-based software engineering, GRIDs and international cooperation. Since 2000, he is member of the Internet Society (ISOC) working group on public software as part of the group committee, and contributed to the open source part of the article presented by ISOC to Unesco on global trends for universal access to information resources. Coordinator of the open source platforms technical area of the IEEE technical committee on scalable computing, has been coordinator of the Open Source competence center of the DiTeDi digital district.
Has collaborated in the field of cloud and open source economics with UK's JISC and Spain's CENATIC, as well as the creation of the SME open source toolbox in collaboration with Germany's InWent.
Erwin Laure
Director PDC-HPC, Professor, CSC, KTH PDC
Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)
SE-100 44 Stockholm
ph. +46 8-790 65 14
Bio:
Dr. Erwin Laure is the director of PDC-HPC, the High Performance Computing Center at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden.
Prior to this position he was the Technical Director of the EU funded project "Enabling Grids for E-Science in Europe (EGEE)" working at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). After joining CERN in 2002 he worked on data management issues within the EU DataGrid (EDG) project, became the Technical Coordinator of EDG, and coordinated the middleware re-engineering activities in the first phase of EGEE.
He holds a PhD in Business Administration and Computer Science from the University of Vienna, Austria and his research interests include grid computing with a focus on data management in grid environments as well as programming environments, languages, compilers and runtime systems for parallel and distributed computing.
Team:
Gilbert Netzer
Fabrizio Magugliani
E4 Computer Engineering spa
Viale Martiri della Libertà 66
42019 Scandiano (RE), Italy
ph. +39 0522 991811
fax +39 0522 991803
Bio:
Fabrizio Magugliani joined E4 Computer Engineering in 2009 and since 2016 is Strategic Planning and Business Development Manager.
At E4, Fabrizio Magugliani is responsible for the creation of valuable business strategies in the newest fields of HPC and AI and for the development of strategic partnerships within the IT ecosystem. He is also the major point of reference for any European and International project related to HPC, which the company decides to join.
After his Degree in Aerospace Engineering, Fabrizio Magugliani worked for some key players in the HPC and in the Aerospace markets, covering many important executive roles, both in Italy and in the US.
Ivan Girotto
ICTP - Strada Costiera, 11
I - 34151 Trieste Italy
ph. +39 040 2240 111
Bio:
Ivan Girotto is appointed at the Abdus Salam, International Centre for Theoretical Physics as High-Performance Computing (HPC) Application Specialist. With more than ten years of experience Ivan Girotto has previously served, as computational scientist, at national supercomputing centres such as CINECA, and later at the Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC). Today at ICTP, Ivan is co-director and lecturer in number of international workshops and advanced schools as well as in other programs for education and training on parallel programming for scientific computing and HPC (i.e., the joint SISSA/ICTP Master program in HPC). His main activity at the ICTP remains to conduit and support the world-wide community to efficient research production on platforms for high-performance computing.
Team:
Ralph Gebauer