Silvia Picozzi

Scientist in charge

Silvia Picozzi is responsible of NFFA theory branch. She has experience in materials modeling (mostly simulations based on density functional theory, DFT) on a variety of systems, ranging from semiconductor interfaces to beyond-DFT approaches, from organic crystals to diluted magnetic semiconductors, from Heusler alloys to multiferroics and magnetoelectrics. She has been mainly active in the field of cross-coupling phenomena, with simulations aimed at discovering and optimizing microscopic mechanisms at play in multifunctional materials.


1998 - Ph.D. in Materials Science at the University of Camerino, Italy

1994 - Physics Degree at the University of L'Aquila, Italy



Within NFFA
Our Research
Chem. Rev., 121, 5, 2816–2856, (2021)
Angle, Spin, and Depth Resolved Photoelectron Spectroscopy on Quantum Materials
P.D.C. King, S. Picozzi, R.G. Egdell, G. Panaccione
Our Research
Nat. Commun., 11, 5784, (2020)
Spontaneous skyrmionic lattice from anisotropic symmetric exchange in a Ni-halide monolayer
D. Amoroso, P. Barone, S. Picozzi
Involved NFFA technique:
Our Research
Phys. Rev. Materials, 4, 025006, (2020)
Direct insight into the band structure of SrNbO3
C. Bigi, P. Orgiani, J. Slawinska, J. Fujii, J.T. Irvine, S. Picozzi, G. Panaccione, I. Vobornik, G. Rossi, D. Payne, and F. Borgatti
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