Domenico Corona

PhD Student in Physics - XXXVIII cycle

Department of Physics, University of Rome Tor Vergata and INFN, Via della Ricerca Scientifica 1, 00133 Rome, Italy.

Domenico Corona was born in Rome in 1998, and he graduated high school from the Liceo Classico “Francesco Vivona”. He received his B.Sc. in Chemistry from the Sapienza University of Rome in 2020, with a thesis in Physical Chemistry supervised by Prof. Dr. Sergio Brutti. DC earned his M.Sc. in Materials Science ( Summa Cum Laude ) from the University of Rome Tor Vergata in 2022, with a thesis in Solid State Physics supervised by Prof. Dr. Olivia Pulci and Dr. Francesco Buonocore. DC obtained his M.Eng. in Photonics ( Masterkolloquium: 1.0 ) from the TH Wildau (DE) in 2023, with a thesis in Nano- und Oberflächenphysik supervised by Prof. Dr. Carolin Schmitz-Antoniak and Prof. Dr. Olivia Pulci.

In 2022, DC was a Research Intern at the Department of Energy Technologies and Renewable Sources of the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA, TERIN-ICT-HPC Lab); working on solid-state electrolytes interfaces with Dr. Francesco Buonocore and Dr. Massimo Celino.

In 2023, DC was a MSCA Early Stage Researcher at the Quantum Systems and Nanomaterials Group of the University of Exeter (UK) and at MaxLLG Ltd., within the frame of the DiSeTCoM Project (H2020-MSCA-RISE-2018, G.A. ID: 823728); working on opto-valleytronics in 2D materials with Prof. Dr. Mikhail Portnoi and Dr. Eros Mariani.

Since 2021, DC has been a Scientific Associate at the Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN, CSN4); since 2022, he has been a PhD Student in Physics, member of the Condensed Matter Theory Group and of the University Centre for Computation in Science and Technology (CAST), concurrently a Young Researcher at the European Theoretical Spectroscopy Facility (ETSF) and a Member of the Mediterranean Institute of Fundamental Physics (MIFP). DC is the winner of 5 merit-based scholarships as Teaching and Laboratory Assistant; of an Erasmus+ Scholarship; and the PI of 2 CINECA ISCRA Projects. His current focus is on HPC in Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, for Advanced Energy Materials.



  • 2022, Online - EuroCC National Competence Centre Sweden (ENCCS) Workshop: "Efficient materials modelling on HPC with QUANTUM ESPRESSO, Yambo and BigDFT". Hands-on sessions for efficient exploitation of HPC resources using QUANTUM ESPRESSOYambo, and BigDFT.
  • 2023, Rome (IT) - MaX Centre of Excellence School: "Ab Initio Many-Body Perturbation Theory: From Equilibrium to Time-Resolved Spectroscopies and Nonlinear Optics". Hands-on sessions led by the main developers of the codes Yambo and Cheers. Poster presentation.
  • 2023, Strasbourg (FR) - European Materials Research Society (E-MRS) 2023 Spring Meeting & 40th Anniversary. Poster presentation at the Energy Materials Symposium "Advanced sustainable materials for energy applications".
  • 2023, Zaragoza (ES) - European Theoretical Spectroscopy Facility (ETSF) - 19th YRM. Oral presentation at the Session "Quantum Computing in Condensed Matter".
  • 2023, Online - California Institute of Technology (Caltech) Workshop on Perturbo, software package for ab initio calculations of electron interactions, transport, and nonequilibrium dynamics. Hands-on sessions led by the developer team of the code PERTURBO.
Teaching in the Physics Department
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