Francesco M. D. PELLEGRINO

Researcher of Physics of matter [FIS/03]
Office: DFA 215
Phone: 5399
Office Hours: Monday from 15:00 to 18:00 | Thursday from 15:00 to 18:00 It is advisable to contact me to verify that for an institutional/personal commitment the consultation hours have been moved

I work as a Researcher of Condensed Matter Physics at the Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of Catania, Italy.


2013 Ph.D. in Matter Physics (Scienze Fisiche della Materia), University of Roma 3. Discussion of thesis “Electronic properties of strained graphene”.

2009 Master’s Degree in Physics, University of Catania, obtained with the mark 110/110 cum laude.

2010 Diploma di secondo livello, Scuola Superiore di Catania, obtained with the mark 70/70 cum laude.

Professional Experience

March 2016 - 11 months postdoctoral fellowship at Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa (Italy), on “Solid State Fluidics“.

March 2016 - 1 year postdoctoral fellowship at CNR - Istituto Nazionale di Nanoscienze, Pisa (Italy), on “Hydrodynamic transport, ripples and charge puddles in corrugated graphene“.

January 2016 - 2 months postdoctoral fellowship at CSFNSM - Dept of Physics and Astronomy, University of Catania (Italy), on “Theory of transport in two-dimensional materials”.

January 2013 - 3 years postdoctoral fellowship at Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa (Italy), on “Theoretical study of the interaction of radiation with matter in atomic crystals of graphene and in other two-dimensional electron gases in strong coupling regime“.

July 2009 - 5 months research collaboration with the Dept of Physics and Astronomy, University of Catania (Italy), on “Theoretical and numerical analysis of impurity effects in graphene”.


2019 - "Giovan Pietro Grimaldi" Award of the Accademia Gioenia.

2013 - "Alfredo di Braccio" Award of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, young scientist prize in physics.

2012 - "Giuliano Preparata" Award of the Italian Society of Physics (SIF), for "his theoretical research about graphene, in particular about the effects of impurities and strain on its electronic and transport properties".


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Insegnamenti tenuti presso altri dipartimenti nell'anno accademico 2018/2019

    Corso di laurea in Electronic Engineering - 1 Year
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My research interests concern theoretical physics of condensed matter, with particular reference to low-dimensional solid-state systems. The most part of my research activity has focused on the study of electronic and optical properties of graphene and graphene-related compounds, addressed to both fundamental physics and applied physics for new devices. Over the years, I have developed good skills in both analytical and numerical approaches, and I frequently supported theoretically different international experimental groups.


I am involved in scientific dissemination events, such as Pint of Science and the European Researchers' Night.