Andrea Perucchi

I obtained my Master degree in Physics at University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 2001, and the Ph.D. in Natural Science at ETH Zurich in 2005. In the same year I joined the Elettra synchrotron in Trieste (Italy), in charge of infrared and THz based activities in condensed matter at the SISSI beamline. I am now responsible for the new free-electron-laser based THz beamline TeraFERMI for pump-probe studies. My research interests span from Strongly Correlated Electron Systems to Low-Dimensional materials, Charge-Density-Wave, Superconductivity, Spin Liquids, Colossal and Giant Magnetoresistance, Oxide Heterostructures, Plasmonics. I am the author of over 100 publications on international journals (Scopus h-index:21) and 2 book chapters.

I was born in Rome the 21st of August 1975. I am married with Elisabetta and I have three kids: Giulio, Giovanni and Giacomo.


November 2015 - present Scientist Elettra - Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A.
July 2013 - November 2015 Research Scientist INSTM
July 2007 - June 2013 Scientist Elettra - Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A.
July 2005 - June 2007 Post-Doc (Assegno di Ricerca) CNR-INFM-COHERENTIA


February 2005 PhD in Natural Sciences at ETH Zurich
  Advisor: Prof. Dr. L. Degiorgi
  Electrodynamic Response of Broken Symmetry Ground States
September 2001 Laurea in Physics, University of Rome La Sapienza
  Advisor: Prof. P. Calvani
  Infrared Spectroscopy of Manganites Reduced in Oxygen

Experimental techniques

Optical Spectroscopy, Infrared Synchrotron Radiation, Infrared Spectroscopy under Extreme Experimental Conditions (High Pressures, Low Temperatures, High Magnetic Fields), THz Coherent Synchrotron Radiation, Ultra-fast THz Spectroscopy with Free- Electron-Lasers.


FIRB Futuro in Ricerca 2010 grant no. RBFR10PSK4 (Principal Investigator) "TeraFermi - A THz beamline at the FERMI Free-Electron-Laser"

Recent selected publications

F. Giorgianni et al., Strong nonlinear terahertz response induced by Dirac surface states in Bi2Se3 Topological Insulator, Nature Communications, 11421 (2016)

M. Mitrano et al., Possible light-induced superconductivity in K3C60 at high temperature, Nature 530, 461 (2016)

P. Di Pietro et al., Spectral weight redistribution in (LaNiO3)n/(LaMnO3)2 superlattices from optical spectroscopy, Physical Review Letters 114, 156801 (2015)

A. Toma et al., Squeezing terahertz light into nanovolumes: Nanoantenna enhanced terahertz spectroscopy (NETS) of semiconductor quantum dots, Nano Letters, 15, 386 (2015)

L. Baldassarre et al., The strength of electron electron correlation in Cs3C60, Sc. Rep. 5, 15240 (2015)

M. Mitrano et al., Pressure-Dependent Relaxation in the Photoexcited Mott Insulator ETF2TCNQ: Influence of Hopping and Correlations on Quasiparticle Recombination Rates, Physical Review Letters, 112, 117801 (2014)

A. Perucchi et al., Electrodynamics of superconducting pnictide superlattices, Applied Physics Letters, 104 222601 (2014)

D. Scelta et al., High Pressure Polymerization in a Confined Space: Conjugated Chain/Zeolite Nanocomposites, Chemistry of Materials, 26, 2249 (2014)

last update August 21, 2017, at 03:57 PM by Andrea Perucchi