Andrea Perucchi

I held my Master's 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. After winning as a PI, the FIRB Futuro in Ricerca 2010 grant no. RBFR10PSK4 "TeraFermi - A THz beamline at the FERMI Free-Electron-Laser", I led the project for the construction of the TeraFERMI beamline for THz non-linear and pump-probe studies. I am now responsible for the TeraFERMI beamline operation. 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 130 publications in international journals (Scopus h-index 26) and 2 book chapters.


November 2015 - present Senior 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.

Conference Organisation

• Special session Nanophotonic tools for exploring low-energy excitations in nanomaterials at META2019 - The 10th International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics, Lisbon (P), 23 -26 July 2019

• LEES2018 - Low Energy Electrodynamics of Solids Portonovo (AN), 24-29 June 2018

• Smaller and Faster: Infrared and Terahertz Spectral-Imaging at the Nanoscale with Synchrotron Radiation and Free Electron Laser Sources Trieste, 1-2 December 2016

• SCSR2014 - Novel Superconductors and Synchrotron Radiation Trieste, 10-11 December 2014

• THz2012 - New Sources for Terahertz Research Trieste, 4-5 October 2012

• HP Italia 2012 - 5th Italian Workshop on High-Pressure Science Trieste, 12-13 March 2012

• WIRMS 2011 - 6th Workshop on Infrared Spectroscopy and Microscopy with Accelerator- Based Sources Trieste, 4-8 September 2011


• Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee for ELBE (Dresden)

• Member of Proposal Review Panels for ELBE, Soleil, Diamond, CLS

• Member of the WIRMS conference International Advisory Committee

Recent selected publications

P. Di Pietro et al., "Spectroscopic Evidence of a Dimensionality-Induced Metal-to-Insulator Transition in the Ruddlesden-Popper Lan+1NinO3 n+1 Series", ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, in press (2021)

P. Di Pietro et al., "Terahertz Tuning of Dirac Plasmons in Bi2Se3 Topological Insulator", Physical Review Letters, 124, 226403 (2020)

X. Jin et al., "Reshaping the phonon energy landscape of nanocrystals inside a terahertz plasmonic nanocavity", Nature Communications, 9, 763 (2018)

S. Di Mitri et al., "Coherent THz Emission Enhanced by Coherent Synchrotron Radiation Wakefield", Scientific Reports, 8, 11661 (2018)

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)

last update March 02, 2021, at 11:16 AM by Andrea Perucchi