Back to list

Andrea Tomadin

Post Doc


Via Morego 30, 16163 Genova, Italy


I was born in Cormons (Italy) in 1982. From 2001 to 2006 I studied at the University of Pisa (Italy) while attending the prestigious excellence school Scuola Normale Superiore. I graduated in Physics in 2006. I received my PhD in Physics in March 2010 from Scuola Normale Superiore, under the supervision of Prof. Rosario Fazio, with a thesis on "Dynamical Instabilities in Quantum Many-Body Systems." Then, I worked as a postdoc for two years at the Institute of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information in Innsbruck (Austria) in the group of Prof. Peter Zoller where I studied photonic properties of nonlinear cavity arrays and mechanical resonators in the quantum regime. From February 2012 to March 2016 I worked as a postdoc at the NEST laboratory ("National Enterprise for nanoScience and nanoTechnology") in Pisa, in the group of Prof. Marco Polini. Since April 2016 I have continued my postdoc with Prof. Polini at the IIT ("Italian Institute of Technology") in Genova. In these last years, I have focused my research on optoelectronic and transport properties of graphene and other two-dimensional materials.

I have coauthored about 30 publications in peer-reviewed international journals including Science (1 paper), Nature Communications (1 paper) and Physical Review Letter (4 papers). According to ISI Web of Science, my h-index is 18 and my publications have been cited more than 800 times. Several publications result from collaborations with experimental groups in Cambridge, Manchester, Milan, and Pisa.



Nanotechnology Optoelectronics Graphene


Since April 2016 | Workpackage Optoelectronics of the Graphene Flagship by the European Commission, in the group of Prof. Marco Polini.

April 2015 - March 2016 | Progetto Premiale 2012 "ABNANOTECH - Atom-based nanotechnology," led by Prof. Marco Polini.

February 2012 - January 2015 | Project FIRB, Bando Futuro e Ricerca 2010 "Plasmoni e dispositivi Terahertz nel grafene - PLASMOGRAPH," led by Prof. Marco Polini.



Selected Publications

A. Tomadin, D. Rossini, and R. Fazio, "Strongly correlated polaritons in nonlinear cavity arrays" in Quantum Simulations with Photons and Polaritons: Merging Quantum Optics with Condensed Matter Physics, Quantum Science and Technology Series, edited by D.G. Angelakis, Springer (2017).

A. Arcangeli, F. Rossella, A. Tomadin, J. Xu, D. Ercolani, L. Sorba, F. Beltram, A. Tredicucci, M. Polini, and S. Roddaro, "Gate-tunable spatial modulation of localized plasmon resonances" Nano Lett. 16, 5688-5693 (2016).

D.A. Bandurin, I. Torre, R. Krishna Kumar, M. Ben Shalom, A. Tomadin, A. Principi, G.H. Auton, E. Khestanova, K.S. Novoselov, I.V. Grigorieva, L.A. Ponomarenko, A.K. Geim, and M. Polini, "Negative local resistance due to viscous electron backflow in graphene" Science 351, 1055-1058 (2016).

E. van Veen, S. Yuan, M.I. Katsnelson, M. Polini, and A. Tomadin, "Quantum transport in Sierpinski carpets" Phys. Rev. B 93, 115428 (2016).

K.A. Guerrero-Becerra, A. Tomadin, and M. Polini, "Resonant tunneling and the quasiparticle lifetime in graphene/boron nitride/graphene heterostructures" Phys. Rev. B 93, 125417 (2016).

B. Van Duppen, A. Tomadin, A.N. Grigorenko, and M. Polini, "Current-induced birefringent absorption and non-reciprocal plasmons in graphene" 2D Materials 3, 015011 (2016).

A. Tomadin, A. Principi, J.C.W. Song, L.S. Levitov, and M. Polini, "Accessing phonon-polaritons in hyperbolic crystals by angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy" Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 087401 (2015).

I. Torre, A. Tomadin, R. Krahne, V. Pellegrini, and M. Polini, "Electrical plasmon detection in graphene waveguides" Phys. Rev. B 91, 081402(R) (2015).

I. Torre, A. Tomadin, A.K. Geim, and M. Polini, "Non-local transport and the hydrodynamic shear viscosity in graphene" Phys. Rev. B 92, 165433 (2015).

A. Tomadin, G. Vignale, and M. Polini, "Corbino disk viscometer for 2D quantum electron liquids" Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 235901 (2014).

A. Tomadin, F. Guinea, and M. Polini, "Generation and morphing of plasmons in graphene superlattices" Phys. Rev. B 90, 161406(R) (2014).

A. Tomadin, and M. Polini, "Theory of the plasma-wave photoresponse of a gated graphene sheet" Phys. Rev. B 88, 205426 (2013).

A. Tomadin, D. Brida, G. Cerullo, A.C. Ferrari, and M. Polini, "Non-equilibrium dynamics of photo-excited electrons in graphene: collinear scattering, Auger processes, and the impact of screening" Phys. Rev. B 88, 035430 (2013).

D. Brida, A. Tomadin, C. Manzoni, Y.J. Kim, A. Lombardo, S. Milana, R.R. Nair, K.S. Novoselov, A.C. Ferrari, G. Cerullo, and M. Polini, "Ultrafast collinear scattering and carrier multiplication in graphene" Nature Commun. 4, 1987 (2013).

A. Tomadin, A. Tredicucci, V. Pellegrini, M. S. Vitiello, and M. Polini, "Photocurrent-based detection of Terahertz radiation in graphene" Appl. Phys. Lett. 103, 211120 (2013).

M. Gibertini, A. Tomadin, F. Guinea, M.I. Katsnelson, and M. Polini, "Electron-hole puddles in the absence of charged impurities" Phys. Rev. B 85, 201405(R) (2012).

A. Tomadin, S. Diehl, M.D. Lukin, P. Rabl, and P. Zoller, "Reservoir engineering and dynamical phase transitions in optomechanical arrays" Phys. Rev. A 86, 033821 (2012).

D. Marcos, A. Tomadin, S. Diehl, and P. Rabl, "Photon condensation in circuit quantum electrodynamics by engineered dissipation" New J. Phys. 14, 055005 (2012).

A. Tomadin, S. Diehl, and P. Zoller, "Nonequilibrium phase diagram of a driven and dissipative many-body system" Phys. Rev. A 83, 013611 (2011).

S. Diehl, A. Tomadin, A. Micheli, R. Fazio, and P. Zoller, "Dynamical phase transitions and instabilities in open atomic many-body systems" Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 015702 (2010).

M. Gibertini, A. Tomadin, M. Polini, A. Fasolino, and M.I. Katsnelson, "Electron density distribution and screening in rippled graphene sheets" Phys. Rev. B 81, 125437 (2010).

A. Tomadin, V. Giovannetti, R. Fazio, D. Gerace, I. Carusotto, H.E. Tureci, and A. Imamoglu, "Signatures of the superfluid-insulator phase transitions in laser-driven dissipative nonlinear cavity arrays" Phys. Rev. A 81, 061801(R) (2010).

A. Tomadin, and R. Fazio, "Many-body phenomena in QED-cavity arrays" J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27, 130-136 (2010).

R. Fazio, and A. Tomadin, "Quantum simulators and quantum design" Il Nuovo Saggiatore 26, 5-9 (2010).

M. Polini, A. Tomadin, R. Asgari, and A.H. MacDonald, "Density functional theory of graphene sheets" Phys. Rev. B 78, 115426 (2008).

A. Tomadin, M. Polini, M.P. Tosi, and R. Fazio, "Nonequilibrium pairing instability in ultracold Fermi gases with population imbalance" Phys. Rev. A 77, 033605 (2008).

A. Tomadin, R. Mannella, and S. Wimberger, "Many-body Landau-Zener tunneling in the Bose-Hubbard model" Phys. Rev. A 77, 013606 (2008).

A. Zenesini, C. Sias, H. Lignier, Y. Singh, D. Ciampini, O. Morsch, R. Mannella, E. Arimondo, A. Tomadin, and S. Wimberger, "Resonant tunneling of Bose-Einstein condensates in optical lattices" New J. Phys. 10, 053038 (2008).

A. Facchini, S. Wimberger, and A. Tomadin, "Multifractal fluctuations in the survival probability of an open quantum system" Physica A 376, 266-274 (2007).

A. Tomadin, R. Mannella, and S. Wimberger, "Many-body interband tunneling as a witness of complex dynamics in the Bose-Hubbard model" Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 130402 (2007).

A. Tomadin, R. Mannella, and S. Wimberger, "Can quantum fractal fluctuations be observed in an atom-optics kicked rotor experiment?" J. Phys. A: Math. Gen. 39, 2477-2491 (2006).



IIT's website uses the following types of cookies: browsing/session, analytics, functional and third party cookies. Users can choose whether or not to accept the use of cookies and access the website.
By clicking on further information, the full information notice on the types of cookies used will be displayed and you will be able to choose whether or not to accept cookies whilst browsing on the website.
Further information
Accept and close

I numeri di IIT

L’Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) è una fondazione di diritto privato - cfr. determinazione Corte dei Conti 23/2015 “IIT è una fondazione da inquadrare fra gli organismi di diritto pubblico con la scelta di un modello di organizzazione di diritto privato per rispondere all’esigenza di assicurare procedure più snelle nella selezione non solo nell’ambito nazionale dei collaboratori, scienziati e ricercatori ”.

IIT è sotto la vigilanza del Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca e del Ministero dell'Economia e delle Finanze ed è stato istituito con la Legge 326/2003. La Fondazione ha l'obiettivo di promuovere l'eccellenza nella ricerca di base e in quella applicata e di favorire lo sviluppo del sistema economico nazionale. La costruzione dei laboratori iniziata nel 2006 si è conclusa nel 2009.

Lo staff complessivo di IIT conta circa 1440 persone. L’area scientifica è rappresentata da circa l’85% del personale. Il 45% dei ricercatori proviene dall’estero: di questi, il 29% è costituito da stranieri provenienti da oltre 50 Paesi e il 16% da italiani rientrati. Oggi il personale scientifico è composto da circa 60 principal investigators, circa 110 ricercatori e tecnologi di staff, circa 350 post doc, circa 500 studenti di dottorato e borsisti, circa 130 tecnici. Oltre 330 posti su 1400 creati su fondi esterni. Età media 34 anni. 41% donne / 59 % uomini.

Nel 2015 IIT ha ricevuto finanziamenti pubblici per circa 96 milioni di euro (80% del budget), conseguendo fondi esterni per 22 milioni di euro (20% budget) provenienti da 18 progetti europei17 finanziamenti da istituzioni nazionali e internazionali, circa 60 progetti industriali

La produzione di IIT ad oggi vanta circa 6990 pubblicazioni, oltre 130 finanziamenti Europei e 11 ERC, più di 350 domande di brevetto attive, oltre 12 start up costituite e altrettante in fase di lancio. Dal 2009 l’attività scientifica è stata ulteriormente rafforzata con la creazione di dieci centri di ricerca nel territorio nazionale (a Torino, Milano, Trento, Parma, Roma, Pisa, Napoli, Lecce, Ferrara) e internazionale (MIT ed Harvard negli USA) che, unitamente al Laboratorio Centrale di Genova, sviluppano i programmi di ricerca del piano scientifico 2015-2017.

IIT: the numbers

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) is a public research institute that adopts the organizational model of a private law foundation. IIT is overseen by Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca and Ministero dell'Economia e delle Finanze (the Italian Ministries of Education, Economy and Finance).  The Institute was set up according to Italian law 326/2003 with the objective of promoting excellence in basic and applied research andfostering Italy’s economic development. Construction of the Laboratories started in 2006 and finished in 2009.

IIT has an overall staff of about 1,440 people. The scientific staff covers about 85% of the total. Out of 45% of researchers coming from abroad 29% are foreigners coming from more than 50 countries and 16% are returned Italians. The scientific staff currently consists of approximately 60 Principal Investigators110 researchers and technologists350 post-docs and 500 PhD students and grant holders and 130 technicians. External funding has allowed the creation of more than 330 positions . The average age is 34 and the gender balance proportion  is 41% female against 59% male.

In 2015 IIT received 96 million euros in public funding (accounting for 80% of its budget) and obtained 22 million euros in external funding (accounting for 20% of its budget). External funding comes from 18 European Projects, other 17 national and international competitive projects and approximately 60 industrial projects.

So far IIT accounts for: about 6990 publications, more than 130 European grants and 11 ERC grants, more than 350 patents or patent applications12 up start-ups and as many  which are about to be launched. The Institute’s scientific activity has been further strengthened since 2009 with the establishment of 11 research nodes throughout Italy (Torino, Milano, Trento, Parma, Roma, Pisa, Napoli, Lecce, Ferrara) and abroad (MIT and Harvard University, USA), which, along with the Genoa-based Central Lab, implement the research programs included in the 2015-2017 Strategic Plan.