Enrico Benassi, PhD
Assistant Professor
Office Phone:
+7 (7172) 709110

Research Interest

Theoretical Spectroscopy and Nonlinear Optics; Electronic and Vibronic Excited States; Theoretical and computational description of the interaction of molecules with surfaces, nanoparticles, aggregates, and solvent; Molecular topology and Bader theory; QM/MM and DFT methods; Properties and dynamics of the excited states; Exciton Transfer; Theoretical studies on energy pseudo-particles and charge particles photo-induced transfer, matrix elements dynamics calculations for such processes; Organic Photo-Voltaics; Nonequilibrium Green’s Functions theory; Quantum molecular electron transport and spintronics; Theoretical and computational studies of the properties of new molecular systems and complex systems of biological, pharmaceutical, medical and technological interest; Computational simulations and software development for scientific calculations.

Selected Publications
Courses Offered

Enrico Benassi received his Ph.D. in theoretical Physical Chemistry-Chemical Physics from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy, with a thesis focused on new theoretical models for the description of the electronic energy transfer and quantum transport in molecular systems. He then spent a few years at the S3 Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology CNR, investigating optomechanical properties of Self-Assembled Monolayers of azo-photoswitchers on noble metal surfaces. He subsequently moved to the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa, where he specialised in the theoretical and computational description of solvent effects and nonlinear optical properties, theories of the electronic structure, and theoretical and computational spectroscopies.