Matteo Calandra Buonaura

Full professor

Department of Physics

Via Sommarive, 14 - 38123 Povo
tel. 0461 282037
m.calandrabuonaura[at]unitn [dot] it

Born in 1971.

1995 Laurea in Theoretical Physics at University of Parma, summa cum laude, Supervisor Prof. Enrico Onofri

1999 PhD in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics at the Internationa School for Advanced Studies (Trieste), Supervisor Prof. Sandro Sorella.

Academic career and teaching activities

Matteo Calandra Buonaura is full professor at University of Trento since  February 2020. He also holds an appointment as Directeur de Recherche de première classe at CNRS (Centre Nationale de la Recherche), Sorbonne Université, Paris, France. After his PhD in 1999 at International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), he has been postdoc at Max Planck Institut fur Festkorperforschung in Stuttgart, until february 2002. In 2002 he held a postdoc position at Université P. et M. Curie, in Paris, where he was hired in 2003 as Chargé de Recherche CNRS. He was promoted Directeur de Recherche in 2009.

Since 2002 he has taught Physics at different levels: Mechanics (first year) at Université de Marne La Vallée, Transport in Nanostructures (Master Level), Theoretical physics of two dimensional crystals (Master Level) and Theory of vibrational properties in solids and nanostructures (Master level).

Research interests

Condensed matter theory, Theoretical foundation of advanced spectroscopy, Superconductivity, Quantum Materials, Density functional theory, Structural, electronic and Vibrational properties of solids, Charge Density Waves, Graphene and 2D materials, Ferroelectrics, Thermoelectrics, Strongly Anharmonic Solids, Systems at extreme conditions, Hydrogen rich materials. My group website can be found here:

Research work

Matteo Calandra has published  120 papers on international peer reviewed journals, for a total of more than 16500 citations (source Web of Science, more than 21800 on google scholar). He has published, 2 Natures, 1 Nature Physics, 1 Nature Nanotechnology, 3 Nanoletters, 1 ACS NANO, 20 Physical Review Letters, 1 Review of Modern Physics. He gave more than 40 Invited or keynote speaker presentations at international conferences. He has been awarded 4 PRACE supercomputing grants as principal investigator and he is member of the Graphene Flagship consortium and of the IIT Graphene Labs.

A full publication list can be obtained in google scholar

The most recent results are available on his personal web page: