SciarrinoProf. Fabio Sciarrino
Principal Investigator
Associate Professor – Dipartimento di Fisica
Junior fellow – Scuola Superiore di Studi Avanzati Sapienza (SSAS)

Associate professor in the Department of Physics. Graduated in Physics in 2000 at the University of Naples “Federico II”. He received his PhD in 2004 with a thesis in experimental quantum optics, with contributions on quantum teleportation and cloning. He has received several awards, including Premio Sapio Junior per la Ricerca Italiana, the Medal “Le Scienze in Fisica” with the “Medal of the Presidency of the Republic”, Award Sapienza Ricerca. Since 2009, Fabio Sciarrino has obtained fundings for the University of Roma “La Sapienza” as principal investigator for a total amount of more than 3.500.000 euros (approx. 3.100.000 from Europe and 400.000 from Italy). In 2012 he was awarded an ERC grant Starting Grant-Consolidator 3D-QUEST ( He has the lecture in Quantum Information and Computation at the University “La Sapienza”.
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SpagnoloDr Nicolò Spagnolo

Nicolò Spagnolo graduated in 2008 at the Sapienza Università di Roma. In 2012 he received his PhD with a thesis on the generation, manipulation, and characterization of multiphoton quantum optical states, with applications in fundamental tests of quantum mechanics and in quantum information protocols. After his PhD, he has been working as a post-doctoral researcher in the Quantum Information lab. His research activities have been focused on the experimental implementation of multiphoton quantum information and quantum simulations protocols with different photonic platforms.

Gonzalo CarvachoDr Gonzalo Alfredo Carvacho Vera

Currently working on quantum optical manipulation, like the orbital angular momentum of light and its applications in quantum information and communication, and quantum foundations such as Bell-like tests with multiphoton generation. He graduated in 2014 at the Universidad de Concepcion (Chile).

PensaGiuliana Pensa
Project manager

Project manager of the EU project Marie Curie Initial Training Network PICQUE (2013-2017) and of the EU FET-ProActive project QUCHIP  (2015-2018), both coordinated by the University of Rome La Sapienza. Previously project manager of the EU FET project PHORBITECH, coordinated by the University of Naples Federico II.

PhD students

Iris AgrestiIris Agresti
3rd year PhD student

Currently working on quantum optics and quantum information, focusing on boson sampling and its validation methods. She graduated in October 2016 at the Sapienza Università di Roma.

Taira Giordani

Taira Giordani
3rd year PhD student

Currently working on photonic devices for the implementation of boson sampling and its validation methods. She graduated in Nov 2016 at the Sapienza Università di Roma.

Emanuele Polino

Emanuele Polino
3rd year PhD student


Andrea Geraldi
2nd year PhD student


Davide Poderini
2nd year PhD student


Mauro Valeri
2nd year PhD student


Chiara Esposito
1st year PhD student


Alessia Suprano
1st year PhD student


milaniGiorgio Milani

Technician responsible for the security measures of the Quantum Information Lab.

Undergraduate studentsimages

Michele Mancusi
Marco Romano
Enrico Vignola

Former members

mario-ciampiniDr Mario Arnolfo Ciampini
Currently working at Quantum Optics, Quantum Nanophysics and Quantum Information in Vienna, he received his PhD in Sapienza. His activity as post-doc in Sapienza focused on developing quantum information and simulation protocols using path-polarization hyperentangled photons, focused in particular on quantum thermodynamics and cluster state manipulation and analysis.


BentivegnaDr Marco Bentivegna
Currently working as Associated Editor of Nature Commincations, he received his PhD in Sapienza with a thesis on Boson Sampling. His activity as post-doc in Sapienza primarly focused  on the use of integrated optical circuits for investigation of quantum information protocols and quantum simulation.


Fulvio Flamini

Dr Fulvio Flamini
Graduated in 2013 at Sapienza, his activity as post-doc in Sapienza focused on the development of photonic technologies for quantum simulation and quantum communication protocols.


RabDr Syed Adil Rab
Currently working in Quantum Modelling at Cogisen, he received his PhD  in Sapienza as Marie Curie ITN fellow working on integrated photonic devices for quantum information and simulation experiments with use of quantum walks techniques, with parallel work in quantum sensing with superconducting single photon detectors.


Niko ViggianielloDr Niko Viggianiello
Currently working as Biology Application Specialist at Crisel Instruments srl, he received his PhD  in Sapienzaworking on on quantum optics, quantum information and integrated photonics. Focusing on topics dealing with validation of quantum information algorithms and benchmark speed-up protocols able to study the limits of quantum computational supremacy.