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.

mario-ciampiniDr Mario Arnolfo Ciampini

Currently working on developing quantum information and simulation protocols using path-polarization hyperentangled photons, focused in particular on quantum thermodynamics and cluster state manipulation and analysis. He graduated in 2013 at the Sapienza Università di Roma.

Fulvio FlaminiDr Fulvio Flamini

Currently working on the development of photonic technologies for quantum simulation and quantum communication protocols. He graduated in 2013 at the Sapienza Università di Roma.

PensaGiuliana Pensa
Project manager

Project manager of the EU project Marie Curie Initial Training Network PICQUE since 2013 and of the EU FET-ProActive project QUCHIP  since 2015, 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

Gonzalo CarvachoGonzalo Alfredo Carvacho Vera
3rd year PhD student

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).

RabSyed Adil Rab
3rd year PhD student and PICQUE ESR

Currently 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. He graduated in July 2012 at the University of Edinburgh (UK).

Niko ViggianielloNiko Viggianiello
3rd year PhD student

Currently working 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. He graduated in 2014 at the Sapienza Università di Roma.

Iris AgrestiIris Agresti
1st 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
1st 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
1st year PhD student


milaniGiorgio Milani

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

Undergraduate studentsimages

Valerio di Giulio

Alessandro Luminoa-lumino

Davide PoderiniDavide Poderini

Matteo Pompili

   Raffaele Silvestri

Mauro ValeriMauro Valeri


Former members

BentivegnaDr Marco Bentivegna

Marco Bentivegna received his PhD in Sapienza with a thesis on Boson Sampling. His work is now primarly focused  on the use of integrated optical circuits for investigation of quantum information protocols and
quantum simulation.