PhD Students

PhD students


Beatrice Polacchi
3rd year PhD student
polacchi.1713287@studenti.uniroma1.it

She graduated in October 2020 at Sapienza Università di Roma under the supervision of prof. Fabio Sciarrino, with a thesis entitled “Experimental robust self-testing of the state generated by a quantum network”. Currently working on quantum causality for the design and experimental implementation of device-independent protocols, to investigate the presence of non-local correlations within different quantum network topologies.


Danilo Zia
3rd year PhD student
zia.1699281[at]studenti.uniroma1.it

Currently investigating the applications of quantum walk dynamics in the orbital angular momentum degree of freedom of the photons using machine learning techniques. He graduated in October 2020 at Sapienza Università di Roma.


Giovanni Rodari
3rd year PhD student
giovanni.rodari[at]uniroma1.it

Currently investigating topics related to the field of Quantum Information Theory, with particular focus on causality and nonlocality, towards possible optical based implementations of quantum networks. He graduated in October 2021 at Sapienza Università di Roma, under the supervision of Prof. Fabio Sciarrino.


Denis Stanev
3rd year PhD student
denis.stanev[at]gssi.it

Currently investigating topics related to the field of Quantum Machine Learning, with a focus on optical based implementations of quantum neural networks. He graduated in October 2021 at Sapienza Università di Roma under the supervision of Prof. Fabio Sciarrino, with a thesis entitled “Quantum Optical Neural Networks”.


Paolo Barigelli
2nd year PhD student
paolo.barigelli[at]uniroma1.it

Graduated in April 2022 at Università degli Studi di Padova under the supervision of prof. Giuseppe Vallone, with a thesis entitled ‘Realization of a Quantum Random Number Generator for Cryptographical application.’ Currently working on entanglement-based Quantum Key Distribution, exploiting a Quantum dot source for fiber and free space links.


Giorgio Minati
1st year PhD student
giorgio.minati[at]uniroma1.it


He graduated in October 2023 in Sapienza University of Rome under the supervision of Prof. Fabio Sciarrino, with a thesis entitled “Quantum Randomness through Causal Modeling”. Currently investigating the manipulation of orbital angular momentum in single photon states, and quantum metrology with squeezed states of light.


Eugenio Caruccio
1st year PhD student
eugenio.caruccio[at]uniroma1.it

Graduated in june 2023 at Sapienza Università di Roma under the supervision of Prof. Fabio Sciarrino. Currently working on the implementation and characterization of a photonic hybrid platform, made up of a single photon source and a photonic integrated circuit.