Team

SciarrinoProf. Fabio Sciarrino
Principal Investigator
fabio.sciarrino[at]uniroma1.it
Full Professor – Dipartimento di Fisica
Senior fellow – Scuola Superiore di Studi Avanzati Sapienza (SSAS)

Fabio Sciarrino is Full Professor at the Physics Department of the University of Rome La Sapienza and Senior Research Fellow at the International School for Advanced Studies Sapienza, SSAS. He is Principal Investigator of the Quantum Information Lab, Department of Physics, Sapienza University of Rome (www.quantumlab.it). His main expertise is experimental quantum optics, computation and quantum information, and foundations of quantum mechanics. In recent years his research activity has focused on the implementation of quantum information protocols via integrated photonic circuits. He has received several awards, including the “Le Scienze per la Fisica” Medal together with the “Medal of the Presidency of the Republic”, the “Sapio Junior Award for Italian Research”. He is author of more than 150 publications in international journals (with more than 25 publications on Nature and Science journals) and over 150 invited presentations to national and international conferences. He teaches the Optical Laboratory (3rd year Bachelor’s Degree in Physics) and Quantum Information (2nd year Master’s Degree in Physics).

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SpagnoloDr Nicolò Spagnolo
Lecturer
nicolo.spagnolo[at]uniroma1.it

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.

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Dr Gonzalo Carvacho 
Post-doc
gonzalo.carvacho[at]uniroma1.it

Gonzalo Carvacho graduated in 2014 at the University of Concepción. In 2017 he received his PhD in Sapienza University of Rome with a thesis on “Multiphoton hybrid systems and their applications in quantum information and quantum communication”. After his PhD, he has been working as a post-doctoral researcher in the Quantum Information Lab. His research activities have been focused on foundational and practical implications of quantum causality with different photonic platforms.


Dr Ilaria Gianani
Post-doc
ilaria.gianani[at]uniroma3.it

Ilaria Gianani graduated in 2011 at the Sapienza University of Rome. She then obtained her PhD in the Ultrafast Group of Prof. Ian A. Walmsley at the University of Oxford, with a thesis on a new metrology technique for the characterisation of ultrashort pulses with spectral nulls. In 2016 she joined the New Quantum Optics Group led by Prof. Marco Barbieri at Università degli Studi Roma Tre as a post-doctoral researcher, working mainly on quantum metrology and on the control of time-frequency correlations in SPDC sources.


Iris AgrestiDr Iris Agresti
Post-doc
iris.agresti[at]uniroma1.it

Iris Agresti graduated in 2016 at the Sapienza University of Rome. She then obtained her PhD in 2019, after working in the Quantum Information Group of Prof. Fabio Sciarrino. Her PhD thesis dealt with the task of certifying quantum technologies. In detail, on one hand, she studied certification techniques based on machine learning and, on the other, resorting to device-independent protocols. After getting her PhD, she became a Post-Doc researcher within the Quantum Information Group and she is currently working on quantum causality, with the aim of designing device-independent protocols applied to quantum networks and also to study the superposition of causal orders.


Emanuele Polino

Dr Emanuele Polino
Post-doc
emanuele.polino[at]uniroma1.it

He graduated in Nov 2016 at the Sapienza Università di Roma and obtained the PhD in Feb 2020. Currently working on photonic technologies for quantum foundations studies and quantum information tasks.  In particular he worked on: fundamental tests on wave-particle duality of photons, realization of quantum network, quantum metrology, generation, transmission and measurement of quantum states of light carrying Orbital Angular Momentum, and realization of entangled photons sources.


Dr Mariana R. Barros
Post-doc
marianarodriguesbarros[at]gmail.com

Mariana R. Barros graduated in 2008 at the Federal University of Minas Gerais. In 2010 she received her master’s degree from the same University and, in 2015, she received her doctorate degree at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, with an internship at the Université Paris Diderot -Sorbonne Paris Cité. She worked as a research assistant at National University of Singapore in 2010 and, after her Phd, she worked as a post-doctorate researcher at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (2017 – 2018) and at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (2018 – 2019). She has experience in Physics, focusing on Quantum Optics, acting on the following subjects: Quantum Information, Modular Variables, Quantum Computation, Parametric Down Conversion and Integrated Quantum Optics.


PensaGiuliana Pensa
Project manager
giuliana.pensa[at]uniroma1.it

Project support to the management of the EU FET project CANCER SCAN (2019-2024). Previously 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

 Andrea Geraldi
3rd year PhD student
andrea.geraldi[at]uniroma1.it

Currently working on quantum optics, focusing on the implementation of all-optical Quantum Walks for simulating different kinds of diffusive behaviours of quantum systems. He graduated in October 2017 at the Sapienza Università di Roma.

Davide Poderini
3rd year PhD student
davide.poderini[at]uniroma1.it

Currently working on quantum optics applied to causal modeling and inference in quantum systems. He graduated in July 2017 at the Sapienza Università di Roma.

Mauro Valeri
3rd year PhD student
mauro.valeri91[at]gmail.com

Currently investigating quantum metrology on photonic devices, exploiting machine learning techniques. He graduated in May 2017 at the Sapienza Università di Roma

Chiara Esposito
2nd year PhD student
c.esposito[at]uniroma1.it

Currently working on a test for genuine multi-photon indistinguishability for boson sampling applications. She graduated in May 2018 at the Università degli studi di Napoli “Federico II”.

Alessia Suprano
2nd year PhD student
alessia.suprano[at]hotmail.it

Currently working on quantum optics for implementation and exploitation of quantum walks in the orbital angular momentum degree of freedom of photons.  She graduated in October 2018 at the Sapienza Università di Roma.

Francesco Hoc
1st year PhD student
francesco.hoch[at]uniroma1.it

Currently working on integrated photonic chip, focusing on new automatic characterization and new control method.  He graduated in October 2019 at the Università of Pisa.

Alessandro Laneve
1st year PhD student
alessandro.laneve
[at]uniroma1.it

Currently working on quantum optics, focusing on the theoretical and experimental analysis of super-diffusive processes by all-optical implementation of Quantum Walks. He graduated in October 2019 at the Sapienza Università di Roma.

 


milaniGiorgio Milani
Technician
giorgio.milani[at]uniroma1.it

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


Undergraduate studentsimages

Anita Camillini

 

 

Beatrice Polacchi

 

 

Andres F. Duran Hernandez 

 

 

Luca Castello 

 


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
Currently working as PostDoc in the University of Innsbruck, he received his PhD in Sapienza with a thesis on Implementation of integrated photonic experiments towards scalable quantum technologies. 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.

Dr. Vincenzo D’Ambrosio
Currently working as Researcher in the University of Naples “Federico II”, he received his PhD in Sapienza with a thesis on Photonic high dimensional systems and their applications in fundamental quantum mechanics, quantum information and quantum communication. His activity as post-doc in Sapienza primarily focused on the orbital angular momentum of light and its applications in quantum information and communication.

Dr. Chiara Vitelli
Currently working at Italian Power Exchange, she received her PhD in Sapienza University. Her activity as post-doc primarily focused on integrated optical circuits for investigation of quantum information protocols and quantum simulation.

Dr. Linda Sansoni
Currently working as school professor in Italy. Her activity as post-doc primarily focused on integrated optical circuits, quantum foundations and quantum information protocols.

Dr. Eleonora Nagali
Currently working as Policy Officer at EU Agency of the Cooperation of Energy Regulators, she received her PhD in Sapienza and her activities as post-doc primarily focused on the orbital angular momentum of light and its applications in quantum information and communication.   

Dr. Alvaro Cuevas Seguel
Currently working as PostDoctoral Researcher at ICFO-institut de ciencies fotoniques, he received his PhD in Sapienza University with a thesis on Polarization and frequency entanglement for experiments in bulk and integrated optic. His activities as Post-doc primarily focused on experimental observation of non-markovianity and its applications in quantum information protocols.

Taira GiordaniDr Taira Giordani 
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.


Former master students

Francesco Andreoli
Flavio Baccari
Innocenzo De Marco
Valerio Di Giulio
Sabrina Emiliani
Francesco Graffitti
Luca Innocenti
Ludovico Latmiral
Alessandro Lumino
Lorenzo Magrini
Michele Mancusi
Guglielmo Marchese
Valerio Muredda
Matteo Pompili
Giulia Rubino
Marco Romano
Luca Santodonato
Raffaele Silvestri
Mattia Verducci
Enrico Vignola