Andrea Piovano

Office350, ILL 4 3rd floor
Phone+33 (0)4 76 20 75 25


IN3 Instrument First-Responsible

IN8 Instrument Co-Responsible

Research Interests

  • Neutron spectroscopy in condensed matter physics.
  • Supported metal nanoparticle catalysis
  • Lattice dynamics in disordered oxides,
  • Lattice dynamics and magnetic excitations interplay in superconductors
  • Density functional theory and for lattice dynamics analysis
  • Ab-initio molecular dynamics to study diffusion and disordering affects

Technical Developments

  • Development of new instrumentation for neutron scattering (triple axis spectrometers).
  • Experimental techniques: Neutron spectroscopy, X-ray absorption spectroscopy, IR, Raman, adsorption isotherms, TPD

Computational/theoretical methods

Ab-initio molecular dynamics simulations, density functional theory calculations. Extensive use of of Monte-Carlo ray-tracing simulations.

Top five publications

1 E. Vottero, M. Carosso, M. Jiménez-Ruiz, R. Pellegrini, E. Groppo, A. Piovano, Carbon, 169 , 357-369 (2020).

2 T. Tejsner, A. Piovano, A. Tutueanu, A. T. Romer, B. O. Wells, J. C. Grivel, M. Boehm and L. Udby, Physical Review B 101 (10), 6 (2020).

3 J. R. Peet, C. A. Fuller, B. Frick, M. M. Koza, M. R. Johnson, A. Piovano and I. R. Evans, Journal of American Chemical Society 141 (25), 9989-9997 (2019).

4 M. Carosso, E. Vottero, A. Lazzarini, S. Morandi, M. Manzoli, K. A. Lomachenko, M. J. Ruiz, R. Pellegrini, C. Lamberti, A. Piovano and E. Groppo, ACS Catalysis 9 (8), 7124-7136 (2019).

5 D. J. Voneshen, K. Refson, E. Borissenko, M. Krisch, A. Bosak, A. Piovano, E. Cemal, M. Enderle, M. J. Gutmann, M. Hoesch, M. Roger, L. Gannon, A. T. Boothroyd, S. Uthayakumar, D. G. Porter and J. P. Goff, Nature Materials 12 (11), 1027-1031 (2013).

List of Publications