Associate professor: Zeila Zanolli

Zeila Zanolli
Zeila Zanolli

Utrecht University

Condensed Matter and Interfaces group


Leader of pillar 1
Member of pillar 3
Member of pillar 4
Short Biography

Zeila Zanolli focuses on the first principles simulation of quantum materials, covering electronic, magnetic, transport and many-body exciton physics. She demonstrated that magnetism and topological features can be controlled by proximity interaction at interfaces. Her team develops and uses real-time dynamics of many-body excitations to predict spin decoherence mechanisms. She was a recipient of a Ramon y Cajal (2017) and Marie Curie IEF (2012) fellowships. She was elected fellow (2017) and board member (treasurer 2018) of the Young Academy of Europe, and steering committee member of the European Theoretical Spectroscopy Facility (2018).

Publications in QuMat

Characterization of the edge states in colloidal Bi2Se3 platelets
Jesper R. Moes, Jara F. Vliem, Pedro M. M. C. de Melo, Thomas C. Wigmans, Andrés R. Botello-Méndez, Rafael G. Mendes, Ella F. van Brenk, Ingmar Swart, Lucas Maisel Licerán, Henk T. C. Stoof, Christophe Delerue, Zeila Zanolli, Daniel Vanmaekelbergh
Nano Letters 24, 17 5110–5116 (2024)
Microscopic understanding of the in-plane thermal transport properties of 2H transition metal dichalcogenides,
R. Farris, O. Hellman, Z. Zanolli, D. Saleta Reig, S. Varghese, P. Ordejón, K.-J. Tielrooij, M. J. Verstraete
Phys. Rev. B 109, 125422 (2024)
Excitonic response in transition metal dichalcogenide heterostructures from first principles: Impact of stacking, twisting, and interlayer distance
R. Reho, A. R. Botello-Méndez, D. Sangalli, M. J. Verstraete, Zeila Zanolli
Phys. Rev. B 110, 035118 (2024)
The impact of valley profile on the mobility and Kerr rotation of transition metal dichalcogenides
Thibault Sohier, Pedro M M C de Melo, Zeila Zanolli, Matthieu Jean Verstraete
2D Mater. 10, 25006 (2023)
High-throughput analysis of Fröhlich-type polaron models
Pedro Miguel M. C. de Melo, Joao C. de Abreu, Bogdan Guster, Matteo Giantomassi, Zeila Zanolli, Xavier Gonze, Matthieu J. Verstraete
npj Computational Materials 9, 147 (2023)
Carbynes connected to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons as potential carriers of diffuse interstellar bands
Zeila Zanolli; Osman Barış Malcıoğlu; Jean-Christophe Charlier
Astronomy & Astrophysics 675, L9 (2023)
Independent and coherent transitions between antiferromagnetic states of few-molecule systems
Claire Besson, Philipp Stegmann, Michael Schnee, Zeila Zanolli, Simona Achilli, Nils Wittemeier, Asmus Vierck, Robert Frielinghaus, Paul Kögerler, Janina Maultzsch, Pablo Ordejón, Claus M. Schneider, Alfred Hucht, Jürgen König, Carola Meyer
Physical Review B 107, 245414 (2023)
A pre-time-zero spatiotemporal microscopy technique for the ultrasensitive determination of the thermal diffusivity of thin films
Varghese S, Mehew J D, Block A, Reig D S, Woźniak P, Farris R, Zanolli Z, Ordejón P, Verstraete M J, Van Hulst N F, Tielrooij K-J
Review of Scientific Instruments 94(3), 34903 (2023)
Electrical control of spin-polarized topological currents in monolayer WTe2
Jose H. Garcia, Jinxuan You, Mónica García-Mota, Peter Koval, Pablo Ordejón, Ramón Cuadrado, Matthieu J. Verstraete, Zeila Zanolli, Stephan Roche
Phys. Rev. B 106, L161410 (2022)
Tuning the topological band gap of bismuthene with silicon-based substrates
Pablo Ordejón Nils Wittemeier and Zeila Zanolli
Journal of Physics: Materials 5, 3 (2022)

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