Current EU-funded projects

The Physics Division is involved in several EU-funded projects in various research fields including sustainable energy development, material modelling, synthesis and characterization, and information and communication technologies.

Currently active projects

Research area: Material Physics and Nanoscience (MC Doctoral Networks)

The Physics Division is involved in the European ETN project EUSpecLab HORIZON-MSCA-2021-DN-01. The main objective of the EUSpecLab project is to form the next generation of theoretical materials scientists (physicists and chemists). They will be able, both in academic and industrial laboratories, to spearhead the calculation, understanding and prediction of the properties of matter by exploiting the full potential of cutting-edge spectroscopies and materials informatics. We will bridge the gaps between industrial processes, technological progress, and theoretical understanding, especially at the quantum (microscopic) level. The Researchers will learn specific skills in both inter-sectoral and inter-disciplinary translation. The project will be active in the next 4 years 2022-2026.

Research area: Information and Communication Technology

The Physics Division is involved in the QUARTET (Quantum Readout Techniques and Technologies) project. The Unicam principal  investigator is Prof. Stefano Mancini with Prof. David Vitali as main collaborator. QUARTET is EU funded FET-Open project involving six Academic Institutions and one private company across Europe. It started on November 2019 and will last till October 2022.

Dr. Irene Marzoli is a member of the Management Committee of the COST Action CA17113 "Trapped Ions: Progress in classical and quantum applications". The COST Action CA17113 supports Europe-wide collaborations and knowledge exchange on trapped ions and their applications, from quantum computers to novel magnetic sensors. These emerging quantum technologies have the potential to revolutionise our daily life. The program ends on April 2022.

Recent projects

Research area: Cosmology

Prof. Stefano Mancini participates to the COST Action CANTATA (Cosmology and Astrophysics Network for Theoretical Advances and Training Actions). This is a research program that considers the possibility to go beyond General Relativity at ultraviolet (quantum gravity) and infrared (cosmology) scales, scenarios on which Einstein’s theory fails. The project started at the end of 2016 and will involve researchers from 26 different countries till the end of 2020.

Research area: Energy (Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy)

The Physics Division is involved in the SIRBATT (Stable Interfaces for Rechargeable Batteries) project. The Unicam principal investigator is Prof. A. Di Cicco, with Prof. R. Gunnella, Dr. M. Minicucci, and Dr. F. Nobili, R. Tossici (Chemistry Division) as main collaborators. SIRBATT is a European funded FP7 multisite collaborative project. It consists of 12 partners from across Europe and includes six universities, five industry partners and one research institute. The kick-off meeting took place in Aveiro (Portugal, 29-30 Sept 2013), and other events are planned for the forthcoming years. See Google plus and Link to SIRBATT videos on youtube.

Research area: FET (Future and Emerging Technology) - ICT (Information and Communication Technology)

Prof. David Vitali of the Physics Division coordinates the FP7-FET STREP Project "iQUOEMS" (Interfacing quantum optical, electrical and mechanical systems) involving other five European Universities,  The UNICAM node is formed by the Quantum Optics and Quantum Information group  involving also G. Di Giuseppe, N. Malossi, I. Marzoli, R. Natali, P. Tombesi and four phd students. The project started in October 1st 2013 and the kick-off meeting took place in Camerino on January 11 2014.

Research area: FET (Future and Emerging Technology) - ICT (Information and Communication Technology)

Prof. Stefano Mancini of the Physics Division is vice-coordinator of the FP7-FET STREP Project "TOPDRIM" (Topology driven methods for complex systems) involving other five European Universities. The UNICAM node is formed by the Quantum Mechanics and Information Theory group and the Formal Methods group of the Computer Science Division. The project started on October 2012, the 1st.

Research area: Materials, Physics and Nanosciences (MPNS)

The Physics Division participates to the COST project EUSpec (Modern Tools for Spectroscopy on Advanced Materials: a European Modelling platform). Prof. A. Di Cicco and Prof. R. Gunnella (local responsible) participates to this action. The project started in June 2014 and brings together the expertise of experts working in the science of advanced materials in order to build and provide modeling of  sophisticated spectroscopy experiments performed at advanced radiation sources (ARS) as well as at academic and industrial research laboratories.

Research area: Materials, Physics and Nanosciences (MPNS)

Irene Marzoli, member of the Physics Division, is Vice-Chair of the COST Action MP10001 "Ion Traps for Tomorrow's Applications". The Action is running from January 2011 to December 2014. The focus of the Action is on trapped atomic and molecular ions and to their manyfold applications, ranging from metrology, e.g. GPS navigation systems, to determination of fundamental constants, from quantum information to chemical reactions at ultralow temperatures.

Research area: European Marie Curie Actions - FP7

The Physics Division is involved in the Initial Training Network (ITN) Marie Curie Project "Cavity Quantum Optomechanics" (cQOM) which is coordinated by École Politechnique Fédérale Lausanne, and consists of 10 nodes (8 universities and 2 companies, IBM and Attocube). The UNICAM node is coordinated by D. Vitali and involves G. Di Giuseppe, R. Natali, and two phd students. The project started in June 1st 2012 and will end on May 31st 2016.