• Theoretical Chemistry
• Surface Physics
• Fortran, Python
Francesco studied Chemistry, obtaining both a BSc and a MSc from the University of Milan. During his studies, he became interested in the use of computer simulations to model chemical processes. He carried out part of his master project in the Theoretical Chemistry group at Leiden University, where he then stayed for his PhD and for a postdoc. He then moved to EPFL (Switzerland), where he has worked as a postdoc in the Materials Science department.
During his career, he developed and applied computational methods to perform quantum-mechanical simulations of reactions at surfaces, mostly exploiting high-performance computing. More recently, he has worked on the development of algorithms to model electrochemical interfaces using continuum solvation approaches.