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Ongoing research and more

Short CV


2014–2017 Master of Science (Condensed Matter Physics)

Università di Bologna, Italy

2011–2014 Bachelor of Science (Physics)

Università di Bologna, Italy




SS-PFM and PFM scan on a PVDF-TrFE nanofiber deposited on

Au substrate with +20 kV,


a-b) polarization and piezoresponse hysteresis loops,


c-d-e) height, piezoresponse and EFM phase images acquired after two poling processes with opposite voltage, negative in the high part of the fiber and positive in the middle.


Italian (mother tongue)

English (fluent)

Spanish (good user)



Beach Volley





Publications in International Journals

Gate-tuneable and chirality-dependent charge-to-spin conversion in Tellurium nanowires, Francesco Calavalle, Manuel Suárez-Rodríguez, Beatriz Martín-García, Annika Johansson, Diogo C. Vaz, Haozhe Yang, Igor V. Maznichenko, Sergey Ostanin Aurelio Mateo-Alonso, Andrey Chuvilin, Ingrid Mertig, Marco Gobbi, Fèlix Casanova, Luis E. Hueso, Nat. Mater. (2022).

Tailoring superconductivity in large-area monolayer NbSe2 via self-assembled molecular adlayers, Francesco Calavalle, Paul Dreher, Ananthu P. Surdendran,Wen Wan, Melanie Timpel,Roberto Verucchi,Celia Rogero, Thilo Bauch, Floriana Lombardi, Fèlix Casanova, Marco Vittorio Nardi, Miguel M. Ugeda, Luis E. Hueso and Marco Gobbi, Nano Lett 2021, 21, 1, 136–143,

Real-space observation of vibrational strong coupling between propagating phonon polaritons and organic molecules, Andrei Bylinkin, Martin Schnell, Marta Autore, Francesco Calavalle, Peining Li, Javier Taboada-Gutitierrez, Song Liu, James H. Edgar, Felix Casanova, Luis E. Hueso, Pablo Alonso-Gonzalez, Alexey Y. Nikitin, Rainer Hillenbrand, Nature Photonics 15, 197 (2021).

Strong interfacial exchange field in a heavy metal/ferromagnetic insulator system determined by spin Hall magnetoresistance, Juan M. Gomez-Perez, Xian-Peng Zhang, Francesco Calavalle, Maxim Ilyn, Carmen González-Orellana, Marco Gobbi, Celia Rogero, Andrey Chuvilin, Vitaly N. Golovach, Luis E. Hueso, F. Sebastian Bergeret, Fèlix Casanova,

Piezoelectric and Electrostatic Properties of Electrospun PVDF‐TrFE Nanofibers and their Role in Electromechanical Transduction in Nanogenerators and Strain Sensors

Francesco Calavalle, Marco Zaccaria, Giacomo Selleri, Tobias Cramer, Davide Fabiani, Beatrice Fraboni, Macromol. Mater. Eng. 2020, 2000162

Room-temperature operation of a molecular spin photovoltaic device on transparent substrate,

Kaushik Bairagi, David Garcia Romero, Francesco Calavalle, Sara Catalano, Elisabetta Zuccatti, Roger Llopis, Fèlix Casanova, Luis E. Hueso, Advanced Materials 2020,


Tuning Ambipolarity in a Polymer Field Effect Transistor using Graphene electrodes, Kaushik Bairagi, Sara Catalano, Francesco Calavalle, Elisabetta Zuccatti, Roger Llopis, Fèlix Casanova, Luis E. Hueso, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2020,

Top Dielectric Induced Ambipolarity in an n-channel dual-gated Organic Field Effect Transistor, Kaushik Bairagi, Elisabetta Zuccatti, Francesco Calavalle, Sara Catalano, Subir Parui, Roger Llopis, Frank Ortmann, Felix Casanova, Luis E Hueso, Issue 33, 2019 Journal of Materials Chemistry C

Conference presentations

Tailoring Superconductivity in Large-Area Single-Layer NbSe2 via Self-Assembled Molecular Adlayers. F. Calavalle, P. Dreher, A. P. Surdendran, W. Wan, M. Timpel, R. Verucchi, C. Rogero, T. Bauch, F. Lombardi, F. Casanova, M. Vittorio Nardi, M. M. Ugeda, L. E. Hueso, M. Gobbi, 5th Graphene Workshop (Basel, Switzerland), 1 - 3 November 2021.Talk.

Tailoring superconductivity in large-area monolayer NbSe2 via self-assembled molecular adlayers, 2020 Joint Conference of the Condensed Matter Divisions of EPS CMD and RSEF GEFES (Madrid, Spain). August 31st to September 4th, 2020.  Online. Talk.

In-device Molecular Spectroscopy of Metal/Organic Semiconductors Interfaces, poster, ESONN'18 Grenoble, France, August 26-September 16, 2018

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