- Post-doctoral researcher
Dr. Francesc Malet Giralt studied Physics at the University of Barcelona (Spain). In 2008, he obtained his PhD degree at the same university, with a thesis on the ground-state and far-infrared-response properties of semiconductor nanostructures. For these studies, he made use of Density Functional Theory (DFT) as main theoretical tool.
In 2009, Malet Giralt joined the group of Prof. dr. Stephanie Reimann at Lund University (Sweden) as a post-doctoral researcher, where he started to work on the field of ultracold atomic gases. Despite their very different nature, these systems share many analogies with semiconductor nanostructures, related, for example, to the occurrence of persistent currents, vortex structures, interaction-blockade effects and many other interesting phenomena.
In 2012, Malet Giralt moved to the Netherlands to work as a post-doctoral researcher at the Theoretical Chemistry research group, in the group of Dr. Paola Gori-Giorgi. His research focuses on the development and application of a new DFT methodology, able to overcome the difficulties encountered by the standard approaches when dealing with strongly-correlated systems. For this project he has been awarded a Marie Curie 2-year postdoctoral fellowship.