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A.F. is a theoretical/computational physicist studying solid state properties by ab-initio and model approaches. His scientific activity is at the forefront of computational modeling and design of materials with strong potential in future microelectronic, spintronic, and energy conversion technology;

lately his main research themes include lead-halide perovskites for photovoltaic solar cells and 2D electron gas oxide heterostructures for quantum technologies; a large portion of his activity has been devoted to the development of advanced energy functional theories addressed to improve the accuracy of the ab-initio treatment for strong-correlated and localized-electron systems such as molecules and nanoparticles.