Giovanni NASTASI

Fixed-term Assistant Professor of Mathematical physics [MAT/07]

Dr. Giovanni Nastasi is a research fellow in mathematical physics at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of the University of Catania. He was a postdoctoral research fellow from 2019 to 2021 at the same department. He achieved the Ph.D. in 2020 with a thesis on "Modeling and simulation of charge transport in graphene", supervisor Prof. V. Romano. He achieved a master's degree in mathematics in 2016 with a thesis on "Monte Carlo simulation for charge transport in graphene", advisor Prof. V. Romano.
His research interests concern mathematical models and simulations for charge transport in low dimensional structures and for field-effect transistors.

Education

  • PhD in Mathematics and Computer Science
    Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Catania, Italy
    Achievement: 17/03/2020
    Further certification: Doctor Europaeus
    Thesis: Modeling and simulation of charge transport in graphene, supervisor Prof. V. Romano

  • Master Degree in Mathematics
    University of Catania, Italy
    Mark: 110/110 with honours
    Achievement: 07/10/2016
    Thesis: Monte Carlo simulation for charge transport in graphene, advisor Prof. V. Romano

  • Bachelor Degree in Mathematics
    University of Catania, Italy
    Mark: 110/110
    Achievement: 21/11/2012
    ​Thesis: Mathematical models for the study of epidemics, advisor Prof. G. Mulone
     

Positions

  • From 01/01/2022 to today. Research Fellow of Mathematical Physics
    Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Catania, Italy
  • From 04/11/2019 to 31/12/2021. Postdoctoral Research Fellow of Mathematical Physics
    Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Catania, Italy
     

Academic Qualifications

  • National Academic Qualification as Associate Professor
    Field: 01/A4 - Mathematical Physics
    Validity: from 31/05/2021 to 31/05/2031
     

Teaching activity

  • Introduction to scientific coding in Python, PhD Program in Assessment and Mitigation of Urban and Territorial Risks, University of Catania, Italy, academic year 2020/2021.
  • Analytical Methods for Engineering 2, Degree Course in Building Engineering-Architecture, University of Catania, Italy, academic years: 2019/2020, 2020/2021, 2021/2022 and 2022/2023.
  • Co-teaching of Mathematical Physics I, Degree course in Mathematics, University of Catania, Italy, academic years: 2021/2022 and 2022/2023.
  • Co-teaching of Mathematical Methods for Engineering, Master Degree Course in Structural and Geotechnical Civil Engineering, University of Catania, Italy, academic year 2022/2023.
  • Co-teaching of Mathematical and Statistical Methods for Applications II, Master Degree Course in Mathematics, University of Catania, Italy, academic year 2021/2022.
  • Subject Expert of Mathematical and Statistical Methods for Applications I/II and Advanced Mathematical Physics, Master Degree Course in Mathematics, University of Catania, Italy, Validity: 2020-2022.
  • Subject Expert of Mathematical Methods for Engineering, Master Degree Course in Structural and Geotechnical Civil Engineering, University of Catania, Italy, Validity: 12/2019-12/2023.
  • Co-supervisor of several master degree theses in Mathematics.
     

Research stays

  • From 21/11/2022 to 24/11/2022 at the Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy, Research stay with the supervision of Prof. L. Barletti.
  • From 16/11/2022 to 18/11/2022 at the Università degli Studi di Pavia, Italy, Research stay with the supervision of Prof. M. Zanella.
  • From 14/05/2019 to 01/06/2019 at the Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France, Research stay with the supervision of Prof. C. Negulescu.
  • From 06/03/2019 to 16/04/2019 at the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany, Research stay with the supervision of Prof. A. Borzì.
  • From 15/10/2018 to 15/12/2018 at the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany, Research stay with the supervision of Prof. A. Borzì.
  • From 14/05/2018 to 18/05/2018 at the Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy, Research stay with the supervision of Prof. L. Barletti.
  • From 10/01/2018 to 02/03/2018 at the Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France, Research stay with the supervision of Prof. C. Negulescu.
  • From 28/03/2017 to 02/04/2017 at the Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France, Research stay with the supervision of Prof. C. Negulescu.
     

Seminars held

  • Simulation of a GNR-FET, SCEE 2022 International Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 11–14 July 2022.
  • Simulation of a GNR-FET, ECCOMAS 2022 Conference, Oslo, Norway, 5–9 June 2022.
  • Mathematical models for the spread of COVID-19, CIMAT DAYS 2021, Università degli Studi di Catania, Italy, 30 September - 1 October 2021.
  • Direct simulation of charge transport in graphene nanoribbons, SIMAI 2020+2021, Università degli Studi di Parma, Italy, 30 August - 3 September 2021 (online).
  • Direct simulation of charge transport in graphene nanoribbons, The Legacy of Carlo Cercignani: from Kinetic Theory to Turbulence Modeling, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, 24 - 28 May 2021 (online).
  • Direct simulation of charge transport in graphene nanoribbons, ECMI 2021 Conference, Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany, 13 - 15 April 2021 (online).
  • Modeling and simulation of charge transport in graphene, XLV Summer School on Mathematical Physics, 31 August - 9 September 2020, Ravello (SA), Italy.
  • Simulation of a novel DG-GFET, 16 - 20 February 2020, SCEE 2020, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
  • Simulation of graphene field effect transistors, 15 - 19 July 2019, ICIAM 20019, Valencia, Spain.
  • Numerical Solutions of the Semiclassical Boltzmann Equation for Bipolar Charge Transport in Graphene, 10 - 14 June 2019, WASCOM 2019, Maiori (SA), Italy.
  • Simulation of double gate graphene field effect transistors, 26 September 2018, SCEE 2018, Taormina (ME), Italy.
  • Discontinuous Galerkin method for the simulation of bipolar charge transport in graphene, 2 July 2018, SIMAI 2018, Roma, Italy.
  • High-field mobility in graphene on substrate with a proper inclusion of the Pauli exclusion principle, 28 November 2017, New Approaches to Study Complex Systems, Messina, Italy.
  • High-field mobility in graphene on substrate with a proper inclusion of the Pauli exclusion principle, 10 October 2017, AMATH 2017, Catania, Italy.
  • Charge transport in graphene on substrates, XLII Summer School on Mathematical Physics, 6 September 2017, Ravello (SA), Italy.
     

Organization of congresses

  • CIMAT DAYS 2021, 29 September - 1 October 2021, Università degli Studi di Catania, Italy (member of the scientific committee).
  • Minisimposium "Charge transport in low dimensional structures" presso il convegno SIMAI 2020+2021, 30 August - 3 September 2021, Università degli Studi di Parma, Italy.
  • SCEE 2018, The 12th International Conference on Scientific Computing in Electrical Engineering, 23--27 September 2018, Taormina (ME), Italy (local organizer).
  • AMATH 2017, Advance in Mathematics for Technology 2017, 9 - 11 October 2017, Catania, Italy (local organizer).
     

​Involvement in research projects

  • Coordinator of "Progetto Giovani GNFM 2020" of the Gruppo Nazionale di Fisica Matematica (GNFM) of INdAM
    Title: Trasporto di cariche e fononi in strutture a bassa dimensione
  • Participation in the project "H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action"
    Title: Analog/Mixed Signal Back End Design Automation based on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Techniques (AMBEATion)
  • Participation in the project "Pia.ce.ri 2020/2022", Università degli Studi di Catania
    Title: Developing a Computational Framework for Quantum Information and Communication Technologies (Q-ICT)
  • Participation in the project "Progetto Giovani GNFM 2019" of the Gruppo Nazionale di Fisica Matematica (GNFM) of INdAM
    Title: Modelli matematici, numerici e simulazione del trasporto di cariche e fononi in grafene e strutture a bassa dimensione
  • Participation in the project "Galileo 2018" of the Università Italo Francese
    Title: Modelli cinetici classici e quantistici e loro limiti idrodinamici: aspetti tecnici e applicativi
  • Participation in the project "Piano della Ricerca 2016/2018 - Linea di intervento 2", Università degli Studi di Catania
    Title: Metodi gruppali e umbrali per modelli di diffusione e trasporto
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Mathematical models for charge transport in low dimensional materials: semiclassical Boltzmann equations, drift-diffusion models, hydrodynamical models.
Simulations with Monte Carlo, Discontinuous Galerkin and finite differences methods.
Models and simulations for field effect transistor devices.
Deterministic and stochastic models with simulations for epidemics.