Theoretical and computational electronic structure methods: Density-Functional Theory (DFT) and Time-Dependent Density-Functional Theory (TD-DFT); Development of exchange and correlation functionals (GGA,meta-GGA,hybrid and OEP); Quantum and classical embedding techniques; Electronic and optical properties of organic molecules with ab inito, DFT and semiempirical methods.
Apr. 2014 and 2015: Invited professor at Ecole Centrale Paris; 2009-now: Researcher at the Italian National Research Council (CNR); 2008-2009: Postdoc researcher at the National Nanotechnology Laboratory of Lecce (Italy) in the group of Dr. F. Della Sala; 2006-2008 Postdoc researcher at the Max Planck Institut für Kohlenforschung of Mülheim an der Ruhr (Germany) in the group of Prof. W. Thiel; 2006 Ph.D. in "Innovative Materials and Technologies (nanoscience)" at the University of Lecce (Italy); 2002 Graduated cum laude in physics at the university of Bari (Italy).
Latest publications: + The interaction-strength interpolation method for main-group chemistry: benchmarking, limitations, and perspectives - E. Fabiano, P. Gori-Giorgi, M. Seidl, F. Della Sala - J. Chem. Theory Comput. (2016). +Kinetic-energy-density dependent semilocal exchange-correlation functionals - F. Della Sala, E. Fabiano, L. A. Constantin - Int. J. Quantum Chem. (2016). + Hartree potential dependent exchange functional - L. A. Constantin, E. Fabiano, F. Della Sala - J. Chem. Phys. 145, 084110 (2016). + Improving the Property–Function Tuning Range of Thiophene Materials via Facile Synthesis of Oligo/Polythiophene-S-Oxides and Mixed Oligo/Polythiophene-S-Oxides/Oligo/Polythiophene-S,S-Dioxides - F. Di Maria, ￼M. Zangoli, ￼I. E. Palamá, ￼E. Fabiano, ￼A. Zanelli, ￼M. Monari, ￼A. Perinot, ￼M. Caironi, ￼V. Maiorano, ￼A. Maggiore, ￼M. Pugliese, ￼E. Salatelli, ￼G. Gigli, ￼I. Viola, ￼G. Barbarella - Adv. Funct. Mater. (2016). + Synthesis and photovoltaic performance of dibenzofulvene-based organic sensitizers for DSSC - A. L. Capodilupo, R. Giannuzzi, G. A. Corrente, L. de Marco, E. Fabiano, A. Cardone, G. Gigli, G. Ciccarella - Tetrahedron 72, 5788 (2016). + Accurate Kohn–Sham ionization potentials from scaled-opposite-spin second-order optimized effective potential methods - S. Śmiga, ￼F. Della Sala, ￼A. Buksztel, ￼I. Grabowski, ￼E. Fabiano - J. Comput. Chem. 37, 2081 (2016).