Former Postdoctoral Fellow
Phone: (404) 385-8182
Dr. Lucas Viani
He graduated with a B.S. in physics from the University of Campinas in
2004, and got his M.S. also in physics at the University of São Paulo in
2006 (supervised by Prof. Maria Cristina dos Santos). In 2007 he joined
the group of Roberto Lazzaroni at the University of Mons where he got in
2010 his Ph.D. in chemistry, supervised by Jérôme Cornil and Johannes
Gierschner within the framework of the european RTN Nanomatch. He was a
postdoctoral fellow in the group of Jean-Luc Brédas at Georgia Institute
of Technology until be beginning of 2012, and is currently a
postdoctoral fellow in the group of Benedetta Mennucci at the University
of Pisa inserted in the ERC-starting grant EnLight.
His research interests deal with the theoretical characterization of
the electronic and optical properties of organic conjugated compounds,
as well as the nature and dynamics of charge and electronic excitations
among conjugated molecules.
He is also interested in developing methods for visualization and
analysis of molecular properties and dynamics. He is the developer of
the software MView.
1. ”Spatial and electronic correlations in PE545 light-harvesting
L. Viani, C. Curutchet, and B. Mennucci., J. Phys. Chem. Letters
2013, 4, 372.
2. “Spatial control of 3D energy transfer in supramolecular
nanostructured host-guest architectures”
L. Viani, L. P. Tolbod, M. Jazdzyk, G. Patrinoiu, F. Cordella, A. Mura,
G. Bongiovanni, C. Botta, D. Beljonne, Jérôme Cornil, M. Hanac, H.J.
Egelhaaf, and J. Gierschner, J. Phys. Chem. B (Letter) 2009, 133, 10566.
3. “An Oligomer Study on Small Band Gap Polymers”
B. P. Karsten, L. Viani, J. Gierschner, J. Cornil, and R. A. J.
Janssen, J. Phys. Chem. A 2008, 112, 10764.