Chiara Trovatello


Chiara Trovatello received the Master of Science in Engineering Physics (Nanophysics and Nanotechnology) with 110/110 cum laude from Politecnico di Milano (2016). She did her Ph.D. within the Graphene Flagship network under the supervision of Prof. Giulio Cerullo, and received the title of Ph.D. in Physics cum laude from PoliMI (2020), with a doctoral thesis entitled “Ultrafast Spectroscopy of 2D Materials and Related Heterostructures”. Her research activity focuses on ultrafast spectroscopy and nonlinear optics of low dimensional materials (graphene, TMDs and van der Waals heterostructures). During her Ph.D. research activity she visited the University of Wurzburg in Germany (March 2018), and she was granted with a Marie Curie RISE Fellowship to visit Columbia University (March-September 2019). 

In March 2022, Chiara Trovatello joined Schuck Lab at Columbia University as a Postdoctoral Research Scientist, with the goal of developing and characterizing novel low-dimensional platforms for compact nonlinear and quantum optics, based on engineered stacks of semiconducting TMDs.

She is also Founder and Former President of the OPTICA (formerly OSA) Student Chapter of Milano, Founder and Member of the EPS Young Minds section of Milano, and she was organizer of the EPS Career Event at CLEO EU in 2019 and the Photonics Online Meetup Hub of Milano in 2020.
Passionate photographer, guitar player and scuba diver.

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