Nicola Cattabiani



Nicola Cattabiani was born in 1983 in Brescia. He received his B.Sc in Astronomy at the University of Padua with a thesis entitled “The Problem of Irreversibility and the Cosmological Solution”, an investigation on the nature and origin of the Second Law of Thermodynamics.
He received his M.Sc in Applied Physics (Nanotechnology Program) at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg – Sweden, with the thesis “Landau Damping at the Nanoscale”. The thesis consists in a quantal formulation of Localized Surface Plasmon damping and it includes a Density Functional Theory computation of the electronic structure of a metallic nanoparticle.
Since November 2014 he is a PhD student at the Sensor Laboratory. His current activity focuses on plasmonic nanomaterials for Gas Sensing and Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy.
Other research interests include Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory, Pattern Formation in Diffusion-Reaction Systems and Catalysis, Functional Programming and Pitch-Class Set Theory.