Politecnico is at the top of the world rankings of universities also thanks to the frontier scientific research it carries out in its laboratories. The protagonists of this Italian record are the approximately 3,500 scientists and researchers of Politecnico. Among the hottest topics are obviously those related to the systemic transformation towards climate neutrality; and then, the world of digital, space exploration, life sciences, the movements embraced by the New European Bauhaus, the new frontiers in the study of matter... In particular, young researchers inject new life into the research system and grow innovative scientific strands. Politecnico invests in activities aimed precisely at encouraging young scientists of excellence to join in. Among many, this year we welcome twelve new young researchers who are among the best of their generation. They are here at Politecnico di Milano thanks to the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) fellowship programme. Let us introduce them... in alphabetical order.
CHIARA TROVATELLO has chosen to bring her project to the Poli because extremely competitive research in the field of non-linear optics and ultrafast spectroscopy are flagships for Politecnico di Milano. Her project applies them to the study of two-dimensional materials (such as graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides and van der Waals heterostructures): it combines materials science, non-linear optics and quantum optics to unveil nanoscale integrated light sources, with possible impact on the future of secure quantum communications, creating new protocols and advanced technologies for ever faster and more energy saving communications.