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People currently working in our group:

Andris Gulans
Markus Scheidgen
Archana Manoharan
Christian Vorwerk
Claudia Draxl
Dmitrii Nabok
Helen Jurscha
Lorenzo Pardini
Maria Troppenz
Nora Illanes Salas
Olga Turkina
Pasquale Pavone
Santiago Rigamonti
Benedikt Hoock
Sven Lubeck
Eric Pierschel
Georg Huhs
Jungho Shin
Konstantin Lion
Martin Kuban
Sebastian Tillack
Axel Hübner
Ka Wai Lau
Saeideh Edalati-Boostan
Fabio Caruso
  • Andris Gulans
  • Markus Scheidgen
  • Archana Manoharan
  • Christian Vorwerk
  • Claudia Draxl
  • Dmitrii Nabok
  • Helen Jurscha
  • Lorenzo Pardini
  • Maria Troppenz
  • Nora Illanes Salas
  • Olga Turkina
  • Pasquale Pavone
  • Santiago Rigamonti
  • Benedikt Hoock
  • Sven Lubeck
  • Eric Pierschel
  • Georg Huhs
  • Jungho Shin
  • Konstantin Lion
  • Martin Kuban
  • Sebastian Tillack
  • Axel Hübner
  • Ka Wai Lau
  • Saeideh Edalati-Boostan
  • Fabio Caruso

Caterina Cocchi

Contact
Prof. Dr. Caterina Cocchi
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin 
Institut für Physik und IRIS Adlershof
Zum Grossen Windkanal 6, 12489 Berlin, Germany
phone: +49 (0)30 2093 66365
e-mail: caterina.cocchi[at]physik.hu-berlin.de


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Short CV
- 4/2017 - present: Juniorprofessor
Physics Department, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
- 1/2013 - 3/2017: Post-doctoral researcher
Physics Department, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
(Group of Prof. C. Draxl)
- 2012: Post-doctoral researcher
"Centro S3", CNR-Istituto Nanoscienze, Modena, Italy
(Group of Prof. E. Molinari)
- 2009 - 2011: PhD student
Physics Department, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
(Supervisor: Prof. E. Molinari)


Main research topics
- theoretical spectroscopy - optical and core-level excitations
- organic materials
- low-dimensional materials
- graphene-based nanostructures

Current projects
- SFB658 "Molecular switches at surfaces" - SFB951 "HIOS - Hybrid inorganic/organic systems for opto-electronics"
- GraFOx "Growth and fundamentals of oxides for electronic applications"
Publications
21. C. Cocchi and C. Draxl,
Understanding effects of packing density and chemical terminations
on the optical properties of azobenzene-functionalized self-assembled monolayers
J. Phys.: Condens. Matter (2017) 10.1088/1361-648X/aa7ca7; arXiv:1706.00579.

20. C. Draxl and C. Cocchi,
Exciting core-level spectroscopy
Int. Tab. Cryst., in print (2017).

19. W. Aggoune, C. Cocchi, D. Nabok, K. Rezouali, M. A. Belkhir, and C. Draxl,
Enhanced light-matter interaction in graphene/h-BN van der Waals heterostructures
J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 8, 1464-1471 (2017).

18. C. Vorwerk, C. Cocchi, and C. Draxl,
Addressing electron-hole correlation of solids:
An all-electron many-body approach from first principles
Phys. Rev. B 95, 155121 (2017).

17. Q. Fu, C. Cocchi, D. Nabok, A. Gulans, and C.Draxl,
Graphene-modulated photo-absorption in adsorbed azobenzene monolayers
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 19, 6196 (2017).

16. C. Cocchi, T. Moldt, C. Gahl, M. Weinelt, and C. Draxl,
Optical properties of azobenzene-functionalized self-assembled monolayers:
Intermolecular coupling and many-body interactions
J. Chem. Phys. 145, 234701 (2016).

15. C. Cocchi, H. Zschiesche, D. Nabok, A. Mogilatenko, M. Albrecht, Z. Galazka, H. Kirmse, C. Draxl, and C. Koch,
Atomic signatures of local environment from core-level spectroscopy in β-Ga2O3,
Phys. Rev. B 94, 075147 (2016).

14. B. Klett, C. Cocchi, L. Pithan, S. Kowarik, and C. Draxl,
Polymorphism in alpha-sexithiophene crystals: Relative stability and transition path,
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 18, 14603 (2016).

13. C. Vorwerk, C. Cocchi, and C. Draxl,
LayerOptics: Microscopic modelling of optical coefficients in layered materials,
Comp. Phys. Comm. 201, 119 (2016).

12. C. Cocchi and C. Draxl,
Optical spectra from molecules to crystals: Insight from many-body perturbation theory,
Phys. Rev. B 92, 205126 (2015).

11. C. Cocchi and C. Draxl,
Bound excitons and many-body effects in X-ray absorption spectra of azobenzene-functionalized self-assembled monolayers,
Phys. Rev. B 92, 205105 (2015).
10. L. Pithan, C. Cocchi, H. Zschiesche, C. Weber, A. Zykov, S. Bommel, S. J. Leake, P. Schäfer, C. Draxl, and S. Kowarik,
Light controls polymorphism in thin films of sexithiophene,

Cryst. Growth Des. 15, 1319 - 1324 (2015).
9. M. De Corato, C. Cocchi, D. Prezzi, M. J. Caldas, E. Molinari, and A. Ruini,
Optical
Properties of Bilayer Graphene Nanoflakes,
J. Phys. Chem. C 118, 23219 (2014).
8. C. Cocchi, D. Prezzi, A. Ruini, M. J. Caldas, and E. Molinari,
Anisotropy and Size
Effects on the Optical Spectra of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons,
J. Phys. Chem. A 118, 6507 - 6513 (2014).
7. C. Cocchi, D. Prezzi, A. Ruini, E. Molinari, and C. A. Rozzi,
Ab Initio Simulation of Optical L
imiting: The Case of Metal-Free Phthalocyanine,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 198303 (2014).

6. C. Cocchi, D. Prezzi, A. Ruini, M. J. Caldas, A. Fasolino, and E. Molinari,
C
oncavity Effects on the Optical Properties of Aromatic Hydrocarbons,
J. Phys. Chem. C 117, 12909 - 12915 (2013).
5. C. Cocchi, D. Prezzi, A. Ruini, M. J. Caldas, and E. Molinari,
Electronics and Optics of G
raphene Nanoflakes: Edge Functionalization and Structural Distortions,

J. Phys. Chem. C 116, 17328 - 17335 (2012).
4. C. Cocchi, D. Prezzi, A. Ruini, M. J. Caldas, and E. Molinari,
Optical Excitations and Field Enhancement in Short Graphene Nanoribbons,
J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 3, 924 - 929 (2012).
3. C. Cocchi, D. Prezzi, A. Ruini, M. J. Caldas, and E. Molinari,
O
ptical Properties and Charge Transfer Excitations in Edge Functionalized All-Graphene Nanojunctions,

J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2, 1315 - 1319 (2011).
2. C. Cocchi, A. Ruini, D. Prezzi, M. J. Caldas, and E. Molinari,
Designing
All-Graphene Nanojunctions by Covalent Functionalization,

J. Phys. Chem. C 115, 2969 -- 2973 (2011).
1. C. Cocchi, D. Prezzi, A. Calzolari, and E. Molinari,
Spin-Transport Selectivity upon Co
Adsorption on Antiferromagnetic Graphene Nanoribbons,
J. Chem. Phys. 133, 124703 (2010). See also:
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=PkLdomgAAAAJ&hl=en
 
Teaching
- Hands-on tutorial on density-functional theory (SoSe 2015)
- Seminar on exciton dynamics (WiSe 2016)
- Theory of excitations in materials (SoSe 2016, SoSe 2017)