Andrea Vanossi
Staff scientist, permanent researcher CNR
E-mail andrea.vanossi[at]
Phone +39 040 3787 317
Address Centro DEMOCRITOS - Istituto Officina dei Materiali CNR-IOM
c/o Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA)
Via Bonomea 265, 34136 Trieste ITALY
Office A-318
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Research interests
- Modeling and Molecular Dynamics simulations of atomistic processes
- Microscopic study of sliding friction and confined systems under shear
- Nanomanipulation, dynamics and diffusion of nano-objects (clusters, molecular motors,…) on surfaces
- Tribology of colloidal systems and granular media
- Pattern formation, solitons and energy localization phenomena in complex multi-scale systems
- Nonlinear dynamical systems and Hamiltonian maps

Biographical sketch
2012-present  Research staff member, DEMOCRITOS Center, CNR-IOM Institute, Trieste, Italy.
2009-2012     Research Contract, International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), Trieste, Italy.
2008-2009     fixed-term CNR-INFM Researcher, CNR-INFM S3 National Research Center, Modena, Italy.
2004-2008     Research Contract, INFM–S3 Center & Department of Physics, Modena, Italy.
2004          Research Contract, INFM & International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), Trieste, Italy.
2002-2004     fixed-term INFM Researcher, Department of Physics, Modena, Italy.
2001-2002     INFM Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Department of Physics, Modena, Italy.
1999-2000     Staff Research Assistant, Center for Non-Linear Studies, Los Alamos Nat. Lab., Los Alamos, USA.
2001          Ph.D. in Physics, University of Bologna, Italy.
1996          Degree in Physics (cum laude), University of Modena, Italy.