Alessandro leads the Semiconductor Quantum Electronics Lab (SEQUEL) in the Department of Physics. He is a UKRI Future Leaders Fellow and a Senior Lecturer. He is jointly appointed with the National Physical Laboratory, where he holds a Measurement Fellowship. His team's research interests span from quantum computing to quantum electrical metrology in semiconductor systems, as well as development of hybrid super/semi-conductive nanotechnology.
Alessandro studied Electronic Engineering at the University of Naples (Italy) where he received his BSc and MSc summa cum laude.
After working for two years as an engineering consultant at Altran Ltd (Italy), he moved to the UK to engage in his doctoral studies in Physics at the University of Cambridge. Alessandro graduated in 2011 with a dissertation on microwave-assisted charge transport in single-electron transistors.
Following the award of his PhD, Alessandro worked at the Hitachi Cambridge Laboratory (UK) as a research scientist in the area of silicon-based quantum information.
From 2012 until 2015, he worked at the University of New South Wales (Australia) as a post-doctoral research assistant in the group of Prof. Andrew Dzurak. In Australia, Alessandro focussed on the development of silicon-based single-electron devices to generate electric currents with record accuracy. For this work, he was awarded Australia’s National Measurement Institute Prize for excellence in measurement research. He returned to Cambridge University upon the award of a EU Marie Curie Fellowship, which he held between 2016 and 2018.
To date, Alessandro has raised competitive early career research income from British, European and Australian funding agencies for a combined amount of approximately £3m.