(Divisione di Chimica Teorica e Computazionale)
Dipartimento di Chimica
Università degli Studi di Torino
Alessandro Erba is a post-doctoral fellow working at the Theoretical Chemistry Group  of the Chemistry Department of the Università di Torino, where he got his MSc degree in Material Science in 2008 and his Ph.D. in Science and Technology of Materials and Nano-systems in 2012. His main research activity is devoted to the formal development of ab initio techniques for the theoretical description of properties of solids, and their implementation into the CRYSTAL quantum-mechanical simulation package . He has spent visiting periods in Cuernavaca (Mexico), Regensburg (Germany) and Pau (France), and, during the years, he has been actively involved as a lecturer in the organization of a series of Summer Schools on the Ab initio Modeling of Solids: Torino (Italy) 2009, 2013; Guangzhou (China) 2011; Natal (Brazil) 2012; London (UK) 2013, 2014, 2015; Jhansi (India) 2014; Regensburg (Germany) 2014, 2015. An updated list of his publications is available here . In 2015, he has been awarded the “Eolo Scrocco” Prize  by the Theoretical and Computational Chemistry Division (DCTC) of the Italian Chemical Society (SCI). Since January 2016, he is a board-member of the Young Group of the SCI, where he represents the DCTC.