Federico Bianchini

Principal Engineer - Centre for bioinformatics
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Visiting address Gaustadalleen 23 B Ole Johan Dahls hus 0373 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1080, Blindern 0316 Oslo
Other affiliations Department of Chemistry

Academic Interests

My research interests are in the field of the electronic structure, with a specific focus in Density Functional Theory (DFT). Within my current project, I am carrying on an investigation of possible battery materials (both electrodes and electrolytes) for novel lithium/sodium based applications. This study involves the calculation of the electronic and structural properties for a variety of materials, as well as the characterisation of ionic diffusivity. The latter is calculated using the state-of-the-art implementation of the nudged elastic band (NEB) method. The project involves close collaboration with the experimental section of the research group.

Background

I have a solid background in condensed matter physics, developed during my bachelor and master at the University of Trieste, and further expanded during my PhD at King's College London with concept closely related to atomistic materials science.  My former projects include the investigation of the atomistic mechanism of graphene growth on metallic surfaces (work which was initiated during my MSc) and the characterisation of the mechanical properties of Ni-based alloys (PhD project). Within the first project, density functional theory (DFT) calculations, augmented with semi-empirical van der Waals corrections, are employed to obtain accurate adsorption properties. This work includes the calculation of a number of transition barriers using the nudged elastic band (NEB) method to characterise the growth mechanism of a graphene layer and to understand the role of hydrogen on experimentally relevant adsorption geometries. Within the latter project, DFT is coupled to a classical interatomic potential to perform QM/MM simulations of dislocation glide in Ni-based alloys.

Education

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Updates

  • 29 Jan.–01 Feb. 2019 Operando Surface Catalysis meeting (OPSCAT): link contributive talk "Adatom-promoted growth of grapgene on a Ni(111) substrate" University of Oslo

  • 13th–15th Jan. 2019 attending the SMN Winter Seminar, Bardøla Høyfjellshotell, Geilo, Norway

  • 04–05 June 2018: Kick-off meeting India – Norway partnership for Research and Education in Materials for energy and environment (INNOREM). Contributive talk "Computational modelling of STM images: graphene on Ni(111)", University of Oslo
  • 16 March 2018 - the final part of the work regarding graphene growth on nickel is published in Science. Links to press release  EnglishItalian
  • 18 Sept. 2017:  attending the 24th WIEN2k workshop (link) Vienna, Austria
Tags: Bioinformatics, data

Publications

  • Vajeeston, P.; Bianchini, F.; Fjellvåg, H. "First-Principles Study of the Structural Stability and Dynamic Properties of Li2MSiO4 (M = Mn, Co, Ni) Polymorphs", Energies 2019, 12, 224. doi:10.3390/en12020224.

 

  • Rasukkannu, M.; Velauthapillai, D.; Bianchini, F.; Vajeeston, P. "Properties of Novel Non-Silicon Materials for Photovoltaic Applications: A First-Principle Insight", Materials 2018, 11. doi:10.3390/ma11102006.

 

  • Patera, L.L.; Bianchini, F.; Africh, C.; Dri, C.; Soldano, G.; Mariscal, M.M.; Peressi, M.; Comelli, G. "Real-time imaging of adatom-promoted graphene growth on nickel", Science. 359, 1243–1246 doi:10.1126/science.aan8782.

 

  • Finkelstein, Y.; Moreh, R.; Bianchini, F.; Vajeeston, P. "Anisotropy of the proton kinetic energy in ice Ih", Surface Science 2019, 679, 174–179. doi:10.1016/j.susc.2018.09.010.

 

  • Bianchini, F.; Fjellvåg, H.; Vajeeston, P. "Non-hexagonal Na Sublattice Reconstruction in the Super-Ionic Conductor Na2Zn2TeO6: Insights from Ab Initio Molecular Dynamics", The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2019, 123, 4654–4663. doi:10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b10362.

 

  • Bianchini, F.; Fjellvåg, H.; Vajeeston, P. "A first-principle investigation of the Li diffusion mechanism in the super-ionic conductor lithium orthothioborate Li3BS3 structure", Materials Letters 2018, 219, 186–189. doi:10.1016/j.matlet.2018.02.083.

 

  • Bianchini, F.; Fjellvåg, H.; Vajeeston, P. "First-principles study of the structural stability and electrochemical properties of Na2MSiO4 (M = Mn, Fe, Co and Ni) polymorphs", Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2017, 19, 14462–14470. doi:10.1039/C7CP01395G.

 

  • Bianchini, F.; Kermode, J.R.; De Vita, A. "Modelling defects in Ni–Al with EAM and DFT calculations", Modelling Simul. Mater. Sci. Eng. 2016, 24, 045012. doi:10.1088/0965-0393/24/4/045012.

 

  • Bianchini, F.; Fjellvåg, H.; Vajeeston, P. "A first principle comparative study of the ionic diffusivity in LiAlO2 and NaAlO2 polymorphs for solid-state battery applications", Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2018, 20, 9824–9832. doi:10.1039/c8cp00715b.

 

  • Bianchini, F.; Fjellvåg, H.; Vajeeston, P. "A first-principle study of NaMPO4 (M = Mn , Fe , Co , Ni) possible novel structures as cathode materials for sodium-ion batteries: Structural and electrochemical characterisation", Materials Chemistry and Physics 2018, 219, 212–221.   doi:10.1016/j.matchemphys.2018.08.007.

 

  • Bianchini, F.; Patera, L.L.; Peressi, M.; Africh, C.; Comelli, G. "Atomic scale identification of coexisting graphene structures on Ni(111). Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters", 2014, 5, 467–473  doi:10.1021/jz402609d.

 

  • Patera, L.L.; Bianchini, F.; Troiano, G.; Dri, C.; Cepek, C.; Peressi, M.; Africh, C.; Comelli, G. "Temperature-driven changes of the graphene edge structure on Ni(111): Substrate vs hydrogen passivation", Nano Letters 2015, 15, 56–62. doi:10.1021/nl5026985

  • Schuler, Raphael; Bianchini, Federico; Norby, Truls Eivind & Fjellvåg, Helmer (2021). Near-Broken-Gap Alignment between FeWO4 and Fe2WO6 for Ohmic Direct p–n Junction Thermoelectrics. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. ISSN 1944-8244. 13(6), p. 7416–7422. doi: 10.1021/acsami.0c19341.
  • Li, Xinyu; Bianchini, Federico; Wind, Julia; Vajeeston, Ponniah; Wragg, David & Fjellvåg, Helmer (2019). P2 Type Layered Solid-State Electrolyte Na2Zn2TeO6: Crystal Structure and Stacking Faults . Journal of the Electrochemical Society. ISSN 0013-4651. 166(15), p. A3830–A3837. doi: 10.1149/2.1231915jes.
  • Bianchini, Federico; Glielmo, Aldo; Kermode, James & De Vita, Alessandro (2019). Enabling QM-accurate simulation of dislocation motion in γ−Ni and α−Fe using a hybrid multiscale approach. PHYSICAL REVIEW MATERIALS. ISSN 2475-9953. 3(4). doi: 10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.3.043605.
  • Vajeeston, Ponniah; Bianchini, Federico & Fjellvåg, Helmer (2019). First-Principles Study of the Structural Stability and Dynamic Properties of Li2MSiO4 (M = Mn, Co, Ni) Polymorphs . Energies. ISSN 1996-1073. 12(224), p. 1–24. doi: 10.3390/en12020224. Full text in Research Archive
  • Bianchini, Federico; Fjellvåg, Helmer & Vajeeston, Ponniah (2019). Nonhexagonal Na Sublattice Reconstruction in the Super-Ionic Conductor Na2Zn2TeO6: Insights from Ab Initio Molecular Dynamics . Journal of Physical Chemistry C. ISSN 1932-7447. 123(8), p. 4654–4663. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b10362.
  • Yacov, Finkelstein; Raymond, Moreh; Bianchini, Federico & Vajeeston, Ponniah (2019). Anisotropy of the proton kinetic energy in ice Ih. Surface Science. ISSN 0039-6028. 679, p. 174–179. doi: 10.1016/j.susc.2018.09.010. Full text in Research Archive
  • Rasukkannu, Murugesan; Velauthapillai, Dhayalan; Bianchini, Federico & Vajeeston, Ponniah (2018). Properties of novel non-silicon materials for photovoltaic applications: A first-principle insight. Materials. ISSN 1996-1944. 11:2006(10), p. 1–17. doi: 10.3390/ma11102006. Full text in Research Archive
  • Patera, Laerte L.; Bianchini, Federico; Africh, Cristina; Dri, Carlo; Soldano, German & Mariscal, Marcelo M. [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2018). Real-time imaging of adatom-promoted graphene growth on nickel. Science. ISSN 0036-8075. 359(6381), p. 1243–1246. doi: 10.1126/science.aan8782.
  • Bianchini, Federico; Fjellvåg, Helmer & Vajeeston, Ponniah (2018). A first principle comparative study of the ionic diffusivity in LiAlO2 and NaAlO2 polymorphs for solid-state battery applications. Physical Chemistry, Chemical Physics - PCCP. ISSN 1463-9076. 20(15), p. 9824–9832. doi: 10.1039/c8cp00715b.
  • Bianchini, Federico; Fjellvåg, Helmer & Vajeeston, Ponniah (2018). A first-principle study of NaMPO4(M = Mn, Fe, Co, Ni) possible novelstructures as cathode materials for sodium-ion batteries: Structural andelectrochemical characterisation. Materials Chemistry and Physics. ISSN 0254-0584. 219, p. 212–221. doi: 10.1016/j.matchemphys.2018.08.007. Full text in Research Archive
  • Bianchini, Federico; Fjellvåg, Helmer & Vajeeston, Ponniah (2018). A first-principles investigation of the Li difusion mechanism in the super-ionic conductor lithium orthothioborate Li3BS3 structure. Materials Letters. ISSN 0167-577X. 219, p. 186–189. doi: 10.1016/j.matlet.2018.02.083. Full text in Research Archive
  • Bianchini, Federico; Fjellvåg, Helmer & Vajeeston, Ponniah (2017). First-principles study of the structural stability and electrochemical properties of Na2MSiO4 (M = Mn, Fe, Co and Ni) polymorphs. Physical Chemistry, Chemical Physics - PCCP. ISSN 1463-9076. 19(22), p. 14462–14470. doi: 10.1039/c7cp01395g. Full text in Research Archive

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  • Stangeland, Elin; Soligard, Lars; Thomassen, Gard O Sundby; Bianchini, Federico & Bösl, Korbinian (2020). Data Management Planning workshop for Life Science Projects.

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