Elisabetta Collini

Associate Professor

Department of Chemical Sciences - University of Padova


2D Electronic Spectroscopy Lab


Who we are


What we do



01/11/2017 - 31/10/2020

COPAC is a transformative novel area in computing both because of the technology, coherent information transfer by ultrafast laser addressing of engineered quantum dots, QD, arrays and because of the specialized parallel processing of large amounts of information. We will make foundational experimental, theoretical and algorithmic innovations to demonstrate a new technological paradigm for ultrafast parallel multi-valued information processing....

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Q-PV (PRIN 2015)

10/02/2017 - 09/02/2020

The Q-PV project aims at providing a deeper understanding on the role and relevance of quantum effects in hybrid nanosystems, potentially exploitable in real PV applications. We want to answer both the fundamental question “are quantum mechanisms relevant in the dynamics and efficiency of the transport?” and “can we control these effects to design new PV nanomaterials that can break the limits of classical physics?”


gennaio 2019 - 2022

PHANTOMS aims at developing advanced computational tools for the simulation of experimental spectra, up to the setting-up of a virtual laboratory for in-silico spectroscopy. Theoretical predictions will be benchmarked with chiral and multi-pulse measurements, and then employed to study molecules of biological and technological interest.

Research Interests

Ultrafast spectroscopy, 2D electronic spectroscopy, energy transfer processes

Photophysics and excited state dynamics of multichromophoric systems (biological antenna complexes, conjugated polymers, molecular aggregates, and multibranched molecules) in solutions and nanostructured films or matrixes. Spectroscopic and dynamic characterization of energy and charge transfer processes for organic electronics applications. Experimental detection of quantum-coherent mechanism in trasport processes.

Recent Publications

A.Volpato et al., 'Effect of Different Conformational Distributions on the Ultrafast Coherence Dynamics in Porphyrin-Based Polymers'J Phys Chem C, 2019, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b12562

M. Righetto et al., 'Deciphering hot- and multi-exciton dynamics in core–shell QDs by 2D electronic spectroscopies'
PCCP, 20, 18176, 2018

E.Meneghin et al., 'Coherence in carotenoid-to-chlorophyll energy transfer'NATURE COMMUNICATIONS 9, 3160, 2018

E.Collini, 'Biophotonics: That quantum feeling'Nature Physics, 13, 1040, 201