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Dr. Alessandro Ferraro is a Lecturer in Quantum Information at CTAMOP, where he was appointed in 2013. After being awarded his PhD from the University of Milan (Italy) in 2005, he was research fellow at the Institute of Photonic Sciences (Barcelona, 2006-2009), Autonomous University of Barcelona (2010), and University College London (UK, 2011-2012), funding his research via a number of fellowships and grants – including the Juan De La Cierva (Spain) and Marie Curie (EU) fellowships.

Ferraro research focuses mainly on quantum information with continuous variables and quantum optics. He authored a book that is considered a standard reference in the field. Ferraro research on more fundamental aspects of quantum correlations and non-locality has also been recognised of the highest academic impact. He also contributed with various publications to the research at the interface between quantum information and many-body quantum systems.

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Projects 2016 2018

Selected Research Output 2003 2019

27 Citations (Scopus)

Generation of cluster states in optomechanical quantum systems

Houhou, O., Aissaoui, H. & Ferraro, A., 28 Dec 2015, In : Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics). 92, 6, 10 p., 063843.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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quantum computation
engineers
platforms
degrees of freedom
resonators
5 Citations (Scopus)

Coherently Opening a High-Q Cavity

Tufarelli, T., Ferraro, A., Serafini, A., Bose, S. & S. Kim, M., 04 Apr 2014, In : Physical Review Letters. 112, 13, 5 p., 133605.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Q factors
resonators
cavities
figure of merit
atoms
3 Citations (Scopus)
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routes
cavities
radiation pressure
figure of merit
quantitative analysis
11 Citations (Scopus)

Nonlinearity as a resource for nonclassicality in anharmonic systems

Albarelli, F., Ferraro, A., Paternostro, M. & Paris, M. G. A., Mar 2016, In : Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics). 93, 3, 032112.

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resources
nonlinearity
oscillators
compressing
ingredients
5 Citations (Scopus)

Quantum state reconstruction of an oscillator network in an optomechanical setting

Moore, D. W., Tufarelli, T., Paternostro, M. & Ferraro, A., 07 Nov 2016, In : Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics). 94, 10 p., 053811.

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oscillators
mechanical oscillators
cavities
quadratures
time dependence
6 Citations (Scopus)

Nonlinearity and nonclassicality in a nanomechanical resonator

Teklu, B., Ferraro, A., Paternostro, M. & Paris, M. G. A., 03 Jul 2015, In : EPJ Quantum Technology. 2, 10 p., 16.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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resonators
nonlinearity
ground state
resources
oscillators
7 Citations (Scopus)
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symmetry
interactions
dynamical systems
engineering
7 Citations (Scopus)
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ellipsoids
quantum cryptography
54 Citations (Scopus)

Nonclassicality Criteria from Phase-Space Representations and Information-Theoretical Constraints Are Maximally Inequivalent

Ferraro, A. & Paris, M. G. A., 29 Jun 2012, In : Physical Review Letters. 108, 26, 5 p., 260403.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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12 Citations (Scopus)

Reconstructing the quantum state of oscillator networks with a single qubit

Tufarelli, T., Ferraro, A., Kim, M. S. & Bose, S., 30 Mar 2012, In : Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics). 85, 3, 10 p., 032334.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Citations (Scopus)

Nonlinearity Induced Entanglement Stability in a Qubit-Oscillator System

Montenegro, V., Ferraro, A. & Bose, S., 23 Jul 2014, In : Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics). 90, 10 p., 013829.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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nonlinearity
oscillators
decay
compressing
retarding
41 Citations (Scopus)

Assessing the Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics in a Quenched Quantum Many-Body System via Single Projective Measurements

Fusco, L., Pigeon, S., J. G. Apollaro, T., Xuereb, A., Mazzola, L., Campisi, M., Ferraro, A., Paternostro, M. & De Chiara, G., 19 Aug 2014, In : Physical review x. 4, 3, 18 p., 031029.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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nonequilibrium thermodynamics
statistics
distribution moments
operators
phenomenology
23 Citations (Scopus)

Out-of-equilibrium thermodynamics of quantum optomechanical systems

Brunelli, M., Xuereb, A., Ferraro, A., De Chiara, G., Kiesel, N. & Paternostro, M., 31 Mar 2015, In : New Journal of Physics. 17, 15 p., 035016.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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thermodynamic equilibrium
mechanical oscillators
cavities
figure of merit
coupled modes
18 Citations (Scopus)

Thermal transport in out-of-equilibrium quantum harmonic chains

Nicacio, F., Ferraro, A., Imparato, A., Paternostro, M. & Semiao, F. L., 15 Apr 2015, In : Physical Review E. 91, 4, 12 p., 042116.

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Prizes

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy UK

Alessandro Ferraro (Recipient), Jun 2015

Prize: Election to learned society

IEF - Marie Curie Fellowship

Alessandro Ferraro (Recipient), 2011

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Juan de la Cierva Fellowship

Alessandro Ferraro (Recipient), 2007

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Selected Activities 2004 2016

University of Milan

Alessandro Ferraro (Visitor)
16 May 201617 May 2016

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesResearch and Teaching at External Organisation

25th annual International Laser Physics Workshop

Alessandro Ferraro (Invited speaker)
11 Jul 201615 Jul 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Quantum Techologies in the 21st Century

Alessandro Ferraro (Participant)
09 May 201610 May 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Participation to EPSRC Mock Panel (Grants and Fellowships Review)

Alessandro Ferraro (Contributor)
27 Apr 2016

Activity: Consultancy typesContribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

University of Milan

Alessandro Ferraro (Visitor)
11 Apr 201612 Apr 2016

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesResearch and Teaching at External Organisation

Royal Belfast Academical Institution

Alessandro Ferraro (Presenter)
01 Mar 2016

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting a School

Careers Talks (5+ talks since Nov 2015)

Alessandro Ferraro (Speaker)
Oct 2015 → …

Activity: Other activity typesHosting a school group or open day

University of Milan

Alessandro Ferraro (Visitor)
14 Sep 201515 Sep 2015

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesResearch and Teaching at External Organisation

Quantum Information Workshop

Alessandro Ferraro (Participant)
25 Jun 201502 Jul 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Maths Teachers Conference

Alessandro Ferraro (Organiser)
09 Jun 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in Festival/Exhibition

Oussama Houhou

Alessandro Ferraro (Host)
30 Sep 201431 Aug 2015

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting an academic visitor

Nature Scientific Reports (Journal)

Alessandro Ferraro (Peer reviewer)
2015 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

VIVA - External examiner

Alessandro Ferraro (Examiner)
30 Mar 2015

Activity: Examination typesOther examination

University of Nottingham

Alessandro Ferraro (Visitor)
31 Mar 2015

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesResearch and Teaching at External Organisation

University College London

Alessandro Ferraro (Visitor)
31 Mar 201501 Apr 2015

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesResearch and Teaching at External Organisation

Imperial College, London

Alessandro Ferraro (Visitor)
02 Apr 2015

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesResearch and Teaching at External Organisation

Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (External organisation)

Alessandro Ferraro (Reviewer)
May 2015

Activity: Membership typesMembership of peer review panel or committee

“Non Markovian Quantum Dynamics”,

Alessandro Ferraro (Invited speaker)
24 Aug 201528 Aug 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Abdullah Oumsalem

Alessandro Ferraro (Host)
Sep 2015Aug 2016

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting an academic visitor

Abdullah Oumsalem

Alessandro Ferraro (Host)
16 Nov 201514 Dec 2015

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting an academic visitor

6th Italian Quantum Information Science Conference

Alessandro Ferraro (Invited speaker)
24 Sep 201326 Sep 2013

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

23rd annual International Laser Physics Workshop

Alessandro Ferraro (Invited speaker)
14 Jul 201418 Jul 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

From the Shroedinger cat to the quantum computer

Alessandro Ferraro (Speaker)
02 Dec 2013

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic lecture/debate/seminar