Guest Professor, School of Materials Sci & Eng, Xi’an Jiaotong University
Assoc. Professor, Institute for Theoretical Solid State Physics, RWTH Aachen


  • June 9th, 2004: Ph.D. Physics, University of Hamburg, Germany.
  • February 9th, 2000: Laurea in Physics, 110/110 summa cum laude, University of Genoa, Italy.
  • July 1994: Maturita Scienti ca 60/60, Liceo Scienti co Statale \L. Lanfranconi", Genoa (Italy).
Selected publications

[1] R. Mazzarello, S. Caravati, S. Angioletti-Uberti, M. Bernasconi, M. Parrinello, Physical Review Letters 104, 085503 (2010). “Signature of Tetrahedral Ge in the Raman Spectrum of Amorphous Phase-Change Materials”.
[2] Y. Li, R. Mazzarello, Advanced Materials 24, 1429-1433 (2012). “Magnetic contrast in phase-change materials doped with Fe impurities”.
[3] W. Zhang, A. Thiess, P. Zalden, R. Zeller, P. H. Dederichs, J. Y. Raty, M. Wuttig, S. Blügel, R. Mazzarello. Nature Materials 11, 952-956 (2012). “Role of vacancies in metal–insulator transitions of crystalline phase-change materials”.
[4] W. Zhang, I. Ronneberger, Y. Li, R. Mazzarello, Advanced Materials 24, 4387-4391(2012). “Magnetic properties of crystalline and amorphous phase-change materials doped with 3d impurities”.
[5] I. Ronneberger, W. Zhang, H. Eshet, R. Mazzarello, Advanced Functional Materials 25, 6407-6413 (2015). “Crystallization properties of the Ge2Sb2Te5 phase-change compound from advanced simulations”.