Transport and Information in Quantum Systems

Understanding of Quantum Complex Phenomena plays a key role in the development of Quantum Technologies identified as one of the most strategic areas for future research and innovation.

In this research line, we are devoted to questions related to quantum transport for charge(nanoelectronics), spin (spintronics), energy (thermoelectrics) and information (quantum correlations), with a particular focus on nanostructures. Moreover, we investigate decoherence effects in complex environments, explore quantum probing, and emergent phenomena such as synchronization, with a focus on quantum correlations and thermodynamics and their impact on information processing.

At IFISC we manage both the QTD platform announcing events and positions among the networks of scientists working on quantum thermodynamics and the QTTS webpage, a society devoted to understanding the thermodynamics of quantum systems and quantum transport.


  • Rosa López

    Rosa López

  • David Sánchez

    David Sánchez

  • Llorenç Serra

    Llorenç Serra

  • Roberta Zambrini

    Roberta Zambrini

  • Gianluca Giorgi

    Gianluca Giorgi

Ongoing Research projects


Emergent phenomena and decoherence in quantum complex systems

P.I.: Roberta Zambrini
Impressive progress in isolating and manipulating single quantum systems and recent developments in secure communications, sensors, metrology and computation, based on quantum physics and information are at the basis of the envisaged ...


Transport in Quantum Materials at the Nanoscale

P.I.: Rosa López, David Sánchez
The aim of TQM@Nano is to examine the transport properties of nanoscale conductors that exhibit features unique to quantum materials (topology, strong correlations). These systems are attracting a good deal attention due ...


Red de física estadística de no equilibrio y sus aplicaciones multidisciplinares

P.I.: David Sánchez
Spanish network on nonequilibrium statistical physics and its multidisciplinary applications


Red de Termoelectricidad: Nuevas teorías

P.I.: Rosa López
Spanish network on thermoelectricity: new theories

Recent Publications

Landau–Zener Topological Quantum State Transfer

Longhi, Stefano; Giorgi, Gian Luca; Zambrini, Roberta
Advanced Quantum Technologies , 1800090 (1-10) (2019)

Thermoelectric transport through interacting quantum dots in graphene

Isern-Lozano, J. R.; Lim, J. S.; Grosu, I.; López, R.; Sánchez, D.
The European Physical Journal Special Topics , 1-11 (2019)

Heat and charge transport in nanostructures: Interference, AC-driving, environment, and feedback

Guillem Rosselló (Supervisor: Rosa López)
PhD Thesis (2019)

Machine Learning Applied to Quantum Synchronization‐Assisted Probing

Garau Estarellas, Gabriel; Giorgi, Gian Luca; Soriano, Miguel C.; Zambrini, Roberta
Advanced Quantum Technologies , 1800085 (2019)

Topologically Nontrivial Valley States in Bilayer Graphene Quantum Point Contacts

Overweg, H.; Knothe, A.; Fabian, T.; Linhart, L.; Rickhaus, P; Wernli, L; Watanabe, K.; Taniguchi, T.; Sánchez, D.; Burgdörfer, J.; Libisch, F.; Fal'ko, V. I.; Ensslin, K.; Ihn, T.
Physical Review Letters 121, 257702 (1-6) (2018)

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