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

  • Johannes Nokkala

    Johannes Nokkala

Recent and 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 Información y Tecnologias Cuánticas

P.I.: Roberta Zambrini
Spanish network on quantum information and techologies


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

Local vs global master equation with common and separate baths: superiority of the global approach in partial secular approximation

Cattaneo, Marco; Giorgi, Gian Luca; Maniscalco, Sabrina; Zambrini, Roberta
submitted (2019)

Boosting the performance of small autonomous refrigerators via common environmental effects

Manzano,Gonzalo;Giorgi,Gian Luca;Fazio,Rosario;Zambrini,Roberta

Microscopic and phenomenological models of driven systems in structured reservoirs

Giorgi, Gian Luca; Saharyan, Astghik; Guérin, Stéphane; Sugny, Dominique; Bellomo, Bruno

Fluctuation-driven Coulomb drag in interacting quantum dot systems

Sierra, M. A.; Sánchez, D.; Jauho, A.-P.; Kaasbjerg, K.
Physical Review B 100, 081404 (1-5) (2019)

Exceptional points in 1D arrays of quantum harmonic oscillators

Cabot, Albert; Giorgi, Gian Luca; Longhi, Stefano; Zambrini, Roberta
EPL (Europhysics Letters) 127, 20001 (1-7) (2019)

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