Giuseppe Cuono completed his Ph.D. in Physics in 2020 at the University of Salerno, Italy. During his Ph.D., he focused on the investigation of the electronic and magnetic properties of various novel materials that show an interplay between superconductivity and non-trivial topology. In 2019, he was visiting student at the International Research Centre MagTop, a division of the Institute of Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences, in Warsaw, Poland. After his Ph.D., in 2020, he joined MagTop in the group ON6.1 as a Postdoc under the “Della Riccia” fellowship, and he continued to work as a Postdoc from November 2020 to January 2022 in the same group. Since February 2022, he has been Postdoc in Magtop in the group ON6.5.
His research interests include the interplay between magnetism and topology in topological insulators like mercury compounds by means of ab-initio calculations and model Hamiltonians. He also works with modern and computationally expensive functionals beyond the standard density functional theory, that correctly describe the band gaps of semiconductors and insulators. His work includes the study of topological crystalline insulators, and the analysis of compounds that show an interplay between unconventional superconductivity, topology, and peculiar crystalline symmetries. Recently, other research fields in which he has been involved are altermagnetism and transport properties like the Quantum Anomalous Hall effect and the Quantum Spin Hall effect.
In 2020, he was awarded with the “Della Riccia” postdoctoral fellowship to carry out research in Poland and in 2022 he was a visiting fellow under the ERASMUS+ grant at the CNR-SPIN, Italy. He is the Principal Investigator of grants on different supercomputers: the Eagle supercomputer in Poznan, the ICM topola and okeanos supercomputers in Warsaw, and the CINECA supercomputer in Italy.
As of June 2023, he is the author/co-author of 28 publications, resulting in an h-index of 11 according to Google Scholar. He presented his work at around 10 international conferences, and he has delivered an invited talk at the international meeting “Interfacing magnetism and superconductivity with topological matter”, held in Warsaw (Poland) on January 2023. He was a member of the organizing committee of the “SuperFOx Conference on Superconductivity and Functional Oxides” held in Salerno, Italy, on September 2018. He is auxiliary supervisor of one Ph.D. student. He is also a referee for international journals such as Phys. Rev. Letters, Phys. Rev. B, Phys. Rev. Materials etc.