Name Poccia, Dr. Nicola
Department Institute for Metallic Materials
Position Group Leader
Address IFW Dresden
Helmholtzstraße 20
01069 Dresden
Phone Number +49-351-4659-527
Email n.poccia(at)

I received my"Laurea" in physics at the Sapienza University of Rome in 2009 and received my Ph. D. in Physics from Sapienza University in 2012. I was Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Twente, Enschede during 2013-2016. I then joined as postdoctoral fellow the Department of Physics at Harvard University. Since 2019, I´m Young Group Leader at the IFW-Dresden. Dr. Nicola Poccia interests lie at the frontier aspects of condensed matter physics, in particular, emergent properties in superconducting materials.  I´ve developed cutting-ede systems for the control, imaging and integration of quantum complexity in superconductivity, using combinations of experimental approaches ranging from advanced synchrotron radiation microscopies to nanofabrication and quantum transport.

In my Lab we synthesizes topological superconductors in complex quantum matter. Our main focus is to advance the tools for the synthesis, nanoscale imaging and control of topological superconductors in complex quantum matter and  the dynamic of steady states out-of-equilibrium. Our ultimate challenge is to realize specifically tailored topological superconducting properties in complex quantum matter that are robust up to room temperature. Although we are driven by curiosity, we keep an eye open for applications of our research in solid state quantum technologies that need higher operation temperatures. 


2011                      PhD (Thesis on Hard X-ray spatiotemporal techniques for the control of complexity in cuprate high-temperature superconductors) with distinction in Material Science (Prof. A. Bianconi group), Sapienza University, Rome, Italy

2008                      Laurea Specialistica (M.Sc. equivalent) with distinction in Physics (Department of Physics; Prof. A. Bianconi), Sapienza University, Rome, Italy.

2006                      B.Sc. in Physics, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy.


2016 – 2019        Postdoctoral fellow in Physics (Prof. P. Kim group), Department of Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA

2012 – 2016       Postdoctoral Fellow in Physics (Prof. H. Hilgenkamp), Department of Physics, Universiteit Twente, Enschede, Netherlands


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