Elisabetta Collini

Associate Professor

Department of Chemical Sciences - University of Padova


2D Electronic Spectroscopy Lab


Who we are


What we do




01/03/2012 - 28/02/2018

Quantum-coherent drive of energy transfer along helical structures by polarized light. QUENTRHEL is aimed to the development of new spectroscopic tools able to unveil the presence and the nature of vibrational modes acting during the energy migration and possibly driving coherent mechanisms of energy transfer in artificial helical systems....

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01/09/2012 - 28/02/2016

MULTI-valued and parallel molecular logic. MULTI aims at proposing a new approach to computing at the nanoscale that gives up the notion of the conventional Boolean ‘true-false’ switches....

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01/09/2013 - 30/11/2016

Phonon-Assisted Processes for Energy Transfer and Sensing. This project addresses the newly emerging frontier between biology and quantum physics by aiming to determine the role of coherent vibrational dynamics in the efficiency of energy storage in natural and artificial light harvesting systems, as well as in odour recognition.

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Research Interests

Ultrafast spectroscopy, 2D electronic spectroscopy, energy transfer processes

Photophysics and excited state dynamics of multichromophoric systems (biological antenna complexes, conjugated polymers, molecular aggregates, and multibranched molecules) in solutions and nanostructured films or matrixes. Spectroscopic and dynamic characterization of energy and charge transfer processes for organic electronics applications. Experimental detection of quantum-coherent mechanism in trasport processes.

Recent Publications

D.I.H.Holdaway et al., 'Coherence specific signal detection via chiral pump-probe spectroscopy'J. Chem. Phys. 2016, 144, 194112

E.Collini, A.Volpato, 'Time-frequency methods for coherent spectroscopy'
Opt. Express, 2015, 23, 240965

B.Fresch et al., 'Parallel and Multivalued Logic by the Two-Dimensional Photon-Echo Response of a Rhodamine–DNA Complex'JPCLett, 2015, 6, 1714