About Me

Marco Salvalaglio

  • 2019.12 - present : Full Member / Principal Investigator at Dresden Center for Computational Materials Science
  • 2018.12 - present : Postdoctroral Research Fellow at TU-Dresden, IWR
  • 2019.10-12: Junior Visiting Fellow at Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Studies and Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, CityU Hong Kong
  • 2019.08-09: Visiting Fellow at Aalto University (Dept. of Applied Physics)
  • 2016-2018: AvH Fellow at TU-Dresden, IWR
  • 2016-2018: Guest Scientist at IHP-Microelectronics (Materials Resereach Dept.).
  • 2016: Alexander von Humboldt (Avh) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
  • 2016: Ph.D. in Materials Science, University of Milano-Bicocca
  • 2012: Master's degree in Physics, University of Milano-Bicocca
  • 2010: Bachelor's degree in Physics, University of Milano-Bicocca

  • I'm a theoretical material scientist, working at the crossroads between solid-state physics, computational material science and applied mathematics. My research focuses on the continuum and mescoscale modeling of material properties, mainly by using Linear Elasticity Theory, Phase-Field and Amplitude Phase-Field Crystal models with the aid of Finite Element Method calculations. Particular attention has been devoted to the study of nano- and microstructures made of semiconductors, involving the role of free surfaces in elastic relaxation, the competitive mechanisms between plasticity and elasticity and the morphological evolution induced by processing. I collaborate with several experimental groups to understand and predict results of technology-relevant processes such as dewetting and crystal growth.

    Scientific Interests

    • Continuum and mesoscale modeling of material properties
    • Phase-Field and (Amplitude) Phase-Field Crystal modeling
    • Surface diffusion, Dewetting, Heteroepitaxy
    • Defects in Crystals and Grain Boundaries
    • Pattern formation and analysis
    • Scientific Computing

    Active Collaborations

    Recent Publications

    - M. Salvalaglio, M. Selch, A. Voigt, S. Wise, Submitted. arXiv:2004.08712 .
    Doubly Degenerate Diffuse Interface Models of Anisotropic Surface Diffusion
    - M. Salvalaglio, A. Voigt, S. Wise, Submitted. arXiv:1909.04458 .
    Doubly Degenerate Diffuse Interface Models of Surface Diffusion
    - M. Salvalaglio, M. Bouabdellaoui, M. Bollani, et al. Phys. Rev. Lett. . In press . arXiv:1912.02952 .
    Hyperuniform monocrystalline structures by spinodal solid-state dewetting
    - A. Barzaghi, S. Firoozabadi, M. Salvalaglio et al., Cryst. Growth Des. 20 ,2914 (2020).
    Self-assembly of nanovoids in Si micro-crystals epitaxially grown on deeply patterned substrates
    - C.L. Manganelli, M. Virgilio, O. Skibitzki et al., J. Raman Spectrosc. (2020).
    Temperature dependence of strain-shift coefficient in epitaxial Ge/Si(001): a comprehensive analysis
    - M. Salvalaglio, L. Angheluta, Z.-F. Huang et al. J. Mech. Phys. Solids 137 103856, (2020) . arXiv:1910.04377 .
    A coarse-grained phase-field crystal model of plastic motion
    - A,Benali, J. B. Claude, S. Checcucci et al., Journal of Physics: Photonics 2 015002, (2020) .
    Flexible photonic based on dielectric antennas
    - M. Bollani, M. Salvalaglio, M. Naffouti et al., Nature Communication 10 , 5632 (2019) .
    Templated dewetting of single-crystal, ultra-long nano-wires and on-chip silicon circuits
    - M. Naffouti, M. Salvalaglio, T. David et al. Physical Review Materials 3 , 103402 (2019) .
    Deterministic three-dimensional self-assembly of Si through a rimless and topology-preserving dewetting regime
    - S. Praetorius, M. Salvalaglio, A. Voigt, Model. Simul. Mater. Sci. Eng. 27 , 044004 (2019) .
    An efficient numerical framework for the amplitude expansion of the phase-field crystal model
    - M. Salvalaglio, A. Voigt, K. Elder, npj Computational Materials 5 , 48 (2019) .
    Closing the gap between atomic-scale lattice deformations and continuum elasticity
    - M. Albani, R. Bergamaschini, M. Salvalaglio et al, Phys. Status Solidi b, 1800518 (2019) .
    Competition between kinetics and thermodynamics during the growth of faceted crystal by phase field modeling
    - R. Backofen, S. M. Wise, M. Salvalaglio, A. Voigt, Int. J. Num. Anal. Mod. 16 , 192 (2019) . arXiv:1710.09675
    Convexity splitting in a phase field model for surface diffusion


    • 2019 (Sommersemester): Advanced Concepts of Scientific Computing
    • 2018 (Sommersemester): Advanced Concepts of Scientific Computing
    • 2016: Graduate Lectures on "Continuum modeling of Heteroepitaxy"