I like to define myself as an aspiring 360° scientist. What does that mean? Well, that it is a strong wish of mine to collect as much knowledge as possible in what are (at least in my opinion) the three main fields of science: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.

This is why, after having received my Master in Mathematics at the University of Turin, Italy, I worked as a Ph.D. student in Physics at the University of Bremen, Germany. Recently I've been hired from the University of Stanford to proceed my academic path with a Post-doc position at the SUNCAT Center for Interface Science and Catalysis.

I will put all my efforts to provide the scientific community with important insights and discoveries.

Stanford Advisors

Community and International Work

  • Erasmus Student, Osnabrueck, Germany


    Mathematics, Physics

    Partnering Organization(s)

    University of Osnabrueck



    Ongoing Project


    Opportunities for Student Involvement


Research Interests

  • Achievement
  • Data Sciences
  • Math Education
  • Motivation
  • Professional Development
  • Research Methods
  • Science Education
  • Teachers and Teaching
  • Technology and Education

All Publications

  • Halide-sodalites: thermal behavior at low temperatures and local deviations from the average structure ZEITSCHRIFT FUR KRISTALLOGRAPHIE-CRYSTALLINE MATERIALS Wolpmann, M., Etter, M., Kirsch, A., Balzaretti, F., Dononelli, W., Robben, L., Gesing, T. M. 2022
  • NO Degradation on the Anatase TiO2 (001) Surface in the Presence of Water JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C Gupta, V., Balzaretti, F., Guo, P., Koeppen, S., Frauenheim, T., Dominguez, A. 2022; 126 (41): 17544-17553
  • Water Reactions on Reconstructed Rutile TiO2: A Density Functional Theory/Density Functional Tight Binding Approach JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C Balzaretti, F., Gupta, V., Ciacchi, L., Aradi, B., Frauenheim, T., Koeppen, S. 2021; 125 (24): 13234-13246