Michele Casula graduated in 2005 at the International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste. In 2010, he became a permanent research fellow of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), working in the Institut de Minéralogie, de Physique de Matériaux et de Cosmochimie (IMPMC) at Sorbonne Université, in Paris. Since 2018, he is the head of the theory group of the IMPMC institute.
His research is devoted to studying materials with remarkable properties, such as iron and iron-based compounds, superconductors, transition metal compounds showing topological and spintronic properties. He developed original algorithms and new approaches in quantum Monte Carlo (QMC) and dynamical mean-field theory (DMFT). Recently, he studied ways of including nuclear quantum effects combined with a first-principles description of the electronic structure, with the final aim of understanding hydrogen-based materials. His activity is recognized by the condensed matter and quantum chemistry community, with a bibliometric impact of 28 as h-index, and more than 3000 citations (Scholar).
Role in TREX project: Leader of the Work Package 5, Demonstrations