I am a postdoc sharing my time between Natalia Ares' group at University of Oxford and Janet Anders' group at University of Exeter. My main research interests are in aspects of non-equilibrium thermodynamics of quantum systems, the link between thermodynamics and information theory, and the effects of strong coupling with the environment. Recently I have also developed interest in the theory of quantum devices.
I am also particularly interested in the possibility of implementing and exploring the many theorical result in quantum thermodynamics of the past few years in real-world platforms. With this goal in mind I am part of Natlia Ares' group in Oxford, where I do theory for their quantum devices and the thermodynamics of their experiments.
Earlier on, during my early stages of my PhD at University of Buenos Aires, I focused on the topic of the definition of work in quantum systems and on the development of techniques to measure work and work probability distributions of quantum systems. More recently, I have focused on the role of correlations among subsystems in single-shot thermodynamic processes and how they can be viewed as a mechanism for the emergence of standard reversible equilibirum thermodynamics from the single-shot irreversible non-equilibrium regime.
Here is a selected list of publications
"Quantum-classical correspondence in spin-boson equilibrium states at arbitrary coupling", F. Cerisola, M. Berritta, S. Scali, S. A. R. Horsley, J. D. Cresser, J. Anders, pre-print arXiv:2204.10874.
"Ultrastrong coupling between electron tunneling and mechanical motion", F. Vigneau, J. Monsel, J. Tabanera, K. Aggarwal, L. Bresque, F. Fedele, F. Cerisola, G. A. D. Briggs, J. Anders, J. M. R. Parrondo, A. Auffevès, N. Ares, accepted in Physical Review Research.
"Optimal finite-time heat engines under constrained control", Z. Ye, F. Cerisola, P. Abiuso, J. Anders, M. Perernau-Llobet, V. Holubec, pre-print arXiv:2202.12953.
"Correlations as a resource in quantum thermodynamics", F. Sapienza, F. Cerisola, A. J. Roncaglia, Nature Communications, 19, 2492 (2019).
"Ancilla-assisted measurement of quantum work", G. De Chiara, P. Solinas, F. Cerisola, A. J. Roncaglia, chapter in "Thermodynamics in the quantum regime - Recent Progress and Outlook", Springer International Publishing (2019).
"Using a quantum work meter to test non-equilibrium fluctuation theorems", F. Cerisola, Y. Margalit, S. Machluf, A. J. Roncaglia, J. P. Paz, R. Folman, Nature Communications, 8, 1241 (2017).
"Work Measurement as a Generalized Quantum Measurement", A. J. Roncaglia, F. Cerisola, J. P. Paz, Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 250601 (2014).