Pietro Tassan


Pietro Tassan


IBM Research Europe - Zurich Zurich, Switzerland


I am working as Early Stage Researcher in the Science and Technology department of IBM Research Lab in Zurich. Here, we study exciton-polariton condensates in order to develop the first on-chip ultra-fast all-optical transistor capable of operating at room temperature. Such a device would establish a new paradigm of computing, enhancing the speed and power efficiency by two/three orders of magnitude compared to classical computers. Currently, I am also enrolled at the Information Technology and Electrical Engineering Department of ETH Zurich, where I am developing my Doctoral Thesis.

Prior to this, I studied Material Engineering at University of Trieste and, as an Erasmus student, Applied Physics at Eindhoven University of Technology, where I also developed my Master's thesis.

In general, I love studying since I am an extremely curious person. In fact, I have a wide range of interests, spreading from Nanomaterials to Sustainable Technologies, passing through Economics, History, and Philosophy. My prime mover is curiosity.