Transport and Information in Quantum Systems

Understanding of Quantum Complex Phenomena plays a key role in the development of Quantum Technologies identified as one of the most strategic areas for future research and innovation.

In this research line, we are devoted to questions related to quantum transport for charge(nanoelectronics), spin (spintronics), energy (thermoelectrics) and information (quantum correlations), with a particular focus on nanostructures. Moreover, we investigate decoherence effects in complex environments, explore quantum probing, and emergent phenomena such as synchronization, with a focus on quantum correlations and thermodynamics and their impact on information processing.

At IFISC we manage both the QTD platform announcing events and positions among the networks of scientists working on quantum thermodynamics and the QTTS webpage, a society devoted to understanding the thermodynamics of quantum systems and quantum transport.


  • Rosa Lopez

    Rosa Lopez

  • David Sánchez

    David Sánchez

  • Llorenç Serra

    Llorenç Serra

  • Roberta Zambrini

    Roberta Zambrini

  • Gian Luca Giorgi

    Gian Luca Giorgi

  • Michael Moskalets

    Michael Moskalets

Recent and ongoing Research projects



P.I.: Llorenç Serra
Magnetic topological insulators (MTIs) display a fascinating interplay between magnetic order and topologically nontrivial band structures. In the MAGMA project (“Magnetic topological insulators for robust Majorana bound states”), which is funded by ...


Connecting Quantum Hopfield Networks

P.I.: Roberta Zambrini
CoQHoNet is a Marie Curie European Postdoctoral Fellowships, which allows the hiring of Dr. Eliana Fiorelli to execute the following research project: Classical Neural Networks (NNs) are architectures successfully employed in Machine ...


Quantum machine learning using reservoir computing

P.I.: Miguel C. Soriano, Roberta Zambrini
The QuaResC project engages in a new collaboration UIB and CSIC researchers at IFISC with the objective to address an interdisciplinary topic between artificial intelligence and quantum physics: quantum machine learning using ...



P.I.: Rosa Lopez, Llorenç Serra
The aim of this project is to investigate the heat and energy transport properties in nanoconductors considering complex phenomena due to either many-body interactions and/or the presence of quantum materials.


Maria de Maeztu 2023-2026

P.I.: Ernesto Estrada, Ingo Fischer, Emilio Hernández-García, Rosa Lopez, Claudio Mirasso, Jose Javier Ramasco, Raúl Toral, Roberta Zambrini
After 15 years of its existence, IFISC can point to a proven track record of impactful research. The previous 2018-2022 MdM award has significantly enhanced the institute's capabilities, as demonstrated by an ...


Complex Quantum Systems: machine learning, thermodynamics, and emergent phenomena

P.I.: Gian Luca Giorgi, Gonzalo Manzano, Roberta Zambrini
CoQuSy is a coordinated project and joins all the researchers at IFISC (belonging either to CSIC or UIB) working in the common line of complex quantum systems. The coordination is motivated by ...


Machine learning with quantum reservoir computing

P.I.: Roberta Zambrini
Project funded by the government of the Balearic Islands with the goal of extending Reservoir Computing into the quantum domain. The project is mainly theoretical/numerical, but also deals with the identification of ...


Quantum thermodynamics: information, fluctuations and complexity

P.I.: Gonzalo Manzano
In the last two decades, thermodynamics has been extended to describe small systems, where the action of environmental noise “blurs” traditional thermodynamic constraints and information plays a central role. While the first ...



P.I.: Jose Javier Ramasco
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Recent Publications

Dephasing-Induced Mobility Edges in Quasicrystals

Longhi, Stefano
Physical Review Letters 132, 236301 (1-7) (2024)

Self acceleration from spectral geometry in dissipative quantum-walk dynamics

Xue, Peng; Lin, Quan; Wang, Kunkun; Xiao, Lei; Longhi, Stefano; Yi, Wei
Nature Communications 15, 4381 (1-11) (2024)

Photonic random walks with traps

Longhi, Stefano
Optics Letters 49, 2809-2812 (2024)

Incoherent non-Hermitian skin effect in photonic quantum walks

Longhi, Stefano
Light: Sci.& Appl. 13, 95 (1-9) (2024)

Related News

IFISC (UIB-CSIC) research on Quantum Reservoir Computing is highlighted by the editorial staff of Optics Express

Feb. 27, 2024
An IFISC study, published in Optics Express and featured as an Editor's Pick, reveals the potential of quantum squeezing in the machine learning architecture known as Reservoir Computing. A recent article published by IFISC researchers in Optics Express, entitled ...

IFISC (UIB-CSIC) researchers present a new quantum method of pattern classification

June 1, 2023
Researchers at IFISC (UIB-CSIC) have proposed a novel method for pattern classification using a single nonlinear quantum oscillator instead of a lattice of spins (bits). The study, published in the prestigious journal Physical Review Letters, focuses on the implementation of ...

Simulation of collective effects between the qubits of a quantum computer

March 10, 2023
An international team, involving researchers from IFISC (UIB-CSIC) in collaboration with the University of Helsinki, Aalto University and the startup Algorithmiq (Finland), has successfully simulated the collective and dissipative dynamics of two qubits in a real quantum computer. These results ...

IFISC researchers propose a new protocol for data processing with Quantum Reservoir Computing

March 17, 2023
Researchers at IFISC (UIB-CSIC) propose a new protocol for processing sequential data using quantum machine learning.The study proposes a way to efficiently include quantum measurement while preserving the quantum advantage that characterises these systems. Researchers at the Institute for ...

Boosting the efficiency of quantum heat engines

May 6, 2022
A team of researchers from IFISC (UIB-CSIC) has demonstrated that a quantum chiral conductor driven by an alternating current voltage can operate with efficiencies much higher than the hitherto insurmountable Carnot limit. In the paper, published in Nature Communications, the ...

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