Current members

Edgar Roldán

ICTP Associate Research Officer

Research interests: stochastic thermodynamics, biophysics, martingales, active matter,
random walks, experiments in nonequilibrium physics

Teaching: Professor of Biophysics (ICTP and Universita di Trieste)
Biophysics – ICTP QLS diploma program 
Link to Youtube lectures

Education: PhD in Physics, Universidad Complutense de Madrid


Pierluigi Muzzeddu

PhD student – SISSA

Research interests: Stochastic Thermodynamics, Active Matter

Education: SISSA PhD student

Yonathan Sarmiento

PhD student – Joint SISSA-ICTP program

Research interests: Stochastic Thermodynamics, Non-equilibrium System, Biophysics.

Education: BSc in Physics, University of Los Andes, Venezuela.

Kristian Pajanonot

ICTP Diploma student

Research interests: Stochastic Thermodynamics, Biophysics

Maryalbis Patiño

ICTP Diploma student

Research interests: Physics of biological systems, stochastic thermodynamics.

Education: Bachelor in Physics. Universidad de Los Andes.

Laila Saliekh

ICTP Diploma student

Research interests: Biophysics, Stochastic thermodynamics

Education: Bsc in Physics, Islamic University of Gaza.

Gülce Kardeş

ICTP Predoctoral researcher 

Research interests: Stochastic thermodynamics; theory of computational complexity

Education: B.Sc. in Physics, University of Leipzig


Tarek Tohme

MSc student 

Research interests: Stochastic thermodynamics, thermodynamics of information, computational physics, algorithm design and development, computational logic

Education: Masters in Theoretical Computer Science, École Polytechnique, Paris


Debarshi Banerjee

MSc student 

Research interests: Biophysics, Stochastic Processes, Deep Neural Networks to investigate chemical and biological processes

Education: Master of High-Performance Computing, ICTP, Trieste



Rita Majumdar

PhD student – STEP program

Research interests:Stochastic Thermodynamics, Non-equilibrium System, Active Matter, Stochastic Heat Engine, Fluctuation Theorems, Jarzynski Relation and Biophysics

Education: Msc in Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

Former members

Sarah Loos

QLS Postdoctoral Fellow 

Research interests: Statistical physics, non-Markovian dynamics, stochastic processes, thermodynamics and fluctuations, active matter, non-linear dynamics

Current position: Marie Curie Fellow at University of Cambridge

Gennaro Tucci

PhD student – SISSA 

Research interests: Nonequilibrium statistical mechanics, stochastic processes, biophysics

Education: Master in “Physics of Complex Systems”, Politecnico di Torino/Sissa/Ictp/Université Paris 7

Current position: Postdoc at Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization

Annwesha Dutta

Postdoctoral fellow 

Research interests: Biological Physics, Non-equilibrium Statistical Mechanics

Education: PhD in Physics, IIT Kanpur

Current position: INSPIRE Faculty, IISER Tirupati

Roman Belousov

Postdoctoral fellow 

Research interests: biophysics, active matter, statistical physics, stochastic dynamics, thermodynamics and fluctuations

Education: PhD in Earth Sciences, Università di Torino

Current position: PhD student in Massimiliano Esposito group (University of Luxembourg)

Irem Topal

Visiting PhD student 

Research interests: Complex networks, statistical learning, dynamical systems, chaos, molecular dynamics

Education: BSc and MSc in Physics Engineering, Istanbul Technical University

Current position: PhD in Computational Sciences and Engineering, Kadir Has University

Pedro Eduardo Harunari

Visiting PhD student 

Research interests: Stochastic thermodynamics

Current position: PhD student in Universidade de Sao Paulo

Ashwin Gopal

Master student 

Research interests: Non-equilibrium statistical mechanics, stochastic thermodynamics, critical phenomena, long-range interactions, active matter, glassy systems

Education: Integrated Bsc-Msc in Physics, IISER Pune

Current position: PhD student in Massimiliano Esposito group (University of Luxembourg)

Fahad Kamulegeya

ICTP Postgraduate Diploma Student 

Research interests: Stochastic thermodynamics, Computational, structural and theoretical biophysics, Statistical physics, Non-equilibrium Physics, Active matter, Random walks

Education: BSc Physics and Mathematics,  Makerere University

Current position: Research Assistant at Anton Goloborodko Lab, IMBA (Vienna)

Ekaterina Vedenchuk

Summer student 

July 2019

Research interests: biophysics, random walks, fluid dynamics, molecular dynamics

Education: MSc at Mechanics and Mathematical Modelling, St. Petersburg State University

Current position: Researcher at Align Technologies

Jane Garcia

Summer student 

July 2019

Research interests: stochastic resetting, biophysics, first passage processes

Education: MSc in Physics, University of the Philippines Diliman

Current position: PhD in Physics, University of California, Merced

Alexandre Guillet

Summer Student

June-July 2017 and 2018

Research interests: biophysics, stochastic thermodynamics, wavelet transform, coherence/consonance in rhythmic signals (musical, physiological, etc)

EducationMsc ENS-ICFP Paris

Current position: PhD student in Laboratoire Ondes et Matière d’Aquitaine, Bordeaux, France

Research and education opportunities