Eva Arianna Aurelia Pogna is an experimental physicists studying low-dimensional materials, including 2D materials and dielectric metasurfaces,  aiming at identifying promising material platforms for innovative nano-optoelectronic and photonic devices for detection, emission and manipulation of light from the visible to the far-infrared (THz) range.

She has graduated in Physics at La Sapienza University of Rome in 2013, and obtained the PhD in Physics from Politecnico di Milano in 2017, under the supervision of Prof. Giulio Cerullo, with a thesis on the ultrafast optical properties of 2D materials investigated by femtosecond microscopy. She has been enrolled in the workpackage optoelectronics of the Graphene Flagship, as PhD and for 2-year PostDoc. 

From 2018 to 2020, she worked as CNR researcher, in the group of Dr. Miriam Vitiello of CNR-Nano in Pisa at the investigation of the optical properties of 1D and 2D materials in the far-infrared-THz range, within the framework of the ERC project “SPRINT”. To this aim she developed novel near-field nano-imaging techniques built on s-SNOM, THz quantum cascade laser sources, and THz time-domain spectroscopy systems.

From 2020, she has joined the Milano unit of CNR-IFN.

Her research interest includes:

-Ultrafast optical properties of low-D materials in the Vis and NIR range;

THz near-field microscopy, THz polaritons, THz imaging;

-Elasticity of layered crystals and disordered materials investigated by inelastic xray scattering;





Research Activities

Ultrafast Spectroscopy

Ultrashort pulse generation and nonlinear optics

Research Unit


Contact details

Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32
20133 Milano, Italy
+39 02 2399 6113