Student Hosted Colloquia: Professor Giulia Galli, University of Chicago
About the Talk
"The long and winding road: predicting material and molecular properties through computation"
About the Speaker
Giulia Galli is the Liew Family Professor of Electronic Structure and Simulations in the Institute for Molecular Engineering and Professor of Chemistry at the University of Chicago. She also holds a Senior Scientist position at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL). Prior to joining the University of Chicago and ANL, she was Professor of Chemistry and Physics at UC Davis (2005-2013) and the head of the Quantum Simulations group at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (1998-2005). She holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste, Italy. She is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and of the AAAS, and the recipient of an award of excellence from the Department of Energy and of the Science and Technology Award from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. She is currently the director of MICCoM (Midwest Integrated Center for Computational Materials: http://miccom-center.org/), established by US Department of Energy in 2015. Her research activity is focused on the development and use of theoretical and computational tools to understand and predict the properties and behavior of materials (solids, liquids and nanostructures) from first principles (https://galligroup.uchicago.edu/).