Distinguished Speaker Series:
Dr. Giulia Galli
Earth Abundant Materials for Solar Energy Conversion
Dr. Giulia Galli
Liew Family Professor, University of Chicago
January 20th, 2016 at 6:00 PM
Cevíche Tapas Orlando (125 W. Church Street Orlando, FL 32801)
Climate change and the related need for sustainable energy sources replacing fossil fuels are pressing societal problems. The development of advanced materials is widely recognized as one of the key elements for new technologies that are required to achieve a sustainable environment and provide clean and adequate energy for our planet.
In this presentation, we will discuss how the combination of advanced theory and computation with state-of-the-art experiments may lead to successful bottom up design of materials for energy applications.
About Dr. Giulia Galli :
Giulia Galli has joined the Institute for Molecular Engineering at The University of Chicago. She also holds a Senior Scientist position at Argonne National Laboratory. She spent eight years at the University of California, Davis where she was Professor of Chemistry and Physics and where she is now Adjunct Professor of Chemistry. She holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste, Italy. Prior to joining the UCD faculty, Giulia Galli was the head of the Quantum Simulations group at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. She is a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) and was elected chair of the Division of Computational Physics of the APS in 2006. She is the recipient of an award of excellence from the Department of Energy (2000) and of the Science and Technology Award from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (2004). She served as chair of the Extreme Physics and Chemistry of Carbon Directorate of the Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) in 2010-2013. Her research activity is focused on quantum simulations of systems and processes relevant to condensed matter physics, physical chemistry, materials and nano-science.