Faculty

Giulia Galli

  • Liew Family Professor of Molecular Engineering
  • Research and Scholarly Interests: Theoretical and Computational Modeling of Materials for Renewable Energy Sources and Quantum Information Technologies
  • Websites: Galli Group (internal), Galli Group (external)
  • Contact: gagalli@uchicago.edu
    773.702.0515
  • Assistant: Lisa Vonesh
  • Office Location:
    Eckhard Research Center
    Room 233
    5640 South Ellis Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60637

Giulia Galli is the Liew Family professor of Electronic Structure and Simulations in the Pritzker School of  Molecular Engineering and Professor of Chemistry at the University of Chicago. She also holds a Senior Scientist position at Argonne National Laboratory, where she is the director of the Midwest Integrated Center for Computational Materials.  

Prior to joining UChicago, 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 (LLNL, 1998-2005). She holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the International School of Advanced Studies in Italy. She is a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) and American Association for the Advancement of Science. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the  LLNL Science and Technology Award, the US Department of Energy Award of Excellence, the Materials Research Society Theory Award, the APS David Adler Lectureship in Materials Physics, the Feynman Nanotechnology Prize in Theory, the medal of the Schola Physica Romana and the Tomassoni-Chisesi award by the Sapienza University of Rome.

Her research activity is focused on the development and use of theoretical and computational methods to understand and predict the properties and behavior of materials (solids, liquids and nanostructures) from first principles.

Galli uses theoretical and computational methods to predict the properties of complex materials, encompassing solids, liquids and nanostructures. She works in close collaboration with experimentalists to invent strategies to interpret complex measurements, as well as to discover new materials with targeted properties for projects such as energy-related applications.

Her research in developing computational procedures for simulating water behavior also is relevant to the institute’s water initiative. The methods and techniques she and her associates have developed over the years to predict the properties of liquids at the molecular level may now help lead to major advances in engineering approaches to improved use of water resources.

Finite-field approach to solving the Bethe-Salpeter equation
Ngoc Linh Nguyen, He Ma, Marco Govoni, Francois Gygi and Giulia Galli. Finite-field approach to solving the Bethe-Salpeter equation. Phys. Rev. Lett.. 2019. Vol. 122, Pg. 237402.

Modelling Superlattices of Dipolar and Polarizable Semiconducting Nanoparticles
Sergio Mazzotti, Federico Giberti and Giulia Galli. Modelling Superlattices of Dipolar and Polarizable Semiconducting Nanoparticles. Nano Letters. 2019. Vol. 19, Pg. 3912-3917.

Computational prediction of lattice thermal conductivity: A comparison of molecular dynamics and Bo
Marcello Puligheddu, Yi Xia, Maria Chan and Giulia Galli . Computational prediction of lattice thermal conductivity: A comparison of molecular dynamics and Bo. Phys. Rev. Mat.. 2019. Vol. 3, Pg. 085401.

Dielectric-dependent hybrid functionals for heterogeneous materials
Huihuo Zheng, Marco Govoni and Giulia Galli. Dielectric-dependent hybrid functionals for heterogeneous materials. Phys. Rev. Mat.. 2019. Vol. 3, Pg. 073803.

Qresp, A Tool for Curating, Discovering, and Exploring Reproducible Scientific Papers
Marco Govoni, Milson Munakami, Aditya Tanikanti, Jonathan H. Skone, Hakizumwami B. Runesha, Federico Giberti, Juan de Pablo, Giulia Galli. Qresp, A Tool for Curating, Discovering, and Exploring Reproducible Scientific Papers. Scientific Data. 2019. Vol. 6, Pg. 190002.

A Finite-field Approach for GW Calculations Beyond the Random Phase Approximation
He Ma, Marco Govoni, Francois Gygi and Giulia Galli. A Finite-field Approach for GW Calculations Beyond the Random Phase Approximation. J. Chem. Theory. Comp.. 2019. Vol. 15, Pg. 154-164.

All-electron density functional calculations for electron and nuclear spin interactions in molecule
Krishnendu Ghosh, He Ma, Vikram Gavini and Giulia Galli . All-electron density functional calculations for electron and nuclear spin interactions in molecule. Phys. Rev. Mat. . 2019. Vol. 3, Pg. 043801.

Spin-phonon interactions in silicon carbide addressed by Gaussian acoustics
S. J. Whiteley, G. Wolfowicz, C. P. Anderson, A. Bourassa, H. Ma, M. Ye, G. Koolstra, K. J. Satzinger, M. V. Holt, F. J. Heremans, A. N. Cleland, D. I. Schuster, G. Galli, D. D. Awschalom. Spin-phonon interactions in silicon carbide addressed by Gaussian acoustics. Nature Physics. 2019. Vol. 15, Pg. 490–495.

Qresp, a tool for curating, discovering and exploring reproducible scientific papers
Govoni, Marco, et al. "Qresp, a tool for curating, discovering and exploring reproducible scientific papers." Scientific data 6 (2019): 190002.

Improving the efficiency of G0W0 calculations with approximate spectral decompositions of dielectric matrices
Han Yang, Marco Govoni, and Giulia Galli. Improving the efficiency of G0W0 calculations with approximate spectral decompositions of dielectric matrices, J. Chem. Phys. 151, 224102 (2019).

View All Publications