Giulia Galli to receive 2018 MRS Materials Theory Award

Giulia Galli, Liew Family Professor of Molecular Engineering at the Institute for Molecular Engineering (IME) and professor of chemistry at the University of Chicago and a senior scientist at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), will receive the 2018 Materials Theory Award from the Materials Research Society.

The award recognizes “the development of advanced first-principles simulation methods and their application to the understanding, prediction, and design of complex nanostructured materials." Galli will receive the award at the 2018 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit, which will take place November 25-30 in Boston.

“I am honored to receive such a recognition and I look forward to the meeting in Boston and to presenting the work I have done in recent years in collaboration with brilliant and talented students and postdocs,” Galli said.

Galli develops and uses theoretical and computational methods to understand, predict and engineer the properties of complex materials. Her lab investigates solids, liquids, and nanostructures in addition to physical and chemical processes relevant to solar and thermal energy conversion, water resources, and quantum information technologies. Galli also directs the Midwest Integrated Center for Computational Materials (MICCoM)  that develops and disseminates interoperable open source software, data, and validation procedures, enabling the prediction of functional materials properties.

“Giulia is known as a leader in her field and this award further confirms that,” said Matt Tirrell, dean and founding Pritzker director of IME. “Her work has helped us advance our understanding of matter at the molecular level and has shaped research across many disciplines.”