Giovanni Pizzi

Giovanni Pizzi
Giovanni Pizzi
Project leader
EPFL, Lausanne
+41 21 693 11 24
MED2 1326
Station 9
1015 Lausanne

Giovanni Pizzi is a senior researcher in the group of Nicola Marzari and was working for the Platform Project 6 during MARVEL phase I. Since May 2018, he is leading the Open Science Platform. He is also a member of the MARVEL data team.

Giovanni Pizzi got a "Laurea triennale" (Bachelor of Science) degree in Physics from University of Pisa and Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa (Italy) in 2006 (grade: 110/110 cum Laude) and a "Laurea Specialistica" (Master degree) in Physics (in 2008) from University of Pisa (110/110 cum Laude) and Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa (70/70 cum Laude).

He then obtained the PhD title in February 2012 from Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa (grade: 70/70 cum Laude) with a Thesis titled "Band-structure engineering of Ge-rich SiGe nanostructures for photonics applications", under the supervision of Prof. Giuseppe Grosso.

In 2012 he has moved as a post-doc research scientist in the THEOS group of EPFL (Switzerland). Some of his current research interests include: ferroelectric properties of functional oxides; high-throughput computations and creation of material properties databases from ab initio simulations — he is one of the authors and developers of the AiiDA code; Wannier functions — he is one of the co-authors of the Wannier90 2.0 code — with a particular focus on transport properties.