Massimiliano Di Ventra
Massimiliano Di Ventra obtained his undergraduate degree in Physics magna cum laude from the University of Trieste (Italy) and his PhD from the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Switzerland) in 1997. He has been Research Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt University and Visiting Scientist at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center before joining the Physics Department of Virginia Tech in 2000 as Assistant Professor. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2003 and moved to the Physics Department of the University of California, San Diego, in 2004 where he was promoted to Full Professor in 2006. Di Ventra's research interest is in the theory of electronic and transport properties of nanoscale systems, and has delivered more than 140 invited talks worldwide on these topics. He serves on the editorial board of several scientific journals and has won numerous awards and honors, including the NSF Early CAREER Award, the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award, and fellowship in the Institute of Physics. He has co-edited the textbook Introduction to Nanoscale Science and Technology (Springer, 2004) for undergraduate students, and he is single author of the graduate-level textbook Electrical Transport in Nanoscale Systems (Cambridge University Press, 2008).