Giulia Galli is the Liew Family professor of Electronic Structure and Simulations in the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering and the Department 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 (http://miccom-center.org/).
She is an expert in the development of theoretical and computational methods to predict and engineer material and molecular properties using quantum simulations. (https://galligroup.uchicago.edu/).
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 is an elected member of the US National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Science and the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science. Her recognitions include the Rahman Prize in Computational Physics and the David Adler Award in Materials Physics from the American Physical Society, the Theory Award from the Materials Research Society, the Feynman Nanotechnology Prize in Theory and the Tomassoni-Chisesi prize. In addition she recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Italian Scientists and Scholar of North America Foundation.