Giulia Galli awarded Rahman Prize from American Physical Society

Galli is recognized for her contributions to the fields of computational condensed matter, materials science and nanoscience.

Giulia Galli, a senior scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, has received the 2022 Aneesur Rahman Prize for Computational Physics.

Galli has been recognized for her contributions to the fields of computational condensed matter, materials science and nanoscience. In addition, she has made great strides in first-principles simulations of materials and liquids, in particular, materials for energy, properties of water, and excited-state phenomena. Her research focuses on problems relevant to the development of sustainable energy sources and quantum technologies.

Galli is also the Liew Family professor of molecular engineering and a professor of chemistry at the University of Chicago, a group leader in Argonne’s Materials Science Division (MSD), and director of the Midwest Integrated Center for Computational Materials, a DOE research center led by Argonne. She is also affiliated with Q-NEXT, a DOE Quantum Information Science Research Center led by Argonne.

She received the Aneesur Rahman Prize for ​the development of theoretical methods to compute and engineer the electronic and structural properties of molecules and materials, broadening the applicability of first-principles computational approaches to multiple disciplines, including nanoscience, and for many predictions subsequently confirmed experimentally.”

I am delighted to see Giulia’s outstanding scientific work being recognized with this prestigious award,” said Amanda Petford-Long, division director for MSD. ​She has made major contributions to the field of computational materials science.”

The prize is awarded annually by the American Physical Society (APS) and recognizes outstanding achievement in computational physics research. It consists of a $10,000 award and a certificate citing Galli’s contributions. As part of the prize, Galli will deliver the Rahman Lecture at the upcoming annual APS March Meeting, which will be held in Chicago.

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