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Biography

Dr Nicola Bonini is a Lecturer in the Physics Department at King’s College London.  He was awarded a Laurea Degree in Physics at the University of Ferrara in Italy in 1998 and a PhD in Physics at the University of Milan, Italy in 2001.  He was a postdoctoral fellow at the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste, Italy from 2002-2005. In 2005 he moved to the United States becoming a postdoctoral associate at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he stayed until 2010.  From 2010-2011 he was a senior research fellow in the Materials Modelling Laboratory, Department of Materials, University of Oxford. He joined King’s College in 2011 and works in the Theory & Simulation of Condensed Matter Group. 

Dr Nicola Bonini at the Thomas Young Centre

Research

Nicola's background is in computational condensed matter physics, with a focus on first-principles electronic-structure methods and their application to problems in fundamental and applied research. His interests concentrate on understanding, characterizing and engineering nanoscale energy transfer mechanisms, which govern relevant physical phenomena, such as electronic and thermal transport, energy conversion and chemical reactions.

Current Research

1) First-principles modelling of electronic and thermal transport in complex materials and nanoscale devices for nanoelectronic and thermoelectric 
applications. 
2) Properties of graphitic materials 
3) Spectroscopic characterization of materials PhD Projects