Marco Buongiorno Nardelli Ph.D.

Nardelli, Marco Buongiorno
Position Department / Business Unit
Assistant Professor Department of Physics
Institution Disciplines
North Carolina State University Physics
City State / Provence
Raleigh North Carolina
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Marco Buongiorno Nardelli

Professor Marco Buongiorno Nardelli received his PhD from the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA/ISAS) in Trieste (Italy) in 1993 after graduating summa cum laude from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 1989. After a short tenure at the Laboratorio TASC in Trieste, in 1995 he joined the group of Prof. J. Bernholc at NC State as a post-doctoral associate. In 2001 he joined the faculty of the Department of Physics at NC State as the first joint faculty appointment with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.


His research activities are focused on the application of ab initio electronic structure techniques to the theoretical study of important aspects of the physics of materials.

He is well known and internationally recognized for his groundbreaking work on the physical and electronic properties of carbon nanotubes, his contribution to the first principles theory of electronic transport in nanostructures and his studies of the physics of surfaces and interfaces. His research has been highlighted on numerous popular press articles and news services.


He has been awarded the 1st Annual NC State University International Research Exposition Award in recognition of ``Outstanding Research in Physics'' (1998), the Faculty Research and Professional Development Award, NC State University (2003) and the Sigma Xi Faculty Research Award, NCSU Chapter (2004).

On a lighter side, he is also an accomplished classical and Jazz musician, composer and performer on flute, saxophones and recorders.



Ph.D. International School for Advanced Studies, Trieste Italy 1993.

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