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Massimiliano Di Ventra

Research Interests

  • Physics
  • Condensed Matter Theory
  • Nanoelectronics
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Biophysics


Massimiliano Di Ventra obtained his undergraduate degree in Physics summa cum laude from the University of Trieste (Italy) in 1991 and did his PhD studies at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Switzerland) in 1993-1997. Throughout his career he has published more than 140 papers in refereed journals (13 of these are listed as ISI Essential Science Indicators highly-cited papers of the period 2003-2013), 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). Professor Di Ventra is currently a Professor in the Department of Physics at UC San Diego, and an Affiliated Professor at CMRR.


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Massimiliano Di Ventra


Professor, Physics

Phone: 858-822-6447

Fax: 858-534-2232


Website: Di Ventra

Office: Mayers Hall 4631


UC, San Diego

Dept. of Physics

MS: 0319

9500 Gilman Drive, 0411
La Jolla, CA, 92093-0411