Department of Applied Physics and Materials Science - Applied Physics


Marco Bernardi

Marco Bernardi

Professor of Applied Physics and Materials Science

Degrees and Appointments

B.S., University of Rome La Sapienza, 2004; M.S., University of Rome Tor Vergata, 2008; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013. Assistant Professor, Caltech, 2015-21; Professor, 2021-.


Research Group Matters
Christy Jenstad
129 Keck Laboratory
(626) 395-2132

Research Group Website Personal Website

Research Overview

Marco Bernardi's research focuses on theoretical and computational materials physics. His group develops new first-principles methods to investigate electron transport, ultrafast dynamics and light-matter interactions in materials. Applications of this research include electronics, optoelectronics, ultrafast spectroscopy, energy and quantum technologies.

APh News about Marco Bernardi

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