Stefano de Gironcoli is full professor of Computational Condensed Matter Physics at the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste.
He got is Doctoral degree in 1992 from the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL).
In 1994 he joined SISSA faculty.
His research work focus on the computational physics of condensed matter with contribution on ab-initio computation of vibrational properties, the physical properties of metallic surfaces and their reactivity toward simple organic adsorbates, and for the structural and mechanical properties of materials of geophysical interest at extreme pressure and temperature conditions. His scientific interests also include methodological developments for accurate and high performance calculations in the framework of density functional theory. He is a long time developer and contributor to the open-source Quantum ESPRESSO software distribution.
He has published about 150 articles in international scientific journals (with peer review) that have been quoted more than 20,000 times in recent literature (as from google scholar and ISI Web of Knowledge databases).
He is fellow of the American Physical Society since 2009.