ORCID: 0000-0002-5520-5914

Address: Area della Ricerca di Pisa, Via G. Moruzzi 1,
56124, Pisa, Italy
Edificio B, ingresso 21, piano terra, stanza 19

Giovanni Barcaro

Senior Researcher - Pisa

Research interests

Giovanni’s theoretical/computational research activity is focused on the structural characterization and on the investigation of the structure/properties relationship by means of hierarchical applications of multi-scale atomistic approaches, spanning from first-principles eletronic methods (mainly DFT) to the exploitation of classical and reactive dynamics. Some research activities cover: (i) investigation of structural, electronic, magnetic, optical and catalytic properties of metallic nanoparticles in different environments; (ii) electronic-structural characterization of systems made of ultrathin metallic oxides grown on metallic surfaces; (iii) investigation of the catalytic properties of materials made of carbonaceous matrix for sustainable catalytical applications.

Keywords: Multi-scale modeling, First-principles simulations, Global optimization algorithms, Structure-properties relationships, Hybrid organic/inorganic materials


  1. 2007

    PhD in Chemical Sciences

    Università di Pisa
  2. 2003

    Master's degree in Material Sciences

    Università di Pisa

Professional appointments

  1. 2021
    Senior Researcher
  2. 2008