Dr. Giacomo Miceli

Senior Research Scientist @ EPFL

Giacomo Miceli studied Theoretical Physics at the University of Pisa. He moved to Switzerland after graduating to do a
doctorate under the guidance of Prof. Michele Parrinello. Thereafter, he undertook scientific research at the University
of Milan. Following this, he moved back to Switzerland to take up a position of Senior Research Scientist at the École
Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. In his research he deploys advanced quantum methods for atomistic simulations
and state-of-the-art Deep Neural Network techniques to study the microscopic properties of water, semiconductors and
materials for hydrogen storage. The understanding of the related chemical-physical phenomena is crucial for further
advances in the field of renewable energy and efficient opto-electronic devices. Today Giacomo increasingly dedicates
himself to the study of complex systems to unravel the intricate mechanisms that characterise their collective behaviour.
This is the ultimate interdisciplinary field, which includes Physics, Biology, Economy, and Society. He combines
sophisticated theories borrowed from the domain of Statistical Mechanics, diverse data sources, and powerful machines
to build and run data-driven, machine learning algorithms.