Giovanni M. Pavan is full professor at the Department of Applied Science and Technology (DISAT) of Politecnico di Torino, Italy, where since 2019 he leads the Computational Physical Chemistry (CPC) Laboratory. He is also full professor at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI) in the Department of Innovative technologies (DTI), where he is the head to the Computational Materials Science (CMS) Laboratory of the Institute for Mechanical Engineering and Materials Technology (MEMTi).
The research in his group (www.gmpavanlab.com) focuses on the combination of multiscale molecular modeling, advanced simulation approaches, and machine learning to investigate the fundamental factors controlling complex molecular systems. Fields of interest span from physics to chemistry and materials science. Examples include, among others, self-assembling systems, stimuli-responsive and adaptive supramolecular systems, auto-regulated and “living” artificial materials, emergent properties and complexity in complex molecular systems, rational molecular design, bioinspired materials, bioinspired control of chemical reactions. He is coauthor of more than 90 publications in high-impact peer-reviewed scientific journals. His research has received various awards and competitive funding from national and international institutions, including, e.g., a prestigious ERC Consolidator Grant 2018 (project acronym: DYNAPOL), a H2020 FET Open, three SNSF projects, as well as research contracts from companies.