Dr. Giovanni Pizzi obtained his PhD in Physics from Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa, Italy. He then moved at EPFL as post-doc first, and then as senior researcher. In 2022 he moved to PSI as leader of the "Materials Software and Data" group. His research focuses on methods and applications of high-throughput simulations for materials design and discovery, using atomistic techniques ranging from first-principles DFT to tight-binding, and bridging the two in a multiscale approach via Wannier functions. He leads the development teams of the AiiDA infrastructure ( and of the Materials Cloud portal ( and oversees their design. Moreover, he is co-author of the Wannier90 code ( He is project leader of the "Digital Infrastructure of Open Simulations and Data" pillar of the MARVEL NCCR. He is recipient of the 2010 "Giuseppe F. Bassani" prize of the Italian Physical Society and of the 2020 prize of the R. & R. Haenny Foundation.