Angelo Bongiorno, Ph.D.

  • Affiliate Faculty, Nanoscience Initiative


College of Staten Island (Profile)

Research Interests

My research exploits density-functional electronic structure calculations and high performance computers to study little-understood materials systems at the atomic scale. At present, my research is focused on understanding the physical chemistry of low-dimensional materials such as graphene oxide and the ionic transport properties of solid oxide electrolytes such as yttrium-doped barium zirconate. Working on the theory and computational modeling of
complex materials systems, my research is inherently collaborative and experiment-driven.

Job History

  • 2015 – Current: Associate Professor of Chemistry, College of Staten Island
  • 2014 – 2015: Associate Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, GA
  • 2008 – 2014: Assistant Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, GA
  • 2003 – 2008: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 1999 – 2003: Ph.D., École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland


Cellini, F. Lavini, T. Cao, W. de Heer, C. Berger, A. Bongiorno and Riedo, Epitaxial two-layer graphene under pressure: Diamene stiffer than DiamondFlatChem2018, 10, 8-13.

Gao, T. Cao, F. Cellini, C. Berger, W.A. de Heer, E. Tosatti, E. Riedo and A. Bongiorno, Ultrahard carbon film from epitaxial two-layer grapheneNature Nanotechnology2018, doi:10.1038/s41565-017-0023-9.

Yang Gao, Si Zhou, Suenne Kim, Hsian-Chih Chiu, Daniel Nélias, Claire Berger, Walt de Heer, Laura Polloni, Roman Sordan, Angelo Bongiorno and Elisa Riedo, Elastic coupling between layers in two-dimensional materialsNature Materials2015, 14, 714–721.