Angelo Bongiorno is an Associate Professor in Chemistry at College of Staten Island – CUNY. Prior to joining CSI in 2015, he earned a B.S. degree in Physics in 1995 from the University of Milan (Italy) with the highest honors (Summa Cum Laude), and a Ph.D. in Physics from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland) in 2003. He went to Georgia Tech (Atlanta, GA) as a postdoc in 2003, and at Georgia Tech, he joined the faculty of the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry in 2008, and in 2014 he also joined the faculty of the School of Physics. In 2015, he joined the Chemistry Department at CSI. His research interests include quantum mechanical computational methods, high-performance computer simulations, atomistic theories/modelling, and condensed matter systems. Current research efforts focus on the modelling and study of low-dimensional materials, surfaces and interfaces, and ionic transport phenomena.


PhD, Physics, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne (Switzerland)

MS, Materials Science, University of Milan, Milan (Italy)

BS, Physics, University of Milan, Milan (Italy)

Scholarship / Publications

Y. Gao, S. Kim, S. Zhou, H.-C. Chiu, D. Nélias, C. Berger, W. de Heer, R. Sordan, L. Polloni, A. Bongiorno, and E. Riedo, Elastic coupling between layers in two-dimensional materials, Nature Materials 14, 714 (2015)

S. Zhou and A. Bongiorno, Density Functional Theory Modeling of Multilayer “Epitaxial” Graphene Oxide, Accounts of Chemical Research 47, 3331 (2014).

S. Zhou, S. Kim, E. Di Gennaro, Y. Hu, C. Gong, C.-Y. Chang, X. Lu, H.-C. Chiu, C. Berger, W. de Heer, E. Riedo, Y.J. Chabal, C. Aruta, and A. Bongiorno, Film structure of epitaxial graphene oxide on SiC: Insight on the relationship between interlayer spacing, water content, and intralayer structure, Advanced Materials Interfaces 1, 1300106 (2014)

S. Zhou and A. Bongiorno, Origin of the chemical and kinetic stability of graphene oxide, Scientific Reports 3, 2484 (2013)

M. Malagoli, M.L. Liu, H.C. Park, and A. Bongiorno, Energetics of protons crossing triple phase boundaries based on a metal catalyst, Pd or Ni, and barium zirconate, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 15, 12525 (2013)

S. Kim, S. Zhou, Y. Hu, M. Acik, Y.J. Chabal, C. Berger, W. de Heer, A. Bongiorno, and E. Riedo, Room-temperature metastability of multilayer graphene oxide films, Nature Materials 11, 544 (2012)

Last Updated: 09.14.2015