Giulia Galli is in the process of moving to the University of Chicago where she is joining the Institute for Molecular Engineering. She will also hold a Senior Scientist position at Argonne National Laboratory. She spent eight years at the University of California, Davis where she was Professor of Chemistry and Physics and where she is now Adjunct Professor of Chemistry. She holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste, Italy. Prior to joining the UCD faculty, Giulia Galli was the head of the Quantum Simulations group at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. She is a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) and was elected chair of the Division of Computational Physics of the APS in 2006. She is the recipient of an award of excellence from the Department of Energy (2000) and of the Science and Technology Award from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (2004). She served as chair of the Extreme Physics and Chemistry of Carbon Directorate of the Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) in 2010-2013. Her research activity is focused on quantum simulations of systems and processes relevant to condensed matter physics, physical chemistry, materials and nano-science.