Ludovico Megalini

Postodoctorate Researcher


Harold Frank Hall 2152C

University of California, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5080


Nanoelectronics Research Lab


BS: Electronic Engineering, Politecnico of Turin, Italy
MS: Information and Communication Technology, Politecnico of Turin, Italy
MA: Energy Finance, Politecnico di Milano


Ludovico Megalini was born in Reggio Calabria, Italy. He received a B.S. degree in Electronic Engineering from Politecnico of Turin, Italy in 2005 and an M.S. degree in Micro and Nanotechnology for the Information & Communication Technology (ICT) jointly offered by the Politecnico of Turin (Italy), Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL, Switzerland) and Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG, France), in 2007. He did his Master’s project at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the Aero-Astronautics Department in the field of Carbon Nanotubes and their applications for composites in Prof. Wardle’s group (  He also holds a Master in Energy Finance from Politecnico di Milano. Before coming to UCSB, he worked for Accenture as a business analyst. For his graduate study in UC Santa Barbara he was awarded a Fulbright fellowship sponsored by Finmenccanica, an Italian company working in aerospace, defense, automation, transport and energy fields ( His research in the Nanoelectronics Research Lab (NRL) under the supervision of Prof. Kaustav Banerjee is focused on exploring new carbon nanomaterials for energy harvesting, conversion and management.