Giuseppe Romano is a research scientist at MIT’s Institute for Soldier Nanotechnology. His research focuses on computation-driven materials discovery, with application to renewable energy. He is the lead developer of OpenBTE, an open-source software for simulating nanoscale thermal transport in nanostructured materials. With the MIT Quest for Intelligence, he is working on the inverse design of nanostructures using machine learning. During the summer of 2018, Romano was a visiting scientist at NASA Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL), investigating next-generation Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators (RTGs). Romano earned a BS in telecommunications engineering, and a PhD in microelectronics engineering, from the Università di Roma Tor Vergata.