- Ph.D. in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy (2012)
- M.Sc. in Physics, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy (2008)
- B.Sc. in Physics, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy (2006)

- American Physical Society (APS)
- American Chemical Society (ACS)

- First-principles simulations of nanostructures, surface and interfaces
- Optical and excited state properties of materials
- Carrier recombination in semiconductors
- Casimir force/torque in micro- and nano-systems
- Development of HPC code for scientific research

- 2016 – present, Assistant Scientist, Argonne National Lab & Visiting Scientist, University of Chicago
- 2014 – 2016, Postdoctoral Researcher, Argonne National Lab & University of Chicago
- 2012 – 2013, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California Davis
- 2012, Research Fellowship, CINECA & University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

- N. Brawand, M. Vörös,
**M. Govoni**, and G. Galli

*Generalization of dielectric dependent hybrid functionals to finite systems*

Phys. Rev. X**6**, 041002 (2016) - P. Scherpelz,
**M. Govoni**, I. Hamada, and G. Galli

*Implementation and Validation of Fully-Relativistic GW Calculations: Spin-Orbit Coupling in Molecules, Nanocrystals and Solids*

J. Chem. Theory Comput.**12**(8), 3523-3544 (2016) -
J. Skone,
**M. Govoni**, and G. Galli

*Nonempirical range-separated hybrid functionals for solids and molecules*

Phys. Rev. B**93**, 235106 (2016) -
A. P. Gaiduk,
**M. Govoni**, R. Seidel, J. Skone, B. Winter, and G. Galli

*Photoelectron spectra of aqueous solutions from first principles*

J. Am. Chem. Soc. Commun.**138**, 6912 (2016) -
H. Seo,
**M. Govoni**, and G. Galli

*Design of defect spins in piezoelectric aluminum nitride for solid-state hybrid quantum technologies*

Sci. Rep.**6**, 20803 (2016) -
I. Marri,
**M. Govoni**, and S. Ossicini

*First-principles calculations of electronic coupling effects in silicon nanocrystals: Influence on near band-edge states and on carrier multiplication processes*

Sol. Energ. Mat. Sol. C.**145**, 162 (2016) -
I. Marri,
**M. Govoni**, and S. Ossicini

*Carrier Multiplication in Isolated and Interacting Silicon Nanocrystals*

Nanotechnology and Photovoltaic Devices: Light Energy Harvesting with Group IV Nanostructures. 177 -202; Editors: J. Valenta and S. Mirabella (2015) [link] -
**M. Govoni**, and G. Galli

*Large scale GW calculations*

J. Chem. Theory Comput.**11**, 2680 (2015) [pdf] -
I. Marri,
**M. Govoni**, and S. Ossicini

*Carrier multiplication in silicon nanocrystals: ab-initio results*

Beilstein J. Nanotechnol.**6**, 343 (2015) -
I. Marri,
**M. Govoni**, and S. Ossicini

*Red-shifted carrier multiplication energy threshold and exciton recycling mechanisms in strongly interacting silicon nanocrystals*

J. Am. Chem. Soc.**136**, 13257 (2014) -
J. H. Skone,
**M. Govoni**, and G. Galli

*Self-consistent hybrid functional for condensed systems*

Phys. Rev. B**89**, 195112 (2014) -
**M. Govoni**, I. Marri, and S. Ossicini

*Carrier multiplication between interacting nanocrystals for fostering silicon-based photovoltaics*

Nature Photonics**6**, 672-679 (2012) -
**M. Govoni**, I. Marri, and S. Ossicini

*Auger recombination in Si and GaAs semiconductors: Ab initio results*

Phys. Rev. B**84**, 075215 (2011) -
**M. Govoni**, A. Benassi, and C. Calandra

*Role of Surface States in the Casimir Force Between Semiconducting Films*

Proceedings of the Ninth Conference on Quantum Field Theory under the Influence of External Conditions (QFEXT09); Editors: KA. Milton, M. Bordag, World Scientific (2009) [link]