After obtaining his PhD from the University of Pisa in Italy in 2001, Michele has held postdoctoral positions at the University of Karlsruhe, Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, Ruhr-Unversität Bochum, and Dusiburg-Essen University. In 2009 he moved to Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, where he is currently based.
His present research focuses on the theory of quantum transport in nanostructures, spin-dependent phenomena, and hybrid normal-superconducting systems.
Theoretical condensed matter physics, theory and modelling of nanoscale systems, quantum transport in low-dimensional systems (Nanoelectronics), spin-dependent phenomena (Spintronics), time-dependent transport in nanodevices, hybrid normal-superconducting structures.
My dream is for every student in New Zealand to have access to a physics teacher who can inspire a life-long passion in science in general and physics in particular.Professor Michele Governale
March 13, 2020
A new trans-Tasman collaboration is laying the groundwork for a low-energy computing revolution.
April 8, 2019
Funding successes for our investigators and their research programmes during 2018. This funding enables our researchers and collaborators to continue their breakthrough research in advanced materials and nanotechnology.
September 14, 2018
The MacDiarmid Institute is pleased to share the following successes from MacDiarmid researchers in this year’s MBIE Endeavour fund round.
July 2, 2018
The MacDiarmid Institute has a long history of supporting sustained community engagement activities by our investigators, from the DiscoveryCamp programme for Māori and Pacific Island high school students that has been running since the Institute was founded, to the physics teachers’ workshops developed by Professor Michele Governale and Associate Professor Ben Ruck over the last three years.