Vittorio Pellegrini is an external collaborator at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Genova. He was senior tenured researcher and director of the IIT Graphene Labs between 2013 and 2020. He is co-funder of the start-up BeDimensional (www.bedimensional.it), spin-off of IIT. Currently he is Chief Innovation Officer at Bedimensional Spa. He is also the Italian representative of the European graphene flagship, leader of the work-package ENERGY STORAGE and head of Division 4, Composites, energy and production. He was the chair of the executive committee of the European flagship project on graphene between 2016 and 2018.
Vittorio Pellegrini has published more than 180 peer-reviewed papers and co-authors of more than 10 patents. He gave more than 80 invited/keynote talks. He was Fellow of the Italian Academy at Columbia University (USA) in 2008, Winner of Campisano prize for condensed matter physics of the CNR in 2008. Director of the CNR international schools on low-dimensional system in 2008, 2010 and 2011. He has been the coordinator and local coordinator of several FET, Marie Curie ITN projects and national projects.
Vittorio Pellegrini is also active in scientific divulgation. He has published several articles for the general public in Italian newspapers and routinely gives talks at science festivals and at other public events.