Giuseppe Romano is a research scientist working 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. During the summer of 2018, Romano was a visiting scientist at NASA Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL), investigating next-generation Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators (RTGs). Recently, he has been leading an effort within the MIT Quest for Intelligence on the inverse design of nanostructures using machine learning. With MITEI, Romano is coordinating the development of a differentiable simulator of solar energy generation.