Devis Di Tommaso studied Chemistry from at the University of Trieste (Italy) where graduated summa cum laude. He carried out his doctoral studies in the Theoretical Chemistry group headed by Professor Piero Decleva and, in 2006, he successfully defended the Ph.D. thesis with a work on the application and development of density functional theory methods for the study of molecular photoionization processes.
In 2006, Devis conducted postdoctoral research at the Royal Institution of Great Britain in the group of Professor Richard Catlow FRS, where his work focused on theoretical catalysis. As part of a Marie-Curie “Mineral Nucleation and Growth” research and training network, in 2007 he moved to University College London in the group of Professor Nora de Leeuw to work on the development and application of computer simulation methods to investigate the nucleation and growth of minerals from solution. In January 2012 he was awarded a Royal Society Industry Fellowship.
Since September 2013 Devis is a lecturer in Computational Chemistry at Queen Mary University of London. His research interests include the development of computer simulation techniques to investigate mineral growth from complex aqueous environments and amorphous materials.