Francesco Buonocore (born on 02 June 1970) is a solid state theoretical physicist, staff scientist of the Italian government agency ENEA. After the degree in Physics from the University of Napoli Federico II, since April 1999 he was Ph.D. student at the Department of Physics of the University of Naples Federico II under supervision of Prof. Giuseppe Iadonisi and Prof. Domenico Ninno; he concluded his doctorate in October 2001 with the thesis entitled: Localized states in deformed quantum wires and applications to porous silicon. Francesco, before moving to ENEA, worked in the semiconductor company STMicroelectronics from 2001 to 2012, where he developed atomistic models for the post-silicon technology divisions. He is author of several scientific publications on refereed international journals and co-inventor of three international patents and one Italian patent. His research interests are on theoretical investigations based on ab-initio calculations of physical properties of nanomaterials and mesoscopic structures, with particular regard to molecular films, carbon nanotubes, graphene, and interfaces. He was visiting researcher at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). He has been member of the CNMS (ORNL) User Group, member of the CMAST Virtual Lab of ENEA and member of the Italian fellowship of physicists ANFeA (Associazione Nazionale Fisica e Applicazioni).