Kosuke Nakano, Ph.D
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Sandro Sorella’s group,
International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA),
via Bonomea 265, 34136, Trieste, Italy.
  • Age:29
  • Sex:Male
  • Date of birth:23 November 1989
  • Place of birth :Osaka, Japan
  • Marital status:Married in August 2018
  • Nationality:Japan
  • E-mail:kousuke_1123[at]
  • Skype:kousuke6980


  • 2008-2012; Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University, B.Sc. in Engineering for a thesis entitled “Synthesis and Physical Properties of Layered Oxypnictides”, supervised by Prof. Hiroshi Kageyama .
  • 2012-2014; Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, M.Sc. in Engineering for a thesis entitled “Novel Superconductors in Layered Titanium-Oxypnictides”, supervised by Prof. Hiroshi Kageyama .
  • 2016-2017; Graduate School of Advanced Science and Technology, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Ph.D in computer and information science for a thesis entitled “First-Principles Phonon Calculations for Novel Layered Superconductors”, supervised by Prof. Ryo Maezono .

Research Experience

Research theme: Density Functional Theory, Machine learning, Materials Informatics

Research theme: First-Principle Quantum Monte Carlo

  • 2018/12- Postdoctoral research associate in Prof. Sandro Sorella lab. at International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), Italy

Research interests

  • First-Principle calculation based on Quantum Monte Carlo method and Density Functional Theory
  • Machine learning for Material Informatics
  • Synthesis of novel inorganic compounds using solid-state reactions

Programming skills

  • Python, Shell (Linux), Fortran90


  • [Developer] TurboRVB
  • [Professional user] Quantum Espresso, WIEN2k, CASTEP, Gaussian
  • [User] OPENMX, ADF, Turbomol, QMCPack, CASINO, VASP

Honors and Awards

Accredited Memberships

  • Member of the Physical Society of Japan
  • Member of the Japan Society of Applied Physics
  • Member of the Ceramics Society of Japan.
  • Member of the American Chemical Society.


  • Japanese (Native), English (Fluent), Italian (Beginner)


  • Patent attorney (benrishi in Japanese)