Giovanni Mario Franco Lapenta, Italian nuclear engineer, educator. Achievements include development of widely used simulation methods in optical system, nuclear physics and plasma science.
Lapenta, Giovanni Mario Franco was born on October 29, 1965 in Torino, Italy. Son of Luigi and Lucia (Sanna) Lapenta.
Master of Science, Politecnico di Torino, 1990. Doctor of Philosophy, Politecnico di Torino, 1994.
Researcher Centro studi e laboratori telecomunicazioni, Torino, 1990-1991. Visiting scientist Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1992-1993. Researcher Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico, 1994-1995.
Professor Politecnico di Torino, 1995-2001. Scientist Los Alamos National Laboratory, since 2001.