Ludovico Megalini was born in Reggio Calabria, Italy. He received the B.S. degree in Electronic Engineering from Politecnico of Turin, Italy in 2005 and the M.S. degree in Micro and Nanotechnology for the Information & Communication Technology (ICT) jointly offered by the Politecnico of Turin (Italy), Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL, Switzerland) and Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG, France), in 2007. He did his Master’s project at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the Aero-Astronautics Department in the field of Carbon Nanotubes and their applications for composites in Prof. Wardle’s group. He also holds a Master in Energy Finance from Politecnico di Milano. For his graduate studies at UCSB he was awarded a Fulbright fellowship sponsored by Finmenccanica, an Italian company working in aerospace, defense, automation, transport and energy fields. His research in NRL during the Fall 2010 quarter under the supervision of Prof. Kaustav Banerjee focused on exploring new carbon nanomaterials for energy harvesting.