Professor Alessandro â€˜Sandroâ€™ De Vita died suddenly on the 2nd of October.
The 53 year-old physics lecturer had been teaching at Kingâ€™s since 2010 and had held posts at many other prestigious universities including EPFL and Trieste before settling at the College.
Professor De Vitaâ€™s career spanned more than 20 years and was focused on innovative materials modelling and synthesising digital and analogue techniques of micro-mapping to test the characteristics of substances.
He was a co-founder and former chair of the Thomas Young London Centre for Theory and Simulation of Materials.
Professor De Vita is survived by his wife.
The Physics Society described him as â€˜a great mentorâ€™ and a â€˜source of inspirationâ€™.
The College will soon be hosting a service in his memory.