Apr 1998: Degree in Chemistry, at the University of Florence (110 cum laude/110). Title: "Supra-molecular Structures from Calixarenes in Host-Guest systems".
1998-1999: CSGI fellowship (JOULE Project) on "Development of a Bio-Crude-Oil/Diesel Emulsion".
1998-2001: PhD in Chemical Sciences at the University of Florence. Title: "On the Role of Water and Additives in the Hydration of Portland Cement: a Neutron and X-Ray Scattering Study". Advisor: Prof. P. Baglioni (University of Florence); co-advisor: Prof. S.H. Chen (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).
1998-2005: Studies and research activity at: Laboratoire Léon Brillouin in Saclay (France); Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Dept. of Nuclear Engineering (Cambridge, MA, USA); NIST Center for Neutron Research (Gaithersburg, MD, USA); NSLS, Brookhaven National Laboratory (Upton-Long Island, NY, USA); IPNS, Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne, IL, USA); BENSC, Hahn-Meitner Institute in Berlin (Germany); Institut Laue Langevin in Grenoble (France).
1999-2001: Research Scholar at the Nuclear Engineering Department, MIT (Cambridge, MA, USA).
2001-2004: Post-Doc at the CSGI and Dept. of Chemistry of the University of Florence.
2005-present: Research fellow at the Dept. of Chemistry of the University of Florence.