Born in Italy, May 25th, 1950. Doctor in Chemistry (1975), University of Bari, Italy.
Contract Researcher 1976-1979, Contract Professor 1980-1984, University of Bari, Italy.
Researcher at ENIRICERCHE (formely ASSORENI), the Association among Companies of ENI Industrial Group (National Petroleum Company - Holding) for Research Development and Planning (1982-1984).
Associate Professor of Agricultural Chemistry 1985-1994, University of Bari, Italy.
Professor of Soil and Agricultural Chemistry from November 1st, 1994, University of Basilicata, Department of Science.