Alessandro Frigeri is a researcher at the Institute for Space Astrophysics and Planetology, of the National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF) in Rome, Italy. He works on remote sensing data delivered by scientific missions to the Solar System's bodies. Currently, he is a member of the scientific team of experiments onboard the NASA/Dawn mission to Vesta and Ceres and the forthcoming ESA's ExoMars mission to Mars. Before his work at INAF, he has been working on geological and geophysical data acquisition and analysis. In 2006 Alessandro earned a doctorate in Earth Science from the University of Perugia, Italy.
He holds two Nasa awards, two ESA awards and a medal from the Italian Ministry of Interior for his volunteer work during the Italian seismic crisis of 1997. He enjoys and advocates the use of Free and Open Source Software in research and supports its developments.