Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Exeter, UK, with a dissertation on "Manipulating light in two-dimensional layered materials" (Dec. 2016). M.Sc. in Applied physics and Nanotechnology in University of L'Aquila, Italy, with a dissertation on "Growth and Characterization of Graphene" (Dec 2013). Currently Research Fellow in the Quantum Systems and Nanomaterials group at the University of Exeter (UK). My current research activity involves the interaction of light with graphene and other 2D materials. In collaboration with ICFO, The Institute of Photonic Sciences in Barcelona (Spain), my research focuses on the use of chemically functionalized graphene for opto-electronic applications, ranging from transparent and flexible electrodes to atomically-thin photodetectors. At the same time I'm studying the plasmonic responseof functionalized graphene, a promising field both for basic science and technological applications.
During my research I have been tasked with the design and construction of several experimental instruments, involving optical, mechanical and electronic components. At the same time I've been involved in teaching to undergraduate students for more than three years.