AD born in Genoa, Italy, on April 7, 1959, received his Laurea in Electronic Engineering in 1983, Univ.of Genoa. Dir. Nanophys at Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Deputy Director of IIT, Prof. Appl. Phys. at Univ.of Genoa. President of Optics Within Life Sciences, IEEE and OSA Senior member and Editor in chief of Microscopy Research and Technique (7/2013). Pubs > 350, H=46, cit > 9000. Emily Gray Award, 2014. Research development of instrumentation for apps in biophysics and biomedical engineering.