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Curriculum Vitae

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Academic positions

  • Postdoc, GSSI, L'Aquila, Italy [2014-2016]
  • Visiting research scholar, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA [2014]
  • Research fellow, APC, Université Paris Diderot, CNRS/IN2P3, Paris, France [2013-2014]
  • Postdoc, INAF/Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri, Florence, Italy [2007-2013]
  • Visiting research scholar, North Carolina State University [2009]


  • PhD in Physics, University of Pisa, 2008 [supervisors: M. Vietri & P. Blasi] [thesis in pdf]
  • MSc in Physics, University of Rome "La Sapienza", 2003 [supervisor: P. Lipari][thesis in pdf]

Fellowships and Awards

  • Ville de Paris Fellow “Research in Paris” [2013]


  • Member of the CTA Consortium
  • Member of the ASTRI theoretical team

Invited talk at international conferences

  1. “Particle acceleration at shocks propagating in partially ionized plasmas”, 14th Annual International Astrophysical Conference, 20-24 April 2015, Tampa, Florida, USA.
  2. “Cosmic ray penetration into diffuse clouds”, Accelerating Cosmic Ray Comprehension, Princeton University 13-16 April 2015, New Jersey, USA.
  3. “Streaming instability and propagation of cosmic rays into diffuse clouds”, Cosmic Rays from MeV to TeV energies, 13-15 Nov. 2014, Paris, France.
  4. “Particle acceleration in Partially ionized medium”, Multiple messangers and challenge in Astroparticle Physics, GSSI Nov. 2014, L'Aquila, Italy.
  5. “SNR shocks in partially ionized plasmas”, joint TeVPA/IDM conference, June 2014, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  6. “Particle acceleration around supernova remnants shocks”, 2nd International Conference Frontiers in Diagnostic Technologies, Nov. 2011, Frascati (Roma), Italy.

Invited lectures at international doctorate schools

  1. "Physics of Galactic Cosmic Rays", International Fermi Summer School, Lewes, Delaware 1 May–10 June, 2016.
  2. "Particle acceleration in SNRs and PWNe", International Ph.D. School in Astrophysics “F. Lucchin”, Gaeta 15–20 Sept. 2013.