Experimental physicist in applied physics and condensed-matter physics, with a background in theoretical and experimental nuclear physics. Research interests include the study of the single-particle dynamics and nuclear quantum effects in disordered and hydrogen-bonded systems; the measurement of neutron cross sections with applications to medical physics, radiation protection and engineering; the development of instrumentation for epithermal neutron spectroscopy with applications to cultural heritage; the adsorption and the catalysis of molecular hydrogen in porous materials to be used in green transports.
Since November 2021 I am assistant professor at the Physics Department of the University of Tor Vergata, affiliated to the interdepartmental NAST Center and visiting scientist at the ISIS Neutron and Muon Source (UK). In 2022 I have been awarded the National Scientific Qualification (ASN) as associate professor in applied physics (02/D1).
Between 2015 and 2021 I have been instrument scientist at the VESUVIO neutron spectrometer within the Molecular Spectroscopy Group of the ISIS Neutron and Muon Source;
Between 2019 and 2021 I have been secretary of the UK-ESS Project Board, the body supervising the UK contribution to the European Spallation Source;
In 2020 I have been Visiting Professor at the University of Tor Vergata, and I have been awarded the National Scientific Qualification as an Associate Professor in condensed-matter physics;
Between 2015 and 2019 I have been secretary of the Molecular Spectroscopy User Group Liaison Team at the ISIS Neutron & Muon Source;
In 2015 I have been awarded the PhD in Physics at the University of Tor Vergata with a thesis “On the quantum contributions to phase transitions in water probed by inelastic neutron scattering”, supervised by Prof. C. Andreani e Prof. R. Senesi;
In 2014 I have been visiting student at the Spallation Neutron Source of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TN, USA, within the framework of the European project META (Materials Enhancement for Technological Applications), International Research staff Exchange Scheme (FP7);