I am a Research Staff Member working in the field of Statistical Mechanics of liquids, ices and and
(biological) glasses. I have been recently nominated "Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professor" at the Institute
for Advanced Study at the University of Bristol.
I received a BSc and a MSc in theoretical chemistry from the Universita` degli Studi di Milano, Italy,
where I received a PhD in collaboration with the Ecole normale superieure in Paris for a project aimed
at developing a model to study exciton transfer in dissipative media. After graduation, I joined the CNRS
in Paris as a postdoctoral scholar with a 2-year fellowship, developing classical potentials to describe the
interaction of water with heavy ions of interest in the nuclear industry. Afterwards, I moved to
Princeton University (USA) as a 4-years postdoctoral associate in the group of Prof. Roberto Car.
Here I worked in understanding the properties of water under extreme thermodynamic conditions.
After this postdoc, I was appointed to Faculty Associate Researcher at Princeton University, where I stayed
for one year befor joining IBM Research.