I was born in the beautiful city of Vasto in the Abruzzo region of Italy. After high school I attended the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa where I graduated with a laurea in chemical physics. After a summer fellowship in the group of Prof. Schaefer at the University of Georgia (2003) I moved from Pisa to Athens for graduate school. In the Schaefer group I met Prof. Jürgen Gauss, who later became my postdoctoral advisor and host when I moved to Mainz, Germany for an Alexander von Humboldt Junior Fellowship. Later I moved to New Haven, Connecticut to start a second postdoc with Prof. John Tully.  In summer 2013 I joined the Chemistry Department at Emory University as an assistant professor.

My Curriculum Vitae

Academic Background

  Yale University Postdoctoral Associate in the Tully group,
New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Alexander von Humboldt Junior Fellow in the Gauss group
Mainz, Germany
Gauss Group,
University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany
Ph.D. in Chemistry
Center for Computational ChemistryUniversity of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA
upisa M.S. in Physical Chemistry
University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
Diploma in Chemistry
Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Pisa, Italy