Born in 1978, he got in 2004 the graduation in Chemistry cum laude with a thesis on the development of an OLED based on the Langmuir Blodgett technique in the Center for Colloids and Surface Science, University of Florence, then he moved to the Laboratory of Molecular Magnetism of the Department of Chemistry where, under the guidance of prof. Dante Gatteschi, he achieved in 2007 the PhD in Chemical Sciences and the European Doctorate in Molecular Magnetism with a thesis titled “Molecular Magnetic Materials on Solid Surfaces”. In 2005 he was visiting student at APE Research S.R.L. (www.aperesearch.com) & INSTM Lab @ Area Science Park, Trieste, Italy and in 2006 he has been visiting student at the Institut de Physique et Chimie des Matériaux de Strasbourg (IPCMS), CNRS, France.
After 4 years of post-doc and one year as Researcher for the AdG ERC-project MolNanom@s in 2011 he has been awarded by a Futuro in Ricerca grant for the project NanoPlasMag in collaboration with CNR-Lecce and University of Padua obtaining an assistant professor position (RTD-a, CHIM03). Since July 2015 he is a tenured assistant professor (RTD-b) of the Department of Chemistry. He is lecturer of the course "Nanomaterials for Advanced Applications" for 3rd year of the Master Degree in Chemistry.