UPDATED: AUG 2019

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Academic Employment

2018 -- Now 

Lyman Spitzer Jr. Associate Researcher

Princeton University (USA)

2015 -- 2018

NASA Einstein Fellow

Princeton University (USA)

Host: Prof. James Stone

2012 -- 2015

Max Planck Fellow

Max Planck for Astrophysics (GER)

Host: Prof. Rashid A. Sunyaev

2008 -- 2012

Teaching Assistant 

University of Bologna

Advisor: Prof. Fabrizio Brighenti

Education

2009 -- 2012

Ph.D., Astronomy

University of Bologna (Italy)

with distinction, Committee: "His research is extremely original using very innovative methodologies and strong critical thinking. The committee unanimously evaluates his Thesis as excellent."

2006 -- 2008

M.S., Astrophysics & Cosmology

University of Bologna (Italy)

110/110 summa cum laude

2003 -- 2006

B.S., Astronomy

University of Bologna (Italy)

110/110 summa cum laude

1998 -- 2003

Scientific High School Diploma

Liceo Scientifico E. Torricelli (BZ, Italy)

100/100 with distinction

Research Portfolio

95 publications: 2500+ citations; h-index 27; 6 articles cited 130+ times

$2.9 million funding + 59 million CPU-hrs ($1.6 million) allocated

• 51 invited talks and colloquia (80+ presentations)

• 37 accepted observing programs (100+ proposals)

• 8 competitive (~300 candidates) Prize Fellowships won

Awards & Honors

Lyman Spitzer Jr. Prize Fellowship

• NASA Einstein Prize Fellowship

• Yale Prize Fellowship (declined)

Alto Adige's top 10 people who mattered in 2018

• JSI Prize Fellowship (declined)

• DARK Fellowship (declined)

• McLaughlin Prize Fellowship (declined)

Livio Gratton Prize winner for best Ph.D. Thesis (2010-2012, Italy).

• Max Planck Society Fellowship

• Marco Polo mobility grant award (ITA-USA exchange)

• Ph.D. Scholarship: full Ph.D. program support (U. Bologna)

• Award for "Particular merits (Italian graduates)" (Research Dep., BZ).

• RCDC award for innovative research on black holes (Bologna).

• Merit-based award: "Competent and worthy students" (U. Bologna).

All graduations with Highest Honors: Grad, Undergrad, Secondary schools