From 1972 to 1977 he was a student of Chemistry at the Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS) of Pisa and at the University of Pisa. He got the Laurea degree in Chemistry at the University of Pisa in 1975 with a grade of 110/110 cum laude, by discussing a thesis on Theoretical Chemistry. In the same year he got the degree certificate of the Scuola Normale Superiore.
From 1978 to 1982 he got a fellowship at the SNS. From 1982 to 2000 he was researcher at the Scuola Normale Superiore. Since 2001 he is associate professor of Physical Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Pisa.
He is co-author of more than 120 publications on international journals on the following topics: a) calculation of molecular photoionization processes in gas phase b) calculation of inter-molecular energies c) parametrization of force fields to be used in molecular simulations, by the use of quantum mechanical results d) conductance properties of single contacted molecules by theoretical methods e) theoretical study of photochemical and ionization processes f) stability and reactivity of metal transition complexes g) derivation of molecular parameters to be used in molecular pharmacology, from quantum mechanical calculations h) magnetic interactions.
Associato con incarico di collaborazione (provv. CNR 83/2016)