Education: Ph.D. in Materials Science, University of Florence, Italy (2003); M.Sc. in Chemistry, University of Florence, Italy (1998).
Work Experience: Head of the Electron Microscopy Facility of the Florence Research Area of the National Research Council (CNR) Florence, Italy (since 2014); Staff Researcher, ICCOM-CNR Florence, Italy (since 2010); Research assistant (Part-time) INSTM (National Interuniversity Consortium of Materials Science and Technology) Florence, Italy (2007-2010); Postdoc (Part-time) INSTM (National Interuniversity Consortium of Materials Science and Technology) Florence, Italy (2003-2007); Radiation safety and R&D consultant (Self-employed) Florence, Italy (2000-2010).
Management: research unit coordinator, dissemination and exploitation manager for 7th framework EU project DECORE (2013-2016); research contract manager, project Bluclad s.r.l. - University of Florence for the development of cyanide free electroplating solutions (2014); scientific manager of research contract Belenos LTD. - ICCOM CNR (2012-2013).
Visiting Scientist: RSC -International Incoming Visit project “Phase Field Modellingof Electrochemical Systems” with Dr. Savko Malinov from the Queen’s University of Belfast (UK), School of Mechanic and Aerospace Engineering (June–September 2007); Marie Curie Fellowship at QUILL (Queen University Ionic Liquid Laboratory), supervisors Prof. Chris Hardacre and Prof. Ken Seddon, Queen University of Belfast (UK, May–August 2002).
Other activities: Editor-in-Chief of MDPI Coatings (since 2013); Associate Editor of MDPI Coatings (2010-2013).
Publications: more than 80 publications in international journals; more than 15 refereed conference proceedings; 1 scientific book monograph and 2 book chapters; 2 invited and 3 keynote talks at international conferences; more than 80 conference contributions; 1 European patent (EP2330233 A1).
Bibliometric data (Scopus, 18/03/2019): 86 documents, 1719 citations, 1399 citing articles, h-index: 23.
Research Interests: electron microscopy; electrochemistry; materials science.