Brief Curriculum Vitae

CURRENT POSITION
Since 2016 – EON Research Fellow, Earth-Life Science Institute, Tokyo, and Institute of Earth Ocean and Atmospheric Science Rutgers University, USA
Since 2015 – Visiting Scholar at the Institute of Advanced Studies, Princeton, USA
Since 2012 – Adjunct Researcher, National Research Council, Institute for Marine Science CNR-ISMAR Ancona
Since 2011 – Co-Founder and Advisor of R&D for the startup Nano-Tech srl – www.italnanotech.com

EDUCATION
2013 – Ph.D. Applied Biology, Ecology and Microbiology, University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy
2007 – M.Sc. Marine Biology and Ecology at the Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy
2005 – B.Sc. (Honors) in Marine Biology at the Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy. Senior year visiting at the University of Plymouth, UK

PUBLICATIONS LIST
A publication list can be fund in the publication page or on my Google Scholar profile page for an up-to-the-minute version.

FELLOWSHIPS, PRIZES AND AWARDS
2015 Dec: Deep Carbon Observatory Emerging Leader Award – www.deepcarbon.net
2014 May: Fellowship to participate to the Deep Carbon Observatory “Deep Life” summer school in Yellowstone, USA
2014 March: C-DEBI postdoctoral fellowship www.darkenergybiosphere.org/
2013 May: Postdoctoral fellowship, Institute of Marine and Coastal Science, Rutgers University, USA
2011 November: Finalists (out of 2,139 participants) at the Italian National Innovation Competitions
2011 June: InterRidge fellowship to visit Rutgers University, USA – www.interridge.org/2011awards
2011 March: Winner eCapital Business plan competition – www.ecapital.it/news/vincitori/
2010 July: Winner of a ADISU Puglia International Exchange Student Scholarship to Rutgers University, USA
2008 November: Awarded the Rotary International Ancona Conero prize for best Master Thesis in Marine Biology
2008 May: Fellowship to attend the International European Science Foundation Workshop “MicMetagenome”
2007 July: Summa cum laudae and honorary mention of the commission, Polytechnic University of Marche, Italy
2006 April: Fellowship to attend the workshop on Oxidative Stress in Marine Organisms organized by the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) at Helgoland Marine Station, Germany
2004 – 2005: Awarded a Socrates-Erasmus one-year student exchange grant between Polytechnic University of Marche, Italy, and the University of Plymouth, UK

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