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2019 - March, Visiting scientist at ENS Lyon, by A. Boudaoud and C. Godin Labs.

2018 – Postdoc, University of Zurich, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, Zurich, Switzerland.
  Subject: Development, in Celia Baroux lab, of a modeling framework and protocol to simulate
 the bio-mechanical processes involved in the ovule development in plant germline both in 2D(cell growth and division, spring-based model) and 3D(FEM-based modeling of cell mechanics and growth).

2016 – Postdoc, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, Germany.

  Subject: Development of a FEM based continuum mechanics software to simulate growing
                 biological tissues and its integration with a 3D image rendering and processing


2010 – 2016 Ph.D., University of Bern, Switzerland.
In collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, Germany.

  Subject: Modeling the Mechanics of Plant Morphogenesis. iPh.D. funded by at
                 the crosspoint between physics,  computer science and biology.

 Advisor: Dott. Richard Smith, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne,

  • Study of plant morphogenesis with a physically based approach combined with quantitative matching of experimental observation.

  • Development of a FEM software for continuum mechanics simulations based on C++ and
    parallelized by means of HPGPU (Cuda).

  • Creation of simulation templates based on confocal microscopy data with (MorphoGraphX). 

2006 – 2010 M. Sc. in Physics, University of Insubria, Italy.

  Subject: Entanglement, chaos and complexity of quantum dynamics.

  Advisor: Prof. Giuiano Benenti, University of Insubria, Italy.

  Co-advisor: Prof. Giorgio Mantica, Univeristy of Insurbia, Italy

2002 – 2006 B. Sc. in Physics, University of Insubria, Italy.

  Subject: Non linear effects in the expansion of Bose-Einstein condensates.

  Advisor: Prof. Alberto Parola, University of Insubria, Italy.

  •   Characterization of the time evolution of the free expansion of a Bose-Einstein condensate via numerical methods.

Summer schools attended and Workshops

2017 Dynamics in Plant Development and Evolution, ETHZ, Switzerland

2016 PUMPS Summer School, Programming and Tuning Massively Parallel Systems, 

         Barcelona, Spain.

2016 7th Summer School on Biomechanics of Soft Tissues: Multiscale Modeling, Simulation
         and Applications, Graz, Austria.

2015 International Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences, Toronto,

2015 Retreat 2015: Better Results Through Diversity, Rigi Kaltbad, Switzerland.

2014 Introduction to Scientific Programming using GPGPU and CUDA, Bologna, Italy.

2012 PhD student retreat organized with HFP consulting, Engelberg, Switzerland.

2012 Summer School on Biomechanics and modeling in Mechanobiology, Graz, Austria.

2012 SystemsX Summer School in Muerren, Switzerland.

2011 Workshop on Plant Light Responses, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland.

2011 Molecular Plant Science Ph.D. annual retreat in Rolle, Switzerland.

2009 SIGRAV Graduate School - VIII Edition - Gravity, where do we stand?

2008 SIGRAV Graduate School - VII Edition - The Dark Side of the Universe.

Participation to national and international conferences

2018 9th International Plant Biomechanics Conference, Montreal, Canada

2014 2nd International Conference on Systems Biology, Lausanne, Switzerland.

2013 All Day, Bern, Switzerland.

2012 European Solid Mechanics Conference, Graz, Austria.

2011 1st International Conference on Systems Biology, Basel, Switzerland.

Computer skills and competences

Languages:  C/C++, Python, Matlab, Bash

Software: Abaqus, MS Office, MorphographX, LATEX, Gimp, Gnuplot, Inkscape,
                  Illustrator, Photoshop

Op. systems: Linux, MacOS, Windows

Special skills: FEM simulations, parallel and high performance computing (CUDA, MPI,
                         Open-MP), scientific data visualisation
(Paraview, Gnuplot)


2014 Teaching assistant for Fisica I at University of Insubria

Presence on Media

2014 G. X-Letter: Interview (The code of life), issue of June.

Language skills

Italian Mother tongue

English Full written and oral proficiency (C1)

German Threshold (B1)

Non-academic Activities

2010 Touristic guide in the karst cave Buco del Piombo, Erba, Italy.

2009  Development and maintenance of the website for the cultural association Cultura          
          Giovane, Como, Italy.

2005 Scientific tour guide at the exhibition “Physics around us: how 100 years of physics
         changed the world we live in.” held in
Como, Italy, on the occasion of the World Year of Physics.

2002 – 2010 Private teacher in mathematics and physics.

For List of Publications & References see extended CV