1998 PhD in Physics, Boston University, USA
1994 Laurea (Master) in Physics, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy
2015 – present Full Professor, Physics Department, University of Milano, Italy
2010-2015 Senior Researcher (tenured) CNR-IENI, Milano, Italy
2008-2009 Researcher (tenured) CNR- INFM, S3, Univ. Modena Reggio Emilia, Italy
2000-2007 Researcher (tenured) INFM, SMC, Univ. Roma “La Sapienza”, Italy
1998-1999 Postdoctoral fellow, ESPCI, Paris, France.
1995-1997 Research assistant, Boston University, USA
1994-1995 Teaching fellow, Boston University, USA
VISITING POSITIONS AND APPOINTMENTS
2015 – present Associated scientist, CNR-ICMATE, Milano, Italy
2012 – present Research Leader, ISI Foundation, Torino, Italy
04/2017 Visiting researcher, CNRS, ENS Lyon, France
08/2017 Visiting Scientist, Cornell University, USA
07/2014 Visiting professor, UPMC, Paris, France
07/2013 Visiting professor, Aalto University, Finland
08/2013, 07-08/2011 Visiting scientist, Cornell University, USA
07-08/2010, 07/2009 Visiting scientist, Cornell University, USA
06-08/2008 Visiting scientist, Harvard University, USA
06-08/20017 Visiting scholar, Boston College, USA
09/2006 Visiting professor, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
10/2005 Visiting fellow, KITP, University of California Santa Barbara, USA
02/2002, 12/1999 Visiting professor, UFC, Fortaleza, Brazil
2015-present Coordinator, Center for Complexity & Biosystems, University of Milano, Italy
FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS
2015 Fellow of the American Physical Society
2014 Finland Distinguished Professor, Academy of Finland
2004 Marie Curie Excellence Award, EU
1997 Graduate Student Award, Materials Research Society
1995 Boston University, Goldhaber Prize
2012-2018 PI: ERC Advanced Grant 2011: SIZEFFECTS (2.5M€)
2013-2016 Co-PI: Materials World Network, NSF-CNR: Crackling noise (180k€).
2011-2012 Coordinator: FP7 ERANET-Complexity pilot project, LOCAT (500k€).
2010-2011 PI: Italian PRIN 2008 project “Tribology of nanoclusters”, (64k€).
2007-2009 Coordinator: FP6 NEST Pathfinder initiative: TRIGS (1.7M€).
SUPERVISION OF GRADUATE STUDENTS AND POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS
2000– 2007 20 Postdocs/3 PhD/6 Master Students (at Univ. Milano, Univ. Rome, Univ. Modena, ISI Foundation, Aalto University).
2015 –2017 Undergraduate courses on Biophysics, Statistical Mechanics, Mathematical methods for physics (Univ. Milano)
2002 – 2006 Graduate courses on Elasticity, Complex materials (Univ. Rome)
ORGANISATION OF SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS
2017 Director of the Second Summer School on “Advanced in Complex Systems”, Lake Como School of Advanced Studies, Como Italy, July 3-7 2017, (with M. J. Alava, C. La Porta and A. Vespignani)
2015 Director of the Summer School on “Advanced in Complex Systems”, Lake Como School of Advanced Studies, Como Italy, June 29, July 3 2015, (with M. J. Alava, C. La Porta and A. Vespignani)
2012 Organizer of the European Science Foundation: Exploratory Workshop 2012: Physics of cancer, Varenna 13-15 September 2012 (with C. La Porta)
2012 Organizer of the CECAM (Centre Européen de Calcul Atomique et Moléculaire) workshop: Computational Physics Methods for Cancer, Lausanne, Switzerland June 27-29, 2012 (with C. A. M. La Porta)
2008 Organizer of the Symposium on “Statistical methods for materials deformation and failure”, in “Multiscale Material Modeling 2008″, Talahassee, USA, 27-31 October 2008 (with M. J. Alava, I. Groma, M.-C. Miguel).
2007 STATPHYS 23, Genova, July 2007 (Conference Secretary)
2006 Organizer of the Symposium on “Statistical approaches to irreversible deformation and failure of materials”, in “Multiscale Material Modeling 2006″, Freiburg, D, 18-22 September 2006 (with M. J. Alava, H. J. Herrmann, M. Zaiser).
2006 Organizer of the ESF Exploratory Workshop on “Crackling Noise”, IEN, Torino 24-27 May 2006 (with G. Durin).
2004 Organizer of the Workshop on “Depinning transitions in disordered media: theory and applications”, Nordita, Copenhagen DK, 22-24 April 2004 (with M. J. Alava).
2002 Director of the Research Workshop on “Statistical Mechanics of Plastic Deformation”, ICTP, Trieste 4-7 march 2002 (with E. Aifantis, A. El Azab, P. Haener, H. Neuhauser, A. Vespignani).
2002 Organizer of the Workshop on Statistical aspects of hysteresis, Roma, 4-6 April 2002 (with G. Durin).
SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEES
2015 Conference on Unsolved Problems On Noise – UPON 2015 (2015, Barcelona)
2014 Program on “Avalanches, intermittency, and nonlinear response in far-from-equilibrium solids” at KITP (2014, Santa Barbara, USA)
2012 Conference on Unsolved Problems On Noise – UPON 2012 (2012, Calcutta, India)
2008 Conference on Unsolved Problems On Noise – UPON 2008 (2008, Lyon. France)
2005 ICSMPR (2005, Bangalore, India).
2004 XIX Sitges Conference on Statistical Mechanics (2004, Sitges, Spain)
COMMISSIONS OF TRUST
2016-present Member of the editorial board of Physical Biology
2003-present Member of the editorial board of Journal of Statistical Mechanics (JSTAT).
2016-2018 Elected member of the Executive Committee, Complex Systems Society
2015-2017 Chairman of the Steering Committee, Conference on Complex Systems
2015-2017 Elected member of the Council, Complex Systems Society
2016 Member of “Habilitation” committee: Paolo Moretti, FAU Erlangen-Nurenberg
2015 Member of the HDR committee: Carlo Bianca, ENS, Paris, France
2015 Member of the HDR committee: Stephane Santucci, ENS, Paris, France
MEMBERSHIPS OF SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES:
2013-present Member of the Complex Systems Society
1994-1997, 2008-present Member of the American Physical Society (USA).
MAJOR ONGOING COLLABORATIONS:
J. P. Sethna (Cornell University), M. Zaiser (FAU Erlangen-Nurenberg), M. J. Alava (Aalto University), C. La Porta (Univ. Milan), S. Santucci (ENS Lyon).