Full Professor of "Scienza e Tecnologia dei Materiali" (Material Science and Technology), Sapienza Università di Roma, Facoltà di Ingegneria - Dipartimento di Ingegneria Chimica Materiali Ambiente.
Laurea in Mechanical Engineering cum laude, Università di Roma La Sapienza (1989). Consultant for Snamprogetti Spa (1990-1992) & MBA (1993). Visiting Scientist at Osaka National Research Institute Japan (1997). Seconded National Expert at the European Commission in the framework of the COST Actions on Materials (1996-1997).
Vice Rector for Research, Innovation and Technology Transfer of Rome University "La Sapienza". President of the National Interuniversity Consortium on Material Science and Technology (INSTM), Director of the Department "Chemical Material Environmental Engineering" of Rome University "La Sapienza".
Past President of the Italian Association on Materials Engineering (AIMAT) and of the board of Rete Ventures Scarl (company for technology transfer), Vice President of the Consortium Sapienza Innovazione, past President of the Sapienza Commission for evaluation of spin-off and patents, past President of the Sapienza Commission for Innovation on Research and Technology.
Lecturer of "Materials Science and Technology" and "Aerospace Materials" in graduate and PhD regular courses of Sapienza University. Main research topics: metal alloys and metal matrix composites for automotive and aerospace applications, ceramic and ceramic matrix composites for extreme environments, degradation of materials in service, production and recycling of polymeric based materials, surface engineering by thermal spraying and vapour based techniques, materials/process/ product modelling, technology transfer.
Participant in more than 50 International Scientific Conferences, author of more than 160 papers published on refereed international journals and proceedings of International/National conferences, author of two international US extended patents on ceramics materials and coatings for high temperature applications.