- February 1998: Degree in Chemistry cum laude at the Chemistry department of University of Genova: An expansion for the translation of Slater Orbitals in a center different from the origin, and its use in the calculation of two-center molecular integrals. Tutor: Prof. Valerio Magnasco.
- Aprile 2005: PhD in Chemical Sciences at ISMAC-CNR and Chemistry Department of University of Genova: Static and dynamical modeling of polymer solutions and melts. Tutor: Dr. Angelo Perico e Prof. Gianfranco Musso.
-Development of computational methods for global optimization of atomic/molecular systems; for the sampling of the conformational space in generalized statistical ensembles; for variable-cell crystal structure determination from X-ray powder diffraction data.
– Development of diffusion theory methods (solution of Smoluchowski equation) for the prediction of local and long time dynamics of synthetic and natural (macro)molecules, starting from appropriate static properties of the same systems.
– Development and use of computational methods based on Classical Molecular Dynamics and Monte Carlo sampling for the study of thermal properties of metal nanoclusters/nanoalloys and molecular systems
Chemical physics; Molecular Dynamics; Monte Carlo Methods; X-Ray powder diffraction; Diffusion Theory; Global Optimization
Molecular Dynamics and Monte Carlo methods in generalized statistical ensembles; Diffusion Theory; X-Ray powder diffraction methods; Parallel (MPI & OpenMP) fortran 95 and later, programming.