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Curriculum Vitae

Education

1997: PhD. in Physics in the field Turbulent transport with application to meteorology at the University of Genova

1993: Master degree in Physics at the University of Genova. Thesis: Nesting of a mass-consistent numerical model into a limited area model. Maximum score obtained. Supervisors: Prof. Roberto Benzi and Prof. Corrado Ratto.

1987: Technical high school degree at the M. Buonarroti Institute, Genova. Maximum score obtained.


Work Experiences

Since November 2020: Full Professor of Fluid Dynamics at the Department of Civil, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Genova

October 2014 - October 2020: Associate Professor of Fluid Dynamics at the Department of Civil, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Genova

January 2012 - September 2014: Assistant Professor at the Department of Civil, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Genova

January 2004 - December 2011: Assistant Professor at the Physics Department, University of Genova

January 2001 - December 2003: Researcher (permanent position) at the Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (ISAC) of the National Research Council (CNR), Lecce, Italy

Academic Year 2002/2003 : Contract Professor of Fluid Mechanics, Genova University

1999 : Assistant Professor at the Niels Bohr Institute of the Copenhagen University, Denmark


Post-Doc Fellowships/Awards

2000: National Institute for the Physics of Matter (INFM) fellowship (award) for Outstanding young researchers in Theoretical Physics

1998: Henri Poincare’ post-doctoral fellowship, CNRS-Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, Nice, France

1997: Post-doc fellowshisp from the Genova University


Temporary Visiting Positions (fractions of year)

2013: Visiting scientist at the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics (NORDITA), Stockholm, Sweden. Research programme entitled Stability and Transition

2012: Visiting scientist at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics China (KITPC), Beijing, China. Research programme entitled New directions in turbulence

2010: Visiting scientist at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP), University of California, Santa Barbara, California, USA. Research programme entitled The Nature of Turbulence

2010: Visiting scientist at the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Research programme entitled Complex Fluids and Complex Flows

2009: Visiting scientist at the Department of Mathematics of the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis (France)

2009: Visiting scientist at the Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Brasil.

2007: Visiting scientist at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Helsinki University

2004: Visiting scientist at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Helsinki University

2002: Visiting scientist at the Erwin Schrödinger International Institute for Mathematical Physics (ESI), Vienna, Austria. Research programme entitled Developed Turbulence

2000: Visiting scientist at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP), University of California, Santa Barbara, California, USA. Research programme entitled Physics of Hydrodynamic Turbulence

1997: Visiting scientist at the CNRS-Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, Nice, France

1996: Visiting scientist at the CNRS-Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, Nice, France


Domestic/International Selected Activities

Since 14 Jan 2021 : Member of the Research Committee of the University of Genova

2014 - 2020 : Managing Editor of the international journal peer review Meccanica

2008 - 2010: Topical Editor of the international journal peer review Il Nuovo Cimento

Since 2007: Director of the Genova Section of the National Consortium of Universities for Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Physics (CINFAI)

Since 2012: Director of the Genova Section of the INFN (National Institute of Nuclear Physics) Specific Initiative FIELTURB on turbulence

Since 2012: Member of the Doctoral School Board in Fluid dynamics and procesess in the Environmental Engineering of the Genova University

2006 - 2011: Member of the Doctoral School Board in Physics of the Genova University

2005 - 2007: Member of the Doctoral School Board in Geophysics of the Genova University

1999: Organization of the Section on Diffusion Processes at the Transport processes in the Atmosphere and the Oceans (TAO) Study Centre, September 1999, Palma de Mallorca (Spain)

Since 1998: Reviewer of the following international referred journals: Physical Review Letters, Physical Review E, New Journal of Physics, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Physics of Fluids, Journal of Turbulence, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, Journal of Non Newtonian Fluid Mechanics