Degree (Laurea) in Physics, Turin, 1982
    PhD in Physics, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, 1987

Scientific career

    Post-doc, MIT, 1986-1987
    EURATOM staff, JET Joint Undertaking, England, 1987-1993.
    Associate Professor, Politecnico di Torino, since January 1994.
    Qualified for the role of Full Professor, Physics of Matter, following national concourse (October 2002).
    Full Professor, Physics of Matter (2005)
    Serving as Scientific Attache'at Embassy of Italy in Cairo, Egypt since July 1st, 2007.

Visiting positions (since 1994)

    Institute for Fusion Studies, University of Texas at Austin, USA.
    PSFC, M.I.T., Cambridge, MA, USA.
    CRPP, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland.
    JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon, UK.
    Physics Integration Unit, ITER Joint Work Site, San Diego, CA, USA.
    Fusion Department, C.E.A., Cadarache, France.

Research activity

    Investigation of fundamental plasma physics problems relevant to the next generation of controlled fusion experiments.

Other activities of scientific relevance

    Organizer of four editions of the Easter Plasma Meeting, held in Turin in 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003 (http://burningplasma.polito.it/easter_meeting_2003.html)
    Member of international review panels (e.g., with the US DoE and the Thermonuclear Tokamak Panel, organized by Prof. R. Pellat, C.E.A.)

    Editor of the scientific journal Physics Letters A, for the section Plasma and Fluid Physics, since 1 January 2002.


    Author of about 100 refereed articles on scientific journals, 100 conference proceedings and 10 internal reports.
    Invited speakers in 25 international conferences, and co-author of 21 invited conference talks presented by one of the research collaborators.