I received the Master degree (07/2006, 100/100 cum laude) and PhD (02/2010) in Physics from the Insubria University (Como, Italy). There, I worked in the group led by Prof. Di Trapani on nonlinear optics research themes, in collaboration with Profs. Degiorgio's (University of Pavia, Italy) and Lugiato's (Insubria) groups.
I have been a Postdoctoral Fellow for CNISM (2009-2010, Italy), working on extreme phase-matching through conical waves in the high-order harmonic generation process, in collaboration with Profs. Biegert's (ICFO, Spain) and Di Trapani's groups. I have been PEEE FQRNT Research Fellow (2011-2012) and Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellow (2012-2014) in the group led by Prof. Morandotti, at INRS-EMT, in Canada. There, I conducted research on plasma physics, Terahertz broadband generation and detection, bulk second- and third-order nonlinear effects and quantum optics. In 2014 I returned to Europe, at Heriot-Watt University, for the last year of the Marie Curie fellowship. There, I worked in the group led by Prof. Faccio continuing my research on nonlinear optics, imaging and ultrafast phenomena.
In October 2015 I was hired as Assistant Professor at the School of Engineering of the University of Glasgow (UK), where I have established an independent research group: UNO (Ultrafast Nonlinear Optics), dedicated to the study of time-resolved nonlinear and quantum optical effects. Since August 2019 I am Associate Professor at the James Watt School of Engineering, of the University of Glasgow.