Associate Professor at the University of Bologna in Nuclear Reactor Physics.
His research fields includes the calculation of transport properties of plasma mixtures, modelling of plasma sources devices, multi-scale modelling nanomaterial synthesis and development of formal ontologies for plasma applications in the field of materials and modelling.
He is one of the main developers of the European Materials Modelling Ontology (EMMO) under the umbrella of the EMMC.
He participated to several national and international research projects in materials modelling, he's been from 2015 to 2018 the Project Coordinator of H2020-NMP-20-2014 NanoDome, and since 1st January 2019 he is Project Coordinator of H2020-DT-NMBP-09-2018 SimDOME, Digital Ontology-based Modelling Environment for Simulation of materials.
He is also partner of several other H2020 initiatives in which he is in charge of the development on ontologies for applied science and industrial applications: DOME 4.0, OntoTrans, OpenModel and OntoCommons.
Author of about 70 papers on international journals with referee.