20-Dec-2002: Laurea in Fisica (4-year Degree in Physics) at the University of Catania, with grades
110/110 with honour;
28-Feb-2008: PhD in Physics with honour at the University of Catania;
from 03-Jul-2017: ALMA Science archive content manager at the Joint ALMA Observatory, Vitacura, Chile
from 01-Nov-2014 to 15-Jun-2017: LOFAR Telescope scientist at ASTRON, Dwingeloo, The Netherlands
from 16-Jan-2012 to 31-Oct-2014: JAE-Doc post-doctoral contract at the Centro de Astrobiologia, Torrejon de Ardoz, Madrid, Spain;
from Jan 2011: External collaborator of the Working Group 7_5 (Late stages of stellar evolution) of the ESA Planck mission;
from 05-Sep-2008 to 30-Sep-2011: Post-doctoral Fellow (Fortbildungsstipendium) within the Sub-milli-meter Group of the Max-Planck-Institut fuer Radioastronomie, Bonn, Germany;
from 04-Sep-2005 to 07-Aug-2008: SAO Predoctoral Fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA, USA (SAO advisor: Dr Joseph L. Hora);
2008 Post-doctoral Research Associate at the Centre for Radio Astronomy of the University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada – Offer declined
2008 Post-doctoral Scholar at the Spitzer Science Center, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA – Offer declined
from 01-04-2005 to 30-06-2005: Contract of coordinate collaboration at Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania, aiming at performing radio single dish observations at Noto Radiotelescope and developing a software tool for telescope data archive browsing ;
from 19-07-2003 to 18-10-2003: Contract of external professional collaboration at C.N.R. Institute of Radioastronomy, Noto VLBI Station, to reduce and analyse radio interferometric data;
from 16-05-2003 to 15-06-2003: Contract of coordinate collaboration at the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Catania, with the aim of reducing and analysing radio interferometric data.
Principal Investigator of projects making use of:
Atacama Pathfinder EXperiment (APEX); projects: M-083.F-0013-2009 and M-085.F-0019-2010;
Australia Telescope Compact Array (ATCA); projects: C1460 and C2443;
Australia Long Baseline Array (LBA); project V484;
ESO-Very Large Telescope (VLT); project 089.D-0711;
MMT Observatory; project: SAO-15 (21-Jul-2006) and SAO-32 (04-Nov-2006);
NRAO-Very Large Array (VLA); projects: AC794, AC960, and 12A-017;
Telescopio Nazionale Galileo (TNG); project: A15TAC53;
Co-investigator in projects based on observations at:
Australia Telescope Compact Array (C1413 and C858), Nordic Optical Telescope (35-199), Spitzer
Space Telescope (CERRIGO/30036 and TODUST/50116), NRAO-Very Large Array (AU093, AU095,
AU100, AU104, AU108, AU119, and 11A-171)
Microsoft Windows, Linux
MS Word, PowerPoint
OpenOffice Writer, Impress
Data reduction and analysis software:
AIPS-Astronomical Image Processing System
CASA-Common Astronomical Software Applications
CLASS-Continuum and Line Analysis Single-dish Software
BoA-Bolometer Array Analysis Software
SPIRE-Spitzer IRS Custom Extraction
SMART-Spectroscopic Modeling Analysis and Reduction Tool
IDL-Interactive Data Language
Dec 2011: 3-year JAE-Doc contract granted by the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas;
Feb 2010: “Short-term scientific mission” granted by the COST Action “The chemical cosmos: Understanding Chemistry in Astronomical Environments”;
Apr 2005: 3-year Pre-doctoral fellowship granted by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory;
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