I was born in 1973 and I graduated in Chemical Engineering in 1998 (Laurea degree) from the University of Pisa, where I also received the PhD degree in Chemical Engineering in 2002.

From 2002 to 2006, I was PostDoc at the Department of Chemical Engineering of University of Pisa. I was Assistant Professor from 2006 to 2015 and Associate Professor from 2015 to 2020. Since 2020, I am Full Professor at the Chemical Engineering Section of the Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering of the University of Pisa.

My main research activities are within the area of process modeling, control and optimization, and I teach Reaction engineering, Process simulation and Advanced process control in the MS program in Chemical Engineering and of Process dynamics and control in the MS program in Energy Engineering, the University of Pisa.

I am Senior Editor of Journal of Process Control, Associate Editor of Automatica, Associate Editor of Processes, and I was IPC Co-Chair of the IFAC Symposium DYCOPS 2013. I will be NOC Chair of IFAC Symposium ADCHEM 2021, to be held in Venice.