Born in Castelnuovo di Garfagnana (LU, Italy) on 04/18/1973. Resident in Livorno (LI, Italy).
MS in Chemical Engineering at the University of Pisa in 1998, PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of Pisa in 2002. Research stay at the Department of Chemical Engineering of the University of Wisconsin (Madison, WI, USA) in 2000-2001. Post-doc position at the DICCISM of the University of Pisa from 2002 to 2006.
Assistant Professor (Ricercatore) from 2006 to 2015 at the Engineering College of the University of Pisa. Associate Professor from 2015 to 2020, and Full Professor since 2020 at the Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering of the University of Pisa.
Author of more than 120 papers in international journals, book chapters and in proceedings of international conferences. Senior Editor of Journal of Process Control, Associate Editor of Automatica, Associate Editor of Processes.
Research interests: model predictive control systems, process simulation and optimization, numerical optimization, multivariable systems identification and performance monitoring, biomedical systems modeling and applications of automatic control algorithms, optimal planning and control for robotic systems.
Teaching: Process simulation, process dynamics and control, chemical reaction engineering, sustainability analysis.
Vice President of BS and MS degree Programs in Chemical Engineering.