He graduated in Physics (Laurea) in 2003 at University of Bari and he got the PhD in particle physics in 2007. From 2007 to 2018, he got postdoctoral positions in Europe and in US. Since 2018, he is permanent researcher at CNR – Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologia dei Plasmi. His research activity is focused on molecular dynamics and on modelling of systems in thermodynamic non-equilibrium. In particular, he studies – in the framework of ab initio quantum chemistry approaches – electron-impact collisions involving vibrationally and rotationally excited molecules and molecular ions. Typical processes he considers are molecular dissociations, vibrational excitations and ionization. These results have huge fields of applications. They range from plasma-assisted combustion, spacecraft entry in planetary atmospheres, controlled fusion, interstellar medium and prebiotic synthesis of the molecules of life.