2005: Ph.D. in Plasma Physics

Imperial College, London (UK)

Experimental and modeling work on magneto-hydro-dynamic instabilities in thermonuclear plasmas.
Main topics: sawteeth instabilities, internal reconnection events and snake reconnection.
Contribution to eight international conferences;
Winner of 4 European prizes for best scientific contribution.
Thesis title: “Core Magnetic reconnection in MAST”



M. Sc. in Fluid Mechanical Engineering

UCLA, Los Angeles – USA

Experimental and modeling work on the gas expansion after a
reactor-like controlled explosion in a gas chamber.
GPA: 3.78/4



2000: B.Sc. + M.Sc. in Nuclear Engineering,

Politecnico di Milano (Italy) – Stuttgart University (Germany)

Nuclear Engineer – Final grade: 92% –
top 5% of “Politecnico di Milano” students. Thesis title: ASDEX-U 140GHz ECRH gyrotron frequency variation measurement.