I am Associate Professor in Physics and Astronomy at the University of Milan, after a PhD at the IoA in Cambridge, a MPE postdoctoral position, and an ESO Fellowship in Garching. I am leading the ERC Starting Grant UNVEIL (2023-2028).
My research focuses on chacterizing the physical and chemical conditions of planet formation in protoplanetary disks, and unveil the presence of embedded protoplanets. With a background in hydrodynamics and thermo-chemical models, I currently have a lot of fun with data reduction and analysis, mostly in the sub-mm. In particular, I am co-PI of the exoALMA Large Program, aimed at hunting for young planets while they are still evolving in their disk, and PI/co-PI of JWST programs to directly image embedded protoplanets.