He was born in Nola on 4th September 1971. Currently he is Assistant Professor at University of Salento, Department of Engineering for Innovation. He has achieved the Degree in Aeronautical Engineering (specialized in aerospace structures) at University of Naples “Federico II” on 16th December 1996 with full honours; he has achieved the Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering at University of Naples “Federico II” discussing a thesis on the following topic: “Mistuning effects on the dynamic behaviour of bladed discs employed in turbomachinery”, Tutor: Prof. L. Lecce.
He performed research activities at University of Naples since 1997 to 2008 within different Research Programmes, Contracts with Private and Public bodies. He has been active researcher in the following Programmes funded by European Union in which the Department of Aerospace Engineering of University of Naples “Federico II” has been Partner: MADAVIC: employment of magnetostrictive materials for the design of innovative actuators; ADTurB II: structural problems concerning the turbomachinery; CAPECON: employment of UAV for civil purposes; SEFA: airport noise and exposure of communities to aircraft noise; HISAC: design of small supersonic business jet; COSMA: aircraft noise and mitigation of the exposure of communities to sound pressure levels due to airport operations.
Since December 2008 he is working at University of Salento.
He is currently active in the following research fields: structural dynamics; acoustics (interior and external) and vibration; definition of innovative solutions for the reduction of noise and vibration propagating through panels employed in aerospace field; advanced structural analysis through optimization codes integrated into structural computation codes; corrosion of aeronautical structures; numerical and experimental vibrational analysis of light structures for NDT.