He graduated with honours in Materials Engineering at the University of Lecce in 2000. In 2004 he achieved the PhD in "Energetic Systems and Environment" at the same University, with a dissertation on the analysis of alternative injection strategies for new generation Diesel engines. He collaborated as visiting scholar in a project for the application of electrospray technology to the automotive field at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It is Author of many national and international publications.
Interest fields: analysis of combustion and non intrusive diagnostic in internal combustion engine field, application of optimization techniques in the engine field, electrospray and its application in automotive field.