My interests lie at the intersection of particle physics, astrophysics and cosmology.
I had my first important experience in the solar neutrino experiment Borexino at LNGS (Italy) which made the basis of my undergraduate thesis (2008) and PhD thesis (2012). In these years, spent at University of Genova, I got skills in data analysis, simulation, electronics and data acquisition.
The results of my PhD thesis are the first direct detection of proton-electron-proton (pep) solar neutrinos in Borexino, and the best limit so far in the CNO solar neutrino flux. My PhD thesis has been awarded the Bruno Rossi Prize 2012 by Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare for the best PhD thesis in Astroparticle Physics, in Italy. The thesis has been also published by Springer as "outstanding PhD Thesis".
I worked from 2012 to present in the DarkSide experiment (LNGS, Italy) for the direct detection of WIMP dark matter in an Argon TPC, first as a post doc in University of Houston from 2012 to 2015, and now as a post doc at GSSI.
In DarkSide I have worked on many items; my activity has been focused on the veto detectors, composed by a boron loaded liquid scintillator for neutron detection and a water Cherenkov detector for muon detection. I am responsible of the data acquisition system of the veto detectors, which I have designed and developed. I am also one of the designer and main developers of the data reconstruction code of the veto detectors of DarkSide. Since 2014 I have been the coordinator of the veto detectors analysis.