I was brought up in Villacidro, Sardinia, Italy, and attended the University of Cagliari. In 2004 I received a Laurea degree in Computational Physics under Professor Luciano Colombo. In 2009 I earned a doctorate under Professor Andrei Zvelindovsky in the United Kingdom, for which work I was awarded UK Institute of Physics (IOP) 2009 PhD Thesis Prize in Computational Physics. I continued as a research associate at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston on a EU project, and in 2011 I became a Senior Research Fellow in Computational Physics in the School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences at UCLan.
In September 2014 I joined newly founded Lincoln School of Mathematics and Physics as a Senior Lecturer.
My research interest encompasses soft materials and nano-technology. Self-organisation in Soft Matter serves as a primary mechanism of structure formation. The control of long-range order in structures is very important for practical applications in materials science and for bio-mimicking applications. My research is driven by the challenge to tailor a certain nano-structure. Computer modelling guidance can help to understand structure formation in these materials. Due to their intrinsic complexity it requires development and use of modelling tools on multi-scale level.
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