I was born in Salerno, Italy. I graduated with Honors, Summa Cum Laude, in Chemistry (major in Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry) at University of Salerno in 2012 and received a PhD degree in Chemistry (major in Macromolecular and Organometallic Chemistry) from the same University in 2016. Right after, I held a two-year postdoctoral research position in Polymer Technology at KTH and in 2018 was appointed as researcher.
My research field is Polymer Chemistry and, as a chemist, my ambition is to solve design issues to contribute to the development of tomorrow’s polymeric materials. My research activity is currently focused on the rational design of degradable copolymers, mainly aliphatic copolyesters, to endow functionalities and performance addressing new application needs.
I am co-author of 27 peer-reviewed scientific articles and I have been active in technology transfer: I am co-inventor of one granted patent and two invention announcements. I am also co-owner and co-founder of the start-up Akira Science, which produces and sells degradable, thermoplastic materials for 3D printing.