I am an Italian Geologist with a postgraduate specialization in Space Institutions and Policies. In 2018 I received, from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program, a Marie Curie Individual Fellowship (Grant Agreement No. 795192) at Faculty of Geosciences at Utrecht University.

My main research interests are sedimentology, stratigraphy and hydrology on terrestrial planets, especially on Earth and Mars, using an integrated analysis of data from orbital imagers and field work to study terrestrial analogue sites.

I’m involved in space mission for planetary exploration beeing a team member of the CASSIS-Exo Mars for the exploration of the Martian surface (Associate Scientist).

I am a member of the International Association of Sedimentologists and of the Marie Curie Alumni Association. Further I’m in the board of the planetary geology section of the Italian Geological Survey.