Post Doctoral Research Fellow
since February 2016: Research fellow at Civil and Environmental Engineering Department (Florence University)
2016: PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering, discussing the thesis "Optimization of Oscillating Water Column Wave Energy Converters - A Numerical Study". Italian (Dottore di Ricerca) and German (Doktor Ingenieur) Ph.D. titles.
2012-2015: PhD Fellowship, International Doctorate in Civil and Environamntal Engineering, XXVIII cycle (University of Florence, in consortium with TU Braunschweig).
2012: Laurea cum laude in Environmental Engineering - Ma.Sc. (University of Florence)
Nearshore and Offshore Hydrodynamics.
Wave Energy Conversion technologies focusing on device optimization.
CFD simulation of wave/coastal structure interaction with open source software (OpenFOAM).
Numerical wave generation and Virtual wave flumes with CFD techniques.