About Me

My background is in engineering, hydrology, and energy. Before pursuing a Ph.D. at UC Berkeley, I received a masters and bachelor degrees in Environmental Engineering from Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy. During my masters program, I also had the opportunity to study abroad in two world-class universities – KTH Royal Institute of Technology and the University of Virginia. I was a fellow of the prestigious Ermenegildo Zegna Founder's Scholarship. In year 2019, I have been awarded with the AGU Horton Hydrology Research Grant. In 2020, I have been listed among the most influential young leaders in science of the year by Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe. I am an avid sportsman, when I am not at my desk, you can find me running, cycling, swimming, and skiing. In my career as athlete, I won the Regional and Italian Championships in mountain running.    



Research Interests

August 2020

University of California, Berkeley

Ph.D. Environmental Science, Policy & Management

September 2016 

Polytechnic University of Milan 

M.S. Environmental and Civil Engineering

September 2014

Polytechnic University of Milan

B.S. Environmental and Civil Engineering

Water-Energy-Food Nexus

Global Sustainability


Climate Change Mitigation

Climate Change Adaptation

Energy Systems

Carbon Dioxide Removal

Environmental Engineering

Sustainable Agriculture