About me

I'm a Postdoctoral researcher at CETEMPS, in the University of L'Aquila. I'm interested in weather and snow cover modelling, and snowpack stability for avalanche forecasting. I was born in L'Aquila, a small city in central Italy. I studied Physics at the Department of Physical and Chemical Sciences of the University of L'Aquila and Atmospheric and Cryosferic Sciences at the ACINN of the University of Innsbruck conducting my Master Thesis at the WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research (SLF) of Davos, and I got a PhD at the department of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) at the University of Roma Sapienza. I've been loving mountains since I was a child, especially the Apennines. Snow landscapes always fascinated me and aroused the interest to understand the processes that regulate snowfall, snow settlement and avalanches triggering. In central Italy extreme snowfall are becoming much more frequent during the recent years due to the climate change, and much more people are approaching skitouring and freeride. Nevertheless snow microphysics and avalanches forecasting studies are completely neglected in this region. I hope to bring attention to these topics and contribute with my research. I'm currently collaborating with MeteoAQuilano, a team that monitors the climate of L'Aquila and the surroundings with a huge number of weather stations and makes daily weather forecasts for these territories with professionalism and passion.