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2019 - present Associate Professor, Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Oslo, Norway

2016 – 2019 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow, INAF Osservatorio astronomico di Brera, Italy

2015 – 2016 Postdoctoral researcher, ETH Zurich, Switzerland


2012 – 2015 PhD, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

2009 – 2011  MS,  Department of Physics, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

2006 – 2009 BS, Department of Physics,  Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Major projects 

2020 - present  Coordinator of the European Union's Horizon 2020 Design Study for the Atacama Large Aperture Submillimeter Telescope (AtLAST)

2020 - present MOONS (Multi Object Optical and Near-infrared Spectrograph for the VLT), associate member of the Consortium

Selection of fellowships, awards, and prizes

2016 – 2019  European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 664931 

2015 MERAC funding and travel award, awarded by the Société Suisse d’Astrophysique et d’Astronomie, Switzerland

2013 - 2015  Isaac Newton studentship, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

2011 Summa cum laude Master degree in Astronomy and Astrophysics, Sapienza Università di Roma 

2009 Summa cum laude Bachelor degree in Physics and Astrophysics, Sapienza Università di Roma 

Teaching and supervision

2020 - present  "Observational astronomy" (AST2210, 10 credits), bachelor course at the University of Oslo, Norway

2015 - present  Supervision of one postdoctoral fellow, four PhD students, and seven Master students (University of Oslo, from 2019); previously: co-supervision of two Master students (ETH Zurich, Switzerland; INAF Observatory of Brera, Italy) and one Bachelor student (University of Thessaloniki, Greece). 

2016 Teaching assistant for the Physics Laboratory (Physikpraktikum AP), ETH Zurich, Switzerland

2015 Guest lecturer for the Master course “Observational techniques in Astrophysics”, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

2015 Teaching assistant for the advanced Physics Laboratory (Physikpraktikum VP), ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Professional service and institutional responsibilities

2024 Referee of a PhD thesis at the University of Bologna, Italy

2023  Expert reviewer of the hiring committee for an associate professorship, Uppsala University, Sweden

2022 Discussion leader of the PhD Licentiate defence of Mamiko Sato, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden 

2021 Member of the PhD defence committee of C. Binggeli, Uppsala University, Sweden

2021 - present  Administrator of PhD adjudication committees at the University of Oslo, Norway (H. Ihle PhD 2022, T. E. Moe 2023, L. Frogner 2024)

2021 Member of the hiring committee for four postdoctoral positions, University of Milan Bicocca, Italy

2020 - present Member of the International Astronomical Union, Division J Galaxies and Cosmology

2020 - present  Norwegian member of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI) Commission for Radio Astronomy (Commission J)

2019 - present Member of hiring committees for 3 postdoctoral and 4 PhD fellowships, University of Oslo, Norway

2014 - present Regular reviewer for Nature, AAS journals (ApJ), A&A, MNRAS, Nature Astronomy 

2016 External guest at the ESO Users' Committee 40th annual meeting, ESO, Germany

Observing experience

2022 Observer at the Nordic Optic Telescope (La Palma)

2014 – 2021 Expert observer for the Atacama Pathfinder EXperiment (APEX), over 600 hours of on-site observations

2015 - 2019 ARO 12m radio telescope (Kitt Peak, Arizona). Over 50 hours of remote observations

2018 Observer at the New Technology Telescope (NTT), La Silla Observatory

Academic qualifications and pedagogical courses

2022 - Research Leadership Programme (RLP-Start 2022), University of Oslo, Norway

2020 - Abilitazione scientifica nazionale di seconda fascia, issued by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR, ASN2018)

2020 - Teaching and learning in higher education course (Universitetspedagogisk basiskompetanse - felles introduksjonsdel), 120 credits, University of Oslo, Norway