I am an Associate Research Scientist at NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Princeton University and NOAA/Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory) in Princeton, NJ, USA.
I am generally interested in climate dynamics, monsoons and hydro-climate change.
Before coming to Princeton, I was a NOAA C&GC postdoctoral fellow (2015-2016) at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California, working in the research group of Simona Bordoni and, before, affiliated with the Meteorological Institut, University of Hamburg (2011-2014).
In 2011 I completed my PhD in Meteorology from the University of Reading, UK, where I studied the entropy budget of the climate system and the Maximum Entropy Production conjecture through GCMs and idealized models (thesis.pdf), supervised by Jonathan Gregory and co-supervised by Maarten Ambaum and Remi Tailleux.
I was trained as physicist at the University of Naples "Federico II", Department of Physics, where I obtained a B.Sc. in Physics in 2004 and a M.Sc. in Theoretical Physics in 2007.