Born, raised, educated in Rome, Italy, I came to the US in 1999 as a full professor. I won awards, got grants, built instruments, got terrific results on all how biominerals, that is, crystalline materials, are built by living organisms for their evolutionary advantage.
Chancellor award for excellence in teaching at UW-Madison
David A. Shirley Award at ALS-Berkeley
Knight of Italy
Romnes and Vilas awards at UW-Madison.
Istituto della Materia, 1988 - 1989
Sapienza University of Rome