Personal information

Born: May 25, 1989 in Luino (Varese) – Italy

Civil status: married, two children

Languages: Italian (native), English (fluent), French (fluent), German (basic)

Citizenship: Italian

Email: [email protected]


Positions and Education

August 2018 – : Tenure track assistant professor at EPFL Lausanne (Switzerland).

September 2015 – July 2018: I was a PostDoc at the Institut für Mathematik, Universität Zürich (Switzerland), in the group of Prof. Camillo De Lellis, and Junior fellow at the Institute for Theoretical Studies, ETH Zürich (Switzerland).

November 2012 – September 2015: I was a PhD student (it: Perfezionamento) at the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa (Italy).
PhD thesis: Flows of non-smooth vector fields and degenerate elliptic equations with applications to the Vlasov-Poisson and semigeostrophic systems.
Advisors: Prof. Luigi Ambrosio (Scuola Normale Superiore), Prof. Alessio Figalli (University of Texas at Austin).

October 2012: I obtained my degree at the Scuola Normale Superiore (it: diploma di licenza).
Seminar: Regularity results for a very degenerate elliptic equation with applications to traffic dynamic.
Supervisor: Prof. Luigi Ambrosio (Scuola Normale Superiore).
Grade: 70/70 with honors.

October 2011: I obtained my master degree (it: laurea magistrale).
Master thesis: Slow time behavior of the Perona–Malik equation.
Supervisor: Prof. Massimo Gobbino (University of Pisa).
Coexaminer (it: controrelatore) : Prof. Giovanni Alberti (University of Pisa).
Grade: 110/110 with honors.

May 2010: I obtained my bachelor degree (it: laurea triennale).
Bachelor thesis (in italian): Gradient flow di funzionali integrali non convessi in dimensione uno (Gradient flow of nonconvex integral functionals in dimension one).
Supervisor: Prof. Massimo Gobbino (University of Pisa).
Grade: 110/110 with honors.

October 2007 – October 2012: I studied at the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa (Italy).

October 2007 – October 2011: I studied Mathematics at the University of Pisa (Italy).

In 2007 I finished the high school and I got the “maturità scientifica”. Grade: 100/100.

Prizes and awards

Miranda Prize 2018 from the Science Accademy of Naples.

Iapichino Prize 2016 for young researchers in Mathematical Analysis.

Michele Cuozzo Prize 2015 for the PhD thesis.

Benedetto Sciarra Prize 2011-2012 of the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa.

International Mathematical Olympiad 2007 in Hanoi (Vietnam): silver medal.

International Mathematical Olympiad 2006 in Ljubljana (Slovenia): gold medal.

International Mathematical Olympiad 2005 in Cancun (Mexico): bronze medal.

PhD students

September 2017-now: Luigi De Rosa (coadvised with Camillo De Lellis)

August 2018-now: Silja Haffter


Spring 2016: Optimal transport and applications, master and graduate class (UZH Zürich).

Fall 2015: Mathematik für die Chemie, teaching assistant (UZH Zürich).

Fall 2014: Functional Analysis, teaching assistant (ETH Zürich).

Projects, Grants and abilitations

Awarded the Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale (2017) – Seconda Fascia, S. C. 01/A3, S.S.D. MAT/05 (Italian qualification required to become associate professor in Mathematical Analysis).

Awarded, together with Antonio De Rosa, Andrea Marchese, and Annalisa Massaccesi, the GRC Grant 2016-Q3-G04 (Graduate Campus of the University of Zürich), for the organization of the Workshop “Transport Problems in Zürich” on April, 24-26th 2017.

Awarded the Junior fellowship at the Institute for Theoretical Studies, ETH Z ürich (Switzerland).

Part of the Italian project in the years 2013-2016: GNAMPA – Gruppo Nazionale per l’Analisi Matematica, la Probabilità e le loro Applicazioni.