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Born in Città di Castello (PG, Italy), lives in Ferrara. 1990: Degree in Physics: his thesis work lasted approximately one year; graduated in Physics with full marks (summa cum laude) at the University of Perugia. 1990-94: He attended the Ph.D. studies (Dottorato di ricerca in Fisica) at the University of Ferrara; the research activity ended up with a thesis entitled "Theory of Brillouin scattering from acoustic phonons on Si(001) with periodic corrugation" in 1994. 1993-94: Fellowship (INFM) on the topic "Scattering Brillouin from corrugated surfaces", with research activity carried out at the Research Unit of Ferrara. 1994-97: Fellowship (company Alenia) for activity of formation and research carried out at the Institute of Acoustics "O. M. Corbino" of CNR, Rome. 1 July 1997: He started to work as Assistant Professor (Ricercatore) at the University of Ferrara, Faculty of Sciences, scientific field B03X (now FIS/03). From November 2014 on is Associate Professor (Professore Associato) in the same University. Membership to the National Institute for Physics of Matter (INFM) in different roles: as associate researcher (1990-93), as collaborator (1994-97) and again as associate researcher (from 1997 to 2005). Then, he become associate of the Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Scienze Fisiche della Materia.

He has been manager of research unit within a national research fund PRIN 2007, of a CNISM research fund ("Progetto Innesco"), of two Collaborative projects of EU within the Seventh Framework Programme ("Dynamag" and "Magnonics"), as well as scientific manager of local research fund.

Research activity. The scientific interests mainly concern the study of the collective excitations in solids (acoustic phonons and magnons) and of their interaction with visible light. He is currently working on the dynamic magnetic properties of three-dimensional nanometric structures (nanoparticles, magnonic crystals, corrugated surfaces, irregular structures).