Born in Udine (Italy) in 1973. He was awarded the degree in Physics (Summa cum laude) at the University of Trieste in 1998 and the Ph.D. in Physics in 2001. Subsequently he was Post Doctoral Fellow and Visiting Scientist at the ICTP in Trieste (2002/04) and Marie-Curie Fellow at the Ludwig-Maximillians University in Munich (2004/06). In December 2006 he became staff member of the Department of Physics of the University of Trieste, where now he is associate professor.
He published 80+ articles in international Journals. He is co-organizer of 20 international conferences, workshops, schools on Quantum Mechanics and related topics. He was invited speaker at 40+ international conferences and schools. He has been interviewed by Scientific American and New Scientist with cover stories on testing the quantum superposition principle. He is PI of the 4.4MEur H2020 Project “TEQ: Testing the large scale limits of quantum mechanics”. He was Chair of the COST Action “Fundamental Problems in Quantum Physics”, and currently is Chair of the COST Action “Quantum Technologies in Space”.