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Professore Ordinario





Born in Milan, December 1964
Degree in Physics, Bologna, October 1988.
PhD in Physics: Bologna 1993.

Since 2018 Full Professor, University of Padova

Previous positions:
1993 - 1994 Post-doc, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Toronto, Canada.
1994 - 1996 European Post-doc (Human Capital and Mobility),Theoretical physics, Oxford University, UK.
1996 - 1998 Post-doc, Service de Physique Theorique, CEA - Saclay, France.
1998 - 1999 INFM post-doc ``Giovani valenti", INFM Padova.
2000 - 2002 INFM research position, Padova.
2003 - 2004 INFM, "first research" position, Padova.
2004 - 2018 Associate Professor, University of Padova

Co-organizer of conferences (since 2009)
“4D Epigenome ”, IVSLA, 3-5 Oct 2019, Venice
“Interdisciplinary Topics in Statistical Physics”, Dip. Fisica, 19-20 Sept 2019, Padova
“Physics of Complex Systems IV”, Dip. Fisica, 20 Dec 2018 Padova
“Means, Methods and Results in the Statistical Mechanics of Polymeric Systems II”, Fields Institute, 12-14 Jun 2017, Toronto, Canada
“Physics of Complex Systems III: from Padova to the rest of the world and back”, Padova 20 Dec 2016
“Knots and links in biological and soft matter systems", ICTP, Trieste 26-30 Sept 2016
"Polymer with spatial and mechanical constraints", IVSLA, Venezia 7-9 Jul 2016
“Physics of Complex Systems II: from Padova to the rest of the world and back”, Padova 17 Dec 2014
“Physics of Complex Systems: from Padova to the rest of the world and back”, Padova 20 Dec 2012
“Interdisciplinary Topics in Statistical Mechanics”, Venezia 16-18 Apr 2009

Recent field of interest:
1. Physics of epigenetics and chromosome organisation: polymer models and MD simulations
2. Topological properties of polymers and biopolymers: scaling laws and Monte Carlo techniques
3. Physics of active matter: field theory and Lattice Boltzmann simulations
4. Dynamics and rheological properties of complex fluids: Lattice Boltzmann simulations

Since 1991 I have published over 200 (100 since 2009) scientific papers that,
according to ISI, have gained over 8128 citations,
with h-index = 44 (Google scholars).

Ongoing international collaborations:

Mike Cates, Lucasian Professor of Mathematics, Cambridge, UK
Peter R. Cook, The Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Oxford University , UK
Giovanni Dietler, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland
Davide Marenduzzo, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Edimburgh
David Mukamel, Weizmann Institute, Tel Aviv, Israel
De Witt Sumners, Department of Mathematics, Florida State University, USA
Matthew Turner, Department of Physics and Centre for Complexity Science, Warwick, UK
Stu Whittington, University of Toronto, Canada


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