About the professional me

I am a radio astronomer focusing on innovative applications of Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI). Thanks to a deep understanding of the technological and operational aspects of VLBI, from the daily operations of a radio telescope to the policies of an international facility, I have been able to manage a number of multi-disciplinary scientific projects. In collaboration with the European Space Agency, I work on ground-based observations of spacecraft.

Radio astronomy

I am a professional astronomer with a strong observational background in radio astronomy. My scientific interests range from variability of Active Galactic Nuclei (AGNs) to Interstellar and Interplanetary Scintillation.


I am the Project Scientist and Deputy Principal Investigator of the "PRIDE" experiment for the ESA's space mission JUICE to the Jupiter system. PRIDE, based to great extent on Very Long Baseline Interferometry, will determine with high accuracy the spacecraft state vectors that will be used to improve the ephemerides of the Jupiter system.


I am the Project Manager of Horizon2020 "JUMPING JIVE", a project that brings together scientists and engineers to define the future of VLBI for scientific applications and technological innovations. The JUMPING JIVE project aims to take Very Long Baseline Interferometry into the next decade, with JIVE and the European VLBI Network as globally recognized centres of excellence in radio astronomy.

Multi-Messenger astrophysics and the H2020 ASTERICS project

From 2015 to April 2019, I was the Project Scientist of the Horizon2020 collaboration "ASTERICS", whose goal was to bring together the astronomy, astrophysics and particle astrophysics communities by supporting the implementation of the astronomical ESFRI to see them interoperate as an integrated, multi-wavelength and multi-messenger telescope.