(2012) Ph.D. in Environmental sciences conservation and management of natural resources, Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna
Dissertation title: Effects of resources exploitation on water quality: case studies in salt water intrusion and acid mine drainage.
(2008) M.S in Marine environmental sciences and oceanography, Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna
Dissertation title: Sedimenti e suoli contaminati: caratterizzazione e strategie per il trattamento (Contaminated soils and sediments: characterisation and strategies for treatment)
(2005) B.S in Environmental sciences, University of Trieste
Dissertation title: Variazioni di livello marino in Adriatico da osservazioni del satellite Topex/Poseidon (Sea level variations in the Adriatic by means of observations from the satellite Topex/Poseidon)
2011 – Postdoc in ‘Chemistry and biochemistry of carbon in marine environment’ at The National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics (OGS)
9/2010-7/2011 - Erasmus Mundus Scholarship, Animo Chevere project at University of Chimborazo UNACH in Ecuador Cooperation with the NGO Ingenieros sin fronteras (ISF-Cat) in the evaluation of the impact of oil extraction in the Amazon rainforest (air and water)
1/2010-4/2010 - Marco Polo Scholarship at the University of Barcelona (UB) in the group of Mineralogia Aplicada I Medi Ambient (MAIMA) in the study of environmental isotopes related to the water
9/2009-12-2012 - Collaboration with the Integrated Geoscience Group at the University of Ravenna in the project ‘Coastal saline Intrusion in the Ravenna shoreline’.
10/2008-2/2009 - Leonardo scholarship at the section Geochemistry and Hydrogeology of the University of Bremen in the study of Acid neutralization capacity in soils
Nutrient cycling at the water-sediment interface, surface and ground- water heavy metal pollution, leaching of heavy metals from sediments