Research Appointments

  • May 2017/now - Postdoctoral Fellow
    Department of Physics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge (MA), USA
    Advisor: Prof. Nuh Gedik


  • Oct 2012/Apr 2017 - PhD in Physics
    École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Thesis Title: “Nonequilibrium Dynamics of Collective Excitations in Strongly Interacting and Correlated Quantum Systems”

    Advisors: Prof. Majed Chergui, Prof. Fabrizio Carbone
    Committee: Prof. Anthony J. Leggett, Prof. Thomas Elsaesser, Prof. Joël Mesot, Prof. Vincenzo Savona
  • Oct 2010/Sep 2012 - MSc in Electronic Engineering (Quantum Electronics Curriculum)
    University of Pavia, Italy

    Grade: 110/110 summa cum laude

    Thesis Title: “Optical Nonlinearities in Hydrogenated Amorphous Silicon Waveguides
    Advisor: Prof. Ilaria Cristiani
  • Oct 2007/Jul 2010 - BSc in Electronic Engineering

    University of Pavia, Italy
    Grade: 110/110 summa cum laude

    Thesis Title: “Measurement and Numerical Simulation of Optical Forces Produced by a Gaussian Beam in an Optical Trap
    Advisor: Prof. Ilaria Cristiani


Academic Honors

  • APS "Carl E. Anderson" Division of Laser Science Award (2019)
  • IBM Award in Condensed Matter Physics, Switzerland (2019)
  • Swiss National Science Foundation - Postdoc Mobility Fellowship, Switzerland (2018) 
  • EPFL Doctorate Award 2018, "Special distinction to the 10 best PhD Theses", EPFL (2018)
  • Springer Theses, “for outstanding PhD Research”, Springer Nature (2017)
  • EPFL Physics Doctoral School Award, "Special distinction to the 3 best PhD Theses in Physics", EPFL (2017)
  • Dimitris N. Chorafas Foundation Award, “for outstanding work in selected fields in the 
engineering sciences, medicine and the natural sciences” - Weizmann Institute of Science (2017) 

  • Swiss National Science Foundation - Early Postdoc Mobility Fellowship, Switzerland (2016) 

  • Best Undergraduate Student Award - University of Pavia, Italy (2013) 

  • Gold Medal - European iGEM Competition, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2011) 

  • Merit Scholarship - University of Pavia, Italy (2007/2008 - 2011/2012)