March 2010 Ph.D in Chemical Sciences (University of Bari, Italy) and Process Engineering and Advanced Technologies (University Paris VI, France) Italy-France co-supervised thesis (February 2006 – March 2010)

Thesis title: “Cold plasma deposition of organosilicon films with different monomers in a dielectric barrier discharge”

October 2005 MSc in Chemistry, University of Bari (Italy), Master training thesis: “Patterning processes by means of colloidal lithography combined with plasma treatments”

Research Experience

Plasma processes for surface treatment and environment

2015 – 2016 Post-doctoral Researcher CNR – NANOTEC (Bari – Italy): Stabilization of diffusive methane flames by nanosecond pulsed discharges

2014 -2015 Post-doctoral Researcher EM2C, Ecole Centrale Paris, (Châtenay-Malabry, France): Ignition of lean propane/air mixture by Nanosecond Repetitive Pulsed (NRP) Discharges (ANR FAMAC) and Combustion enhancement in a large scale combustor by NRP Discharges (LaSIPS SF3P program in collaboration with ONERA)

2011 - 2013 Post – doctoral Researcher LPGP –Universiy Paris Sud (Orsay – France) Development of an eco-efficient technology for polluted gas treatment: VOCs removal by cold plasma coupled to catalysis (ANR PECCOVAIR)

2010 Post – doctoral Researcher University of Bari and Lenviros srl (Italy): Odours emission evaluation by means of dynamic olfactometry for air quality assessment

2006 - 2010 Doctoral Researcher University of Bari (Italy) and LGPPTS – ENSCP- University Paris VI (Italy): Thin silicone-like films deposition (PECVD) by Dielectric Barrier Discharges (DBDs)

2004 - 2010 Undergraduated Student, University of Bari (Italy): Nano-structuration of polymeric surfaces for biomaterials application coupling colloidal lithography to low pressure RF cold plasma