10/1996 - 06/1997: Undergraduate research work in the Low Temperature Laboratory of the University of Trento and Low Temperature Laboratory of the University of Bayreuth in the context of the research projects Inertial Effects in Superfuids of the Department of Physics of Trento and Superfluids and Gravitation of the INFN
11st March 1998: Degree (Laurea) in Physics at the University of Trento, Italy; Supervisors: prof. Stefano Vitale and prof. Girgl Eska; Thesis title : A He4 superfluid SQUID prototype working at temperature below 200 mK.
10/1999 - 9/2004: PhD student (AIO) at the Kamerlingh Onnes Laboratorium of the University of Leiden, The Netherlands
29th September 2004: PhD in Physics, University of Leiden; Thesis advisor: Prof. Giorgio Frossati; Thesis title: Transducers and low noise two-stage SQUID amplifiers for the spherical gravitational wave antenna MiniGRAIL
09/2004 - 04/2005: Postdoc at the Department of Physics of the University of Leiden financed by the Integrated Large Infrastructures for Astroparticle Science (ILIAS) Project of the Sixth Framework Program of the European Community
April 2005- now: Instrument Scientist position within the High Energy Astrophysics Division at SRON to develop cryogenic instruments for the future infrared and x-ray space missions.