Born in Florence (Italy), 16 February 1963.
Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of Florence, September 1993 INdAM (National Institute for High Mathematics) Fellowship for Starting Research, University "La Sapienza", Rome (March 1987 - October 1987) and University of Florence (November 1987 - October 1988)"Laurea" in Mathematics, University of Florence, December 1986C.N.R. (National Research Council) Fellowship forUndergraduate Students, November 1986 - February 1987
Academic positionsFull Professor, University of Florence, November 2000 -presentAssociate Professor, University of Florence, November1993 - October 2000Assistant Professor, University of Florence, December1990 - October 1993
OfficesHead of the Department of Mathematics and Applicationsto Architecture, University of Florence, November 2005 - October2008Member of "Collegio dei Docenti" of the Ph.D. inMathematics, University of Florence, 2000 - presentMember of "Collegio dei Docenti" of the Ph.D. inMaterials and Structures for Architecture, University of Florence,2000 - presentMember of "Comitato dei Garanti" of the Facultyof Architecture, University of Florence, 2001 - presentMember of national committees for positions of fullprofessor, associate professor and assistant professor.
Principal Investigator of the PrinResearch Project 2008 "Geometric aspects of partial differentialequations and related topics" financed by the Italian Ministry ofInstruction, University and Research (MIUR).
Principal Investigator of the Prin Research Project 2006 "Partial differential equations and functional inequalities:quantitative aspects, geometric and qualitative properties,applications" financed by the Italian Ministry of Instruction,University and Research (MIUR).
Principal Investigator of Italian Research ProjectsGNAMPA, National Institute of High Mathematics (INdAM), 2002 --2006 and 2008 -- 2009.
Individual grant for young researchers of "Fondazione Francesco Severi", INdAM (National Institute of HighMathematics), 1990.
Joint investigator in National Research Programs ofItalian MIUR 1994 -- 2001 and 2003 -- 2005
Joint investigator in the European I.N.T.A.S. ResearchProgram "Function spaces and applications to partialdifferential equations", 2007 -- 2008;
Joint investigator in a NATO Collaborative Research Grant 1998 -- 1999
Joint investigator in Research Projects of theUniversity of Florence, 1987 -- present