I do define myself a theoretical physicist. I started my research experience in the Field Theory (strings, supersymmetric models). Then I moved to Material Science (Atomistic, mesoscopic and Multiscale Modeling and Simulation) and eventually since last eight years I am working on Critical Infrastructure Protection and Coplexity Science. I have been almost always working at ENEA (in different departments) while collaborating with some external institutions (PSI, Univ. Roma Torvergata, INFN, CNR, KSU) and I am currently visitor scientisti at London Institute of Mathematical Science LIMS.
Aimed at combining activities on CIP and complexity, I am devoting a lot of my efforts to Network of Networks (or Systems of Systems) , that is the research aimed at employing methodologies and techniques from the theoretical Physics in the Critical Infrastructure Protection field. In this respect I have co-chaired a series of conferences named "Netonets" (2011-1016) and "Coinets" (2012-2014). Recently I have also presented some results at international conferences (particularly ECCS and Critis) and occasionaly as keynote:
Keynote speaker at Fifth Interop-Vlab.It Workshop 2012
Keynote Speaker at NATO Conference "Complex Systems Physics" 2013
The NetoNets website
The website of the ENEA Technical Unit "Energy and Environmental Modeling"
During years 2010-2012 I had the priviledge to lead an European project on Critical Infrastructure Protection named MOTIAThe Project MOTIA website
I have been Visitor scientist at Paul Sherrer Institute in 1995 and Research visitor at Boston University from July 2012 to May 2015.
I have also been President (up to June 2015) and Councillor of the AIIC (the Italian National Association of Experts in Critical Infrastructures).
I am employed as a staff scientist (senior) at ENEA since 1989. Up to 2015 I belonged to the technical unit for Energy & Enviroment Modelling; before 2010 I was in the CaMo (Calculus and Modelling) unit where "progetto Reti" was developed. Before 2008 I was in the Material Division and Material Department (different names: nanomaterials, advancede materials etc). Before 1990 I was in the Nuclear department (Dynamics and Security of Reacters Unit).