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Born in Ferrara in 1958, and currently Senior Associate Astronomer of the National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF), Italy. Studied astronomy at the Bologna University and worked longtime in Milan (Brera Astronomical Observatory), Mexico (INAOE, National Institute for Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics, Puebla), and Spain (Roque de los Muchachos International Observatory, La Palma). Now at the Bologna Astronomical Observatory.
Since 2006, Professor in charge of "Spectral evolution of Galaxies" for the MSc career in Astrophysics & Cosmology at the Bologna University. Supervisor of +30 MSc and PhD thesis in Physics, Astrophysics and Philosophy of Science in Milan, Bologna, Naples, Mexico.
I have two main fields of expertise dealing with galaxy and globular cluster spectrophotometric evolution across the cosmic time, and with Space Situational Awareness (SSA) issues related to the physical and dynamical characterization of natural (meteors & NEO objects) and artificial space debris (the so-called "Kessler Syndrome"). Both these fields of study rely on numerical models and observing programmes at the major telescopes, from ground and space.
I currently serve in the Project Office of PRISMA, the National Network for Meteor and High-Atmosphere Surveillance, and in the Steering Committee of OCIS, in the framework of the European SST Consortium for Space Surveillance and Defense, as INAF National Representative, together with members of the Italian Space Agency (ASI) and Air Force (AM).
My research has been supported by various financial grants provided by Italian (MIUR, GNA/CNR, INAF) and Mexican (CONACyT) institutions. My scientific production comprises over 170 publications, in all the major professional journals worldwide. This led to over 2700 citations (as from the NASA ADS quotation index), with a total Hirtsch Index of 26. My ORCID number is 0000-0002-6514-1870.
I presented original contributions in about 70 international conferences, and offered invited seminars at major international universities and research centers. I've been SOC co-chairman in various international conferences, and Scientific Editor for the Kluwer Academic Publishers, the Astronomical Society of Pacific (USA), and the Italian Astronomical Society. I'm also international referee of astrophysics and space research journals, and scientific/academic evaluator for INAF (Italy), NCN (Poland), CONACyT (Mexico) and CONICET (Argentina).


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Since Aug 01, 2001
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