• 2015 – to date: Lecturer in Applied Mathematics, Loughborough University (UK)
  • 2013 – 2015: Principal Investigator on an AXA Research Fellowship, School of Mathematical Sciences, University College Dublin (Ireland)
  • 2011 – 2013: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Mathematical Sciences, University College Dublin (Ireland)
  • 2008 – 2009: ENI-MITEI Energy Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)
  • 2006 – 2009: Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering with Fluid Mechanics, University of Rome Tor Vergata (Italy)

My research addresses some interrelated challenges in environmental resources and energy which are relevant to the sustainable development of the built environment in coastal cities.

I am exploring new interdisciplinary ideas at the intersection of applied mathematics, wave dynamics, acoustics, geophysics and computer science. My recent research activities focus on innovative technologies for the early warning of coastal flooding. I am also very active in the computational modelling of wave energy converters (WECs), with special interest in the Oyster WEC developed by Aquamarine Power.

I am a member of the Society of Energy Fellows at MIT, "the next generation of energy innovators, scientists, engineers, policy leaders, and entrepreneurs who will help transform our global energy systems” (E. Moniz, US Secretary of Energy and former director of MITEI).

  • Member of the Society of Energy Fellows at MIT
  • Member of the International Network on Offshore Renewable Energy
  • Regular Referee for: Journal of Fluid Mechanics, European Journal of Mechanics B/Fluids, Applied Ocean Research, Coastal Engineering, Wave Motion, Ocean Engineering, Renewable Energy.