I am a postdoctoral research scientist in the Department of Astronomy and the Columbia Astrophysics Laboratory at Columbia University, where I work on problems related to astrophysical plasmas.

I was previously a postdoctoral research associate at the Department of Astrophysical Sciences of Princeton University and a long term visitor at the Theory Department of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.

I received my PhD in 2014 from the Politecnico di Torino working on fluid and gyrofluid models of magnetic reconnection.

The main research contributions of my collaborators and me include: the formulation of the general theory of the plasmoid instability, the development of a theory of forced magnetic reconnection mediated by the plasmoid instability, the advancement of a theoretical model for the reconnection of magnetic field lines in relativistic electron-positron plasmas, the generalization of the frozen-in theorem to nonideal relativistic plasmas, and the discovery of the magnetic reconnection acceleration induced by the ion gyro-motion.