Theoretical and computational electronic structure methods:
Density-Functional Theory (DFT) and Time-Dependent Density-Functional Theory (TD-DFT);
Development of exchange and correlation functionals (GGA,meta-GGA,hybrid and OEP);
Quantum and classical embedding techniques;
Electronic and optical properties of organic molecules with ab inito, DFT and semiempirical methods.
Apr. 2014 and 2015: Invited professor at Ecole Centrale Paris;
2009-now: Researcher at the Italian National Research Council (CNR);
2008-2009: Postdoc researcher at the National Nanotechnology Laboratory of Lecce (Italy) in the group of Dr. F. Della Sala;
2006-2008 Postdoc researcher at the Max Planck Institut für Kohlenforschung of Mülheim an der Ruhr (Germany) in the group of Prof. W. Thiel;
2006 Ph.D. in "Innovative Materials and Technologies (nanoscience)" at the University of Lecce (Italy);
2002 Graduated cum laude in physics at the university of Bari (Italy).