In 2005, he graduated in Physics at the Pisa University, where in 2009 he received a PhD in Applied Physics. He worked as a post-doc researcher at the CNR [Italian National Research Council], both in the National Optics Institute and in the Nanoscience Institute, as well as at the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, a higher education institution that is part of the Pisa university system. He has taken part in various technology transfer activities relevant to integrating graphene in the production chain of several Italian companies.