A Short History...

So far, my educational career is the following:
January 2006 - present:
NASA Postdoctoral Fellow at NASA Ames Research Center

January 2003 - January 2006:
Research Fellow at the University of Exeter

June 2003:
Ph.D. degree from the Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen

November 1999 - December 2002:
Graduate student at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena and then at the Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen

July 1998 - October 1999:
Scientific staff at the INAF-OAC Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte, Naples

March 1998 - June 1998:
Scientific staff at the Institute for Applied Mathematics (IAM), Naples

January 1998:
University degree (Laurea) in Physics from the Università di Napoli "Federico II"

Previous Research Experience

After my first degree, I worked at the INAF-OAC in Naples on semi-empirical models for the cromospheric activity of FU Orionis stars. Along with Dr. M.T. Gomez, Prof. L.A. Smaldone (INFN-Naples), and other members of the solar and stellar physics groups, we reproduced observed Hα and NaI D spectral lines by assuming that they arise from the atmosphere of an accretion disk. At the same time I worked with Dr. L. Terranegra on data reduction and statistical analysis of the kinematic of open clusters and associations of stars.
I also spent a few months at the IAM, a department of the National Council of Research, where I was involved in a project aimed at the computation of synthetic spectra of the Earth's atmosphere under various weather conditions.

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