Role: Collaborator of the WPs 13 and 16
I graduated at the University of Palermo in 2006 and obtained my Ph.D. in 2010. During this period I worked on the influence of the stellar environment on the evolution of protoplanetary disks, explored with multi-wavelength observations of star-forming regions. I got a post-doc position from 2010 to 2014 at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge (US) as part of the Chandra Cygnus OB2 Legacy Survey, where I played a central role in the compilation of the optical and infrared catalogs of the region, the selection of members, and the study of the protoplanetary disks population of CygOB2.
I moved back in Palermo in 2014 for a post-doc position at INAF – Astronomical Observatory of Palermo as part of the Coordinated Synoptic Investigation of NGC 2264 project. In the last years my research focused on the variability of young stars and stellar magnetic activity observed with a multi-wavelength approach. I became a staff astronomer at INAF – Observatory of Palermo on 2018.
To date, my scientific production as P.I. or first author counts: 5 accepted observing programs, 2 research grants, 13 published or accepted papers, 7 catalogs. I am also involved in other projects: WEAVE, ARIEL, GES, and Athena. My collaboration within Plato will be focused mainly on the analysis of stellar activity and variability in young stellar objects.