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Giuseppina Micela

STEM area: Physics

Competences: Astronomy

Keywords: ESA (European Space Agency), extrasolar planets, harps-n, ISA (Italian Space Agency), space missions, star crowns, star formation, star-planet interaction, young stars

Region: Sicily


Director of research at Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica, Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo

Professional career

Physics degree at the Palermo University (1983)

CNR fellowship (1985), to spend a period at Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics - Cambridge (MA).

Scholarship from the Institute for Interdisciplinary Applications of Physics of the CNR (1986-87).

PhD in Physics at the University of Palermo (1991) with a thesis on the background emission in the band 0.16-3.5 keV.

From 1991, astronomer at the Astronomical Observatory of Palermo. She spent a period at the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics of the University of Chicago thanks to a CNR / NATO Senior scholarship.

Today she is a Director of research and from 2012 to 2017 she was director of the Palermo Astronomical Observatory, a research facility of the National Institute of Astrophysics.

Giusi Micela has been member of several scientific teams for the study of the ESA space missions (Eddington, Plato, EChO, ARIEL) and of national and international projects from ground and from space. She has been the national responsible of the project funded by MIUR “A Way to Other Worlds – WOW”.  Moreover, she won a few EU programs, that allowed several European scientists to work at the Palermo Observatory. She is a member of the board of the Fundacion Galileo Galilei, of the board of the Gal Hassin, and of the International Advisory Committee of the Institute of Space Sciences (IEEC-CSIC), in Barcelona. Finally, she is member of the board of the PhD  Physics course at the Palermo University.


Scientific results

Her scientific activity is focused on the study of the physics of the upper stellar atmosphere and related themes. In particular, she was among the first researchers to carry out researches on the coronae of young stars through observations of open clusters and star formation regions with space missions (Einstein, Rosat, Chandra, XMM/Newton), determining how the high energy radiation in these stars is much more intense than today in the Sun. She has then dealt with the young stars, including star-forming regions and physical processes that govern the formation of stars in various bands of energy, and young stars in the solar neighborhood, highlighting how the region around the Sun was the site of a star formation episode over the last billion years.

Today, she works on extra-solar planets, in particular on the search of rocky planets around stars smaller than the Sun and on the study of star-planet interactions. She is co-investigator of the HARPS-N spectrograph at the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo, today the best instrument for the search of exoplanets in the northern hemisphere.  Finally, she is co-principal Investigator and Italian responsable for the ARIEL mission, an ESA mission for the observations of exo-planetary atmospheres.

Editorial work and publications

Giuseppina Micela is author of more than 300 papers published on international journals. In addition, she carries out activities of dissemination of astronomy, and in particular has published the book  Nascita e morte delle stelle per la collana "Farsi un'idea" for the series "Farsi un’idea" of “Il Mulino”. 

Selected papers:

[2016] Affer L, Micela G, Damasso M, Perger M, Ribas I et al. HADES RV program with HARPS-N at the TNG. GJ 3998: An early M-dwarf hosting a system of super-Earths, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 593, 117. 

[2015] Reale F, Gambino A F, Micela G, Maggio A, Widemann Th, Piccioni G. Using the transit of Venus to probe the upper planetary atmosphere, Nature Communications, 6, 7563.

[2013] Pepe F, Cameron Collier A, Latham, DW, Molinari E, Udry S, Bonomo A, Buchhave LA, Charbonneau,D, Cosentino R, Dressing CD, Dumusque X, Figueira P, Fiorenzano AFM, Gettel S, Harutyunyan A, Haywood RD, Horne K, Lopez-Morales M, Lovis C, Malavolta L, Mayor M, Micela G et al. An Earth-sized planet with an Earth-like density, Nature, 503, 7476:377-380.

[2012] Caramazza M, Micela G, Prisinzano L, Sciortino S, Damiani F, Favata F, Stauffer JR, Vallenari A, Wolk SJ. Star formation in the outer Galaxy: coronal properties of NGC 1893, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 539, 74.

[2008] Penz T, Micela G, Lammer H. Influence of the evolving stellar X-ray luminosity distribution on exoplanetary mass loss, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 477, 309-314.

[2006] Cecchi-Pestellini C, Ciaravella A, Micela G, Stellar X-ray heating of planet atmospheres, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 458:L13-L16.

[2003] Favata F, Micela, G. Stellar Coronal Astronomy, Space Science Reviews, 108, 577-708.

[1993] Micela G, Sciortino S, Favata F. Stellar birthrate in the Galaxy - Constraints from X-ray flux-limited surveys, Astrophysical Journal, 412:618-624.

[1988] Micela G, Sciortino S, Vaiana GS, Schmitt JHMM, Stern RA, Harnden FR Jr, Rosner R. The Einstein Observatory survey of stars in the Hyades cluster region, Astrophysical Journal, 325:798-819.

[1985] Micela G, Sciortino S, Serio S, Vaiana GS, Bookbinder J, Golub L, Harnden FR Jr, Rosner R. Einstein X-ray survey of the Pleiades - The dependence of X-ray emission stellar age, Astrophysical Journal, 292:172-180.

Awards and prizes

Giuseppina Micela has been a member of numerous scientific teams for the study of European Space Agency missions (Eddington, Plato, EChO, ARIEL) and other national and international projects from the ground and space. She has been national responsible for the MIUR-funded project "A Way to Other Worlds - WOW". She was also the winner of several European Commission programmes, which allowed several European researchers to carry out their activities at the Palermo Observatory. 

Today she is a member of the patronage of the Fundacion Galileo Galilei, which manages the Galileo National Telescope located in the Canary Islands, a member of the Board of Directors of the Gal Hassin Participation Foundation, and of the International Advisory Committee of the Institute of Space Sciences (IEEC-CSIC), in Barcelona. Finally, he is a member of the board of lecturers in Physics at the University of Palermo.

Laura Michelini

Economy and Finance area

Competences: Innovation, Management, Sustainability

Keywords: food waste, frugal innovation, sharing economy, social innovation

Region: Lazio


Professor of Management at LUMSA University of Rome. Board member of Italian Society of Management.

Professional career

After graduation she founded a startup in the Digital sector where she became head of the Usability Lab following clients such as Vodafone and Fineco Bank.  She then worked for a few years in the Corporate Fundraising Direction of UNICEF, dealing with the management of partnership projects with large multinational companies. 

Since 2013 she has been Professor of Management at LUMSA University where she teaches Business Model Innovation and Digital Marketing.

In LUMSA She coordinates the European COST project "Sharing is Caring" on the topic of the sharing economy and “Elanet” related to social entrepreneurship.

Since 2019 she has been a member of the board of the Italian Society of Management. She is the coordinator for SIMA of the project "Make IT a Case" a national students competition aimed at the promotion and enhancement of Made in Italy.

Scientific results

Laura main research interests involve social and frugal innovation, sharing economy, sustainability ed economia circolare, food waste.

Editorial work and publications

Laura Michelini has authored and co-authored over 50 publications some of which have been published in Ecological Economics, Journal of Cleaner Production, British Food Journal, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly.

Awards and prizes

2010: Premio AIDEA  “Paper Giovani Ricercatori”

2012: Selected paper “Sinergie-SIMA Conference”

2016: Selected paper “Sinergie-SIMA Conference”

2021: Best Referee Award SINERGIE - Italian Journal of Management

Giada Michetti


Competences: organization of sports and congress, sport: automotive, Sport Management

Keywords: rights and diversity in sport, sport and integration, sport values

Region: Lazio


General Secretary ANAOAI (National Association of Italian Olympic Athletes)

Professional career

Giada Michetti is graduated in Philosophy from the University of Rome La Sapienza. 
In 1972, she received her first call-up from FIPAV for both the A and junior national volleyball teams. 

She attended Business Administration courses at Canning School in London. 

From 1990, she worked at Promotor International S.p.A, the organizer of the Motor Show in Bologna and the Turin Auto Show. 

From 1999 to 2016, she held the position of Vice President and CEO of Lingotto Fiere S.p.A., which served as the press venue for the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin. 

In 2000, she was elected Federal Councilor of FIPAV for the 2000/2003 term, coinciding with the first victory of a Women's Volleyball World Championship. 

From 2004 to 2006, she was a Board Member of Fiera di Roma S.p.A. 

In 2007, she became CEO and Board Member of GL-events S.p.A. (a multinational company listed on the Paris Stock Exchange) and CEO of Padova Fiere S.p.A. 

Since 2010, she has been a Board Member of Rimini Fiere SpA and Bologna Fiere S.p.A. In 2017, she took on the role of Project Manager for Foto Industria, the Biennale di Fotografia dell’Industria e delLavoro and Fondazione MAST

In 2018, she was appointed Board Member of Vivaticket S.p.A. and NTV (Italo Treni – Nuovo trasporto viaggiatori S.p.A.) and became the President of the Nomination and Compensation Committee. 

Since April 2021, she has been elected National Secretary of ANAOAI, the National Association of Italian Olympic Athletes.

Awards and prizes

1975, Unione Italiana Sport Popolare Award for the best spiker. 
1976, CUS Award for the best player. 

1979, Vianello Trophy Award for the best player. 

1995, Panthlon Roma Award. 
1999, Quattro Ruote Award for Motorshow Bologna. 
2003, "Marisa Bellisario" Award – Sport Donna più che mai. 
2008, Champion in Sport, Champion in Life Award (CONI). 
2010, Motor Interview Award as CEO of GL-events.

Maria Vittoria Micioni Di Bonaventura

STEM area: Clinical sciences and nutrition science

Competences: Behavioural Pharmacology

Keywords: anorexia, bulimia, eating disorders, obesity

Region: Marche


Researcher in Pharmacology, University of Camerino

Professional career

Dr.  Micioni Di Bonaventura graduated at the University of Camerino (MC), Italy in 2008 with a degree in Pharmacy. She was awarded her Ph.D. in Chemical, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Biotechnology from the University of Camerino in 2012, after working one year at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. She received her postdoctoral training at University of Zurich, at University of Camerino and at Department of Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York.

Dr. Micioni Di Bonaventura is currently a Researcher in Pharmacology at University of Camerino.

Scientific results

The main research interests of Maria Vittoria Micioni Di Bonaventura focus on the study of eating disorders. During her PhD, she worked on behavioral pharmacology to develop a new therapeutic strategies for the treatment of binge eating episodes. Binge eating is a central feature of many eating disorders, including bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and anorexia nervosa binge/purge subtype, characterized by compulsive consumption of a large quantity of palatable food in a short period of time. The aim of these studies is to elucidate how caloric restrictions and stress may contribute to the generation and maintenance of an eating disorder, testing several compounds in a preclinical model. One of the main target of Maria Vittoria Micioni Di Bonaventura is to identify the triggering causes of these disorders in order to develop an effective drug therapy. Her latest research project is focused on the development of a new pharmacological approach to treat obesity and bingeing-related eating disorders, studying the role of the adenosine: an important modulator in the central and peripheral nervous system.

Editorial work and publications

Author of several scientific publications including:

(2018) Pucci M, Micioni Di Bonaventura MV, Zaplatic E, Bellia F, Maccarrone M, Cifani C, D'Addario C. Transcriptional regulation of the endocannabinoid system in a rat model of binge-eating behavior reveals a selective modulation of the hypothalamic fatty acid amide hydrolase gene. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 52(1):51-60. 

(2018) Micioni Di Bonaventura MV, Ubaldi M, Giusepponi ME, Rice KC, Massi M, Ciccocioppo R, Cifani. Hypothalamic CRF1 receptor mechanisms are not sufficient to account for binge-like palatable food consumption in female rats. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 50(10):1194-1204.

(2017) Micioni Di Bonaventura MV, Lutz TA, Romano A, Pucci M, Geary N, Asarian L, Cifani C. Estrogenic suppression of binge-like eating elicited by cyclic food restriction and frustrative-nonreward stress in female rats. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 50(6):624-635.

(2016) Pucci M, Micioni Di Bonaventura MV, Giusepponi ME, Romano A, Filaferro M, Maccarrone M, Ciccocioppo R, Cifani C, D'Addario C. Epigenetic regulation of nociceptin/orphanin FQ and corticotropin-releasing factor system genes in frustration stress-induced binge-like palatable food consumption. Addiction Biology, 21(6):1168-1185. 

(2016) Romano A, Tempesta B, Micioni Di Bonaventura MV, Gaetani S. From Autism to Eating Disorders and More: The Role of Oxytocin in Neuropsychiatric Disorders. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 9:497. 

(2015) Pucci M, Micioni Di Bonaventura MV, et al. P.1.a.021 Genetic and epigenetic regulation of cannabinoid receptor type-1 in obesity. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 25, 2, S169-S170. 

(2015) Cifani C, Micioni Di Bonaventura MV, Pucci M, D'Addario C. Regulation of hypothalamic neuropeptides gene expression in diet induced obesity resistant rats: Possible targets for obesity prediction?. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 9, 187. 

(2015) Bedse G, RomanoA, [...] Micioni di Bonaventura MV, et al. Inhibition of Anandamide Hydrolysis Enhances Noradrenergic and GABAergic Transmission in the Prefrontal Cortex and Basolateral Amygdala of Rats Subjected to Acute Swim Stress. Journal of Neuroscience Research, 93(5):777-87. 

(2014) Di Francesco A, Falconi A, Di Germanio C, Micioni di Bonaventura MV, et al. Extravirgin olive oil up-regulates CB1 tumor suppressor gene in human colon cancer cells and in rat colon via epigenetic mechanisms. The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, 26(3):250-8. 

(2014) D'Addario C, Micioni Di Bonaventura MV, Pucci M, Romano A, Gaetani S, Ciccocioppo R, Cifani C, Maccarrone M. Endocannabinoid signaling and food addiction. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Revviews, 47:203-24. 

(2014) Micioni Di Bonaventura MV, Ciccocioppo R, Romano A, Bossert JM, Rice KC, Ubaldi M, St Laurent R, Gaetani S, Massi M, Shaham Y, Cifani C. Role of bed nucleus of the stria terminalis corticotrophin-releasing factor receptors in frustration stress-induced binge-like palatable food consumption in female rats with a history of food restriction. Journal of Neuroscience. 20;34(34):11316-24. 

Awards and prizes

Maria Vittoria Micioni Di Bonaventura has received numerous awards for her national and international academic career.

In 2013 she received the Farmindustria- Società Italiana di Farmacologia (SIF) award for her scientific production in the field of pharmacology. 

In 2014 she won three travel awards for papers presented at two congresses: the 9th Federations of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) Forum of Neuroscience and the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) Workshop for Junior Scientists in Europe and the 12th International Summer School of Neuroscience "Dopamine", of the Federation of European Pharmacological Societies (EPHAR), SIF and the Italian Society of Neuropsychopharmacology (SINPF). 

In 2014 she was also selected for the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) InEurope Short Stay Program that she carried out in Zurich, to study the influence of ovarian hormones during binge eating episodes. 

In 2015 she was awarded both during the Joint Meeting European Behavioural Pharmacology Society (EBPS) - European Brain and Behaviour Society (EBBS) for the results obtained during the research period in Zurich, and at the 9th World Congress IBRO in Rio de Janeiro, for the study presented during the congress on the role of adenosine in the control of binge eating episodes. In 2016 she won the "L'Oréal-UNESCO Prize for Women and Science 2016" as part of the "For Women in Science" Programme of the "Fondation l'Oréal" in collaboration with L'Oréal Italia and UNESCO.

In 2017 she received by the Italian Society of Pharmacology the "Merck Sharp Dohme corporation award" for the best 5 pharmacological research projects.

Federica Migliardo

STEM area: Physics

Competences: Biophysics, Structure of Matter

Keywords: bioprotection, disaccharides, infectious diseases, membranes, parkinson, proteins, spectroscopic techniques, stamina, vaccines

Region: Sicily


Professor of Experimental Physics at the University of Messina and Visiting Professor at the Université Paris-Sud

Professional career

Since the degree in Physics in 1998 when she was 22, the Ph.D. in Physics and the European Doctorate for Users of Large Experimental Systems in Grenoble (France) in 2002, she carried out her research at several international laboratories. In 2003 she was an ATER researcher at the University of Lille (France), where from 2008 to 2010 she was a UNESCO-L'Oréal For Women in Science International Fellow. In 2011 she got the “qualification aux fonctions de professeur des universités” in section 28 and in 2016 in section 64 in France. In 2012 she was a European Molecular Biology Organization International Fellow at the Institut de Biochimie et Biophysique Moléculaire et Cellulaire, Université de Paris-Sud XI (France). In 2013 she got the national scientific qualification as a Full Professor in Experimental Physics, becoming in 2015 a Professor of Experimental Physics at the University of Messina. Since July 2016 she is Visiting Scientist at the Université Paris Sud (France).

Scientific results

Federica Migliardo is a biophysicist carrying out her research in the domain of life sciences in the context of various international collaborations. Her research activity focuses mainly on the study of biological processes such as bioprotection, denaturation and stabilization of biomolecules, and more recently some infectious diseases (tuberculosis and schistosomiasis) and neurodegenerative diseases (Parkinson), with the aim of determining their molecular mechanisms and to understand the role of natural bioprotectors.

The idea of the research moves from the observation that different “extremophiles” (organisms loving the extreme) show extraordinary survival abilities under harsh conditions thanks to a particular sugar, trehalose, which can be used as a natural and innovative agent to protect and stabilize systems of biomedical and pharmaceutical interest, such as proteins, stem cells, plasma, antibodies and vaccines. Experimental studies, carried out through the synergistic application of complementary techniques, such as neutron and light spectroscopy, have shown that the sugar deforms the structure of water by preventing the formation of ice, thus protecting living beings from freezing, and it is also able to cover biological molecules creating a rigid environment that protects them from adverse environmental conditions.

The in-depth knowledge of the unique properties of trehalose has paved the way for new studies on some diseases for which there is no definitive solution yet. Trehalose can be used in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, as it is able to inhibit the aggregation of proteins, such as the alpha-synuclein in Parkinson’s syndrome, which in these diseases show anomalous behaviors, improving motor functions and raising life expectancy. On the other hand, trehalose is linked to particular fatty acids in the outer membrane of the tuberculosis bacterium, a membrane that creates a sort of barrier between the bacterium and the antibiotics, increasing its resistance; the goal of this research is to make this barrier more fragile and therefore more permeable to drugs that will be much more effective. The same philosophy is used in the study of schistosomiasis, parasitosis that represents the second tropical disease, since the parasites protect themselves from the attacks of our immune system thanks to a very special external membrane that passes nutrients but not drugs.

Editorial work and publications

She is coauthor of more than 170 scientific articles published in international journals, including:

[2017] Migliardo F, Angell CA, Magazù S. Contrasting dynamics of fragile and non-fragile polyalcohols through the glass, and dynamical, transitions: A comparison of neutron scattering and dielectric relaxation data for sorbitol and glycerol, Biochimica Biophysica Acta - General Subjects, 1861, 3540.
[2015] Migliardo F, Salmeron C, Bayan N. Mobility and temperature resistance of trehalose mycolates as key-characteristics of the outer membrane of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics, 33, 447.
[2014] Bousset L, Brewee C, Melki R, Migliardo F. Dynamical Properties ofa-Synuclein in Soluble and Fibrillar Forms by Quasi Elastic Neutron Scattering, BBA - Proteins and Proteomics, 1844, 1307.
[2014] Migliardo F, Tallima H, El Ridi R. Is There a Sphingomyelin-Based Hydrogen Bond Barrier at the Mammalian Host-Schistosome Parasite Interface?, Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics, 68, 359.
[2013] Fenimore PW, Frauenfelder H, Magazù S, McMahon BH, Mezei F, Migliardo F, Young RD, Stroe I. Concepts and Problems in Protein Dynamics, Chemical Physics, 424, 2.
[2011] Magazù S, Migliardo F, Parker SF. Vibrational Properties of Bioprotectant Mixtures of Trehalose and Glycerol, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 115, 11004.
[2007] Lishchuk SV, Lokotosh TV, Magazù S, Malomuzh NP, Migliardo F. Role of the orientation disorder in the formation of fragility of glassy water and glycerol-like liquids, Physical Review E, 76, 061504.
[2007] Magazù S, Migliardo F, Ramirez-Cuesta AJ. Concentration Dependence of Vibrational Properties of Bioprotectant/Water Mixtures by Inelastic Neutron Scattering, Journal of Royal Society Interface, 4, 167.
[2005] Lerbret A, Bordat P, Affouard F, Descamps M, Migliardo F. How Homogeneous are the Trehalose, Maltose and Sucrose Water Solutions? An Insight from Molecular Dynamics Simulations, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 109, 11046.
[2003] Vertessy BG, Magazù S, Mangione A, Migliardo F, Brandt A. Structure of Escherichia coli dUTPase in Solution: A Small Angle Neutron Scattering Study, Macromolecular Bioscience, 3, 477.

Awards and prizes

Federica Migliardo has received several international and national awards and recognitions, such as the International BioVision for Life Sciences 2011 Prize, the UNESCO-L'Oréal For Women in Science 2008 International and 2005 National Fellowships, the International EUWIIN (European Union Women Inventors) and Innovators Network) Special Recognition Award 2007, the Sapio Award for Italian Research 2006, the Prize for the best PhD thesis in neutron spectroscopy of the National Institute of Physics of Matter 2003 and the Award for the best Italian graduate in Italy of the Italian Physical Society 2001.


Lucia Miodini

History and Philosophy area

Competences: Art History, Gender Studies, History, History of Contemporary Architecture, History of Photography, History of Visual Communication

Keywords: deconstruction of the imaginary of gender, ethics and photography, gender public history, photo archives, photography and feminism, visual communication

Region: Emilia-Romagna


Professor of History of Photography, at ISIA Univesrity of Urbino. Responsible for the Fashion Media Section, Study Center and Archive of Communication, at the University of Parma.

Professional career

After graduating from the University of Parma and specializing at the School of Specialization in Modern Art History, Lucia Miodini obtained a PhD in Art History. She collaborates with the Centro Studi e Archivio della Comunicazione of the University of Parma, of which she was a member of the Executive Committee from 1989 to 1996. Since 1993, she has been involved in curating exhibitions and in the preservation and protection of the archival heritage. She carries out studies and research on the CSAC's fonds, where she is in charge of the Media and Fashion Section and delegate for didactics and Public History. Since 2000 she has taught History of Contemporary Architecture and History of Photography at the University of Parma and at the School of Specialization in History of Modern Art. Lecturer at the University Master in Protection and Enhancement of Italian Cultural Heritage abroad, ICoN (Italian Culture on the Net)-University of Parma, from 2010 to 2012. He has taught courses in several Italian universities, currently he teaches History of Photography at ISIA University of Urbino, where from 2014 to 2016 he coordinated the Bachelor degree in Graphic Design and Visual Communication. 

He has participated in national and international conferences and curated numerous exhibitions; published essays and monographic volumes in the field of visual studies.

He is part of the Scientific Committee of the Italian Center of Fine Art Photography in Bibbiena (Arezzo), since 2005, year of its constitution.

In 2013 he joins the Technical and Scientific Committee of the Cesare Leonardi Architectural Archive (Modena). 

From 2013 to 2016 he is in the Scientific Committee of the award Tempo ritrovato. Fotografie da non perdere, I-VI editions, MIA Photo Fair, in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Photography of Cinisello Balsamo and Io Donna, creator of the Prize, with the patronage of Regione Lombardia.

Since 2014 she is associated with the Italian Society of Historians. Since 2015 member of AAA, National Association of Contemporary Architecture Archives, of the Scientific Committee of Nino Migliori Foundation, Bologna, and in the Board of Directors of SISF, Italian Society for the Study of Photography.

Since 2021 she has been a member of the Association for the Memory and Writing of Women "Alessandra Contini Bonacossi" and is a member of the Board of Directors of AIPH- Italian Association of Public History.

Scientific results

Lucia Miodini has turned her critical attention to different areas of research, taking into account the close relationship between the various instruments of communication, art, media, design, photography. Her main areas of research are the study of the imaginary of gender in the system of visual communication, in this direction she has designed and organized educational projects. She has coordinated and participated in training courses on the representation of men and women in art, media and new media. And she has deepened the different aspects of the connection between photography and feminism from the seventies to the new millennium. Another area of interest is the study of photographic archives and personal archives of women, both in public and private collections. 

Since its inception, she has been a member of the Italian Public History Association, investigating in particular the relationship between history and photography, the importance of training and questions of method in Public History practices, working to strengthen the presence of women's history and gender studies in projects of dissemination and transmission of women's knowledge.

She investigated the visual elements of the architectural project, offering new readings of the interactions between the representation of the project and photography. A theme to which she has dedicated significant contributions is the history of the domestic project in the Mediterranean culture. Another area of study is the integrated reading of the relationship between photography, landscape representation and communication routes. In the field of contemporary history she has been interested in verbal-visual poetics. 

Editorial work and publications

[2021] Miodini L. “Carla Cerati. Raccontare le donne fra reportage e sperimentazione narrativa”, in Fotografia e femminismo nell’Italia degli anni Settanta. Rispecchiamento, indagine critica e testimonianza, a cura di C. Casero, Milano, Postmedia Books, 60-75.

[2019] Miodini L. ”Professione fotografa. Percorsi di sguardi e trame narrative”, in Davanti a una fotografia. Immagini, metodi d'analisi, interpretazioni, a cura di Giacomo Daniele Fragapane e Giovanni Curtis, Acireale, Bonanno editore, 131-156.

[2019] Miodini L. “Gio Ponti y Bernard Rudofsky. La memoria de los lugares y el proyecto del paisaje/ Gio Ponti and Bernard Rudofsky. Memory of places and the landscape project”, in Imaginando la casa mediterranea. Italia Y España en los años 50/ Imagining the Mediterranean house. Italy and Spain in the 50’s, a cura di A. Pizza, Madrid, Fundaciòn ICO, Madrid, Ediciones asimétricas, pp. 20-31.

[2017] Miodini L.  “Misurare uomini e donne. Strumenti, teorie e pratiche dell’antropometria”, in “Progetto Grafico” 31, Intorno al corpo. Around the body, Rivista internazionale di grafica. International graphic design magazine, Primavera Spring 2017, 24-33.

[2017] Miodini L. “Il progetto domestico della casa all’italiana e il dibattito sulle origini mediterranee dell’abitazione moderna”, in Immaginare il Mediterraneo. Arti Architettura Fotografia, Atti del convegno Internazionale, a cura di Andrea Maglio, Fabio Mangone, Antonio Pizza, Napoli, Palazzo Gravina, 16-17 gennaio 2017, Napoli, artstudiopaparo, 167-177. 

[2017] Miodini L. “L’elaborazione dell’immagine. Riflessioni su nuovo-pittorialismo e post pittorialismo”, in Il Pittorialismo italiano e l’opera fotografica di Peretti Griva, catalogo della mostra, Torino, Mole Antonelliana, Museo Nazionale del cinema, 8 febbraio-8 maggio 2017, Milano, Silvana Editoriale, 218-229.

[2017] Miodini L., Memorie familiari, a cura di Lucia Miodini in Questioni di famiglie, catalogo della mostra, Bibbiena, Centro Italiano della Fotografia d’Autore, 17 giugno-3 settembre 2017, Torino, FIAF, 2017, 26-29.

[2016] Miodini L. “Storie di sguardi e visioni: autoritratti tra percorsi identitari e frame narrativi”, in Autoritratti in assenza, catalogo della mostra, a cura di Giovanna Calvenzi, Lucia Miodini, Cristina Paglionico, Claudio Pastrone, Bibbiena, Centro Italiano della Fotografia d’Autore, Riflessioni, Arezzo.

[2015] Miodini L. “Immaginario bellico e costruzione dell’identità di genere”, In Etica e fotografia. Potere, ideologia, violenza dell’immagine fotografica, a cura di Raffaella Perna e Ilaria Schiaffini, Roma, DeriveApprodi, 64-78.

[2014] Miodini L. “Generazioni (2005-2006) Sperimentazione e ricerca tra materia e memoria”, in Paola Binante. Generazioni Pluralità al femminile, catalogo della mostra, Roma, Museo di Roma in Trastevere, 7 marzo - 1 giugno 2014, Artigrafiche Stibu, Urbania, 13-19.

[2013] Miodini L., “Uomini e donne al lavoro. Senza pericolo?”, in Senza Pericolo. Costruzioni e sicurezza. Building and safety, sezione fotografica a cura di Lucia Miodini, catalogo della mostra, con il Patronato del Presidente della repubblica, a cura di Federico Bucci, Triennale di Milano, 3 maggio - 1 settembre 2013, Bologna, Compositori, 184-190.

[2012] Miodini L., Uliano Lucas, Milano, Bruno Mondadori.


Awards and prizes

2012, 19th International Trophies of Photography: National Trophy for the Critic, by Circolo Fotografico Sannita with the recognition of the President of the Republic, the President of the Senate and the President of the Chamber of Deputies.

2013: special mention for the best solutions adopted in the production, OMI Award dedicated to monographs of Enterprise, awarded to the volume Ifi. 50 years with our territory, curatorship of the photographic part and editing of critical essays, 2013.

2019: member of Comité de investigaciòn y produciòn de la esposiciòn, Imaginando la casa mediterranea. Italia Y España en los años 50/ Imagining the Mediterranean house. Italy and Spain in the 50's, Madrid, Fundaciòn ICO, 2019.

Monica Rosa Miozzo

STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

Competences: Epigenomics, Genomics

Keywords: Covid-19, rare deseas

Region: Lombardy


Full Professor in Medical Genetics at Department of Health Sciences of Università degli studi di Milano, La Statale, Italy. 

Director of the Complex Structure of Medical Genetics, ASST "Santi Paolo e Carlo", Milan.

Professional career

In 1987 she graduated in Biological Sciences, Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences, University of Milan. In 1993 she specialised in Medical Genetics, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Milan. In 1999 she obtained a PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences, University of Milan. From 1987 to 1995 she was AIRC researcher, at the Department of Experimental Oncology, IRCCS Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan. 
In 1999 she became a permanent university researcher, at the University of Milan, where she started her academic career, first as an associate professor and then as a full professor.
From 2011 to 2021 she has been working on a contract basis at the Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan.
From 2011 to 2017 she is director of the School of Specialisation in Medical Genetics.
Since 2012 she is in charge of the Unit "Coordination of Research Laboratories, Genomics and Bionformatics Platform, Scientific Direction, Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milano." Research area: new generation sequencing for the study of genetic conditions without clinical diagnosis and rare conditions; creation of the biobank of biological material from more than 2000 pregnancies; epigenetic studies on the effect of maternal nutrition during pregnancy and on fetal growth.
Since 2016 she has been a member of the Ethics Committee as an expert in genetics at the National Cancer Institute, Milan.
In 2019 October-November she is Visiting Professor at Columbia University, New York, NY, Mailman School of Public Health as part of the Rise Cross Neurod, Motor neuron centre project.
Since 2020, she is a member of the scientific coordination of the non-profit foundation FAST Italia (Angelman syndrome patients' association) for the creation of the first European biobank of biological material from Angelman syndrome patients and their parents, in collaboration with the "C. Besta" Institute in Milan an New York University, Center for Neural Science (professor C. Alberini).

Scientific results

Prof. Miozzo deals with genetic predisposition to cancer, genomic alterations in tumours, and placental genomic defects associated with intrauterine growth defects.

Editorial work and publications

Author of more than 140 peer-reviewed scientific publications in PubMed and Scopus  

She is an academic editor of PloS One since 2012 and a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health since 2020.

High-impact publications

[1992] Sozzi, G, Miozzo, M., Donghi, R. Delia Porta, G.Pierotti, M.A Deletions of 17p and p53 Mutations in Preneoplastic Lesions of the Lung. Cancer Research, 52(21),6079-82.

[1992] Pierotti, M.A., Santoro, M., Jenkins, R.B. et al. Characterization of an inversion on the long arm of chromosome 10 juxtaposing D10S170 and RET and creating the oncogenic sequence RET/PTC. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 89(5):1616-20.

[1995] Sozzi, G, Miozzo, M., Pastorino, U., Porta, G.D., Pierotti, M.A. Genetic Evidence for an Independent Origin of Multiple Preneoplastic and Neoplastic Lung Lesions. Cancer Res, 55:135-40 

[2002] Miozzo M, Simoni G. The role of imprinted genes in fetal growth. Biol Neonate. 81(4):217-28.

[2004] Invernizzi, P., Miozzo, M., Battezzati, P.M., Gershwin, M.E., Podda, M. Frequency of monosomy X in women with primary biliary cirrhosis. Lancet,  363(9408): 533-35. 

[2004] Sirchia SM, Tabano S, Monti L, Recalcati MP, Gariboldi M, Grati FR, Porta G, Finelli P, Radice P, Miozzo M. Misbehaviour of XIST RNA in breast cancer cells. PLoS One. 24(5):e5559.

[2007] Miozzo, M., Selmi, C., Gentilin, B., Podda, M., Invernizzi, P.Preferential X chromosome loss but random inactivation characterize primary biliary cirrhosisHepatology.46(2):456–62.

[2019] Paganini L, Hadi LA, Chetta M, Rovina D, Fontana L, Colapietro P, Bonaparte E, Pezzani L, Marchisio P, Tabano SM, Costanza J, Sirchia SM, Riboni L, Milani D, Miozzo M. A HS6ST2 gene variant associated with X-linked intellectual disability and severe myopia in two male twins. Clin Genet. 95(3):368-74.

[2020]  Ellinghaus, D., Degenhardt, F. et al Genomewide association study of severe covid-19 with respiratory failure. New England Journal of Medicine, 383:1522-34 

[2020] Marfia G, Navone S, Guarnaccia L, Campanella R, Mondoni M, Locatelli M, Barassi A, Fontana L, Palumbo F, Garzia E, Ciniglio Appiani G, Chiumello D, Miozzo M, Centanni S, Riboni L.  Decreased serum level of sphingosine-1-phosphate: a novel predictor of clinical severity in COVID-19. EMBO Mol Med. 14:e13424.

[2020] Fontana L, Bedeschi MF, Cagnoli GA, Costanza J, Persico N, Gangi S, Porro M, Ajmone PF, Colapietro P, Santaniello C, Crippa M, Sirchia SM, Miozzo M, Tabano S. (Epi)genetic profiling of extraembryonic and postnatal tissues from female monozygotic twins discordant for Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome. Mol Genet Genomic Med. 8(9):e1386.

[2021] Rondinone O, Murgia A, Costanza J, Tabano S, Camanni M, Corsaro L, Fontana L, Colapietro P, Calzari L, Motta S, Santaniello C, Radaelli T, Ferrazzi E, Bosari S, Gentilini D, Sirchia SM, Miozzo M. Extensive Placental Methylation Profiling in Normal Pregnancies. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 22(4):2136-55

Awards and prizes

In 2009, she received the Premio Isimbardi 'Giornata della Riconoscenza' Provincia di Milano awarded for her scientific and teaching career.

Laura Mirachian

International politics area

Competences: Diplomacy, International Politics

Keywords: Balkans, Caucasus, Central Asia, Europe, Middle East, Russia, Somalia, UN (United Nations)

Region: Lazio


Ambassador, Diplomatic

Professional career

She started her Diplomatic career in 1974 Diplomatic. After her first assignments in Somalia and Dublin she was at the Directorate General for Economic Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Europe's External Affairs Office, representing Italy in all Working Groups in Brussels and coordinating the Italian administrations involved until 1983, when she reached the rank of Office Regent. Thanks to the experience gained in this period, she was assigned to the UN Permanent Representation in Geneva with the mandate to represent Italy in all the "Uruguay Round" negotiation’s Working Groups of the GATT for the international liberalization of trade and services. In this context, she was in charge of the European Presidency in the Italian semester of 1990.

In January 1992 she was appointed Chargé d'Affaires in Belgrade, at the beginning of the Balkan wars, a role that she will hold for three years, ensuring the protection of Italian interests, helping to define Italian politics within the European framework, with the purpose to stop the conflict, achieve the democratic stabilization of the region and promote the resumption of a dialogue between the parties involved.

Returning to Rome in 1995, she was appointed Head of the Balkan / Eastern Mediterranean Unit (including Albania, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus) of the Directorate General for Political Affairs where she remained for over five years, participating as Italy's spokesperson in Brussels Working Groups on the Balkans and Eastern Mediterranean, coordinating the other Directorates General of the MFA and other Italian administrations, contributing to shape the Italian position within the United Nations, NATO, OSCE and other international organizazions. In 1996, she was in charge of the EU Presidency functions during the Italian semester and participated in the formal and informal international meetings for Bosnia until the Dayton Agreements. 

In 1997, when Albania collapsed under the impact of the political, economic and financial crisis, she contributed to the definition of the Italian policy of aid to the country and to the political management of "Operation Dawn" of peace-keeping, security and reconstruction, under the aegis of the UN. The success of the Italian operation is universally recognised, first and foremost by the United Nations, and is still cited internationally as exemplary. 

In 1999, she was the representative of Italy to the Rambouillet conference for the stabilization of the former Yugoslavia and participated, with the representatives of the Contact Group and the International Organizations involved, in the entire negotiation aimed at managing the Kosovo crisis.In 2000, she was appointed Ambassador to Damascus (Syria), where she served for four years with the task of promoting peace in the Middle East region. Returning to Rome, in 2006 she was appointed Director General for European Countries. The "constituency" of competence extends from Lisbon to Vladivostok, including, in addition to European countries, the countries of the Balkans, the three countries of the Caucasus, the five Central Asian Republics, and Russia. In 2008 she was promoted to Ambassador and since 2009 she has been the Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations and International Organizations in Geneva for 4 years.

Scientific results

Diplomatic activity in the Middle East, the Balkans, Russia, Central Asia and the Caucasus and the United Nations.

Editorial work and publications

Mirachian L, Syria and its neighbourhood (Siria e Vicinato), UniversitàCattolica

Mirachian L, Syria, why?Siria perché, Guerini.

She collaborates on a regular base (inter alia) with: Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) and La Stampa (newspaper).

Awards and prizes

On 2 June 1991, she was appointed Ufficiale dell'Ordine al merito della Repubblica Italiana on the proposal of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers.

On 10 November she was appointed Commendatore dell'Ordine al merito della Repubblica Italiana on the initiative of the President of the Republic.

On 27 December 2008 she was appointed Grande Ufficiale dell'Ordine al merito della Repubblica Italiana on the proposal of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers.

In 2008, she also received the Minerva Prize "Una Donna per la Pace".

Chiara Monfardini

Economy and Finance area

Competences: Econometrics, Family Economy, Labour Economics

Keywords: children, gender economy, teenagers, time

Region: Emilia-Romagna


Full Professor  of Econometrics at  University of Bologna

Professional career

After her bachelor at University of Padua in Economics and Statistics Sciences in  1992 she was awarded her Phd in Econoomics  at  European University Institute in 1997. Since 2001 she is researcher and since 2005 she is professor of Econometrics at  University of Bologna  She has a great experience in teaching Econometrics in degree and Phd courses, with theoretical and applicated contents approche. She is associated with several research centers: Institute for the Study of Labor ﴾IZA, Bonn﴿; Centre for Household, Income, Labour and Demographic Economics at Collegio Carlo Alberto ﴾CHILD‐CCA, Torino﴿; Health, Econometrics and Data Group ﴾HEDG, York). Recently, she was member of several scientific commetees of international and national meetings (European Society for Population Economics, 2017; Italian Workshop of Econometrics and Empirical Economics, 2018;  Italian Congress of Econometrics and Empirical Economics, 2017). 

In recent years she has been part of the following research groups that have obtained competitive funding: 2018-2019: principal investigator of the Bologna unit of the European project H2020 "European Cohort Development Survey", coordinated by Manchester Metropolitan University; 2013-2016: external co-leader, twith Daniela Del Boca, of the Work Package "Childcare arrangement determinants and consequences" (project partner: Collegio Carlo Alberto, Turin), as part of the European project Fp7 "Families and Societies - Changing families and sustainable societies: Policy contexts and diversity over the life course and across generations ”, coordinated by the University of Stockholm. She is interested in services and policies for children and adolescents and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Education and School Institution (IES) of the Municipality of Bologna.

Scientific results

Chiara Monfardini is an expert in micro-econometrics methods for analyzing individual data and models with limited dependent variables. Her current interests in applied research mainly concern the determinants of cognitive and non-cognitive development of children and adolescents, with particular attention to the consequences of the use of time.

Editorial work and publications

Currently, she is Co-Editor ofe international Review of Economics of the Household

In the last 15 years she published  the following articles:

(2017) Del Boca D, Monfardini C. and Nicoletti C. Parental and child time investments and the cognitive development of adolescents. Journal of Labor Economics, 35, 2:565-608.

(2017) Mancini AL, Monfardini C. and Pasqua S. (2017): Is a Good Example the Best Sermon? Children's Imitation of Parental Reading. Review of Economics of the Household,15:965–993.

(2016) Geraci A, Fabbri D. and Monfardini, C. (forthcoming) Testing exogeneity of multinomial regressors in count data models: does two-stage residual inclusion work? Journal of Econometric Methods. Published online November 2016. DOI: 10.1515/jem-2014-00.

(2016) Fabbri D, Monfardini C, Castaldini I. and Protonotari A. Cesarean section and the manipulation of exact delivery time. Health Policy, 120(7):780-789.

(2016) Bellettini G, Berti Ceroni C, and Monfardini C. Socio-Economic Heterogeneity and Electoral Turnout: An Aggregate Analysis with Precinct-Level Data. Electoral Studies, 42:146-156.

(2016) Fabbri D. and Monfardini C. Opt Out or Top Up? Voluntary Healthcare Insurance and the Public vs. Private Substitution. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 78, 1:75-93. Published online July 2015.

(2016) Monfardini C. and See SG. Birth Order and Child Cognitive Outcomes: an Exploration of the Parental Time Mechanism. Education Economics24, 5:481-495.

(2010) Cardoso A R, Fontainha E. and Monfardini C. Children's and Parents' Time Use: Empirical Evidence on Investment in Human Capital in France, Italy and Germany. Review of Economics of the Household,8, 4:479-504.

(2010) Miniaci R, Monfardini C. and Weber G. Is there a Retirement Puzzle in Italy?Empirical Economics, 38: 257-280.

(2009) Fabbri D. and Monfardini C. Rationing the public provision of healthcare in the presence of private supplements: evidence from the Italian NHS. Journal of Health Economics, 28:290-304.

(2009) BardasiE. and MonfardiniC. Women's Employment, Children and Transition: an Empirical Analysis on Poland. Economics of Transition, 17,1:147-173.

(2008) Lu M, Mizon G.E. and Monfardini C. Simulation Encompassing: Testing Non-nested Hypotheses. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 0 (s1): 781 - 806.

(2008) Fabbri D. and Monfardini C. Style of Practice and Assortative Mating: a Recursive Probit Analysis of Cesarean Section Scheduling in Italy. Applied Economics,  40:1411- 1423.

(2008) Monfardini C. and Santos Silva J.M.C. What Can We Learn about Correlations from Multinomial Probit Estimates? Economics Bulletin, 3, 28: 1-9.

(2008) Monfardini C. and Radice R. Testing Exogeneity in the Bivariate Probit Model: a Monte Carlo Study. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 70, 2: 271-282

(2003) Fabbri D. and Monfardini C. Public versus Private Health Care Services Demand in Italy. Giornale degli Economisti e Annali di Economia, 62, 1:93-123. 

(2003) Monfardini C. An Illustration of Cox’s Non-Nested Testing Procedure to Logit and Probit Models. Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, special issue on Computational Econometrics, 42:425-444.

(2003) Giannelli G. and Monfardini C. (2003) Joint Decisions on Household Membership and Human Capital Accumulation of Youths: The role of expected earnings and labour market rationing. Journal of Population Economics, 16, 2:265-285.

According the RePEC (Research Papers in Economics) rankings, she is top 9% of Italian authors, top 11% europeans authors and top 13% of all authors and top 8% of all female authors.


Chiara Montanari

STEM area: Engineering

Competences: Alternative Energies, Applied Complexity, Diversity Management, Extreme Project Management, Leadership, Logistics, Project Management, Sustainability, Systemic Design, Team Management

Keywords: alternative energies, Antarctica, complex projects, digital technologies, expedition to Antarctica, explorer, innovation, management, strategy, sustainability

Region: Lazio


Interface Manager at Cherenkov Array Telescope. First Italian Woman to lead an expedition to Antarctica. Expert of leadership & extreme project management.

Professional career

She holds a master degree in Civil engineering (university of Pisa, Italy) and a MBA at MIP (Graduate School of Business of Politecnico di Milano). From 2002 to 2008 she had been working as Energy Manager and Interface Manager at PNRA (National Italian Programme for Antarctic Research), where she had been developing sustainability strategies and operations for the scientific missions to Antarctica. From 2008 to 2010 she had been appointed twice as Expedition leader at the Italian and French Antarctic research Station Concordia. In 2013, she is back to Antarctica as Head of Logistics fro the French Institute IPEV. In 2015 She had been appointed again Expedition Leader at the Belgian research Station Princess Elizabeth (first Zero Emission Building in Antarctica). Besides Polar missions, she had been working in different organisational domains: Innovation & Digital Broadcast Industry in United Kingdom, Sustainability strategies in Italy, and more recently in developing partnership for innovation between China and Italy. She funded Complexity Aware, a consultancy company for the enterprises interested into the so called  “Antarctic mindset”, namely the capability to cope (and to prosper) under the pressure of uncertainties: “Under the pressure of extreme environment you can’t afford neither to be worried nor to be wrong; instead, you must quickly learn how to be effective and overcome difficulties!” 

She currently work as consultant for companies and as Interface Manager at Cherenkov Array Telescope gGmbH.

Scientific results

In her 5 mission to Antarctica (she can be defined an explorer of sec.), Chiara Montanari managed all scientific and logistic activities, including emergency operations and media relationships. A mission to Antarctica is a huge investment from the government to deliver innovation and research programmes in complex situations and hard environment. Due to her skills in leadership and management, despite the high risks of  these operations,  she successfully completed each mission and all the expected results for their programme.  Particularly, she managed several times the operations in one of the most extreme place on earth (Concordia station is settled on the Antarctic Plateau, at 4000 m altitude and temperatures between -50°C in summer and -80°C in winter, and the team is made of 70 people in a multidisciplinary-multicultural environment). Furthermore, she had been acknowledged by the Belgium government for the diplomacy and the effectiveness of the Belgian mission, where she faced the unexpected event of a sabotage at the arrival. On the basis of these experiences and her research in organisational theories, she funded Complexity Aware, a consultancy company for the enterprises interested into the so called  “Antarctic mindset”(a methodology on negotiations and adaptive problem solving), and she is currently working as consultant.

Editorial work and publications

In 2015 she published the  book Cronache dai ghiacci. 90 giorni in Antartide (Mondadori), in which she proposed the extreme ecosystem of Antarctica as a metaphor for the current business world, namely, coping with continuous changes, high risks and tremendous uncertainty.

Awards and prizes

First Italian Woman to lead an expedition to Antarctica. 

In 2014 she had been awarded by the city of Milan with “Ambrogino d’oro” (civic medal) for her engagement in boosting Technological Transfer, Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Carla Monteleone

International politics area

Competences: International Relations

Keywords: Coalitions, Italian foreign policy, multilateralism, safety, transatlantic relations

Region: Sicily


Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations

Professional career

After her laurea (B.A.) in Political Sciences (University of Palermo, 1995), she earned an M.A. in International Relations and European Studies (University of Kent at Canterbury, UK) and a Ph.D. in International Relations (University of Milan, 2001). She is a member of the Italian Political Science Association, the International Studies Association, the European International Studies Association, and the Transatlantic Studies Association. She was awarded a Fulbright-Schuman scholarship (research on International Security, Multilateral Intervention, and the Question of Legitimacy: The Role of Cooperation Between the US and the EU) e she has been visiting scholar at Columbia University (Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies and Institute on Western Europe) and Georgetown University (USA). She has contributed to several national and international research groups, including on the role of the US in the spatially fragmented international system, on Italian foreign policy, on the impact of the economic crisis on the de-Europeanization of the foreign policy of South European states, and on American bases in Europe. She has lectured on security and global change at the Istituto di Alti Studi per la Difesa of the Centro Alti Studi per la Difesa within the framework of the IASD sessions (2017, 2018 e 2019). She currently teaches Political Science and International Relations at the University of Palermo and coordinates (with Vittorio Parsi) the Standing Group on International Relations of the Italian Political Science Association.

Scientific results

Her research activity focuses on:

-      Security, analyzing the concept and dimensions (military and nonmilitary) of security and their evolution over time, internal-external links, policies and instruments, actors (especially the US and the EU), and main institutions (particularly multilateral institutions and pluralistic security communities)

-      Multilateralism, analyzing its evolution (especially in relation to its role within the American hegemonic order and its relationship with the US), institutions (particularly the Security Council) and policies

-      Italian foreign and security policy, analyzing variations in its Europeanization and in relation to the US (looking both at the US-led hegemonic order and the American bases in Italy), Russia, and China

-      The relationship between the coalitional behavior of states and changes in the organization of the international political system.

She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Transatlantic Studiesand as referee for several international scientific journals.

Editorial work and publications

[2019] Monteleone, C., Italy in Uncertain Times: Europeanizing Foreign Policy in the Declining Process of the American Hegemony, Lanham, Boulder, New York and London, Lexington Books, 2019.

[2019] Monteleone, C., The United Nations (UN) and the European Union, in Oxford Encyclopedia of European Union Politics, Oxford University Press. 

[2019] Monteleone, C., I diritti umani come tema conflittuale nel Consiglio di Sicurezza delle Nazioni Unite, in Ragion pratica, vol. 52, n. 1, pp. 35-50.

[2018] Monteleone, C., Spatial Fragmentation of, and US Support for, the Main Multilateral Institutions of the Western Order, in Clementi, M., Pisciotta B., and Dian, M., (eds.), US Foreign Policy in a Challenging World. Building Order on Shifting Foundations, Springer, London and Milan.

[2016] Monteleone, C., Do terrorism, organized crime (drug production), and state weakness affect contemporary armed conflicts? An empirical analysis, in Global Change, Peace & Security, vol. 28, n. 1, 2016. 

[2015] Monteleone, C., Beyond Material Factors? Identity, Culture and the Foreign and Security Policy of the EU, in Cladi L. and Locatelli A. (eds.), International Relations Theory and European Security. We Thought We Knew, Routledge, 2015.

[2015] Monteleone, C., Coalition Building in the UN Security Council, in International Relations, vol. 45, n. 1, pp. 45-68.

[2014] Monteleone, C., Crisi e ordine globale. Verso il declino dell’ordine multilaterale occidentale?, in Atlante Geopolitico Treccani, Roma, Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana Treccani.

[2012] Monteleone, C., Politiche di sicurezza e cambiamento globale(ed.), Milan, FrancoAngeli.

[2011] Monteleone, C., The Enabling Factor: The Influence of US-EU Cooperation on UN Peace Operations, in European Security, vol. 20, n. 2, pp. 265-289.

[2009] Monteleone, C., The End of the Euro-Atlantic Pluralistic Security Community? The New Agenda of Transatlantic Security Relations in the Global Political System, in N. Fernandez Sola and M. Smith (eds.), Perceptions and Policy in Transatlantic Relations: Prospective Visions from the US and Europe, Routledge.

[2007] Monteleone, C., The Evolution of the Euro-Atlantic Pluralistic Security Community: Impact and Perspectives of the Presence of American Bases in Italy, in Journal of Transatlantic Studies, vol. 5, n. 1, pp. 63-87.

Rosa Maria Montereali

STEM area: Physics

Competences: Experimental Physics

Keywords: laser, microtechnology, nanomaterials, optical spectroscopy, photonics, radiation detectors, structure of matter

Region: Lazio


Senior Researcher, Photonics Micro and Nanostructures Laboratory Head at the ENEA Research Center of Frascati (RM), Italy

Professional career

Senior research physicist (Physics Degree at University of Rome, La Sapienza, 1984). After three years of employment in the R&D Division of the Telespazio S.p.A., a spatial telecommunication company, in Rome, since 1988 she has worked as permanent researcher at the ENEA Research Center of Frascati (RM). Starting in 2010 she is responsible of the Photonics Photonics Micro and Nanostructures Laboratory. In August 2008 she was Visiting Researcher at the Federal Technological University of Paranà, in Brasil. In 2013 she got the National Scientific Qualification as University Full Professor for Experimental Physics of Matter.

Scientific results

She has more than 30 years of experience in the field of optical properties of point defects in insulating materials and light-emitting organic and inorganic thin films for photonic devices (laser, LED, OLED, optical waveguides and microcavities) and novel radiation detectors for imaging and dosimetry, applied in scientific, medical and nuclear fields. She was the coordinator of an ESPRIT European project (1996-97) and the scientific leader of several projects and tasks at national and internal level, performed in collaboration with Universities, research institutions and Italian and foreigner industries. The relevance of the results obtained on the study of point defects in thin films and their application in novel miniaturized optical devices and solid-state radiation detectors is attested by numerous communications to congresses, among them invited lectures in prestigious international symposia. She is coinventor of several national and international patents.

Editorial work and publications

She published more than 200 scientific articles on international journals with referees, among them:

[2017] Piccinini M, Nichelatti E, Ampollini A, Picardi L, Ronsivalle C, Bonfigli F, Libera S, Vincenti MA and Montereali RM. Proton beam dose-mapping via color centers in LiF thin film detectors by fluorescence microscopy, Europhysics Letters, 117:37004-1-5. 

[2016] Montereali RM, Bonfigli F, Piccinini M, Nichelatti E, Vincenti MA. Photoluminescence of colour centres in lithium fluoride thin films: from solid-state miniaturised light sources to novel radiation imaging detectors, Journal of Luminescence, 170:761-769.

[2016] Fastampa R, Missori M, Braidotti MC, Conti C, Vincenti MA, Montereali RM. Temperature behaviour of optical absorption bands in colored LiF crystals, Results in Physics, 6:74-75.

[2015] Piccinini M, Ambrosini F, Ampollini A, Picardi L, Ronsivalle C, Bonfigli F, Libera S, Nichelatti E, Vincenti MA and Montereali RM. Photoluminescence of radiation-induced color centers in lithium fluoride thin films for advanced diagnostics of proton beams, Applied Physics Letters, 106: 261108_1_4.

[2014] Chiamenti I, Bonfigli F, Gomes ASL, Michelotti F, Montereali RM and Kalinowski HJ. Optical characterization of femtosecond laser induced active channel waveguides in lithium fluoride crystals, Journal of Applied Physics, 115, 2:023108-1-7.

[2013] Francini R, Montereali RM, Nichelatti E, Vincenti MA, Canci N, Segreto E, Cavanna F, Di Pompeo F, Carbonara F, Fiorillo G, Perfetto F. Optical characterization at liquid Argon temperature of Tetraphenyl-butadiene films on glass and specular reflector substrates in the VUV-VIS range of wavelengths, Journal of Instrumentation, JINST 8:P09006.

[2012] Montereali RM, Bonfigli F, Menchini F and Vincenti MA. Optical spectroscopy and microscopy of radiation-induced light-emitting point defects in lithium fluoride crystals and films, Low Temperature Physics 38, 8:779-785, doi: 10.1063/1.4740241; Fizika Nizkikh Temperatur 38, 8:976-984.

[2010] Montereali RM, Almaviva S, Bonfigli F, Cricenti A, Faenov A, Flora F, Gaudio P, Lai A, Martellucci S, Nichelatti E, Pikuz T, Reale L, Richetta M, Vincenti MA. Lithium Fluoride Thin Films Detectors for Soft X-Ray Imaging at High Spatial Resolution, Nuclear Instruments and Methods, A, 623:758-762.

[2007] Sekatskii SK, Dietler G, Bonfigli F, Loreti S, Marolo T, Montereali RM. Subwavelength-Size Local Fluorescent Sources based on Color Centers in LiF for Scanning Near-Field Optical Microscopy, Journal of Luminescence, 122-123:362-364. 

[2004] Montereali RM, Gambino S, Loreti S, Gagliardi S, Pace A, Baldacchini G, Michelotti F. Morphological, Electrical and Optical Properties of Organic Light-Emitting Diodes with a LiF/Al Cathode and an Al-Hydroxyquinoline/Diamine Junction, Synthetic Metals, 143: 171-174.

Awards and prizes

She is permanent member on the International Advisory Committee of the DIM (Defects in Insulating Materials) conference series and of the technical and organizing committees of several national and international workshops and symposia.

Marina Montesano

History and Philosophy area

Competences: History, Medieval and Renaissance culture, Medieval History

Keywords: crossdressing, cultural history, gender studies, medieval and modern travellers, Middle Age, sorcery, witchcraft

Region: Sicily


Full professor of Medieval history at University of Messina.

Professional career

Marina Montesano graduated in Literature and Philosophy from the University of Bari in 1990 with a first-class honours degree with a thesis on Medieval History. In the same year she won a three-year doctoral scholarship to Bari in Socio-Economic and Religious History of Europe, and at the same time a four-year doctoral scholarship to Florence for a PhD in Medieval History, and chose the latter.  

In 1994, thanks to a new scholarship, she was a visiting scholar at the Department of History of Brown University in Providence (Rhode Island). 

In 1995, at the invitation of the Department of Italian Language and Culture of the University of Turku (Finland), she held a course for students enrolled in the degree course in Italian Language and Culture on the theme of Cultura dotta e cultura popolare nel Rinascimento italiano. On her return to Italy, she obtained her doctorate in 1996 and in the same year won a one-year scholarship at the Accademia della Crusca. From 1999 to 2000 she was a fellow at Villa I Tatti (Harvard University - Berenson Foundation, Florence).  In 2000, she became a researcher in Medieval History at the University of Genoa. In Milan, between 2009 and 2015, she taught as a contract professor of Medieval History at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University Vita-Salute San Raffaele. In the meantime she became head of the Genoa Research Unit for the PRIN 2007 on the theme "Mercantile, diplomatic and cultural relations between the Western Mediterranean and the East". 

On 30 March 2011 she was appointed associate professor of Medieval History at the University of Messina.  At the same University she obtained the national scientific qualification, won the competition as full professor in 2015, and still teaches.

Since 2018 she is member of the scientific committee of the International Society For Cultural History. Since 2020 member of the scientific committee of the Italian Historical Institute for the Middle Ages - seat of Barletta.

Scientific results

Marina Montesano has passionately explored many aspects of Medieval and Renaissance culture, with particular attention to the themes of witchcraft and women's issues, but also to the theme of travel and particular aspects of social life such as cross-dressing.  Her research has been presented at national and international conferences and conveyed through cycles of lectures in various cities around the world at the Italian Cultural Institutes: in Cairo, Hamburg, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Istanbul and at the Pontifical Catholic University of Lima. As a result of his presence, since 2013 she has been a member of the Directorio de evaluadores de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP). 

Editorial work and publications

[1997] Montesano M. La cristianizzazione dell'Italia nel Medioevo, prefazione di A. Paravicini Bagliani, Roma- Bari, Laterza (Il Quadrante). 

[1999] Montesano M.  “Supra acqua et supra ad vento”. Superstizioni, maleficia e incantamenta nei predicatori francescani osservanti (Italia, sec. XV), Roma, Istituto Storico Italiano per il Medio Evo (Nuovi Studi Storici – 46). 

[2000] Montesano M. “Fantasima, fantasima che nella notte vai”. La cultura magica nelle novelle toscane del Trecento, prefazione di G. Airaldi, Roma, Città Nuova (I volti della storia). 

[2003] Montesano M,  “…Sacro alle nursine grotte”. Storie di fate, cavalieri, ‘negromanti’ nei Monti Sibillini, Ascoli Piceno, Istituto superiore di studi medievali “Cecco d’Ascoli”. 

[2005] Montesano M., Cardini F. La lunga storia dell'Inquisizione, Roma, Città Nuova. 

[2010] Montesano M, Da Figline a Gerusalemme. Viaggio del prete Michele in Egitto e in Terrasanta (1489-90), (studio e edizione critica del ms Riccardiano 1923) Roma, Viella. 

[2012] Montesano M. Caccia alle streghe, Roma, Salerno Editrice. 

[2014] Montesano M. Marco Polo, Roma, Salerno Editrice. 

[2015] Montesano M., Cardini F. "Arte gradita agli déi immortali". La magia fra mondo antico e Rinascimento, Torino, Yume. 

[2018] Montesano M. Classical Culture and Witchcraft in Medieval and Renaissance Italy, London, Palgrave/MacMillan. 

[2020] Montesano M. Cardini F, L'uomo dalla barba blu. Gilles de Rais e Giovanna d'Arco nel labirinto delle menzogne e delle verità, Firenze, Giunti. 

[2020] Montesano M. Dio lo volle? 1204: la vera caduta di Costantinopoli. Roma, Salerno Editrice. 

The editorial activities of Marina Montesano include collaboration with the cultural pages of the Manifesto and the magazine 'Storica National Geographic'.

Awards and prizes

In 2000 Montesano received the Lila Wallace Reader's Digest Publications Subsidy Award of USD 5000 from the Wallace Foundation. 

Between March 2001 and March 2002, she was awarded a 10 million lira fund within the framework of the project to finance research by individuals and/or young researchers. 

She was also awarded the "Anassilaos 2017" prize and the "La tela di Penelope" prize in 2019. 

Carolina Morace


Competences: Football, Women's Football

Keywords: FIFA, FIGC, UEFA, women in sport

Region: Lazio

Professional career

Carolina Morace made her debut with the Italian national footaball team in 1978 against Yugoslavia; since then she has played 153 times in the Azzurri jersey, scoring a total of 105 goals. She also came close to winning the European Championship on two occasions, in 1993 and 1997 (second place on both occasions). After 19 years since his first game with the national team, he decided to retire in 1998.
In her career, she won a total of 12 league titles, 2 Italian Cups and 1 Italian Super Cup. For 12 seasons she was the best scorer in Serie A (11 consecutively). 
Having completed her competitive activity in 1998, she immediately embarked on a coaching career by leading the women's sector of Lazio. In the summer of 1999, she moved to Viterbese in Serie C, thus becoming the first woman to lead a men's team in the professional sector.
From 2000 to 2005 she led the Italian women's national football team and from 2008 to 2009 the parliamentary representative team.
In February 2009 she became coach of the Canadian women's national football team and won the continental title (CONCACAF Women's Championship) in 2010 in Mexico, eliminating the USA national team.
In 2014, she became the first woman to be inducted into the Italian Football Hall of Fame, in the category "Italian female footballer".
From 2016 to 2018 she leads the Trinidad and Tobago women's national team.
In the 2018/2019 season, she takes over as coach of the newly formed AC Milan women's team, winning third place in Serie A.
On 31 January 2021, she returned to Lazio women's team in Serie B as head coach. Since her arrival on the 'biancoceleste' bench, she climbed the standings from 5th position, conquering the summit and, two days from the end, the arithmetic promotion to Serie A. 
In the following season, in November 2021, she broke off her relationship with Lazio women's team.

Editorial work and publications

Carolina Morace is the author of two books: La Prima Punta (2019) and Fuori dagli schemi (2020)

Awards and prizes

1995: She receives the award in Olso (Norway) as the best player in the world

1997: Wins the UEFA Golden Player award at the European Championship played in Norway and Sweden

1998: Named second best European player of the century and fourth best in the world by the IFFHS

2015: Enters the FIGC Hall of Fame as the first woman

2019: She receives the international "Golden Foot Legend" award and her footprint is imprinted on the Promenade in Monte Carlo.

Maria Cecilia Morandini


Competences: Justice in Sport, Law in Sport

Keywords: Children and Sports, FSN (National Sports Federations), sport and integration, women in sport

Region: Lazio


Lawyer, Federal Prosecutor FIDAL (Italian Athletics Federation)

Professional career

Graduated in Law at the LUMSA University of Rome, she is a lawyer, registered in Rome Bar Association since 2011. Her professional career is totally focused on the person’s rights, family rights and sports law.  She is currently Federal Prosecutor of FIDAL and member of the Federal Court of FPI.  She is Head of the Lazio Regional Coordination and of the Minor and Sports Commission of the Italian Association of Sport Lawyers. 

She regularly participates as a speaker at conferences, including international ones.

Editorial work and publications

Maria Cecilia Morandini is the author of several publications on sports law, including the following:

IUS SOLI sportivo: novità ed aspettative di una legge tanto attesa, in "Rivista Diritto ed Economia dello Sport", Vol. XII, Fascicolo 1, 2016. 

Trasferimento dei minori nel calcio: casi recenti ed esigenze di tutela, in "Giustizia Sportiva" n. 3/2015. 

La Federazione Internazionale di Pugilato (A.I.B.A.), in "La Giustizia Sportiva", a cura di Michele Colucci e Salvatore Civale, SLPC 2015. 

La buona fede e l’ignoranza scusabile dell’atleta escludono la violazione dell’art. 2.3 del Codice WADA per mancanza dell’elemento soggettivo – Nota a lodo arbitrale CAS 2008/A/1557 WADA v/ CONI, FIGC, Daniele Mannini & Davide Possanzini, 27 luglio 2009, in "Rivista della Giustizia Sportiva" n. 2 del 15 settembre 2009. 

Erika Morri


Competences: rugby, Sporting Well-Being, sports team building

Keywords: women in sport, youth and sports

Region: Emilia-Romagna


former athlete, Rugby player. Sports manager. Corporate trainer.

Professional career

Erika Morri is a former athlete and rugby player. She won two World Cups and seven European Championships during her 21-year career, 12 of which were spent with the national team. After retiring from competitive play, she entered politics, serving as a regional councillor for Emilia Romagna. She then turned to federal rugby, serving as a national councillor for the Italian Rugby Federation until 2021. In 2019, she joined the Rugby Europe Committee, where she worked to promote women's rugby in Europe. In 2022, she founded "Wo*men's rugby land of freedom:chi semina sport raccoglie futuro", an international project that focuses on four Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 UN Agenda: quality education, health and well-being, gender equality, and peace. The project uses sport to promote the growth of communities. Morri is also a business trainer and coach. She has taught an experimental course called "SOFT SKILLS TAKE SHAPE between contemporary art and rugby" at the University of Padua. She believes that the body is a language of learning, and she is working to include "motor competence" as the ninth of the eight European key competences.

Editorial work and publications

Creator and interviewer in the international project “Freedom is not just given to you, “it is trained” within you”: 70 video interviews with rugby players from all over the world (35 nations) plus the Italian women’s national team, on how the rugby mindset has impacted daily life;12 interviews were broadcast on SKY SPORT during the World Cup.

She is also the creator and interviewer of the “Sisters of Sport: Women Team Up” column on MS Channel - Sky 814.

She writes the “Beauty of Strength” column for “VITA MAGAZINE”, telling the story of sport as a connection between mind, soul, and body.

In 2022 she commentated on the Women's Rugby World Cup for Sky Sports. In 2023 she commented for Sky Sport on the "England - France" match of the women's 6 Nations Rugby Championship.

Awards and prizes

INCREDIBol 2012 Top 10 innovative creative companies – Municipality of Bologna

Med Ked 2014 Innovation, creativity, and start-up in the Mediterranean area" - Aster award

Golden Oval and Silver Oval 2021 - Italian Rugby Federation

Tina Anselmi 2021 to the sport career – Municipality of Bologna

Milone d'oro 2022 - Opes Italia  

Unstoppable Women. 1000 women who are changing Italy 2023 - from Startup Italia

Maria Concetta Morrone

STEM area: Psychology and neurosciences

Competences: Neurology

Keywords: eyes, numerical perception, time perception, visual system

Region: Tuscany


Professor of Human Physiology University of Pisa

Professional career

After graduating in Physics in 1977 from the University of Pisa, she continued her training in both physics and biology. This initial multidisciplinary interest, which combines a quantitative and computational approach to the study of neuronal and perceptual sensory processes, is a distinguishing feature of her scientific activity, leading her to achieve important and internationally recognised results. In 1981 she did a postgraduate course in Biophysics at the Scuola Normale Superiore. She then spent about 5 years at the Psychology Department of the University of Western Australia, completing her training in the field of behavioural sciences. During this post-doctoral period her interest in understanding perceptual mechanisms and their simulation with mathematical and computational methods was strengthened. In 1987 she moved to Pisa where she continued her research activity, first as a researcher of General Physics at the Scuola Normale Superiore and later as First Researcher at the Institute of Neurophysiology of the CNR. In 2000 she became full professor of Psychobiology at the Faculty of Psychology of the Free University Vita-Salute S Raffaele. She founded the specialist degree course in Cognitive Neuroscience, the only one in Italy, for the Faculties of Psychology, Philosophy and Medicine. Since 2008 she has been Professor of Human Physiology at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Pisa.

Scientific results

Maria Concetta Morrone's research activity mainly concerns the study of neuronal mechanisms in the human being for the exploration and representation of space and time. In particular, she has studied how the brain can give perceptual stability to the world despite the fact that it is perceived through extraordinarily mobile organs, such as the eyes. His studies show a strong interaction between perceived space and time, similar to the phenomena of physics. Knowledge of the circuits and mechanisms operating in nervous systems has two important connections with applied sciences: on the one hand, transactional research in medicine (where theoretical hypotheses can be immediately tested in practice and where clinical experience provides guidance and continuous support for research), and on the other hand, research in robotics. Both disciplines are included in the research interests and have led to the development of diagnostic methods for medicine and the development of computational models for image recognition and the representation of perceptual space, which are useful in artificial vision systems.

Editorial work and publications

Concetta Morrone has published more than 180 scientific articles in international peer-reviewed journals like the Naturecluster, Neuron, Current Biology, Trends in Neurosciences, PLoSand Journal of Neuroscience,as well as dozens in archival specialized journals like Vision Researchand Journal of Vision.

Her below a selection:

(2015) Biagi L, Crespi SA, Tosetti M, Morrone MC. BOLD Response Selective to Flow-Motion in Very Young Infants. PLoS Biology, 13(9):e1002260. 

(2007) d'Avossa G, Tosetti M, Crespi D, Biagi L, Burr DC, Morrone MC. Spatiotopic selectivity of BOLD responses to visual motion in human area MT.Nature Neuroscience, 10(2):249-55. 

(2000) Morrone MC, Tosetti M, et al. A cortical area that responds specifically to optic flow, revealed by fMRI.Nature Neuroscience, 3:1322-1328. 
(1998) Neri P, Morrone MC, Burr DC. Seeing biological motion. Nature, 395(6705):894-6. 

(1997) Ross J, Morrone MC, Burr DC. Compression of visual space before saccades.Nature, 386(6625):598-601. 

(1995) Morrone MC, Burr DC, Vaina LM. Two stages of visual processing for radial and circular motion.Nature, 376(6540):507-9. 

(1994) Burr DC, Morrone MC, Ross J. Selective suppression of the magnocellular visual pathway during saccadic eye movements. Nature, 371(6497):511-3. 
(1988) Morrone MC, Burr DC. Feature detection in human vision: a phase-dependent energy model.Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences, 235(1280):221-45. 

(1986) Morrone MC, Ross J, Burr DC, Owens R. Mach bands are

 phase dependent. Nature, 324: 250-253.

(1986) Morrone MC, Burr DC. Evidence for the existence and development of visual inhibition in humans. Nature, 321(6067):235-7.

Awards and prizes

In 2014 Concetta was elected a member of the Accademia dei Lincei, the Italian equivalent of the American Academy of Science or the Royal Society of London. Other honors and prizes include the Campbell Awardfor Australian Neuroscience (1984), the National Prize for Physiopathologyfrom the Accademia dei Lincei(2002), the Perception Lecture(Budapest: 2004), and the Kofka Prize in Development and Perception(Giessen: 2011). In 2014 she was awarded an ERC-IDEA advanced grant, a distinction of excellence in Europe. In 2019 she was awarded the 2019 Ken Nakayama Medal for Excellence in Vision Science.


Paola Mosconi

STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

Competences: Life Quality, Methods of Clinical Research, Transfer of Scientific Information

Keywords: empowerment and engagement della popolazione, health literacy, public health, transfer of scientific information

Region: Lombardy


Head of the Laboratory for medical research and consumer involvement of the Department of Public Health at the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research IRCCS

Professional career

After graduating in Biological Sciences from the University of Milan in 1982, she specialised in Pharmacological Research at Mario Negri. Initially a researcher in the fields of Clinical Pharmacology and Clinical Epidemiology, since 1987 she has been involved in projects on the active participation of citizens and patients in the health debate, on medical-scientific information and training, and in research projects and partnerships with voluntary associations.

From 2006 to 2009 she was a member of the Ethics Committee of the IRCCS Multimedica, from 2007 to 2013 president of the Ethics Committee of the Azienda USL of Bologna and in 2013 of the Provincial Ethics Committee of Reggio Emilia.

Paola Mosconi is a founding member, vice-president and European delegate of EUROPA DONNA Italia, an opinion movement for the fight against breast cancer, present in 46 European countries. She is president of the Nerina and Mario Mattioli Onlus Foundation for research in the field of gynaecological oncology. She was vice-president of the Alessandro Liberati Association - Italian Cochrane Network, an association founded to contribute to the dissemination and growth of the culture of effectiveness and appropriateness in the field of health. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the AIOM Foundation, EUPATI Italia, Pofferi Foundation and of the Technical and Scientific Committee of Acto-Alleanza contro il tumore ovarico. 

Scientific results

As head of the "Research Laboratory on Citizens' Involvement in Health Care" at the Mario Negri Institute in Milan, Paola Mosconi is responsible for planning, coordinating and analysing the results of various research activities aimed at the involvement and participation of the general population, or specific patient groups and their representatives, in public health choices and decisions. She was, and is, responsible for operational units in medical and scientific research programmes, aimed, for example, at the early diagnosis of breast cancer, through the promotion of correct information on mammography screening, the promotion of an information model for people suffering from multiple sclerosis on the use of drugs and tests for diagnostic and prognostic purposes, the involvement of people suffering from AIDS/HIV for the development of an agenda of priorities in health care, assistance, prevention, information and research.

In particular, Paola Mosconi is an expert in research methodology (consensus conferences, citizens' juries, guidelines, ad hoc surveys with associations, surveys on knowledge/attitudes/behaviour of citizens/patients, pathology registers, reviews), information (assessment of the type of information provided and to be provided on screening, diseases and treatments, ways of communicating health information also through the development of websites, development of decision-making tools, development of leaflets for the general population), training (courses on clinical research methodology for activists of voluntary associations), design of projects to assess the quality of life and health of citizens and the degree of satisfaction with the National Health Service.

Editorial work and publications

Paola Mosconi erves as referee for several scientific journals and she has published numerous articles in international and national journals. Here below, a seletion:

(2017) Roberto A, Colombo Cinzia, Candiani G, Giordano L, Mantellini P, Paci E, Satolli R, Valenza M, Mosconi P. Personalised informed choice on evidence and controversy on mammography screening: protocol for a randomized controlled trial. BMC Cancer, 17:429.

(2016) Mosconi P, Colombo C, Satolli R, Carzaniga S. Involving a citizens’ jury in decisions on individual screening for prostate cancer. PLOS One; 11: e0143176.

(2016) Mosconi P, Antes G, Barbareschi G, Burls A, Demotes-Mainard J, Chalmers I, Colombo C, Garattini S, et al. A European multi-language initiative to make the general population aware of independent clinical research: The European Communication on Research Awareness Need project. Trials, 17:19.

(2015) Mosconi P, Castellani C, Villani W, Satolli R. Cystic fibrosis: to screen or not to screen? Involving a Citizens’ jury in decisions on screening carrier. Health Expectations, 8: 1956.

(2013) Mosconi P, Roberto A. Non-publication of large randomized clinical trials: cross sectional analysis. BMJ, 347: f7590.

(2013) Donati S, Satolli R, Colombo C, Senatore S, Cotichini R, Da Cas R, Spila Alegiani S, Mosconi P. Informing women on menopause and hormone therapy: Know the menopause a multidisciplinary project involving local healthcare system. PLOS One, 8 (12).

(2012) Mosconi P, Roberto A. Open-access clinical trial registries: An Italian scenario. Trials; 13: 194.

(2012) Mosconi P, Lionello L, Di Spazio L, Alberghini L. Are the voice of women and men equally represented in ethics committees? An Italian survey. J Clinical Research Bioethics, 3: 129.

(2012) Colombo C, Moja L, Gonzalez-Lorenzo M, Liberati A, Mosconi P. Patient empowerment as a component of health system reforms: rights, benefits and vested interests. Internal and Emergency Medicine; 7: 183.

(2007) Mosconi P, Colombo C, Satolli R, Liberati A. PartecipaSalute, an Italian project to involve lay people, patients’ associations and scientific-medical representatives on the health debate. Health Expectations, 10: 194.

(2004) Mosconi P, Buchanan M, Kyriakides S, Fernandez-Marcos A, Horvatin J, O'Connell D, Zernik N, EUROPA DONNA. EUROPA DONNA: has strenght in its heterogeneity. European Journal of Cancer; 40: 1145.

(1998) Apolone G, Mosconi P. The Italian SF-36 Health Survey: Translation, validation and norming. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 51: 1025.

Adelaide Mozzi

Economy and Finance area

Competences: European Affairs, European Economics Governance, Public Finance

Keywords: European Commission, European Union, investments, macroeconomics

Region: ABROAD


Acting Head of Unit, Recovery and Resilience Task Force, Secretariat General, European Commission

Professional career

Adelaide Mozzi is Acting Head of Unit at the European Commission's Recovery and Resilience Task Force, working under the leadership of President von der Leyen to implement Next Generation EU. She is responsible for the management of the unit in charge of Fiscal & Taxation matters, as well as the Recovery and Resilience Plans of Italy, Finland, Denmark and Latvia. Previously, she worked as Head of the Economic Sector of the European Commission’s Representation in Italy as well as at the European Commission's Directorate General for Competition in Brussels, dealing with mergers and acquisitions in various sectors, in particular the financial sector. Before becoming a European official, she worked in the Cabinet of President Mario Monti in the Senate, dealing with economic and European affairs, and in the New York State Parliament. Earlier in her professional career, she worked in the private sector for a strategy consulting firm in Milan. She holds an honors degree in economics from Bocconi University in Milan and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from the State University of New York.

Scientific results

At the European Commission, she was mainly involved in the following activities:

- Assessment and coordination of competition cases, in particular in the field of merger control, contributing to the authorisation or prohibition of M&A transactions

- Analysis of the Italian economy and policy strategies in the context of the European Semester/Economic and Monetary Union

- Contribution to the evaluation and implementation of the National Recovery and Resilience Plans by the Commission, including of Italy

- Coordination and communication on European economic policy dossiers.

Editorial work and publications

[2016] Mozzi AMeregaglia MLazzaro CTornatore VBelfiglio MFattore GA comparison of EuroQol 5-Dimension health-related utilities using Italian, UK, and US preference weights in a patient sample. ClinicoEconomics and Outcome Research, 2016(8):267-274.

Raffaella Mulas

STEM area: Mathematics

Competences: Applied Mathematics

Keywords: graphs, hypergraphs, networks, spectra

Region: ABROAD


Group Leader at Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences (Germany).

Professional career

Raffaella Mulas obtained her Master's degree at the University of Bonn in 2017, and her PhD at Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences (MPI MiS) in 2020. After a postdoc at the Alan Turing Institute of London, she was awarded a Minerva Fast Track Fellowship from the Max Planck Society and became the group leader of the “Spectral Hypergraph Theory” research group at the MPI MiS. Starting from March 2023, she will be an Assistant Professor in Applied Mathematics at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Scientific results

Raffaella Mulas' research focuses on network sciences, and in particular on the spectral theory of graphs and hypergraphs. Her results are mostly in pure mathematics, but she has many interdisciplinary collaborations that allow her to work also on applications, for instance to physics and biology.

Editorial work and publications

[2022] Mulas R, Horak D, Jost J. Graphs, Simplicial Complexes and Hypergraphs: Spectral Theory and Topology. In: Higher-Order Systems, Understanding Complex Systems, F. Battiston and G. Petri (eds.), Springer.

[2022] Mulas R, Kuehn, C, Böhle T, Jost J. Random walks and Laplacians on hypergraphs: When do they match?. Discrete Applied Mathematics, 317:26-41.

[2022] Galuppi F, Mulas R, Venturello L. Spectral theory of weighted hypergraphs via tensors. Linear and Multilinear Algebra, DOI: 10.1080/03081087.2022.2030659.

[2021] Mulas R, Zhang D. Spectral theory of Laplace operators on oriented hypergraphs. Discrete Mathematics, 344(6):112372.

[2021] Mulas R. A Cheeger Cut for Uniform Hypergraphs. Graphs and Combinatorics, 37: 2265-2286.

[2021] Abiad A, Mulas R, Zhang D. Coloring the normalized Laplacian for oriented hypergraphs. Linear Algebra and Its Applications, 629:192-207.

[2021] Mulas R, Casey MJ. Estimating cellular redundancy in networks of genetic expression. Mathematical Biosciences, 341:108713.

[2020] Mulas R, Kuehn C, Jost J. Coupled dynamics on hypergraphs: Master stability of steady states and synchronization. Physical Review E, 101(6):062313.

[2019] Jost J, Mulas R. Hypergraph Laplace operators for chemical reaction networks. Advances in Mathematics, 351:870–896.

Awards and prizes

In 2020, she was awarded the Prize "Donna di Scienza Giovani" (Woman of Science Young). In 2021, she was  awarded a Minerva Fast Track Fellowship from the Max Planck Society, and in the same year, she was elected Member of the Elisabeth-Schiemann-Kolleg.

Moreover, she won a Science Slam Prize from the Max Planck Society PhD-net in 2018, for her outreach activity. For an illustration she made, in 2021 she was awarded the First Prize at the Mathematics and Diversity Art Competition of the University of Southampton.

Karolina Muti

International politics area

Competences: European Defense, Security and Defense Strategies and Policies

Keywords: Europe, nato, Poland, security and defense strategies in Italy

Region: Lazio


Junior researcher in the Security and Defence programmes of the Institute of International Affairs (IAI) in Rome

Professional career

Before starting to work as junior researcher, Karolina Muti has managed the international relations of a small enterprise in the Marche region (2013-2014) and worked with asylum seekers in an NGO (2014). In 2017 she graduates with honors in International Security and Politics from the department of International Relations and Diplomatic Affairs of University of Bologna (Forlì department) with a thesis on European defence. During her university years, she teaches classes of History and institutions of the EU in primary, middle and high schools as European tutor with the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence in Forlì and wins two scholarships that allow her to complete studying periods in Santiago de Chile and Moscow. In 2017 she joins the Institute of International Affairs (IAI) as a trainee and project assistant, and then joins the research team of the Institute's Security and Defense programs in 2018. Karolina Muti has carried out research on issues related to defense and defense industry in Europe; Poland and the Polish security and defense strategy, and EU civilian missions. In addition, she deals with European projects related to non-conventional CBRN threats (nuclear, biological, chemical and radiological) and has contributed to the creation of the first Italian Cluster dedicated to CBRN threats ( Karolina is an Italian and Polish native speaker and speaks English, Spanish, and Russian.

Scientific results

Karolina worked on projects funded by the European Commission (, and by the European Defense Agency (EDA) ( on topics such as the main and future trends in the European defense industry, the Polish security and defense strategy, EU civilian missions, as well as on nuclear, biological, chemical and radiological threats (CBRN). In addition, she participates to the creation and coordination of the first Italian Cluster dedicated to CBRN threats (

In December 2018 Karolina was invited by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland to present an analysis on Poland and European defense during the conference for the celebration of the centenary of Poland's independence. In April 2019 a study about “Italians and defense" in which she collaborated was presented at the Italian Senate ( of the investigation-iai-laps-on-threats-to-security). Her articles were quoted by the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP),  (, Radio radicale (, and  Paolo Pagliaro’s “Il Punto” programme. 

Editorial work and publications

In Italian: 

[2019] K.Muti, A.Marrone, “Gli Italiani e la difesa: consenso inatteso su minacce e sicurezza”, in Affarinternazionali.

[2019] (cooperation with P.Isernia, A.Marrone et alia), “Gli italiani e la Difesa” (Rapporto di ricerca a cura di Laboratorio di analisi politiche e sociali (LAPS) e IAI), Documenti IAI 19|08, Rome.

[2019] K.Muti, “Polonia: garanzia di sicurezza sperasi con Fort Trump”, in AffarinternazionaliEuropa Atlantica

[2018] K.Muti, L.Botti, “La sicurezza dell’Italia e la minaccia nucleare, biologica, chimica e radiologica”, Documenti IAI 18/24, Rome. 

[2018] K.Muti, M.Moretti, “Campagna elettorale: linguaggio e scelte retoriche dei candidati” in Affarinternazionali.

In English:

[2018] K.Muti, “Poland – the missing link of European defence”, IAI Commentary 18/48, Rome.

[2017] K.Muti, review of  “The Transformation of Italian Armed Forces in Comparative Perspective” by F. Coticchia e F.N. Moro for The International Spectator

Awards and prizes

In September 2018 she was selected by the German Ministry of Defense to participate to a series of high level meetings in Berlin on security policies in Germany and Europe, with other European experts and professionals.

In March 2019 she was selected with other American and European experts to participate in a series of high level meetings in Moscow dedicated to Russian foreign policy and public diplomacy.

Vera Negri Zamagni

Economy and Finance area

Competences: Economic History, History of Industries and Finance, Italian Cooperative Movement

Keywords: companies, cooperatives, history, industry

Region: Emilia-Romagna


Full Professor of Economic History, University of Bologna and SAIS Europe of the Johns Hopkins University

Professional career

Degree in Philosophy, in 1966 at the Catholic University of Milan with the maximum grades (110/110 cum laude) with a thesis on the leading catholic review in the social and economic field 1890-1904. Post-graduate student in Oxford (GB) 1969-1973; D. Phil in Economic History in 1975. The teaching career started in Trieste in 1976, then it continued in Florence at the Faculty of Political Sciences Cesare Alfieri (1979-1986). Associate professor in 1982, the career continued in Bologna, where she became full professor in 1993 (after a brief stay at the university of Cassino).

Since 1973/74 she is visiting professor of European economic history at SAIS Europe of the Johns Hopkins University (Bologna). In 2016, SAIS Europe has named a professorship in Development Economics after Vera and Stefano Zamagni (her husband, a theoretical economist).

Vera Zamagni has been secretary of the Italian Economic history Association (1989-1993), member of Committee no. 10 of the Italian Research Council (1994-1999), trustee of the Bologna branch of the Bank of Italy (1996-2000 and 2011-12), member of the Committee no. 13 of ANVUR (the Italian Agency for research evaluation) 2011-2013.

She has been vice-president and Deputy for culture of the Emilia-Romagna regional government 2000-2002; member of the Historical Committee of the publishing house Il Mulino; member of the scientific board of the Italian Encyclopaedia Treccani 2006-2011. Member of the board of Banca Carim (Rimini) 2012-2017; member of the board of Datalogic (Bologna) 2018-present. Vice-president of the NGO CEFA operating in Africa; president of the association of friends of the Hospice Seragnoli. 

Scientific results

Vera Zamagni has carried a research career in the field of economic history of Italy XIX-XX centuries, with special reference to standard of living, reconstruction of historical series of GDP, public debt, business history (the history of Italcementi, Finmeccanica/Leonardo and of the chemical industry) and the history of the cooperative movement. She has also written textbooks of economic history of Europe and of Italy since the early modern era. Presently, she is engaged in writing a book on “Forms of enterprise”, which will compare the corporation with the SMEs and their clusters, the cooperatives and the non profit enterprises. After that, she has already a contract with Il Mulino to write an essay in the series “Words contretemps” on “The West”.   

Editorial work and publications

Vera Zamagni has been co-founder of the leading European Economic History Journal European Review of Economic History(Cambridge University Press) and co-editor 1997-2001. She has collaborated to numerous Journals. She has been awarded a degree honoris causa at the University of Umea (Sweden) in 2001.

Her publications include 140 essays, 20 volumes and 13 editorships, of which many in English and some in Spanish. They cover the process of economic growth of Italy from unification to the present, with special reference to regional disequilibria, distribution of income, wages and standard of living, business history, State intervention and the development of the cooperative movement


Dalla periferia al centro. La seconda rinascita economica dell'Italia, 1861‑1981, Bologna, Il Mulino,1993 (English ed. The economic history of Italy 1860‑1990, Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1993)

Italcementi. Dalla leadership nazionale all’internazionalizzazione, Bologna, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2006.

with S. Zamagni, La cooperazione, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2008 (English edition Cooperative enterprise: facing the challenge of globalization, Elgar, 2010).

L’industria chimica italiana e l’IMI, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2010

Finmeccanica. Competenze che vengono da lontano, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2009.

with S. Zamagni, Famiglia e lavoro. Opposizione o armonia?, Cinisello Balsamo, San Paolo, 2012 (translated into Spanish and Portuguese)

Enciclopedia Italiana, Appendix VIII. Il contributo Italiano alla storia del pensiero. Economia, eds. V. Zamagni and P. Porta, Roma, Treccani, 2012.

Perché l’Europa ha cambiato il mondo. Una storia economica, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2015 (English edition An Economic History of Europe Since 1700, Agenda, 2017)

L’economia italiana nell’età della globalizzazione, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2018 (English editionThe Italian economy, Agenda, 2018)

with G. De Luca e M. Landoni, Per una Storia della Retribuzione. Lavoro, valore e metodi di remunerazione dall’antichità a oggi, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2018



Giovanna Nicodano

Economy and Finance area

Competences: Finance, Portfolio Allocation Behaviour, Regulatory Effects, Tax Effects

Keywords: actions evaluation, business groups, coronavirus and financial stability, insider trading, liquidity, ownership structure, performance, risk, tax incentives, variation

Region: Piedmont


Professor of Financial Economics, @UniTo; Fellow, @Collegio Carlo Alberto

Director, Master in Finance, Insurance, and Risk Management, @Collegio Carlo Alberto

Giovanna Nicodano (Ph.D., Princeton University) is a member of the scientific committee of the European Sysstemic Risk Board and of the supervisory board of the University of Vienna, School of Business Economics and Statistics. She visited CEMFI Madrid, Imperial College London, the London School of Economics, the University of Amsterdam, Haifa and Freiburg.

Professional career

Giovanna Nicodano (Ph.D., Princeton University) is a full professor at the University of Torino and a fellow of Collegio Carlo Alberto, where she directs the Master in Finance, Insurance and Risk Management and co-founded the Centre for Research on Pension (CeRP). She is a member of the supervisory board of the University of Vienna, School of Business Economics and Statistics, and chaired the first National Qualifying Commission for Political Economy. She has been a visiting scholar at CEMFI Madrid, the London School of Economics, the University of Amsterdam, Haifa and Freiburg. She has been national coordinator of research funded by the European Commission and the European Science Foundation. She gives invited seminars and lectures at international research institutions and occasionally participates in policy debates. Since March 2020 she has been a member of the Scientific Committee of the European Systemic Risk Board.

Scientific results

a. You should lower risk taking in the equity market, contrary to the usual prescription of target date funds, due to the negligible personal disaster risks you face during working life.

b. Markets correctly price surviving firms, while defaulting firms disappear. Stock price therefore exceeds (unconditional) firm value, the more the higher is bankruptcy exposure. This bias, due to defaulting firms having lower profits than surviving ones, generates a discount on companies when diversification helps survival and reduces bankruptcy costs. This insight finds support in both the excess survival of US diversified firms and its co-variation with their discount.

Editorial work and publications

Giovanna Nicodano has several publications to her credit. The most recent are:

"Life-cycle welfare losses from rules-of-thumb asset allocation," with F. Bagliano and C.Fugazza, Economics Letters, 198(C), 2021

"A Trade-Off Theory of Ownership and Capital Structure", with L. Regis, Journal of Financial Economics, 131 (3), 715-735, 2019. 

Life-Cycle Portfolios, Unemployment and Human Capital Loss”, with F. Bagliano and C. Fugazza, Journal of Macroeconomics, 60, 2019, 325-340.

"Guarantees, Debt and Taxes", with E. Luciano, 2014, Review of Financial Studies 27(9), 2736-2772.

"Projecting Pension Outcomes at Retirement - Towards an Industry Reporting standard", with K. de Vaan, D. Fano, H. Mens, 2015, Bankers Markets and Investors 134, 71-91.

"Equally Weighted versus Long Run Optimal Portfolios" with C. Fugazza and M. Guidolin, 2015, European Financial Management 21, 742-789.

"Optimal Life-Cycle Portfolios for Heterogeneous Workers", with F.C. Bagliano and C. Fugazza, 2014, Review of Finance 18,  2283-2323.

"International diversification and industry-related labor income risk, " with C. Fugazza and M. Giofrè, 2011, International Review of Economics and Finance 20(4), 764-783.

"A reply to Douglas Cumming's 'Review Essay: Public policy and the creation of active venture capital markets", with M. Da Rin and A. Sembenelli, 2011, Venture Capital 13, 95-98.

"Can Pension Funds Hedge Wage Risk?", with C. Fugazza and M. Giofrè, 2009, Rotman International Journal of Pension Management 2(1), 64-70.

"Time and Risk Diversification in Real Estate Investments: the Ex-Post Performance", with C. Fugazza and M. Guidolin, 2009, Real Estate Economics 37(3), 341-381 

"Should Insider Trading Be Prohibited when Share Repurchases Are Allowed?", with A. Buffa,  2008, Review of Finance, 12(4), 735-765.

Awards and prizes

She is a member of the (steering and/or scientific) committees of organizations related to her three areas of expertise: CEPR Network on Household Finance; Dutch Network for Studies on Pensions, Aging and Retirement (Netspar); European Corporate Governance Institute, Brussels; Future of the Corporation, British Academy, London; Luiss School of Political Economy.

During her professional career she has received the European Investment Bank Award and the CNR-Nato Advanced Research Fellowship.

Rebecca Nicoli


Competences: boxing, Sporting Well-Being

Keywords: inclusion, Olympic Games, Olympics, sport performance, welfare, women's empowerment

Region: Lombardy


Athlete, boxer of the 'Fiamme oro' sports group.

Professional career

Rebecca Nicoli began her career in 2015 at the Pavia Boxing Association. In 2017 she joined the Italian Boxing Federation. In 2019 she became a police officer and athlete of the Fiamme oro sports group.

Awards and prizes

Roberta Nicoli's palmares include the bronze medal at the 2022 Mediterranean Games and the 2020-21 Tokyo Olympics, the silver medal at the 2019 European under-22 Championships, the gold medal at the 2016 and 2019 Italian Championships, the gold medal at the 2018 European under-22 Championships and the 2018 gold glove.

Lea Nocera

International politics area

Competences: Turkey

Keywords: society in Turkey, Turkey, turkish culture

Region: Campania


Researcher at the University of Naples L’Orientale

Professional career

Scholar in Turkish Studies, as Assistant Professor she teaches Turkish Language and Literature and subjects related to politics and society of contemporary Turkey. She received her Ph.D. in Women and Gender History - University of Naples L’Orientale in 2008. Previously she studied in Berlin (Humboldt Universität, 2005), Istanbul (Bilgi University, Master in Cultural Studies, 2003), Naples (Political Sciences – Middle East and North African Studies, 2002), Paris (Arabic and Turkish Language, Inalco, 1999). She was Visiting Research Fellow at the Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO) in Berlin, and at the Türkei-Europa-Zentrum (TEZ) in Hamburg. As expert of Turkey she works as commentator for several journals and radio broadcasting

Scientific results

Lea Nocera is a Turkologist specialized in Modern Turkey. She is among the firsts in Italy to have combined an area competence - in-depth knowledge of the country, of its history, society and culture and advanced knowledge of the language - with attention to the most contemporary phenomena and the analysis of political processes. Her research interests on Turkey include: social and cultural history, media and gender studies, urban transformations and social movements. In particular, both from the academic and professional point of view, she worked on civil society and minority rights; she analysed the urban transformation processes in Istanbul and she investigated the Turkish migration in Europe.  She is currently working on a research project on cultural relations between Turkey and Europe in the second post-war period (project selected in the framework of ERC Starting Grants 2015). She regularly commits herself to promoting a high knowledge about Turkish politics and society in Italy. In 2013 she organized the 1stConference on Italian Turcology.

Editorial work and publications

She has been working as an editor for many years: from 2016 to July 2017 she was scientific and editorial coordinator of the online magazine ResetDOC; she is a member of the editorial board of Gli Asini, a magazine directed by Goffredo Fofi; she is on the editorial board of the series Il Porto delle Idee, L'Orientale University Press, of the academic journals Studi Magrebini published by Brill and DİYÂR - Zeitschrift für Osmanistik, Türkei- und Nahostforschung / Journal for Ottoman, Turkish and Middle Eastern Studies. 

Se writes regularly for the online magazine Reset.doc. She has also collaborated with the following publications: Lo Straniero, Corriere della Sera, Pagina99, Micromega, L'Indice dei libri, Arab Media Report, il manifesto

As a political analyst she has participated in several programmes for major radio and television stations: RAI: Radio1, Radio2, Radio3; Rete Svizzera Italiana/RSI; Radio Radicale; Radio Popolare; Radio Vaticana; RaiNews24; SkyTG24. In Europe for: WDR-Funkhaus Europa, EuradioNantes and Politics.

She has also made radio documentaries on Turkey for RadioRai3 and Rsi-Radio Svizzera Italiana. For RadioRai3 she is also author and presenter of the column 'La Finestra sul Mediterraneo' in the weekly programme Zazà. 

In 2017 she founded the online magazine Kaleydoskop - Turkey, culture and society, of which she is the creator. 

Among her publications: Contemporary Turkey. Dalla repubblica kemalista al governo dell'Akp (Carocci, 2011); as editor Tradurre/Çevirmek. Linguistic-Literary Encounters between Turkey and Italy (L'Orientale Editrice, 2017) and The Media Empire of Fethullah Gülen (Arab Media Report/Resetdoc, 2015); as coauthor, #Gezipark. Coordinate di una rivolta (Alegre, 2013),) and The Turkish Touch. Egemonia neo-ottomana e televisione turca in Medio Oriente (Arab Media Report/Resetdoc, 2013).

Her book volume SCercasi mani piccole e abili. La migrazione turca in Germania occidentale, Isis Editions, Istanbul was translated into Turkish as Manikürlü Eller Almanya'da elektrik bobini saracak by Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayinlari Editions, Istanbul and was included in the list of the best 50 books published in Turkey in 2018 by the Hürriyet newspaper.

She is also a translator of Turkish fiction and the author of numerous articles in academic journals.

Awards and prizes

Her dissertation was awarded the First Prize “Premio Franca Pieroni Bortolotti” (2008), as the Best PhD Thesis in Gender History, Società Italiana delle Storiche (SIS - Italian Association of Women Historians). In 2016 she was selected as Young Leader for the Young Leader Program (YLP), organised by the The Council for United States and Italy.In August 2018, she has received the academic qualification as Associate Professor in Middle Eastern Cultures and in January 2015 in Contemporary History by ANVUR, the Italian National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes.

Selected as Professional Translator from Turkish to Italian by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turkey and awarded a grant to attend the TITÇAT - TEDA Literary Workshop (Büyükada/Istanbul, 2013, 2014, 2015).

Francesca Nodari

History and Philosophy area

Competences: Hermeneutics, Moral Philosophy, Phenomenology, Philosophy

Keywords: alterity, diachrony, dialogue, dignity, education, evil, heedlessness, human condition, subjectivity, suffering, temporality, violence against women

Region: Lombardy


Ethic Philosopher, Scientific Director of the Filosofi lungo l’Oglio Festival, chairwoman of Fondazione Filosofi lungo l’Oglio.

Professional career

Francesca Nodari graduated in Philosophy at the University of Parma and specialised in Philosophy and languages of modernity at the University of Trento. After her PhD in Philosophy at the University of Trieste, under the guidance of Prof. Bernhard Casper (University of Freiburg), she collaborates with the Faculty of Philosophy of the University Milano-Bicocca.

In 2014, she was awarded the national qualification of second chair in the field of Moral Philosophy. She is currently Scientific Director of the Festival Filosofi lungo l'Oglio. Active in Jewish-Christian dialogue, for seven years she has directed the Festival Fare memoria and promoted the establishment, respectively in 2013 and 2015, of the Garden of the Righteous in Brescia, located in the Tarello City Park, and the Garden of the Righteous in Orzinuovi, located in the Alcide De Gasperi Park. 

She is the editor of the "Chicchidoro" and "Tempo della Memoria" series published by Mimesis. She collaborates with magazines ("Studium" and "Humanitas", "Nuova Secondaria", "Intersezioni", "Freiburger Zeitschrift für Philosophie und Teologhie", "Iride") and newspapers, including the cultural insert "Domenica" of "Il Sole 24Ore".

Scientific results

Following in the footsteps of her mentor Bernhard Casper, whose thought is based on two constant methodological lines: the phenomenological-hermeneutical one (Heidegger) and that of the new thought (Rosenzweig), Francesca Nodari deals with questions that revolve around the status of subjectivity and otherness, trying to bring out, thanks to stimuli linked in particular to the thought of Levinas, the embodied, temporal and finite dimension. Hence the constant reference to the plexus: time and language and the problematisation of the disoriented contemporary subject, reflecting on crucial issues ranging from the great question of evil and suffering to responsibility, from the ethical crisis of humanity to the fruitfulness of the happening of dialogue, up to the Master-pupil relationship and the great challenge of education as a moral question. In his research he constantly refers to the Jewish-Christian tradition and, within the horizon of an eventual phenomenology of the dialogical event, there is an effort to problematise the results also on the level of inter-religious dialogue.

Editorial work and publications

[2020] Nodari F., Narrare il nome, in P. De Benedetti, La memoria di Dio, a cura di F. Nodari, Milano-Udine:Mimesis: 5-34.

[2019] Nodari F., Introduzione a M. Augé, Condividere la condizione umana. Un vademecum per il nostro presente, tr. it. e cura di F. Nodari, Milano-Udine: Mimesis: 7-44. 

[2019] Nodari F., Farsi-ostaggio-per-l’altro, in B. Casper, Emmanuel Levinas. La scoperta dell’umanità nell’inferno dello Stalag 1492, a cura di F. Nodari, Milano-Udine: Mimesis: 5-19. 

[2019] Nodari F., Adieu à Rav Laras. Polvere e cenere  in G. Laras, Il comandamento della memoria a cura di F. Nodari, Milano-Udine: Mimesis: 5-30; Ricordare per ricostruire in ivi_ 31-39.

[2018]Nodari F., La preghiera come accadimento estremo della ragione pura pratica. Freiburger Zeitschrift für Philosophie und Theologie 65/1: 98-11.

[2018] Nodari F., Altrimenti che Sartre e al di là di Heidegger. Dal Dasein all’être juif.  Iride, XXXI: 67-85. 

[2017] Nodari F., Temporalità e umanità. La diacronia in Emmanuel Levinas, Firenze: Giuntina. 

[2017] Nodari F., Premessa, in B. Casper, Levinas pensatore della crisi dell’umanità, tr. it. di L. Bonvicini, a cura di F. Nodari, Brescia: La Scuola: 5-10. 

[2016 ]Nodari F., Storia di Dolores. Lettera al padre che non ho mai avuto, Milano-Udine: Mimesis.

[2013] Nodari F., Il bisogno dell’Altro e la fecondità del Maestro. Una questione morale, Firenze: Giuntina.

[2011] Nodari F., Il pensiero incarnato in Emmanuel Levinas, Brescia: Morcelliana.

[2008] Nodari F., Il male radicale tra Kant e Levinas, Firenze: Giuntina.

Awards and prizes

In 2012 she received the "2012 Women Leaders Award" from the International Association EWMD - Brescia Delegation. 

In 2015 she received the "Premio Donne che ce l'abbiamo fatta" (Women who made it award). 

On 2 June 2019, she was awarded the position of Knight of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, by Decree of the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella.

Isabella Nova

STEM area: Engineering

Competences: Catalysis, Chemical Engineering

Keywords: air pollution, catalysis, emissions, energy, energy sources, environment, fuels, nanotechnologies, patent emission reduction, renewable energies, technology, vehicle exhaust gases

Region: Lombardy


Full professor of Industrial and Technological Chemistry and Executive Vice-Rector at the Polytechnic of Milan.


Professional career

She graduated in Chemical Engineering at Politecnico of Milan, then continued her education with a Ph.D. in Industrial Chemistry from University of Milan, and with a post doctorate at Politecnico of Milan. In 2002 she became assistant professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering of Politecnico di Milano. In 2007 she became an associate professor, while since 2008 she moved to the Department of Energy, where she is now a full professor.

Since 2018 she is coordinator of the degree program board for Chemical Engineering (Bachelor and Master level) and Ingegneria della Prevenzione e della Sicurezza nell’Industria di Processo (Master level) at Politecnico di Milano. Since 2019 she is Vice Dean of the School of Industrial and Information Engineering at Politecnico of Milan. Since 2023 she is Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Strategic Plan Implementation

Scientific results

Environmental catalytic processes and energy sources are among the main scientific interests of Isabella Nova. Specifically, she studies the catalytic technologies for the control of pollutant emissions from lean combustion exhaust gas, photo-electrochemical processes for the splitting of water into hydrogen and oxygen, and the conversion of carbon dioxide into fuels and chemicals.

She is currently working with Daimler AG (DE), MTU (DE), FPT (I), Johnson Matthey (UK), Polytechnic of Milan, and in EU-H2020 projects.

Editorial work and publications

She is author of more than 130 national and international scientific articles, of 4 international patents, co-editor of 6 special issues of Catalysis Today (Elsevier) and 1 book (Springer), co-author of more than 250 congress communications to conferences.

She was invited to present the results of her work to more than 20 national and international universities or research centers, and to act as a keynote or plenary speaker at more than 10 international conferences.

Awards and prizes

Her scientific work in the field of environmental catalysis has led to several awards, such as the invitation to give lectures to important international conferences and research centers of universities and international companies, the invitation to act as editor for several volumes dedicated to study of catalytic processes for the removal of polluted substances (Catalysis Today, Elsevier Ed.) and a book dedicated to SCR technology for the control of NOx emissions on board vehicles (Springer), to the participation in the Editorial Board of the magazine Applied Catalysis B: Environmental (Elsevier).

She also received some prizes, including the Young Scientists Prize in the 13th International Congress on Catalysis, in Paris (2004), the Glenn Award for the San Diego Meeting of the Fuel Chemistry Division (2005), the K-idea award from the Kilometro Rosso and the Energy award from Schneider Electric for the patent "Apparatus and process for reducing the content of nitrogen oxides in exhaust gases of combustion systems" (2009).

In 2018 she was included in the Inspiring 50 Italy list.


Cecilia Novelli

History and Philosophy area

Competences: Contemporary History, History, History of the Welfare State

Keywords: Catholic Church, civil society, colonialism, education, entrepreneurship, family, women

Region: Sardinia


Full Professor of Contemporary History and History of the Welfare State at the Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Cagliari.

Professional career

In 1988 she obtained a PhD in the History of Political Movements and a Post-Doctorate in 1992 at the University of Roma Tre. In 1979 she graduated in Political Science at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" and in 1989 in Religious Studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University. From 2010 to 2015 she was president of the degree course in Political Science and since 2015 she has directed the Department of Social Sciences and Institutions. She currently teaches Contemporary History and History of the welfare state. For the past four years she has also held a Public History Workshop. For many years she has been a member of the Italian Society of Contemporary History (SISSCO) and since its foundation in 2015, also of the Italian Association of Public History, which aims to broaden the boundaries of history outside the restricted sphere of the academy. 


Scientific results

Cecilia Novelli has worked mainly on the themes of contemporary 'non-political' but social, educational, economic and behavioural history. In particular the history of women and the family in the Church and the Catholic movement. The period is that between the second half of the nineteenth century and the whole of the twentieth century, with particular emphasis on the decades between the two wars and the post-war period.  From 2000 to 2010 she directed a research project entitled "Colonists without colonies" on the outcome of the Italian colonial commitment. Since 2000 she has also been the reference historian for the Federazione Nazionale Cavalieri del Lavoro, for which she is currently directing a project entitled Atlante storico degli imprenditori italiani dal decollo industriale alla Prima guerra mondiale. 

Editorial work and publications

[2020] Dau Novelli C., La storia dipinta: i murales di Orgosolo, in La storia liberata. Nuovi sentieri di ricerca, Mimesis, pp. 101- 119. 

[2020] Dau Novelli C., Nascita di una capitale. Roma dal mito alla realtà (1870-1915), Castelvecchi.

[2019] Dau Novelli C., Famiglia, matrimonio e divorzio, in L’Italia e gli italiani dal 1948 al 1978, Rubbettino, pp. 341-367.  

[2018] Dau Novelli C., Sergio Mattarella, in I Presidenti della Repubblica. Il Capo dello Stato e il Quirinale nella storia della democrazia italiana, Il Mulino, pp. 477-517. 

[2018] Dau Novelli C., Moro, le politiche familiari e dei diritti, in Aldo Moro nella storia della Repubblica, Il Mulino, pp. 81-94. 

[2017] Dau Novelli C., Italy and the memory of colonialism in the seventies, in Images of colonialism and decolonisation in the Italian Media, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 248-264. 

[2017] Dau Novelli C., Storie di imprenditori, lavoro, invenzioni avventure e tragedie, in Public History. Discussioni e pratiche, MIMESIS, pp. 157-173. 

[2017] Dau Novelli C., Matrimonio e famiglia nel magistero dei pontefici del ‘900, “Rivista di Storia della Chiesa in Italia”, n. 1, pp. 131-145. 

[2016] Dau Novelli C., Le donne in Italia nella Prima guerra mondiale, in “Inutile strage” I cattolici e la Santa sede nella Prima guerra mondiale, Editrice vaticana, pp. 409-424. 

[2015] Dau Novelli C., Erasure and denial of the past: the long and winding road of Italian colonial historiography, in Colonial and National identity, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 8- 25. 

[2011] Dau Novelli C., La città nazionale. Roma capitale di una nuova élite, Carocci. 

[2010] Dau Novelli C., Il neofemminismo: riflessioni critiche, in Culture politiche e dimensioni del femminile nell’Italia del ‘900, Rubbettino, pp. 39- 62. 


Awards and prizes

Cecilia Novelli is a member of the two most important historical societies in the Anglo-Saxon world, the Association for the Study of Modern Italy and the Society for Italian Studies.

Claudia Olivetti

Economy and Finance area

Competences: Family Economy, Labour Economics

Keywords: demographics, family, gender, salary gaps, social standards, technology, workforce

Region: ABROAD


George J. Records 1956 Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College (USA)

Professional career

After graduating in Statistics at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" in 1994, she continued her education with a PhD in Economics at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia (USA). Since 2001 she has been Assistant Professor, and from 2008 to the 2015 she was Associate Professor (with tenure) at Boston University in Boston (USA),where she became Full Professor in 2015 and taught until 2019, when she moved to Dartmouth College, where she is currently George J. Records 1956 Professor of Economics. She was Radcliffe Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute of Harvard University from 2005-2006.

Scientific results

The research activity of Claudia Olivetti takes place in the field of labor and family economics, with attention to the interaction between economic development, technology, institutions and social norms in an often historical and comparative perspective.
Her line of research has focused on the role of women in the labor market by analyzing the determinants and consequences of pay gaps, participation in the workforce and career paths. Her most recent work analyzes the intersection between traditional gender norms and economic development in influencing women's educational choices. Another line of research, complementary to the previous ones, studies the role of marriage for intergenerational mobility.

Editorial work and publications

She is the author of numerous publications, including:

(2017) Goldin C, Kerr S, Olivetti C. and Barth E. The Expanding Gender Earnings Gap: Evidence from the LEHD-2000 Census. American Economic Review P&P, 107 (5): 110-114. 

(2017) Olivetti C, Petrangolo B. The Economic Consequences of Family Policies: Lessons From a Century of Legislation in High-Income Countries. Journal of Economic Perspective, 31(1): 205-230.

(2016) Olivetti C, Petrangolo B. The Evolution of the Gender Gap in Industrialized. Annual Review of Economics, 8: 405-434. 
(2016) Albanesi S, Olivetti C. Gender Roles and Medical Progress. Journal of Political Economy,124 (3): 650-695. 
(2015) Paserman D, Olivetti C. In the Name of the Son (and the Daughter): Intergenerational Mobility in the United States, 1850-1940. American Economic Review, 105(8): 2695-2724.
 (2014) Olivetti C. The Female Labor Force and Long-run Development: The American Experience in Comparative Perspective. Chapter 5 in (L. Platt Boustan, C. Frydman and R.A. Margo eds.) Human Capital in History: The American Record, University of Chicago Press.
 (2009) Albanesi S, Olivetti C. Home Production, Market Production, and the Gender Wage Gap: Incentives and Expectations. Review of Economic Dynamics, 12(1): 80–107.
(2008) Olivetti C, Petrangolo B. Unequal Pay or Unequal Employment? A Cross-Country Analysis of Gender Gaps.Journal of Labor Economics, 26(4): 621-654.
(2006) Olivetti C. Changes in Women's Hours of Market Work: The Role of Returns to Experience. Review of Economic Dynamics, 9 (4): 557-587.
 (2004) Fernández  R. Fogli A, Olivetti C. Mothers and Sons: Preference Development and Female Labor Force Dynamics.Quarterly Journal of Economics, 119(4): 1249-1299.

Awards and prizes

Claudia Olivetti is Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research in the groups of Labor Studies and Development of the American Economy and fellow of the Global Labor Organization.

She is Associate Editor of the European Economic Review. She is a member of the Economic History Association's committee, Alice Hansen Jones Prize, which awards the prize for the best North American economic history book every 2 years.

She was invited to hold the Fellows Lecture at the 2017 annual meeting of the Society of Labor Economist (Raleigh Durham USA), and the Keynote Lecture at the Italian conference in Econometrics and Empirical Economics (ICEEE) in the 2013 5th Annual Workshop on "Gender Equality," Bocconi University in 2015.

She received a Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies Fellowship, Harvard University in 2005-2006 and won teaching awards including the Gitner Teaching Award, Boston University. His research was funded by the National Science Foundation and the Research Council of Norway.





Gloria Origgi

History and Philosophy area

Competences: Cognitive Science, Espistemology, Philosophy, Philosophy of Knowledge, Social Sciences

Keywords: democracy, emotion, expertise, new technologies, reputation, trust

Region: ABROAD


Senior Researcher at CNRS, Institut Nicod, Ecole Normale Supérieure, PSL, Paris.

Professional career

Gloria Origgi graduated in Philosophy at the University of Milan. After a doctorate in Philosophy and Cognitive Science at the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, she taught at the University of Bologna before winning a competition at the French CNRS, where she is currently director of research. She has been a visiting professor at several universities: Columbia Unversity, New York, Bielefeld University, Germany, San Raffaele University, Milan, Universidad UNISINOS, Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Scientific results

Gloria Origgi works at the interface between philosophy, epistemology and the social and cognitive sciences. She has notably developed a theory of reputation in order to understand how people use others’ reputations in order to acquire information. More recently, she has worked on the role of political emotions in knowledge and in collective mobilisation. 

Editorial work and publications

Books :

[2019] Origgi G. (a cura di) Passions Sociales, PUF, Paris :

[2019] Origgi G. Reputation. What it is and Why it matters, Princeton University Press.


Articles and Book Chapters:

[forthcoming] Branch-Smith T, Morissau T, Origgi G.“Trust in Experts. The case of chloroquine”, Social Epistemology.

[2021] Origgi G. “The social virtues and vices of curiosity” in M. Alfano (ed.) The Routledge Handbook of Social Virtues Epistemology.

[2021] Origgi G. “Ground Zero. Il triangolo dell’umiliazione” in F. Piazza (ed.) Il prisma delle passioni, UniPa Press.

[2020] Origgi G, Chiril P, Moriceau V, Benamara F, Mari A, Origgi G, Coulomb-Gully M.  An Annotated Corpus for Sexism Detection in French TweetsProceedings of the 12th Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2020), pp.1397–1403.

[2020] Origgi G. “Trust and Reputation” in J. Simon (ed.) Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Trust, Routledge, London, pp. 88-96.

[2019] Origgi G. “Trust and Reputation as Filtering Mechanisms of Knowledge” in P. Graham (ed.) Routledge Handbook of Social Epistemology, Routledge, London.

[2019] Origgi G. “Reputation in Moral Philosophy and Epistemology” in F. Giardini, R. Wittek (ed.) The Oxford Handbook  of Gossip and Reputation, Oxford University Press, pp. 69-81.

[2018] G. Origgi, “La democrazia può sopravvivere a Facebook? Egualitarismo epistemico, vulnerabilità cognitiva e nuove tecnologie”, in Ragion pratica, 2: 445-458, doi: 10.1415/91549.

Lisa Orlandi

International politics area

Competences: Analysis of Business Strategies also in Relation to the Climate Topic, Analysis of Energy Markets, Communication and Media in the Energy and Environmental Fields

Keywords: business strategies, energy scenarios and investments, global disinvestment from coal, insurance and climate, market outlook, O&G investment, Oil, price forecasts

Region: Emilia-Romagna


Economist, senior analyst of energy markets with a focus on oil markets at theBologna-based research and consultancy firm RIE (Ricerche Industriali ed Energetiche ) Bologna

Professional career

Lisa Orlandi attended the Faculty of Economics at the University of Bologna where in 2000 she graduated cum laudein Business Administration (old system). Immediately afterwards, she joined the research team of RIE; as a senior analyst, she takes part in projects and market analysis relating to the national and international energy sector. She constantly follows the oil market with the development of various articles published in specialized magazines; she also deals with outlook analysis and energy investments, as well as corporate and communication strategies of the Oil & Gas companies. In recent years, she has dedicated itself to analyzing the climate strategy of important Italian insurance companies. She is the Editor in Chief of the online weekly portal dedicated to energy issues RiEnergia portal where she coordinates the planning of each issues. Over the years, she has held several lectures on the energy markets at university masters and private and public educational institutions.From 2001 to 2014, she was also Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Bologna carrying out teaching support activities for the courses of Industrial Economics and Public Utility Economics.

Scientific results

As part of her work at RIE, Lisa Orlandi follows several lines of research including the development of O&G resources at national level.This line of research has led to the drafting of various policy-oriented papers on the subject and to the realization of a book entitled "The coexistence of Hydrocarbons and Territory in Italy", of which she was curator together with Professor Alberto Clò and author and co-author of some chapters. She coordinates periodic reports dedicated to the analysis of energy investments & outlook and she provides assistance activities to insurance companies engaged in the realization of their climate strategy.

Editorial work and publications

She is Editor in Chief of the online magazine RiEnergia she is a member of the editorial board of the quarterly magazine Energia. She has also published numerous articles in specialized publications, some of which are reported below, and participated as a speaker at various seminars.

[2018] Orlandi, L., L’apparente equilibrio del mercato petrolifero mondiale, newsletter GME n. 114, aprile.

[2017] Orlandi, L., Il braccio di ferro tra OPEC e shale USA, newsletter GME n. 104, maggio 2017.

[2016] Orlandi, L., Il mercato petrolifero nel 2016: l’illusione della stabilità, newsletter GME n. 96, dicembre.

[2015] Orlandi, L., Clô, F.,  Oil market, un anno dopo il crollo: un nuovo punto di equilibrio?, newsletter GME n.84 luglio, pubblicato anche su Medenergie in lingua francese.

[2014] Orlandi, L., Olio: raffinazione, logistica, rete carburanti, in Caprara G. (a cura di), Energia per l'Italia, Bompiani, Milano, pp. 186-201.

[2014] Orlandi, L., A. Clô (a cura di), La Coesistenza tra Idrocarburi e territorio in Italia, Editrice Compositori (Bologna), maggio.

[2014] Orlandi, L. Il calo delle quotazioni oil non si arresta: diversi paesi a rischio, pubblicato su Agi Energia, 10 dicembre.

[2014] Orlandi, L., 2014: un nuovo disegno dell’oil market?, in Agi Energia, 1 ottobre.

[2014] Orlandi, L., Tra novità e aspettative il petrolio non scende, in Agi Energia, 27 febbraio.

[2013] Orlandi, L., Scenari energetici: tra vecchie conferme e nuove tendenze, newsletter GME n. 66, dicembre.

[2013] Orlandi, L., Il mercato petrolifero tra cambiamenti strutturali e prezzi sempre elevati, newsletter GME n. 62, luglio.

[2011] Orlandi, L., Un prezzo del barile superiore ai 90 dollari: in linea con i livelli pre-crisi ma lontano dal mercato, newsletter GME n. 34, gennaio.

[2009] Orlandi, L., Clô, A., Petroleum Economics, in Petroleum Engineering-Upstream, in Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), Developed under the Auspices of the UNESCO, Eolss Publishers, Oxford, UK,

[2003] Orlandi, L., Clô, A., I numeri dell’Eni, in Eni 1953-2003, Editrice Compositori (Bologna).

Rossella Pace

History and Philosophy area

Competences: Contemporary History, History, History of International Relations, History of Movements and Political Parties, Social History, Women’s and Gender History

Keywords: diplomacy, liberal partisans, Liberal Party, Resistance, women

Region: Lazio


Post Doc Research Fellow at Fondazione Sapienza Roma. General Secretary of the Historical Institute for International Liberal Thought (ISPLI) and General Secretary of the Giacomo Matteotti Foundation, Roma.

Professional career

After graduating in History, cum laude, at La Sapienza University of Rome, Rossella Pace obtained a PhD in European History at the same University. During her doctorate, she carried out periods of research at the Fondation Charles de Gaulle in Paris. During the same period, she carried out research activities for the Department of Documentary, Linguistic, Philological and Geographical Sciences of the Sapienza University and, again for the same department, she was a fellow for the MAGISTER project. After her doctorate, she was a post-doctoral researcher at the Sapienza Foundation, and she is a lecturer in Contemporary History at the Suor Orsola Benincasa University of Naples and lecturer in History of International Relations at the Sapienza University of Rome. She is currently a research fellow at the Suor Orsola Benincasa University in Naples. She was Secretary General of the Historical Institute for Liberal Thought, of which she is a Founding Member, and Secretary General of the Giacomo Matteotti Foundation in Rome and Secretary of the National Committee for the celebrations of the centenary of Giacomo Matteotti's death. She is a consultant at the Historical Archive of the Senate of the Republic.

Scientific results

Rossella Pace's research has hitherto focused mainly on the period between the two world wars, and more specifically on the war of national liberation in Italy. In particular, she has dealt with the role played in the anti-Fascist movement by some women from great aristocratic and bourgeois families. In the doctoral thesis she examined the contribution of the Italian Liberal party to the Resistance through the Franchi Organization led by Edgardo Sogno, and the role played in it by women. The originality of the research led to the publication of the thesis in a book by the publisher Rubbettino. She is currently studying the intellectual and political biography of Edgardo Sogno in the Cold War period, focusing particularly on the topic of  his relations with the dissidents in Eastern Europe countries since the 1950s. In her research she has often consulted private family archives, hitherto unknown.

Editorial work and publications

[2022] I liberali non hanno canzoni. Maria Giulia Cardini, Storia di una partigiana, Rubbettino.

[2021] Storie di guerra fredda, Il movimento di Pace e libertà, in Variazioni geoculturali europee, a cura di Walter Montanari, Shirin Zakeri, Vol. I, Edizioni Nuova Cultura, pp.235 -246. 

[2020] Partigiane liberali. Organizzazione, guerra, cultura e azione civile,Rubbettino.

[2020] Noi, le altre. Le donne del partito liberale nella Resistenza: una minoranza nella minoranza in «Prospettiva Persona»,113 -114, [2]:62 -66. 

[2020] Dai salotti alla lotta armata. Note sulla resistenza liberale e la rete di Edgardo Sogno, in Le Formazioni autonome della Resistenza, a cura di Tommaso Piffer, Marsilio, pp.76 -92.

[2020] "1945, Cristina Casana, la“protezione delle giovani fanciulle”e l’impegno europeo", Stati Uniti d’Europa, 41, on line.

[2019] L’immagine della donna in trincea,in La fatalità della guerra e la volontà di vincerla, a cura di Rossella Pace, Rubbettino, pp.275 -286.

[2019] "La diplomazia come mezzo per immaginare il futuro. Roberto Ducci e il processo di integrazione europea negli anni 60 -70"in Guido Lenzi, Luciano Monzali, Rossella Pace (a cura di) La diplomazia parallela. La politica estera italiana nelle Lettere e negli Scritti di Roberto Ducci (1970-1975), Aracne, pp.101 – 115.

[2018] "Enrico Serra", in Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani, Treccani, Roma.

[2018] Una vita tranquilla. I liberali e la lotta di liberazione nazionale nelle memorie di Cristina Casana, Rubbettino.

[2016]"La fuga dal “recinto”: la trincea e la follia", in XXI Secolo. Rivista di studi sulle transazioni, 38, [XV] pp. 172 -188.

[2016] Interesse nazionale e diplomazia multilaterale: dal Congresso di Vienna (1815) all'Atto Finale di Helsinki (1975). La tradizione diplomatica italiana, Rubbettino.

Awards and prizes

2019, Minerva Scientific Research Award, Mention of Merit.

2021, Mention of Merit at the Augusto Monti Prize for the volume Partigiane liberali.

2022, finalist at the Fiuggi Storia Prize with the volume I liberali non hanno canzoni.

Elena Pacella

STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

Competences: Cellular Pharmacology

Keywords: drugs, eye trauma, rare and degenerative diseases of the eyeball, retinal thrombosis

Region: Lazio


Associat professor of Ophthalmology at La Sapienza University of Rome and Manager at of the Ophtalmic Emergency Room at D.A.I. Testa Collo, General Hospital  Umberto I in Rome

Professional career

After graduating in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Bari in 1988, she continued her studies by specialising in Ophthalmology at La Sapienza University of Rome. In 1993 she won a three-year scholarship from the Istituto Superiore di Sanità for research on the fight against AIDS abroad (Barcelona, Spain).

In 1996 she graduated from the European Board of Ophthalmology. At the same time she continued her training and research, first as an adjunct professor and then in 1998 as a researcher.

Since 2011 she has been Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the La Sapienza University of Rome, where she also carries out research activities and is responsible for the educational pathway of the students of the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy and Ophthalmology residents. Also in 2011 she became first level manager at the Policlinico Umberto I, where she is currently in charge of the Ophthalmic Emergency Department. 

Scientific results

Her scientific interests were initially focused on pharmacological therapies of ocular complications of HIV and the use of laser technologies for the correction of ametropia. Currently her studies are particularly focused on the physiopathological roles of intravitreal therapies of diabetic macular oedema and retinal vascular occlusion regulating vascular growth factors in the framework of a Clinical NCT02257333 National Register Retinal Venous Thrombosis and Atherosclerosis (HEART VISION).

Elena Pacella together with her research group, as highlighted in her publications, was among the first researchers in Italy to demonstrate that the intravitreal administration of slow-release cortisone molecules (device) has an important anti-inflammatory effect,  they block the production of the cascade of inflammation mediators (prostaglandins and thromboxanes derived from the synthesis of arachidonic acid) and thus retinal neovascularisation in diabetics with macular oedema that does not respond to anti-VEGF, improving visual function and also blocking complications, for the period of therapy, if we consider that currently 13% of diabetics in full activity suffer from visual impairment.

Editorial work and publications

Elena Pacella is founder and editorial board of the scientific journal Senses&Sciences  Since 2016 she is a member of the editorial board of the scientific journal La Clinica Terapeutica.

She is referee of Cineca research projects for the following journals: Clinical OphthalmologyClinical Interventions in AgingInternational Medical Case Reports JournalClinical Optometry, Patient Preference and Adherence, Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management

She has signed numerous scientific publications, including:

2017) Pacella F, La Torre G, Basili S, Autolitano M, Pascarella A, Lenzi T, Pacella E. Comparison between "early" or "late" intravitreal injection of dexamethasone implant in branch (BRVO) or central (CRVO) retinal vein occlusion: six-months follow-up. Cutaneus and Ocular Toxicology, 36(3):224-230. doi: 10.1080/15569527.2016.1254648. Epub 2017 Jan 11.

(2016) Pacella F, Romano MR, Turchetti P, Tarquini G, Carnovale A, Mollicone A, Mastromatteo A, Pacella E. An eighteen-month follow-up study on the effects of Intravitreal Dexamethasone Implant in diabetic macular edema refractory to anti-VEGF therapy. International Journal of Ophthalmology, 9(10):1427-1432. eCollection 2016.

(2016) Pacella F, Agostinelli E, Carlesimo SC, Nebbioso M, Secondi R, Forastiere M, Pacella E. Management of anterior chamber dislocation of a dexamethasone intravitreal implant: a case report. Journal of Medical Case Reports,10(1):282.

(2016) Pacella E, Mipatrini D, Pacella F, Amorelli G, Bottone A, Smaldone G, Turchetti P, La Torre G. Suspensory Materials for Surgery of Blepharoptosis: A Systematic Review of Observational Studies. PLoSOne, 11(9):e0160827. doi: 0.1371/journal.pone.0160827. eCollection 2016. Review.

(2016) Grancara S, Dalla Via L, García-Argáez AN, Ohkubo S, Pacella E, Manente S, Bragadin M, Toninello A, Agostinelli E. Spermine cycling in mitochondria is mediated by adenine nucleotide translocase activity: mechanism and pathophysiological implications. Amino Acids, 48(10):2327-37. doi: 10.1007/s00726-016-2264-6. Epub 2016 Jun 2.

(2016) Pacella F, Ferraresi AF, Turchetti P, Lenzi T, Giustolisi R, Bottone A, Fameli V, Romano MR, Pacella E. Intravitreal Injection of Ozurdex(®) Implant in Patients with Persistent Diabetic Macular Edema, with Six-Month Follow-Up. Ophthalmology and Eye Diseases, 8:11-6. doi: 10.4137/OED.S38028. eCollection 2016.

(2015) Pacella E, Pacella F, De Paolis G, Parisella FR, Turchetti P, Anello G, Cavallotti C. Glycosaminoglycans in the human cornea: age-related changes. Ophthalmology and Eye Diseases, 7:1-5. doi: 10.4137/OED.S17204. eCollection 2015.

(2015) Taurone S, Ripandelli G, Pacella E, Bianchi E, Plateroti AM, De Vito S, Plateroti P, Grippaudo FR, Cavallotti C, Artico M. Potential regulatory molecules in the human trabecular meshwork of patients with glaucoma: immunohistochemical profile of a number of inflammatory cytokines. Molecular Medicine Reports, 11(2):1384-90. doi: 10.3892/mmr.2014.2772. Epub 2014 Oct 27.

(2014) Fehér J, Kovács I, Pacella E, Radák Z. Correlation of the microbiota and intestinal mucosa in the pathophysiology and treatment of irritable bowel, irritable eye, and irritable mind syndrome. Orvosi Hetilap, 155(37):1454-60. doi: 10.1556/OH.2014.29987. Review. Hungarian.

(2014) Pacella E, Arrico L, Santamaria V, Turchetti P, Carbotti MR, La Torre G, Pacella F.  Dorzolamidechlorhydrate versus acetazolamide in the management of chronic macular edema in patients with retinitis pigmentosa: description of three case reports. Ophthalmology Eye Disease, 6:21-6. doi: 10.4137/OED.S13617. eCollection 2014.

(2014) Pacella E, Nisi G, Campana M, Pacella F, Mazzeo F, Brandi C, De Santi MM, Malagnino V, Tanganelli P, D'Aniello C. Histological and ultra-structural effects of rapid muscle expansion through intramuscular administration of carbon dioxide: an intra-operative study in an animal model. European Review for Medical Pharmacology Sciences, 18(3):416-20.

Awards and prizes

In 2010 she received the "Kallistos Award" for scientific and medical research,

In 2018 she was insiegned of the prize "Professionalism and Competence" by SAPIENTIA MUNDI Foundation.

Claudia Padovani

International politics area

Competences: Gendered Dimensions of Digital and Communication Governance, Gender Equality in the Media Sector, Global Communication Governance, International Communication, Transformation of Global Governance Processes, Transnational Mobilizations on Gender Issues, Communication Rights and ICTs

Keywords: academic freedom, digital technologies, gender, global governance, human rights, ICT, media

Region: Veneto


Associated Professor in Political Science and International Relations at the Department of Politics, Law and International Studies (DSPGI), University of Padua

Professional career

After graduating in Political Science, obtaining a PhD in International Relations and carrying out a post-doc at University of Padua, she begins her career path at the same University as researcher in 2001. She was visiting professor at McGill University of Montreal, Canada, in 2009-2010, and at Helsinki University (Finland), in different periods since 2016.

At University of Padua she is the coordinator and delegate for the Scholars at Risk (SAR) transnational network as well as co-coordinator of the Italian SAR Section. She is also an elected member of the Steering Committee of the Center for Gender Studies Centro di Ateneo per i saperi, le culture e le politiche di genere Elena Cornaro.

Currently, she takes part in a number of scholarly networks both at national (Italian Society of Political Science) and international levels (European Communication Research and Education Consortium, ECREA; ORBICOM, international network of UNESCO chairs in communications; EuroMedia Research Group). 

Furthermore, she plays relevant roles within the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), as elected member of International Council, co-chair of working group on Global Media Policy and member of the Task For the the Global Alliance on Media and Gender promoted by UNESCO (Research and Policies Committee).

She is also co-chair – with RMIT (Australia) and UNAM (Mexico) Universities - of the UNESCO UniTWIN Network on Gender Media and ICT and she is one of the founding members of the international research group Digital Constitutionalism Network.

Scientific results

Her main areas of interest concern the transformation of political processes in the global context and their connection to the evolution of communication processes and technologies, with a special focus on gender equality issues, communication rights and social justice. Among the developments of research activities in these areas: the digital platform Mapping Global Media Policy (international project 2006-2016) and the platform of the project Advancing Gender Equality in Media Industries (2017-ongoing), focused on the representation of women and men in the news.

Over the past years she has been involved in online learning activities, in particular fostering a ‘virtual exchange’ approach that values transcultural and transnational dimensions of education. Activities in this areas are carried out in collaboration with the research group Next Generation Global Studies (SPGI Department, University of Padova) and various international entities. 

She is currently involved in the following research projects and international initiatives pertaining to the nexus between gender, media and digital technolgoies.

Advancing Gender Equality in Media Industries (AGEMI) (EU Commission, DG Justice, 2017-2019). Consortium: University of Newcastle, University of Padova, University of Gothenburg, International Federation of Journalists, COPEAM.

Comparing gender and media equality across the globe: a cross-national study of the qualities, causes and consequences of gender equality in and through the news media. Coordinated by Prof. Monika Dierf-Pierre, University of Gothenburg.

UNESCO Unitwin University Network on Gender Media and ICT. The networks promoted research and education on UNESCO relevant areas of intervention, favouring collaboration between universities on gender equality within and through media content. The network includes members from Africa, Arab states, Asia the Pacif region, Europe and Nord America, Latin America and the Caribbean.

 Global Alliance for Media and Gender. An initiative promoted by UNESCO in 2014 that includes over 800 members from media organizations, unions, universities and professional associations. Main goals of the GAMAGs: promotion of gender equality in media companies, structures and content; strengthen regional and international collaborations; monitoring international commitments in the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action’s Section J (Women and media diagnosis); support gender equality as a priority in research, education and policy making through a gender mainstreaming approach.

She has also co-coordinated, together with the Osservatorio di Pavia, the Italian participation in various editions of the international project Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP, 2005-2010-2015-2020) on representation of women and men in news media.

Editorial work and publications

Claudia Padovani is co-editor of Palgrave/IAMCR Global Transformations in Media and Communication Research series and member of the board of several international journals, including: International Communication Gazette, Information Technology and Global GovernanceAnuario ININCO. Investigaciones de la comunicaciònJournal of Alternative and Community Media, Continuum. Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, ComPol, Partecipazione e Conflitto.

She is author of a number of scientific publications among:

Padovani, C. & Ross, K. (2020) “Ideas for gender-transformative futures of education in the digital age” in Humanist Futures: Perspectives from UNESCO Chairs and UNITWIN Networks on the futures of education. Paris, UNESCO, pp. 153-160. ISBN 978-92-3-100369-1.

Padovani C, Vega Montiel A. and French L. (eds) (2019). Gender, Media and ICTs. New approaches for research, education and training. UNESCO Series on Journalism Education (outcome of a joint project of the UniTWIN Network on Gender Media and ICT, funded by the UNESCO IPDC and the Kingdom of the Netherlands). Open Access. Paris: UNESCO. ISBN: 9789231003202.

Padovani C. & Santaniello M. (eds) (2018). The International Communication Gazette. Themed issue “Digital Constitutionalism: Human Rights and Power Limitation in the Internet Eco-system”. Sage Publications. Vol 80/4. DOI: 10.1177/1748048518757114.

Padovani, C. (2018) “Gendering media policy research and communication governance” in Javnost – The Public. Journal of the European Institute for Communication and Culture, Taylor & Francis (Invited contribution to special issue for the journal 25th anniversary). Vol 25. DOI: 10.1080/13183222.2018.1423941. Accessible su:

Ross K. & Padovani C. (eds) (2017). Gender Equality and the Media: A Challenge for Europe. Routledge. ISBN: 978-1-315-70902-4. Paper back edition published in 2018. ISBN: 978-1-138-31980-6.

Padovani C. & Pavan E. (eds) (2017). Comunicazione politica, Quadrimestrale dell'Associazione Italiana di Comunicazione Politica. Themed issue “The Politics of Media Gender Equality. Lessons learned and struggles for change twenty years after the Beijing Fourth World Conference on Women”. Il Mulino (2/2017). 

Padovani C. & Shade L. (eds) (2016). Journal of Information Policy. Themed issue “Gendering Global Media Policy: Critical Perspectives on ‘Digital Agendas’”. Pen State University Press. Accessible su:

Padovani C. & Pavan E.  (2016) “Global Governance and ICTs: Exploring online governance networks around Gender and Media” in Global Networks 16/3, Wiley Blackwell (pp. 350-371). ISSN 1470–2266.

Padovani C. (2015) “Il 2015 e l’Alleanza Globale per Media e Genere: per un’agenda di ricerca internazionale“ in Problemi dell’Informazione, vol 3/2015, Il Mulino (pp. 441-464). DOI: 10.1445/81453.

Padovani C. & Calabrese A. (eds) (2014). Communication Rights and Global Justice: Historical accounts of transnational mobilizations. (Palgrave/IAMCR series) Palgrave McMillan. ISBN: 978-1-137-37829-3.

Raboy M. & Padovani C. (2010). “Mapping Global Media Policy: concepts, frameworks, methods” in Journal of Communication, Culture and Critique, Wiley Blackwell (pp. 150-169). Themed issue on “Media Governance: New Policies for Changing Media Landscapes”. Vol III issue 2 Print ISSN: 1753-9129 Online ISSN: 1753-9137.

Padovani, C. (ed) (2004). International Communication Gazette 66 (3-4). Special issue “The World Summit on the Information Society. Setting the Communication agenda for the 21st century”. Sage Publications. Print ISSN: 1748-0485; Online ISSN: 1748-0493.

Padovani C. (2001). Comunicazione Globale. Democrazia, sovranità, culture (Global Communication. Democracy, Sovereignty, Cultures). Utet Libreria, Torino. ISBN: 887750680.

Monica Paiella

Economy and Finance area

Competences: Applied Economics, Financial Economy

Keywords: financial literacy, Financial Markets, pension funds

Region: Campania


Full professor of Economics at the University of Naples Parthenope

Professional career

After obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Economics at the New York University Stern School of Business and then a degree in Economics and Commerce at the University of Pavia, she earned a Ph.D. in Economics in 2001 at the University College London.

Her research activity began at the Institute of Fiscal Studies in London which granted her a scholarship from 1996 to 2000 and where she participated in research projects on household consumption, savings and portfolio choices. She continued to study these issues and to analyze their implications for economic policy at the Research Department of the Bank of Italy. In 2007 she moved to the University of Naples as an associate professor and in 2017 was appointed full professor. Since 2017 she has also been a member of the University Board of Directors.

She has been a visiting professor at Columbia University in New York, at the Goethe Universität in Frankfurt, at the Frankfurt School of Finance and at EBS in Wiesbaden.

In addition to this, she has been a consultant at the General Directorate for Macroprudential Policy and Financial Stability of the European Central Bank.

Scientific results

Monica Paiella is an applied economist with a long experience with econometric tools and in data analysis. Most of her work focuses on consumption, saving and investment choices of households and businesses. She contributed to the rationalization of well-known economic puzzles, including the equity premium puzzle and the stock market participation puzzle. She has studied the determinants of savings and debt and of household portfolio choices, taking into account differences in risk attitudes and financial literacy.

She has published in prestigious peer-reviewed journals such as The Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of the European Economic Association and the Journal of Applied Econometrics. Her studies on the equity premium puzzle, the costs of investing in stocks, the measurement of risk aversion and on the wealth effects on consumption are well known and widely cited in the literature.

Her most recent work includes studies on peer-to-peer lending, where she analyzes the liquidity of peer-to-peer markets, their links with the banking sector, and their implications for the European capital market union. In addition to this, as a consultant to the Macroprudential Policy and Financial Stability Division of the European Central Bank, she has contributed to a project on inequality and financial stability.

Currently, she is working on issues related to robo advice, expectation formation mechanisms concerning the prices of financial and real assets, the indebtedness of the elderly, and the implications of shadow banking for financial stability.

Editorial work and publications

She is the author of numerous single-author and co-authored publications from Italian and foreign institutions, including

(2018) Faia E, Paiella M. The Role of FinTech for the Capital Market Union, in Allen F. et al. (eds.), “Capital Market Union and Beyond”, MIT Press.

(2017) Paiella M, Pistaferri L. The Anatomy of the Wealth Effect. The Review of Economics and Statistics 99(4): 710-721.

(2016) Paiella M. Financial Literacy and Subjective Expectations Questions: A Validation Exercise. Research in Economics 70: 360-374.

(2015) Minetti R, Murro P, Paiella M. Ownership Structure, Governance, and Innovation. European Economic Review 80:165-193.

(2014) Paiella M, Tiseno A. Evaluating the Impact on Saving of Tax-Favored Retirement Plans. Journal of Pension Economics and Finance 13(1): 62-87.

(2011) Chiappori PA, Paiella M. Relative Risk Aversion is Constant: Evidence from Panel Data. The Journal of the European Economic Association 9(6):1021-1052.

Attanasio O, Paiella M. Intertemporal Consumption Choices, Transaction Costs and Limited Participation in Financial Markets: Reconciling Data and Theory. Journal of Applied Econometrics 26(2): 322-343.

(2009) The Stock Market, Housing and Consumer Spending: A Survey of the Evidence on Wealth Effects. Journal of Economic Surveys, 23(5): 947-953.

(2008) Guiso LPaiella M. Risk Aversion, Wealth and Background Risk. Journal of the European Economic Association 6(6):1109-1150.

(2007) Paiella M. The Forgone Gains of Incomplete Portfolios. The Review of Financial Studies, 20(5): 1623-1646.

(2006) Guiso L, Paiella M, Visco I. Do Capital Gains Affect Consumption? Estimates of Wealth Effects from Italian Household’s Behavior? in Klein L. (ed.), “Long Run Growth and Short Run Stabilization: Essays in Memory of Albert Ando (1929-2002)”, Elgar publisher.

(2006) Paiella M, D’Alessio G and Cannari L. La Ricchezza delle Famiglie Italiane: Un’Analisi Territoriale in Cannari L. and Panetta F. (eds.), “Il Sistema Finanziario e il Mezzogiorno,” Cacucci Editore.

Awards and prizes

She is a referee for the evaluation of national and international research projects and, from 2011 to 2014, she was a member of the Economics and Statistics panel for the Evaluation of Research Quality in Italy (VQR). She is a member of a number of scientific committees organizing national and international conferences, including the CEPR conferences and workshops of Household Finance, Women in Economics (WinE) of the European Economic Association, and the congresses of the Italian Society of Economists. She is a member of the Scientific Committee of the PhD program in Management, Governance and Economics at her University.

She has been awarded by her University an Excellence in Research Award, a mobility grant and research funds on competitive calls. She received a TMR grant and, in 2017, a grant from the Institut Europlace de Finance-Louis Bachelier LABEX.

Giovanna Paladino

Economy and Finance area

Competences: Finance, Financial Education

Keywords: charity management, corporate finance, exchange rate, gender, monetary policy

Region: Lazio


Head of the Technical Secretariat of the Chairman of Intesa Sanpaolo, Director and Curator of the MdR (Museum of Saving), Board Member of IFFM (International Federation of Finance Museums) and VUB Foundation (SK), Advisory Board Member of SAMA Financial Literacy Center (SAU).

Professional career

She graduated in Economics from “La Sapienza” University in Rome in 1988. She then received a “Diplome” (PhD pass) in International Relations from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva (CH). In 1992, she worked as an intern at IMF in Washington D.C. and then moved to Rhode Island where she obtained a Master’s degree in Economics from “Brown University”. In 1994, she finished her PhD in Economics at “La Sapienza” University in Rome and obtained a post doc position, as Jeanne Monnet fellow, at the “European University Institute”. From 1998 to 2014, she was adjunct professor in Monetary and Financial Economics at LUISS Guido Carli University. In 1994, she started working in the banking sector as senior economist at the IMI Research Department and later in the Intesa Sanpaolo group where, from 2010, she is the head of the Chairman’s Technical staff. She is the curator and the director of the Museum of Saving, a financial education lab located in Turin and from April 2016, she is also responsible for managing the Intesa Sanpaolo Charity Fund.

Scientific results

She has published several research articles on finance and econometrics, with attention to issues related to the time varying volatility transmission via GARCH approaches. In this domain, she has written papers on commodity prices determination using models able to identify fundamental and speculative components. Recently, the research focus has switched to the effectiveness of the ECB monetary policy, the link between sovereign risk and bank risk-taking (i.e. the bank-sovereign nexus) and the time varying behavior of fundamentalists and chartists in the exchange rate markets. Another strand of her research was centered on corporate finance and regulation. She carried out research, then published on peer reviewed journal, on the value creation of M&As in the banking sector, on the impact of the adoption of internal rating models on the cost of capital and on the relation between leverage and profitability. Adding to her research accomplishment, she established and expanded the outreach of the MdR, the first museum fully dedicated to financial literacy, and succeed to manage the IntesaSanpaolo Charity Fund according to the best international practices. In her project activities “gender gap” has been at the core of various original initiatives for arising the public awareness on the topic.

Editorial work and publications

(2018) Cifarelli G, Paladino G. Can the interaction between a single long-term attractor and heterogeneous trading explain the exchange rate conundrum? Research in International Business and Finance, 46: 313-323

(2016) Cifarelli G, Paladino G. Time-varying mark-up and the ECB monetary policy transmission in a highly non-linear framework. International Review of Economics & Finance, 45:247-262.

(2016) Beltratti A, Paladino G. Basel II and regulatory arbitrage. Evidence from financial crises.Journal of Empirical Finance, 39: 180-196.

(2015) Cifarelli G, Paladino G. A dynamic model of hedging and speculation in the commodity futures markets. Journal of Financial Markets, 25: 1-15.

(2013) Beltratti A, Paladino G. Is M&A different during a crisis? Evidence from the European banking sector. Journal of Banking & Finance, 37: 5394-5405

(2010)  Cifarelli G, Paladino G. Oil price dynamics and speculation: A multivariate financial approach. Energy Economics, 32:363-372.

(2005) Cifarelli G, Paladino G. Volatility linkages across three major equity markets: A financial arbitrage approach. Journal of International Money and Finance, 24:413-439.

Awards and prizes

Giovanna Paladino won several grants and scholarships that fully supported her graduate studies. She got her doctoral degree thanks to the scholarships “Luciano Iona” and the grant from Fondazione Einaudi. The post-doc was supported by the Jean Monnet fellowship of the European Community. In 2003 the Global Finance Association awarded “Volatility Co-movements in Emerging Bond Markets: Is there Segmentation between Geographical Areas?” as best paper in asset pricing.


Elisa Palazzi

STEM area: Physics

Competences: Atmospheric Science, Climate Change in High-Altitude Regions, Climatology

Keywords: climate, mountains, water resources

Region: Piedmont


Researcher at the Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate of the National Research Council of Italy (ISAC-CNR)

Professional career

Elisa Palazzi gets her Laurea degree in Physics in 2003 and a PhD in Physical Modelling for Environmental Protection in 2008, both from the University of Bologna and in collaboration with the Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate of the Italian National Research Council (ISAC-CNR). During that period, she works mainly on the measurement of air pollutants in urban areas using remote sensing techniques and on the development of modelling tools to correctly analyse and interpret these measurements.  At ISAC-CNR she carries out a post-doctoral research that includes a contract founded by the European Space Agency (ESA) aimed at studying the atmospheric circulation and its changes by means of satellite measurements of long-lived atmospheric gases. These studies bring her closer to the later research activities, focused on climate and climate change, which Elisa Palazzi has been undertaking since 2011, when she becomes permanent staff researcher at ISAC-CNR, based in Turin. Since then, she has been studying climate change in mountain regions, focusing on elevation-dependent warming and high-altitude changes in precipitation, and analysing their impacts on water resources, which are very relevant for low-land regions too. She currently co-coordinates an international network of mountain studies called GEO-GNOME (Group on Earth Observations-Global Network for Observations and Information in Mountain Environments) and an Initiative of the European Climate Research Alliance (ECRA) on the changes in the hydrological cycle. She is currently author and co-author of 52 peer-reviewed papers (Scopus database).

Scientific results

Elisa Palazzi began her research activity at CNR, in Bologna, during the work performed for her Laurea degree and her PhD, working on the development and application of radiative transfer models, based on the Monte Carlo techniques, for the interpretation of remote sensing measurement of atmospheric trace gases performed with passive remote sensing (DOAS technique). Those years mark an approach which will characterize even later the research performed by Elisa Palazzi, that is, an integration between measurements and models. From 2009 to 2011, funded by the European Space Agency (ESA), she was principal investigator of a project included in the ESA "Changing Earth System Network" programme, in which she used satellite measurements of long-lived trace gases (CO2, CH4, N2O, CFC) to diagnose the characteristics of atmospheric transport through the subtropical and polar dynamical barriers. Since 2011, she works on the study of the climate system and in particular on climate change and variability in high altitude regions that are considered sentinels of the changing climate. Her research focuses on the so-called elevation-dependent warming mechanism, and on observed and projected changes in precipitation, both influencing the mountain cryosphere. She is author and co-author of several peer-reviewed papers and she co-coordinates an international research network for the retrieval of climate data in high-altitude regions.

Editorial work and publications

Elisa Palazzi is  Editor of the Section “Remote Sensing of the Water Cycle” in the Journal Remote Sensing – MPDI, since 2019.

She is co-editor (with Antonello Provenzale and Klaus Fraedrich) of the book The Fluid Dynamics of Climate(CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences 564, Courses and Lectures, Springer, 2016).

12 Most relevant publications:

[2020] Rangwala I, Palazzi E, Miller JR. Projected Climate Change in the Himalayas during the Twenty-First Century.In: Dimri A., Bookhagen B., Stoffel M., Yasunari T. (eds) Himalayan Weather and Climate and their Impact on the Environment. Springer, Cham

[2019] Regine H, Golam R, [...], Palazzi E et al. High Mountain Areas. In: IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

[2019] Palazzi E, Mortarini L, Terzago S, von Hardenberg J. Elevation-dependent warming in global climate model simulations at high spatial resolution, Clim Dyn 52: 2685.

[2018] Pasetto D, Arenas-Castro S, Bustamante J, [...], Palazzi E, et al. , Integration of satellite remote sensing data in ecosystem modelling at local scales: practices and trends, Methods Ecol Evol. 2018; 9: 1810– 1821.

[2017] Terzago S, von Hardenberg J, Palazzi E, Provenzale A. Snow water equivalent in the Alps as seen by gridded data sets, CMIP5 and CORDEX climate models, The Cryosphere, 11, 1625-1645,

[2017] Palazzi E, Filippi L, von Hardenberg J, Insights into elevation-dependent warming in the Tibetan Plateau-Himalayas from CMIP5 model simulations, Clim. Dyn., 48 (11-12), 3991-4008.

[2015] Pepin N, Bradley RS, [...], Palazzi E, et al. Elevation- dependent warming in mountain regions of the world. Nature Climate Change, 5 (5), pp. 424-430. DOI: 10.1038/nclimate2563.

[2015] Turco M, Palazzi E, von Hardenberg J, Provenzale A, Observed climate change hotspots. Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, 3521–3528. doi: 10.1002/2015GL063891.

[2015] Palazzi E, Von Hardenberg J, Terzago S, Provenzale A. Precipitation in the Karakoram- Himalaya: a CMIP5 view, Climate Dynamics, Vol 45, pp. 21-45, DOI: 10.1007/s00382-014- 2341-z.

[2014] Filippi L, Palazzi E, Von Hardenberg J, Provenzale A. Multidecadal variations in the relationship between the NAO and winter precipitation in the Hindu Kush-Karakoram, Journal of Climate, 27 (20), pp. 7890-7902. DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00286.1.

[2014] D'Onofrio D, Palazzi E, Von Hardenberg J, Provenzale A, Calmanti S. Stochastic rainfall downscaling of climate models, Journal of Hydrometeorology, 15 (2), pp. 830-843. DOI: 10.1175/JHM-D-13-096.1.

[2013] Palazzi E, Von Hardenberg J, Provenzale A. Precipitation in the hindu-kush karakoram himalaya: Observations and future scenarios, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 118 (1), pp. 85-100. DOI: 10.1029/2012JD018697

Awards and prizes

Italian Prize “Premio Gian Giacomo Drago e Fausta Rivera Drago” obtained in 2017 awarded by the “Istituto Lombardo Accademia di Scienze e Lettere” to a researcher (less than 40 years old) for his/her relevant research on the theme of climate change and its effects on the environment and human health.

Priscilla Palombi


Competences: Image Rights, Law in Sport, Sport Contracting, Sport Management

Keywords: athletes, sport, sports clubs, sports federations, sports promotion bodies

Region: Lazio


Head of the Legal Department of the Italian Footballers' Association, Member of the Board of Directors of the Italian Sports Lawyers' Association.

Professional career

After graduating in Law, she qualified as a lawyer and specialised in sports law, with a master's degree organised by the Sports Law and Policy Center (SPLC) together with the Rivista di Diritto ed Economia dello Sport, a specialist course at the Business School of the LUISS University in Rome and a specialisation course at the Consiglio Nazionale Forense. She began her professional career as a Trustee of Assocalciatori, later becoming Head of Assocalciatori's Amateur and Women's Football Legal Office.

Editorial work and publications

Priscilla Palombi is the author of the Chapter 'FITAV', in La Giustizia Sportiva, Volume II, edited by Michele Colucci and Salvatore Civale, in collaboration with Associazione Italiana Avvocati dello Sport, published by Sport and Law Policy Center, 2015, and co-author (with Michele Colucci) of the article 'Il vincolo sportivo e la sua (irreversibile) abolizione, considerazioni sull'istruttoria dell'AGCOM nel caso della FIPAV', Rivista di Diritto e Economia dello Sport, Vol. XVIII, Fascicolo unico 2022. 

Stefania Panebianco

International politics area

Competences: European Union Politics, International Relations, Political Science

Keywords: democratization processes, European foreign policy, European Union, Italian foreign policy, Mediterranean, migrations, safety

Region: Sicily


Associate Professor of Political Science at University of Catania

Professional career

She got her BA in Political Science at the University of Catania in 1993 and specialized in International Relations and EU politics while writing a PhD dissertation on euro-lobbying (defended at the University of Padua in 1998). As Holder of the Italian Chair of Mediterranean Diplomacy and Relations, Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies, University of Malta (1997 - 1999), Research Fellow (1999 - 2002) and Researcher (2000 - 2002) at the University of Catania, she focused her teaching and research interest on EuroMediterranean relations and EuroMediterraenan Partnership. She became Associate Professor in Political Science in 2002 and started teaching also in English the newly established subject Mediterranean Politics (she is the unique lecturer at UNICT since 2004). She taught Mediterranean Politics also at PhD level (Scuola Superiore di Catania and IMT in Lucca) and in distance learning for Arcadia University (Glenside (Pennsylvania, USA). Since academic year 2008-2009 she is teaching Migration and the Mediterraneanat LUISS, Master in European Studies. She has supervised, as PhD candidates, Iole Fontana (IMT) and Federica Zardo (Università di Torino). Evaluator for ANVUR – the Agency of the Italian Ministry of Education since 2013. She served for the Italian Political Science Association and the European International Studies Association as member of the board. She is co-editor of Global Affairs.Within the ERAMSUS mobility grants she has been teaching at the Universities of Ghent, Ljubljana, Paris Est-Créteil, Bilken in Ankara.  She also chaired the BA course in Politcs and International Relations (2007 – 2014). She has convened several thematic sections at national and international conferences, and also organized national and international Conferences, Summer Schools and International Seminars. She got her BA in Political Science at the University of Catania in 1993 and specialized in International Relations and EU politics while writing a PhD dissertation on euro-lobbying (defended at the University of Padua in 1998). As Holder of the Italian Chair of Mediterranean Diplomacy and Relations, Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies, University of Malta (1997 - 1999), Research Fellow (1999 - 2002) and Researcher (2000 - 2002) at the University of Catania, she focused her teaching and research interest on EuroMediterranean relations and EuroMediterraenan Partnership. She became Associate Professor in Political Science in 2002 and started teaching also in English the newly established subject Mediterranean Politics (she is the unique lecturer at UNICT since 2004). She taught Mediterranean Politics also at PhD level (Scuola Superiore di Catania and IMT in Lucca) and in distance learning for Arcadia University (Glenside (Pennsylvania, USA). Since academic year 2008-2009 she is teaching Migration and the Mediterraneanat LUISS, Master in European Studies. Evaluator for ANVUR – the Agency of the Italian Ministry of Education since 2013. She served for the Italian Political Science Association and the European International Studies Association as member of the board. She is co-editor of Global Affairs.Within the ERAMSUS mobility grants she has been teaching at the Universities of Ghent, Ljubljana, Paris Est-Créteil, Bilken in Ankara. She also chaired the BA course in Politcs and International Relations (2007 – 2014). 

She has convened several thematic sections at national and international conferences, and also organized national and international Conferences, Summer Schools and International Seminars:

WECCS Crash Course, Welcome to Europe, my Country, my City, my School, organized within the ERASMUS+ WECCS project,University of Catania, 10 - 12 April 2019.

EUMedEA Crash Course, University of Catania, 2016, 2017, 2018

EISAConference,9thPan European Conference in International Relations: The Worlds of Violence, Giardini Naxos (Sicily) 23-26 September 2015.

Convenorof the ‘Celebrating Europe Day’ with Enrique Baron Crespo, former EP President, within the programme ‘European Parliament to Campus’. Catania, 9 May 2015.Talk on The European Union and its Mediterranean Neighbours: new and old democracies. 

Jean Monnet IRA academic coordinator, EUDEM Conferenceon ‘Winds of Democratic Change in the Mediterranean? Actors, Processes and possible Outcomes’, 19-21 May 2011

Scientific responsibleof the EMUNI SUMMER SCHOOL 2009on European Policies and Economic Transition in the Mediterranean Basin,University of Catania, 12-26 July 2009.

Annual SISP Conference, Catania, 20-22 September 2007.

Scientific results

She participated in several research groups, at national (PRIN) or international level (HORIZON 2020, INTAS, Jean Monnet Action). She acted as academic coordinator of several research groups within the Jean Monnet Action. She has contributed to the development of Euro-Mediterranean studies, in Italy and abroad, via teaching and research. In particular, she has promoted research on democratization fostered by the European Union in the Middle East and North Africa via the EUMED project funded by the European Commission, on migration in the Mediterraenan via the jean Monnet Chair EUMedEA and HORIZON 2020 TRANSCRISIS. Her current research focuses on migration muli-level governance. 

Editorial work and publications

Monographic books: L'Unione Europea "potenza divisa" nel Mediterraneo, Milano, Egea, 2012; Il lobbying europeo, Milano, Giuffré, 2000; L’Unione Europea nel sistema politico globale, Beijin, China Social Sciences Press, pp. 1-268, con Attinà Fulvio, Longo Francesca, Monteleone Carla, Rosa Paolo, 2009 (in cinese); Identità, partiti ed elezioni nell’Unione Europea, Cacucci, Bari, 1995, con Attinà Fulvio e Longo Francesca

Edited books: Sulle onde del Mediterraneo. Cambiamenti globali e risposte alla crisi migratoria, EGEA, Milano, 2016; Winds of Democratic Change in the Mediterranean? Processes, Actors and possible Outcomes,with Rosa Rossi & Soveria Mannelli, Rubbettino, 2012.

Selected articles and chapters (last 5 years):

The EU and Migration in the Mediterranean. EU Borders’ Control by Proxy, in Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Special Issue edited by Valeria Bello and Sarah Leonard, in print.     

L’Italia e i flussi migratori nel Mediterraneo Centrale: lo snodo libico, in Baldinetti Anna, Cassarino Mirella, Melfa Daniela (a cura di), Oltre-confine. Temi e fonti per lo studio dell’Africa, 2019, Roma, Aracne.

Libia e intervento militare. Il principio della responsabilità di proteggere nel dibattito politico italiano, con Ornella Urso,in Francesca Longo e Pierangelo Isernia (editors), La Politica Estera Italiana nel nuovo millennio, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2019, pp. 117-148.

When Responsibility to Protect ‘hits home’: The EU and the Syrian crisis, co-authored with Iole Fontana, in: ‘Third World Quarterly’, 2018, vol. 39, issue 1, pp. 1-17.

Intercultural Dialogue across the Mediterranean Troubled Waters: Challenges to the Anna Lindh Foundation,in Richard Gillespie and Frederic Volpi (editors), Handbook of Mediterranean PoliticsLondon/New York, Routledge, 2018, pp. 394-407.

The EU and Migration in the Mediterranean. Entrapped between the humanitarian approach and border security, in Moccia Luigi and Pop Lia (eds), Migrants and Refugees Across Europe, European University Press, Boschum (Germany), 2017, pp. 139-168.

La difficile transizione democratica nel Vicinato Meridionale. Il ruolo dell’Unione Europea tra persistenza e cambiamento, in Marco Mascia (a cura di), Verso un sistema partitico europeo transnazionale, Cacucci, Bari, 2014, pp. 169-180.

L’Unione Europea nel Mediterraneo: oltre la primavera araba, in Guerino D'Ignazio, Nicola Fiorita, Silvio Gambino, Francesco Raniolo, Alberto Ventura (a cura di), Transizioni e democrazia nei paesi del Mediterraneo e del vicino oriente,Edizioni Periferia, Cosenza, 2014, pp. 287-309.

Awards and prizes

Honorary Membership, EISA (European International Studies Association), awarded in 2017.

Jean Monnet Chair in EU MEDiterranean border crises and European External Action (EUMEDEA) funded by the European Commission through the ERASMUS+ 2015-2018

Academic coordinator of the Jean Monnet Information and Research Activity on EU Foreign Policy and Democracy Promotion (EUDEM)funded by the European Commission through the LLP (2010-2011),

Scientific Responsibleof the European Jean Monnet Module on EU Roles in the International Governancefunded by the European Commission for the years 2005-2010

International Visitor Leadership Program, Washington/New York, June 2005, training programme organised and funded by the US Embassy in Italy with the US Dept. of State.

Elena Pantaleo


Competences: Gender Equality, Geopolitics of Sports, Kickboxing, Sport Communication, Sports Event Management, Sports Policy

Keywords: Competition in Sports, CONI (Comitato Olimpico Nazionale Italiano/Italian National Olympic Committee), discipline in sports, female leadership, women in sport

Region: Sicily


Former athlete, kickboxing champion. National Councillor of CONI (Italian National Olympic Committee). 

Professional career

Elena Pantaleo began practising kickboxing in 2011, to date she is a 10-time Italian champion, five-time European champion and three-time world kickboxing champion. She was elected National Councillor of the CONI (Italian National Olympic Committee) in the athletes' quota for the four-year period 2021-2025 and, as defending champion, she is qualified for the next World Combat Games to be held in Ryiadh in Saudi Arabia in October 2023.

Parallel to her competitive activity, she has always flanked her studies, obtaining a degree in Law at the University of Palermo with top marks and then a master's degree in Geopolitics at the Sapienza University. She currently works at the Supreme Court as a trial clerk, is an alumnus of the School of Politics and is doing a second master's degree at the Alma Mater University of Bologna, in Sports Communication and Marketing.
She is team manager of the Proper team (one of the most successful pointfighting teams in the world), she is in charge of organising the Proper Summer Camp as well as all the communication of the team and its initiatives. For the Italian Kickboxing Federation he managed the communication of social channels for the European Championships in Antalya 2022. 

Scientific results

Dual career award, Opes Sports Gala 2022

Golden Star executives, CONI 2021

Precious Mosaic of Palermo card for 'The City of Talents', 2019

Athlete of Elite, Universitat de Valencia 2017 

Gold Medal for Athletic Valour, CONI 2017

Gold medal for sporting merit, Federkombact 2016

Silver medal for athletic merit, CONI 2015

Daniela Pantosti

STEM area: Natural and environmental sciences

Competences: Earthquakes Geology, Paleoseismology

Keywords: active tectonics, earthquake, earthquakes, earthquakes geology, seismic hazard, tectonic geomorphology, tsunamis

Region: Lazio


Research Director at the Earthquake Department of the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, Rome headquarters

Professional career

After graduating in Geology from the University of Rome La Sapienza in 1985, she qualified as a geologist in 1986. She then worked at the Geological Survey of Italy; since 1987 she has been a researcher at the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology in Rome, and in 2000 she became Director of Research. In 1991-1992 and 1997-1998 she was a visiting scientist at the United States Geological Service in Menlo Park, California. Since 2013 she has decided to reduce her research activities in order to serve INGV, covering roles of responsibility and internal management. From 2013 to 2016 she is director of the Rome1 Section, Seismology and Tectonophysics. She currently directs the Earthquake Structure with tasks of planning, development and verification of research activities.

Scientific results

Daniela Pantosti's main area of research is Earthquake Geology and Paleoseismology (the study of geological records of past earthquakes), research activities that provide an important contribution to seismic hazard estimates. These disciplines, which are concerned with characterising the seismicity of a region on the basis of the 'footprints' left by past earthquakes on the landscape and in the geology, were entirely new in Italy in the late 1980s. Thanks to the support of INGV, Daniela Pantosti was able to introduce them to Italy, using them for the first time to study the Irpinia fault responsible for the 1980 earthquake. By observing the development of fault segmentation and recurrence models, the characterisation of seismogenic sources and their seismic behaviour, the estimation of seismic hazard is much more reliable. Given the excellent results, these studies have developed enormously and have become an integral part of the scientific process. As a result of these successes, Pantosti has participated and been responsible for national and international projects concerning seismic and tsunami hazard definition in Italy, the Mediterranean, California, Central and South America and New Zealand.

Editorial work and publications

Daniela Pantosti is associated editor for several scienific jurnals as for example Tectonophysics, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, Journal of Earthquake Engineering, Italian Journal of Geosciences. 

She co-authored numerous scientific publications, including:

(2018) Villani, F., Pucci, S., Civico, R., De Martini,P. M., Cinti, F. R., & Pantosti, D.  Surface Faulting of the 30 October 2016 Mw 6.5 Central Italy Earthquake: Detailed Analysis of a Complex Coseismic Rupture, Tectonics, 37(10): 3378-3410.

(2018) Cinti, F. R., Civico, R., Blumetti, A. M.,Chiarini, E., La Posta, E., Pantosti, D., et al. Evidence for surface faulting earthquakes on the Montereale fault system (Abruzzi Apennines, central Italy). Tectonics, 37(9): 2758–2776. 

(2017) Villani, F., L. Improta, S. Pucci, R. Civico, P.P.G. Bruno and D. Pantosti. Investigating the architecture of the Paganica Fault (2009 Mw 6.1earthquake, central Italy) by integrating high-resolution multiscale refraction tomography and detailed geological mapping, Geophysical Journal International, 208(1): 403–423.

(2016) Emergeo W.G.: Pucci S. , De Martini P.M. , Civico R. , Nappi R. , Ricci T. , Villani F. , Brunori C.A. , Caciagli M. , Sapia V. , Cinti F. R. , Moro M. , Di Naccio D. , Gori S. , Falcucci E. , Vallone R. , Mazzarini F. , Tarquini S. , Del Carlo P. , Kastelic V. , Carafa M. , De Ritis R. , Gaudiosi G. , Nave R. , Alessio G. , Burrato P. , Smedile A. , Alfonsi L. , Vannoli P. , Pignone M. , Pinzi S. , Fracassi U. , Pizzimenti L. , Mariucci M.T. , Pagliuca N. , Sciarra A. , Carluccio R. , Nicolosi I. , Chiappini M. , D’ajello Caracciolo F., Pezzo G. , Patera A. , Azzaro R. , Pantosti D., Montone P. , Saroli M. , Lo Sardo L.  , Lancia M., Coseismic effects of the 2016 Amatrice seismic sequence: first geological resultsAnnals of Geophysics, 59, Fast Track 5.

(2016) Pucci S. , R. Civico, F. Villani, T. Ricci, E. Delcher, A. Finizola, V. Sapia, P. M. De Martini, D. Pantosti, S. Barde-Cabusson, E. Brothelande, R. Gusset, C. Mezon, S. Orefice, A. Peltier, M. Poret, L. Torres and B. Suski (2016). Deep electrical resistivity tomography along the tectonically active Middle Aterno Valley (2009 L’Aquila earthquake area, central Italy), Geophysical Journal International 207(2): 967–982.

(2015) R. Civico, C. A. Brunori, P. M. De Martini, S. Pucci, F. R. Cinti, and D. Pantosti Liquefaction susceptibility assessment in fluvial plains using airborne lidar: the case of the 2012 Emilia earthquake sequence area (Italy), Natural Hazards ad Earth System Science, 15(11): 2473–2483.

(2015) Civico R., S. Pucci, P.M. De Martini, D. Pantosti (2015). Morphotectonic analysis of the long-term surface expression of the 2009 L'Aquila earthquake fault (Central Italy) using airborne LiDAR data. Tectonophysics 644–645:108-121.

(2015) Civico R., D. Pantosti, S. Pucci, P.M. De Martini (2014). The Contribution of Airborne LiDAR Data to the Assessment of Surface Faulting Hazard for Lifelines Crossing Active Faults: An Example from the Central Apennines, Italy, in G. Lollino et al. (eds.), Engineering Geology for Society and Territory. Volume 5.

(2014) Papadopoulos G.A., E. Gràcia, R. Urgeles, V. Sallares, P. M. De Martini, D. Pantosti, M. González, A. C. Yalciner, J. Mascle, D. Sakellariou, A. Salamon, S. Tinti, V. Karastathis, A. Fokaefs, A. Camerlenghi, T. Novikova, A. Papageorgiou. Historical and pre-historical tsunamis in the Mediterranean and its connected seas: Geological signatures, generation mechanisms and coastal impacts. Marine Geology, 354: 81–109.

(2013) Clark KJ, Cochran UA, Berryman KR, Biasi G, Langridge R, Villamor P, Bartholomew T, Litchfield N, Pantosti D, Marco S, Van Dissen R, Turner G, Hemphill-Haley M. Deriving a long paleoseismic record from a shallow water Holocene basin next to the Alpine fault, New Zealand. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 125(5-6): 811-832. 

Awards and prizes

In 1995 she receives the ILP Edward Flinn award for "her contribution to the study of the Paleoseismology and Holocene Tectonics several parts of the World”


Paola Paoloni

Economy and Finance area

Competences: Business Administration, Female Entrepreneurship, Gender Equality

Keywords: business development, credit access, enterprise internalization, ESG (Environment, Social, Governance), firm strategy, gender gap, innovation, intangible, intellectual capital, relational capital, SMEs, sustainability, Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG4), woman entrepreneur, women

Region: Lazio


Full professor of Business Economics and coordinator of the Doctorate in “Business Economics”  at the “La Sapienza” University of Rome. Founder and scientific director of the observatory on gender studies “Hypatia”.

Professional career

In 1992 she got her Master Degree in Business Administration at Faculty of Economics, “La Sapienza” University of Rome. In 2006 she received her Ph.D. in Business Administration, at Faculty of Economics, University of Urbino. From 2008 to 2013 she was Research Fellow in Business Administration at Faculty of Economics, “Niccolò Cusano” University – Rome. From 2013 to 2016 she was Associate Professor in Business Administration at Faculty of Economics, “Niccolò Cusano” University – Rome. From 2016 to 2018 she was Full Professor in Business Administration at Faculty of Economics, “Niccolò Cusano” University – Rome. From 2018 to actual she is Full Professor in Business Administration at Faculty of Economics, “La Sapienza” University of Rome. Actually, she is a member of several boards of directors and auditors in listed and unlisted companies, and she is Lead Independent Director in a listed bank of national and international standing. She is Vice-President of the Society of Open Innovation: Technology.

Scientific results

Her main research interests include: general management, financial reporting, female entrepreneurship and intellectual-based management. She is the author and co-author of several articles and books on above-mentioned research areas and she usually attends as a speaker at many international conferences like: workshop on intangibles, intellectual capital and extra-financial information (EIASM); International Academy of Management and Business (IAMB); International Conference on Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management & Organisational Learning (ICCKM); International Forum on Knowledge Asset Dynamics (IFKAD).

She is member of the Italian Society of Accountancy and Business Economics SIDREA, and member of Scientific Committee of SIDREA International Workshop (SIW) on Intellectual capital.

Editorial work and publications

She is a member of the Editorial Board of some academic journals like: Open innovation: Technology, Market, and Complexity, China-USA Business Review journal, and author of several scientific contributions, some are listed below:

(2021) Paoloni P, Cosentino A. Women’s Skills and Aptitudes as Drivers of Organizational Resilience: An Italian Case Study. Administrative science, 11(4): 129.

(2021) Paoloni P, Cosentino A , Iannone B. L’attitudine delle imprese al cambiamento durante le crisi sistemiche. Spunti dal settore agroalimentare. Management Control, 2: 241-264.

(2021) Paoloni P, Lombardi R, Schimperna F, and Galeotti M. The climate-related information in the changing EU directive on non-financial reporting and disclosure: first evidence by Italian large companies. Journal of Applied Accounting Research.

(2021) Paoloni P, Dal Mas F, Massaro M, Kianto A. Translating knowledge in new entrepreneurial ventures. The role of business plan development. VINE Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems. doi [10.1108/VJIKMS-04-2021-0060].

(2021) Paoloni P, Modaffari G, Paoloni N, Ricci F. The strategic role of social capital components in agri-food firms. British Food Journal.

(2021) Paoloni P, Modaffari G. Business Incubators vs. Start-ups: A sustainable way of sharing knowledge. Journal of Knowledge Management.

(2020) Paoloni P, Cosentino A, Iannone B, Temperini V. Tradition, innovation and relationships. Emergent profiles from agro-food italian industry, British Food Journal. doi (10.1108/BFJ-04-2020-0306).

(2020) Paoloni P, Modaffari G, Paoloni N., My Name is Bond, Pecorino Bond. British Food Journal. 

(2019) Paoloni P, Dal Mas F.  A relational capital perspective on social sustainability. The case of female entrepreneurship in Italy. Measuring Business Excellence. doi 10.1108/MBE-08-2019-0086.

(2019) Paoloni P, Paoloni N, Lombardi R. The impact on the governance of the Gender Quotas legislation: the Italian Case. Measuring Business Excellence.  doi 10.1108/MBE-02-2019-0019.

(2018) P. Paoloni, Modaffari G. Female-Owned Innovative Startups in Italy: Status Quo and Implications. Administrative Science, Special Issue Women in Business  8 (4): 1-31. doi:10.3390/admsci8040066.

(2017) Paoloni P, Lombardi R. Exploring the connection between Relational Capital and Female Entrepreneurs. African journal of business management, 11(24): 40-750.

Awards and prizes

Outstanding Paper Award 2014 by the paper: Paoloni P, Demartini P (2012). Implementing an IC framework in practice. JOURNAL OF INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL, vol. 14, ISSN: 1469-1930;

Best Research Publication in Journal Awards -IABE-2015 Rome Conference: Journal of International Business and Economics (JIBE) Vol 15, Issue 2 - P. Paoloni, P. Demartini, M. Paoloni, Sustainability And Intangibles: Evidence Of Integrated Thinking;

Best paper award of SOITMC  2017, con il paper“Relation and sustainability in Italian women tourism Smes” presentato al SOITC 2017 Lativa Riga, June 15-18;

Appreciate Award IEEE International Conference on Technology Management, Operations and Decisions - Disruptive Technologies and Social Impacts - November 24, 25 & 26, 2021 (Virtual event).

Costanza Papagno

STEM area: Psychology and neurosciences

Competences: Neuroscience

Keywords: cognitive deficits in brain glioma, deafness, language learning, memory

Region: Lombardy


Full Professor of Psychology at the University of Milano Bicocca.

Professional career

After graduating in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Milan, in 1981 she began a specialization course in Neurology at the same university which ended in 1985. From 1986 to 1989 she was engaged in a research doctorate in Psychobiology (Neuropsychology sector). Later, from 1992 to 1993, she was admitted to the first year of the Postgraduate School of Psychiatry. Since 1982 she has been an internal doctor at the Institute of Neurological Clinic of the University of Milan where she won the CIBA-Geigy scholarship for the study of "Cognitive Functions in the brain-injured" in 1984. Thanks to her studies she won a scholarship from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the Neurological Clinic of the University of Fribourg (Germany). In 1988 she was in Cambridge where she worked first with a scholarship from the European Science Foundation and then paid by the Medical Research Council until 1991. In 1991 she returned to Italy permanently and worked at the Neurological Clinic of the San Paolo Hospital in Milan. In 1998 at the University of Palermo she became associate professor of Physiological Psychology. Since 2004 she has been a full professor at the University of Milan Bicocca. Her academic experience was enhanced by the appointment as director of the psychology department at the same university from 2002 to 2008, while she was coordinator of the PhD in Experimental Psychology, Linguistics and Cognitive Neuroscience from 2007 to 2012. From 2010 to 2013 she was President of Doctoral School in Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience and secretary of the School of Specialization in Neuropsychology. Since May 2016 she has been president of the Italian Society of Neuropsychology.


Scientific results

The main research topics of Costanza Papagno are language disorders in patients with focal and degenerative brain injuries, with particular reference to abstract-concrete dissociation, to the development of language in children with a cochlear implant (an electronic artificial ear capable of restoring the auditory perception in people with severe deafness), the effects of transcranial electrical stimulation (tDCS) and short-term memory disorders. One of Papagno's and colleagues' recent discoveries concerns the "hooked fasciculus", a bundle of fibers that (among other things) acts as a "bridge", connecting the two areas of the brain that are used to call the proper names by connecting them to the face of a person. In the field of memory, the capabilities of the uncinate fasciculus in patients who have had a brain tumor removed were tested. Tests have shown that patients still in possession of the "hooked fasciculus" are able to perform this operation, unlike the patients to whom the file has been removed. Control tests of other brain activities (long-term memory, understanding of words and sentences and spatial cognition) have not shown differences between patients with or without the dossier.


Editorial work and publications

Costanza Papagno is part of numerous scientific committees and is the editor of several scientific journals as well as the author of numerous articles, including:

(2016) Papagno C, Casarotti A. Comi A, Pisoni A, Lucchelli F, Bizzi A, Riva M, Bello L. Long-term proper name anomia after removal of the uncinate fasciculus. Brain Function and Structure, 221, 687-694. 

(2016) Papagno C, Pisoni P, Mattavelli G, Casarotti A, Comi A, Fumagalli F, Vernice M, Fava E, Riva M, Bello L. Specific disgust processing in the left insula: New evidence from direct electrical stimulation. Neuropsychologia, 84, 29-35. 

(2016) Papagno C, Cecchetto C, Pisoni A, Bolognini N. Deaf, blind or deaf-blind: Is touch enhanced? Experimental Brain Research, 234, 627-636. 

(2014) Papagno C, Vallar G. A plastic brain for a changing environment. Cortex, 58, 248-250. 

(2014) Vallar G, Bello L, Bricolo E, Castellano A, Casarotti A, Falini A, Riva M, Fava E, Papagno C. Cerebral correlates of visuo-spatial neglect. A direct cerebral stimulation study. Human Brain Mapping, 35(4):1334-50. 

(2013) Papagno C, Vernice M, Cecchetto C. Phonology without semantics? Good enough for verbal short-term memory. Evidence from a patient with semantic dementia. Cortex, 49, 626-636. 

(2011) Papagno C, Miracapillo C, Casarotti A, Romero Lauro L, Castellano A, Falini A, Casaceli G, Bello L. What is the role of the uncinate fasciculus? Surgical removal and proper name retrieval. Brain, 134, 405-414. 

(2011) Papagno C, Gallucci M, Casarotti A, Castellano A, Falini A, Carrabba G, Giussani C, Fava E, Bello L, Caramazza A. Connectivity constraints on cortical reorganization of neural circuits involved in object naming. Neuroimage, 55, 1306-1313. 

(2011) Cattaneo Z, Pisoni A, Papagno C. Transcranial direct current stimulation over Broca's region improves phonemic and semantic fluency in healthy individuals. Neuroscience, 183, 64-70. 

(1998) Baddeley AD, Gathercole S, Papagno C. The Phonological loop as a language learning device. Psychological Review, 105, 158-173.

Cecilia Pasquinelli

Economy and Finance area

Competences: Brand Management, Business Management, Destination Marketing and Management, Sustainable Tourism

Keywords: city brand, country of origin, Made in Italy, nation brand, overtourism, place marketing, place of origin, tourism, urban tourism

Region: Campania


Associate professor of Business Management at the Department of Management and Quantitative Studies, University of Naples Parthenope.

Professional career

After completing the Master of Arts in Local and Regional Development at CURDS – Centre for Urban and Regional Studies, Newcastle University (UK), Cecilia Pasquinelli received her Ph.D. in Management, Competitiveness, and Development from the Institute of Management at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa (Italy). She was a researcher at the Department of Social and Economic Geography and CIND – Centre for Research on Innovation and Industrial Dynamics, Uppsala University (Sweden). She worked at the GSSI Cities at Gran Sasso Science Institute in L’Aquila, Italy and, then, she was a researcher at the Department of Management and Quantitative Studies, University of Naples Parthenope where she currently works as an Associate Professor. She developed experience as a consultant in place marketing and foreign direct investment promotion, working for OCO Global Ltd. in Paris (France). 

Scientific results

Cecilia Pasquinelli’s research activity included place brand and branding, concerning the development, management and exploitation of city, region and nation brands, and their role in local development, tourism development and business competitiveness. Research projects concerned destination management for sustainable tourism, with particular attention to overtourism and the sustainability challenge in contexts of tourism growth. Recent research focused on the post-Covid tourism evolutions in urban contexts. Managerial aspects of tourism innovation and sustainability are currently part of Cecilia’s research agenda, with a focus on technologies for sustainable destination management and technology-enhanced tourism experiences. Her work was published in international journals including Journal of Sustainable Tourism, Urban Studies, Cities, Marketing Theory and Environment Planning Studies and she co-edited the book Tourism in the City. Towards an Integrative Agenda on Urban Tourism published by Springer.

Editorial work and publications

[2022] Pasquinelli, C., Trunfio, M., Bellini, N., Rossi, S. Reimagining urban destinations: Adaptive and transformative city brand attributes and values in the pandemic crisis, Cities, 124.

[2021] Pasquinelli, C. Italy. In: Freire, J. (Ed.) Nation Branding in Europe (Routledge).

[2021] Pasquinelli, C., Trunfio, M. The missing link between overtourism and post-pandemic tourism. Framing Twitter debate on the Italian tourism crisis. Journal of Place Management and Development, ahead-of-print. 

[2021] Pasquinelli, C., Trunfio, M., Bellini, N., Rossi, S. Sustainability in overtouristified cities? A social media insight into Italian branding responses to Covid-19 crisis, Sustainability 13(4), 1848. 

[2021] Pasquinelli, C. Cultural heritage triggering corporate investments. “Heritage Grab” or sustainable development? In: Della Lucia, M., Giudici E. (Eds.) Humanistic Managment and Sustainable Tourism. Human Social and Environmental Challenges (Routledge).

[2021] Pasquinelli, C., Trunfio, M., Rossi, S. Beyond the authenticity-standardisation paradox in international gastronomy retailing: Twisting the hosting city brand with the place of origin, British Food Journal, 123(13), 561-578.

[2020] Pasquinelli, C., Trunfio, M. Overtouristified cities: an online news media narrative analysis, Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 28(11): 1805-1824.

[2020] Pasquinelli, C., Trunfio, M. Reframing urban overtourism through the Smart-City Lens, Cities, 102(July), 102729.

[2019] Pasquinelli, C., Vuignier, R. Place Marketing, Policy Integration and Governance Complexity: An Analytical Framework for FDI Promotion, European Planning Studies, 28(7):1413-1430.

[2017] Pasquinelli, C. Place branding. Percezione, Illusione e Concretezza. Aracne Editrice: Roma.

[2015] Maiello, A., Pasquinelli, C. Destruction or construction? A (counter) branding analysis of sport mega-events in Rio de Janeiro, Cities, 48: 116. 

[2014] Pasquinelli, C. Branding as urban collective strategy-making. The formation of NewcastleGateshead’s organisational identity, Urban Studies 51(4), pp. 727-743. 

Awards and prizes

Cecilia Pasquinelli received the Professor John Burgess Goddard Dissertation Prize (2008) at the Newcastle University (UK) and the Palgrave Macmillan/Place Branding and Public Diplomacy (2015) best paper prize. She was nominated senior fellow of the Institute of Place Management, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK). She is part of the international experts panel of the Place Brand Observer. She is Associate Editor of the Journal of Place Management and Development (Emerald). She was member of the international scientific committee of the HTHIC - Heritage, Tourism and Hospitality International Conference and the 2022 International Place Branding Association Conference. 

Annalisa Pastore

STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

Competences: Structural Biology

Keywords: bioinformatics, coronavirus, coronavirus proteins, coronavirus structure, Covid-19, LLPS, RNA_binding

Region: ABROAD


Professor of Chemistry & Molecular Biology at King's College of London

Professional career

Graduated in Chemistry at the University Federico II of Naples, she moved in 1982 to the United States where she worked for a year at the Department of Biochemistry of the University of Wisconsin. In 1984, thanks to an exchange project between Italy and Switzerland, she joined the research team of Nobel Prize winner Richard Robert Ernst, at the ETH in Zurich. In 1987, she obtained her PhD and moved as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Oxford. In 1988 she began working at the EMBL (European Molecular Biology Laboratory) in Heidelberg, Germany, where in 1991 she was appointed head of the first NMR laboratory at EMBL. In 1997 she became team leader at the National Institute for Medical Research of the Medical Research Council in London where she remained until 2013 when she became full professor at King's College in London. She continued to teach with a part-time assignment until 2018, spending the other half of the time as full professor at the University of Pavia. In 2018 she was appointed professor at the Normal University of Pisa, as the first and only female lecturer in the Normal Science class in 208 years of the school life. At the beginning of 2019, she resigned following bureaucratic-administrative obstacles that prevented her from maintaining her position at King's College in London where she has now returned full-time.

Scientific results

Annalisa Pastore has worked for more than 30 years on the relationship between structure and function of peptides and proteins. After starting to work on structural muscle proteins, she has been dealing with proteins involved in neurodegeneration for many years. She has two main research lines: the first concerns mitochondrial diseases with particular attention to Friedreich's ataxia, which she has been working on since the responsible gene was discovered in 1996. Of this protein she has studied the structure and binding properties and discovered that it is part of a protein complex responsible for the formation of iron sulfur clusters, essential groups that provide electrons in proteins. The second main interest concerns proteins that take part in aggregative processes such as those that take place in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.


Editorial work and publications

Annalisa Pastore is author of abotu 300 scientific publications including:

Y(2018) Yan, R., Yalinca, H., Paoletti, F., Gobbo, F., Marchetti, L, Kuzmanic, A., Lamba, D., Gervasio, F.L., Konarev, P.V., Cattaneo, A., Pastore, A. The structure of the Pro-domain of mouse proNGF in contact with the NGF domain. Structure, 27(1):78-89.

(2017) Alfano C, Sanfelice D, Martin SR, Pastore A, Temussi PA.  An optimized strategy to measure protein stability highlights differences between cold and hot unfolded states. Nature Commun. 8:15428.

(2016) Corvino, A., Severino, B., FiorinoF., Frecentese, F., MagliE., Perissutti, E., SantagadaV., Bucci, M., CirinoG., KellyG., ServilloL., PopowiczG., PastoreA., Caliendo, G.  Fragment-based de novo design of a cystathionine y-lyase selective inhibitor blocking hydrogen sulfide production. Scientific Reports, 6, 64398.

(2015) Ruggeri, F.S., Longo, G., Faggiano, S., Lipiec, E., Pastore, A*., Dietler, G.* Infrared nanospectroscopy characterization of oligomeric and fibrillar aggregates during amyloid formation. Nature Comm., 6, 7831. 

(2013) Yan, R., Konarev, P.V. Iannuzzi, C., Adinolfi, A., Roche, B.., Kelly, G.,  Simon, L., Martin, S.R. Py, B., Barras, F., Svergun, D.I., Pastore, A.  Ferredoxin competes with bacterial frataxin in binding to the desulfurase IscS. JBC 288: 24777-87.

(2010) Prischi, F., Konarev, P.V., Iannuzzi, C., Pastore, C., Adinolfi, S., Martin, S.R., Svergun, D.I., Pastore, A. Structural bases for the interaction of frataxin with the central components of iron-sulfur cluster assembly. Nature Communications 1, 95.

(2005) Nicastro, G., Menon, R., Masino, L., McDonalds, N.O., Pastore, A. The solution structure of the Josephin domain of ataxin-3: Structural determinants for molecular recognition. PNAS 102: 10493-10498.

(2001) Atkinson, R. A., Joseph, C., Kelly, G., Muskett, F.W.,Frenkiel, T.A., Nietlispach, D.,  Pastore, A.  Ca2+-independent binding of an EF-hand domain to a novel motif: an alpha-actinin/titin complex. Nature Struct. Biol. 8: 853-857.

(1996) Musco, G., Stier, G., Joseph, C., Castiglione Morelli, M.A., Nilges, M., Gibson, T.J., Pastore, A.  Three-dimensional structure and stability of the KH domain: Molecular insights into the Fragile X syndrome. Cell 85: 237-245.

(1994) Pfuhl M., Winder S. and Pastore, A.  Nebulin, a helical actin binding protein. EMBO J. 1782-1789.

Awards and prizes

In 2000 she was appointed EMBO Membership and since 2013 she is a member of the Academia Europeae.

Silvia Penati

STEM area: Physics

Competences: Elementary Particle Physics, Fundamental Interactions, General Relativity, Quantum Gravity, Quantum Mechanics, Theoretical Physics

Keywords: Black Holes, Gauge Theories, Gravity, Quantum Field Theory, String Theory, Supersymmetry

Region: Lombardy


Full Professor in Theoretical Physics at the University of Milano Bicocca.

Professional career

In 1984 Silvia Penati gets the master’s in physics at the University of Milano. In 1985 she wins a scholarship to enter a PhD program at the physics Department of University of Milano, where she obtains the PhD title in Physics in 1989. In 1988 she wins a postdoctoral fellowship at Brandeis University, Massachusetts, US, where she carries out her research until 1990. She comes back to Milano University with a second postdoctoral fellowship, where she wins a competition for a permanent researcher position starting in 1992. In 2000 she moves to the new-born University of Milano-Bicocca where she becomes associate professor in 2003 and full professor in 2017. In 2013 she wins, as Principal Investigator, a European COST project “The String Theory Universe”, that involves about 500 researchers from 25 European countries, a scientific networking project in theoretical physics with a special focus on the problem of the low percentage of women in this community. From 2012 to 2018 she is President of the Teaching Council of the Physics Department, University of Milano-Bicocca. Since 2020 she chairs a university working group on gender issue in academia, and the European network GenHET, based at CERN-Geneve, active in the promotion of female excellence in theoretical physics. She participates as invited speaker in many international congresses. She organizes several international conferences; she constantly acts as peer revisor for the main international journals of theoretical physics and for EU and Australian Research Council projects.

Since 1992 she has been teaching Quantum Mechanics, General Relativity, Quantum Field Theory and Mathematical Methods for Physics at bachelor’s and master’s in Physics. She periodically delivers supersimmetry courses at international PhD schools. Along her career she has supervised about one hundred bachelor and master students, and about fifteen PhD students. 

Since 1985 she has been carrying out periodical outreach activities in secondary schools and for the general public.

Scientific results

Silvia Penati started her career in research working on various aspects of string theory, a theory that was originally proposed as an attempt to unify the four fundamental forces, gravity included, but that subsequently developed into a powerful mathematical framework, inspiring new ideas not only in the context of theoretical particle physics, but more generally in the study of strongly correlated systems. In this context, her main contributions regarded the study of the interacting dynamics of particles with arbitrary spin, string sigma models coupled to gravity, and the study of integrable systems in two dimensions that may have interesting applications to the description of bidimensional phenomena like the Kondo effect, dissipative systems, quantum impurities and the quantum Hall effect. In subsequent years, Silvia Penati studied supersymmetric quantum field theories and supergravity, inspired by string theory and relevant for the most recent developments in the holographic description of gravity. In this context the most recent and relevant results concern supersymmetric gauge theories in three dimensions and the development of non-trivial theoretical tests of the AdS/CFT correspondence - an explicit realization of the holographic principle for the description of quantum gravity and black holes - and the description of physical systems with defects and impurities.  

Editorial work and publications

Silvia Penati has co-authored more than 100 publications in high impact international journals with peer review. 

See below a selection:

[1988] Howe P S, Penati S, Pernici M, Townsend P K, Wave Equations for arbitrary spin from Quantization of the Extended Supersymmetric Spinning ParticlePhysics Letters B215 (1988): 555-558.

[1995] Penati S, Zanon D, Quantum Integrability in two-dimensional systems with boundary, Physics Letters B358 (1995): 63-72.

[2000] Mussardo G, Penati S, A quantum Field Theory with Infinite Resonance States, Nuclear Physics B567: 454-492.

[2000] Gates S J, Grisaru M T, Penati S, Holomorphy, minimal homotopy and 4D, N=1 Bardeen-Gross- Jackiw anomaly, Physics Letters B481 (2000): 397-407. 

[2002] Arutyunov G, Penati S, Petkou A C, Santambrogio A, Sokatchev E, Nonprotected operators in N=4 SYM and multiparticle states of AdS(5) SUGRA, Nuclear Physics B643 (2002): 49-78.

[2003] Klemm D, Penati S, Tamassia L, Non(anti)commutative superspace, Classical Quantum Gravity 20 (2003): 2905-2916.

[2003] Grisaru M T, Penati S, Romagnoni A, Two loop renormalization for nonanticommutative N=1/2 supersymmetric Z model, JHEP 08 (2003):003.

[2005] Mauri A, Penati S, Santambrogio A, Zanon D, Exact results in planar N=1superconformal Yang-Mills theory, JHEP 11 (2005): 024.

[2010] Bianchi M S, Penati S, Siani M, Infrared stability of N=2 Chern-Simons matter theoriesJHEP 05 (2010): 106.

[2011] Bianchi M S, Leoni M, Mauri A, Penati S, Santambrogio A, Scattering Amplitudes/Wilson Loop duality in ABJM theory, JHEP 01 (2011): 073.

[2017] Bianchi M S, Griguolo L, Mauri A, Penati S, Preti M, Seminara D, Towards the exact Bremsstrahlung function of ABJM theory, JHEP 08 (2017): 022.

[2021] Penati S, Superconformal Line Defects in 3D, Universe 7 (2021) 9: 348.

The complete list of papers can be found at

Silvia Peppoloni

STEM area: Natural and environmental sciences

Competences: Earth Science, Geoethics, Natural Hazard and Risks

Keywords: Earth system, ethic of geosciences, geological education, geology, natural disasters, scientific communication and dissemination

Region: Lazio


Researcher at the INGV (Italian Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology) and General secretary of the International Association for Promoting Geoethics

Professional career

After getting the degree in Geological Sciences and the PhD in Earth Sciences at the University of Rome La Sapienza, in 1999 she begins her scientific activity in the field of geological hazards and natural risks, collaborating with the National Group from Defence from Earthquakes (National Research Council), the University of Roma Tre, the University of Genoa and the Polytechnic of Milan. From 2008 to 2011 she is Professor of Geology, Applied Geology and Geotechnics at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Rome La Sapienza and at the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Viterbo Tuscia. Since 2012 she teaches in the PhD Course on Landscape and Environment at the University of Rome La Sapienza, and in 2016 at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland) in the online course "Disaster Risk Reduction" on the theme of resilience and geoethics. In 2012 she founds the International Association for Promoting Geoethics, a scientific network, with more than 2000 members in 124 countries, which aims to analyse and enhance the ethical, social and cultural aspects of Earth Sciences. She has been recently elected Councillor of the IUGS (International Union of Geological Sciences) for the four-year period 2018-2022. She is a member of the Executive Board of the Italian Geological Society since 2013, member of the Executive Committee of IAEG Italy (International Association for Engineering Geology and the Environment) since 2015 and coordinator of the "Geological and Geological Culture" section of the Italian Geological Society since 2012. From 2017 is a member of the Ethical Advisory Board of ICOS ERIC (Integrated Carbon Observation System), a pan-European research infrastructure dedicated to scientific data on the carbon cycle and greenhouse gases. From 2014 to 2016 she was Senior Editor of the Oxford University Press for the series "Natural Hazard Science". Since 2017 she is a member of the Editorial Board of the journal "Scienze e Ricerche".

Scientific results

Since 1999 she participates in national and international research projects on geological hazards, natural risks and seismic microzonation, with particular reference to historical centers and monumental sites. In 2007 she begins to deal with the communication and dissemination of geosciences, an activity that led her to publish two books with the publisher "Il Mulino" (Bologna). Since 2012 she has been constantly dedicated to the development of geoethics, namely the study of the ethical, social, philosophical and cultural implications of the research and practice of geosciences, of which she is among the world's leading experts. The activity on geoethics commits her in organizing scientific sessions in the major international conferences of geosciences, in publishing monographic volumes with international scientific publishers, in participating  as invited speaker to numerous scientific events. Currently within the European project ENVRI-Plus she is the leader of a work-package dedicated to the development of an ethical framework for European research infrastructures in the environmental and solid Earth sectors. She collaborates with newspapers and magazines (including Corriere della Sera) with articles on the topics of geological hazard, risk prevention, and scientific dissemination.

Editorial work and publications

Silvia Peppoloni is author of two due popular books: (with Doglioni), Pianeta Terra: una storia non finita(Il Mulino, 2016) e Convivere con i rischi naturali(Il Mulino, 2014).

She has authored numerous scientific publications. Among the latest:

[2018] Arattano M., Peppoloni S., Gatti A. The ethical duty to divulge geosciences and the improvement of communication skills to fulfill it. Episodes, 41(2): 97-103. 

[2017] Peppoloni S., Di Capua G., Bobrowsky P., Cronin V. (eds). Geoethics at the heart of all geoscience. Annals of Geophysics, 60, Fast track 7.

[2017] Bobrowsky P., Cronin V., Di Capua G., Kieffer S., Peppoloni S. "The emerging field of geoethics". In Scientific Integrity and Ethics: With Applications to the Geosciences, edited by L. Gundersen, Special Publication American Geophysical Union. New York, John Wiley.

[2016] Peppoloni S., Di Capua G. "Geoethics: Ethical, social, and cultural values in geosciences research, practice, and education". In Geoscience for the Public Good and Global Development: Toward a Sustainable Future, edited by Wessel G., Greenberg J., Geological Society of America, Special Paper, 520:17-21.

[2016] Di Capua G, Peppoloni S, Amanti M, Cipolloni C and Conte G. "Site classification map of Italy based on surface geology". In Developments in Engineering Geology, edited by Eggers M.J., Griffiths J.S., Parry S., Culshaw M.G. Geological Society, London. Engineering Geology Special Publication, 27: 147–158.

[2015] Peppoloni S., Di Capua G (eds.). Geoethics: the Role and Responsibility of Geoscientists. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 419.

[2015] Peppoloni S, Bobrowsky P, Di Capua G. "Geoethics: A Challenge for Research Integrity in Geosciences".  In Integrity in the Global Research Arena, edited by Steneck N, Anderson M, Kleinert S, Mayer T., World Scientific, pp. 287-294

[2014] Wyss M., Peppoloni S. (eds.). Geoethics, Ethical Challenges and Case Studies, in Earth Sciences, Elsevier.

[2014] Matteucci R., Gosso G., Peppoloni S., Piacente S., Wasowski J. The “Geoethical Promise”: A Proposal. Episodes, 37, 3:190-191.

[2014] Peppoloni S., Di Capua G. "Geoethical aspects in the natural hazards management". In Engineering Geology for Society and Territory, Vol. 17, edited by Lollino G, Arattano M, Giardino M, Oliveira R, Peppoloni S. Education, Professional Ethics and Public Recognition of Engineering Geology. Springer.

Awards and prizes

In 2017 she receives the Special Jury Prize at the XX Edition of the "Parco Majella" Literary Prize for the book, written in collaboration with C. Doglioni, "Planet Earth: an unfinished story", book that in 2016 also won the third place at the National Award for Scientific Dissemination, in the category Mathematics, Physics and Natural Sciences. For the same award, she was a finalist in the 2014 edition, with the book "Living with natural risks".


Daniela Perani

STEM area: Clinical sciences and nutrition science

Competences: Clinical Neuroscience, Neurology, Nuclear Medicine, Radiology

Keywords: brain, dementia, diagnostic imaging, neuroscience

Region: Lombardy


Full Professor of Neuroscience at the University Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan and Head of Unit "In vivo Human Molecular and Structural Neuroimaging", Division of Neuroscience, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan

Professional career

After graduating in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Milan, she continued her training by specialising in Neurology, followed by another in Radiology, also at the University of Milan. In 1987-1988 she left Italy for London where she was a researcher at the Royal Post-Graduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital, University of London. In 1989, on her return to Italy, she became a researcher at the Istituto Tecnologie Biomediche Avanzate del C.N.R. in Milan; from 1991 to 2000 she was research director at the Istituto di Neuroscienze e Bioimmagini del C.N.R. in Milan. Since 2001 she has been full professor of Neuroscience at the University Vita-Salute San Raffaele in Milan, Head of the "In vivo Human Molecular and Structural Neuroimaging" Unit of the Division of Neuroscience of the San Raffaele Scientific Institute and coordinator of the Neuroimaging Diagnostic Activity Area, Nuclear Medicine, of the San Raffaele Hospital. Since 2021 she is also Director of the School of Specialization in Neuropsychology, Faculty of Psychology.

Scientific results

Daniela Perani and her group are developing numerous research projects in the field of structural (MRI) and molecular (PET) neuroimaging, techniques applied to the study of neurodegenerative diseases. Daniela Perani's studies are also carried out in the field of functional neuroimaging (fMRI) for the study of normal cognitive functions and their modifications associated with neurological diseases. In fact, the use of functional neuroimaging techniques (such as SPECT, PET, fMRI) enables diagnostic investigations in numerous cognitive neurosciences such as neuropsychology, neurophysiology (sensorimotor systems) and neurology (study of dementia, cerebrovascular diseases, extrapyramidal diseases such as Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis and prion diseases, caused by the accumulation in the brain of an abnormal protein, the prion). These techniques provide the possibility of investigating in vivo, in normal subjects or patients, functional brain activity during the performance of sensorimotor or cognitive tasks. PET and fMRI techniques have demonstrated the interaction between blood flow and brain function. These high spatial resolution methods allow a precise anatomical localisation of regional brain activation, which in turn represents the functional correlate of in vivo mental activity.

Editorial work and publications

She is author of more that 250 full papers, books and chapters, including:

(2013) Klunk WE, Perani D. Amyloid and neurodegeneration: Converging and diverging paths. Neurology, 81(20):1728-1729. 

(2013) Garibotto V, Tettamanti M, Marcone A, Florea I, Panzacchi A, Moresco R, Virta JR, Rinne J, Cappa SF, Perani D. Cholinergic activity correlates with reserve proxies in Alzheimer's disease. Neurobiology of Aging, 34(11):2694.e13-8. 

(2013) Iannaccone S, Cerami C, Alessio M, Garibotto V, Panzacchi A, Olivieri S, Gelsomino G, Moresco RM, Perani D. In vivo microglia activation in very early dementia with Lewy bodies, comparison with Parkinson's disease. Parkinsonism & Related Disorders, 19(1): 47-52. 

(2013) Consonni MCafiero RMarin DTettamanti M, Iadanza A, Fabbro FPerani DNeural convergence for language comprehension and grammatical class production in highly proficient bilinguals is independent of age of acquisition. Cortex, 49(5):1252-1258. 

(2013) Nordberg A, Carter SF, Rinne J, Drzezga A, Brooks DJ, Vandenberghe R, Perani D, Forsberg A, Långström B, Scheinin N, Karrasch M, Någren K, Grimmer T, Miederer I, Edison P, Okello A, Van Laere K, Nelissen N, Vandenbulcke M, Garibotto V, Almkvist O, Kalbe E, Hinz R, Herholz K. A European multicentre PET study of fibrillar amyloid in alzheimer's disease. European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, 40(1):104-114. 

(2012) Tettamanti M, Rognoni E, Cafiero R, Costa T, Galati D, Perani D. Distinct pathways of neural coupling for different basic emotions. Neuroimage, 59(2):1804-1817. 

(2012) Babiloni C, Buffo P, Vecchio F, Marzano N, Del Percio C, Spada D, Rossi S, Bruni I, Rossini PM, Perani D. Brains "in concert": Frontal oscillatory alpha rhythms and empathy in professional musicians. Neuroimage, 60(1):105-116.  

(2012) Marcone AGaribotto VMoresco RM, Florea I, Panzacchi ACarpinelli AVirta JRTettamanti MBorroni BPadovani ABertoldo AHerholz KRinne JOCappa SFPerani D[11]-MP4A PET cholinergic measurements in amnestic mild cognitive impairment, probable alzheimer's disease, and dementia with lewy bodies: A bayesian method and voxel-based analysis. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 31(2):4387-399.

(2012) Canessa N, Alemanno F, Riva F, Zani A, Proverbio AM, Mannara N, Perani D, Cappa SF. The neural bases of social intention understanding: The role of interaction goals. PLoS ONE, 7(7). 

(2012) Lalli SPiacentini S, Franzini A, Panzacchi ACerami CMessina GFerré FPerani DAlbanese AEpidural premotor cortical stimulation in primary focal dystonia: Clinical and 18F-fluoro deoxyglucose positron emission tomography open study. Movement Disorders Journal, 27(4):533-428.


Awards and prizes

Daniela Perani is the Italian Neuroimaging Coordinator of the National Alzheimer NETWORKS Finalised Project 2014-2017. She is also a member of the Italian Society of Neuropsychology, the International Society of Neuroscience (ISFNSCI) and a member of the International Neuropsychological Symposium, since 2000.

Caterina Pesce


Competences: Movement Sciences, Sport Sciences

Keywords: physical activity, sport, Sport and Cognitive Development, Sport and Education

Region: ABROAD


Professor affiliated with the University of Rome "Foro Italico", on leave for dissemination activities of good practices in promoting holistic development of children through quality motor activities (Joy of Moving, within the framework of Ferrero Corporate Social Responsibility) and for teaching physical education at a European school in Berlin.

Professional career

Caterina Pesce holds a degree in Physical Education (Higher Institute of Physical Education in Rome) and in Movement and Sport Sciences (University Institute of Movement Sciences in Rome), a master's degree in Psychology (University 'La Sapienza' in Rome) and a PhD in Philosophy (Free University of Berlin). She began her career as a lecturer and research assistant at the Higher Institute of Physical Education in Rome. In 2003, she became a researcher in Movement and Sport Methods and Techniques at the Foro Italico University in Rome, where she became an associate professor in 2007. In 2019, she moved to Germany, where she currently resides, on leave for activities to disseminate good practices for promoting the holistic development of children through quality motor activities (Joy of Moving, as part of Ferrero's Corporate Social Responsibility) and for teaching physical education at a European school in Berlin. During her academic career, she was a member of the PhD program in Sport, Physical Activity and Ergonomics Sciences and a member of the Department of Movement, Human and Health Sciences at the Foro Italico University in Rome and a founding member of the Italian Society of Movement and Sport Sciences.

Scientific results

Caterina Pesce contributed to research across the lifespan and in skilled athletes in the areas of sport and exercise psychology and physical education, with focus on exercise and cognition, rise and fall of motor coordination and enhanced physical education.


Editorial work and publications

Caterina Pesce is Associate Editor for the journal Mental Health and Physical Activity, and editorial board member for Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. In addition, she is author, co-author or editor of books and book chapters, and of international and national scientific articles, with Impact Factor 34 and about 4,000 citations.

Below is a selection of her most relevant publications.


Tomporowski P, McCullick B, Pesce C. (2015). Enhancing children’s cognition with physical activity games. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. ISBN: 978-1-4504-4142-1. 

Pesce C, Marchetti R, Motta A, Bellucci M. (eds.) (2015). Joy of Moving – MoviMenti & ImmaginAzione. Giocare con la variabilità per promuovere lo sviluppo motorio, cognitive e del Cittadino. Torgiano (PG): Calzetti-Mariucci. ISBN: 978-88-6028-431-40 (Translated and published in various languages).

Chapters in books

Pesce C, Voelcker-Rehage C. (2020). “The unique contribution of physical activity to successful cognitive aging”. In Tenenbaum G., Eklund R. (eds.), Handbook of Sport Psychology (4th edition). West Sussex, UK: Wiley. 

Pesce C , Faigenbaum A.D. Goudas M, Tomporowski P.D. (2018). “Coupling our plough of thoughtful moving to the star of children’s right to play: from neuroscience to multisectoral promotion.” In: Baile R, Meeusen R, Kubesch R, Tomporowski P. (eds.), Physical Activity and Educational Achievement: Insights from exercise neuroscience, pp. 247-274. Routledge. 

Journal papers

Mavilidi MF, Pesce C, Benzing V, Schmidt M. Okely A, Paas F, Vazou S. (2022). Meta-analysis of Movement-based Interventions to Aid Academic and Behavioral Outcomes: A Taxonomy of Relevance and Integration. EducationalResearch Review.

Hulteen RM, Terlizzi B, Abrams TC, Sacko RS, De Meester A, Pesce C, Stodden DF. (2022). Reinvest to Assess: Advancing Approaches to Motor Competence Measurement Across the Lifespan. Sports Medicine. doi: 10.1007/s40279-022-01750-8.

Tocci N, Scibinetti P, Mazzoli E, Mavilidi M, Masci I, Schmidt M, Pesce C. (2022). Giving ideas some legs or legs some ideas? Children’s motor creativity is enhanced by physical activity enrichment: direct and mediated paths. Frontiers in Psychology13:806065. IF = 3.0; Q2.

Stodden D, Lakes .D, Côté J, Aadland E, Benzing V, Brian A, Draper CE, Ekkekakis P, Fumagalli G, Laukkanen A, Mavilidi MF, Mazzoli E, Neville RD, Niemistö D, Rudd J, Sääkslahti A, Schmidt M, Tomporowski PD, Tortella P, Vazou S, Pesce C. (2021). Exploration: An Overarching Focus for Holistic Development. Brazilian Journal of Motor Behavior, 15(5), 301-320.

Condello G, Mazzoli E, De Fano A, Masci I, Marchetti R, Pesce C. (2021). Fostering holistic development with a designed multisport intervention in physical education: a class-randomized cross-over trial. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18, 9871.

Pesce C, Vazou S, Benzing V, Alvarez-Bueno C, Anzeneder S, Mavilidi M, Leone L, Schmidt M. (2021). Effects of chronic physical activity on cognition across the lifespan: a systematic meta-review of randomized controlled trials and realist synthesis of contextualized mechanisms. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology [online first].  

Rudd JR, Pesce C, Strafford BW, Davids K. (2020). Physical Literacy - A Journey of Individual Enrichment: An Ecological Dynamics Rationale for Enhancing Performance and Physical Activity in All. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 1904.

Tomporowski P, Pesce C. (2019). Exercise, sports, and performance arts benefit cognition via a common process. Psychological Bulletin. 145, 929-951.

Awards and prizes

The Book Joy of MovingMoviMenti & ImmaginAzione. Giocare con la variabilità per promuovere lo sviluppo motorio, cognitivo e del Cittadino was awarded by CONI (the Italian Olympic Committee ) in 2016.

Chiara Petrioli

STEM area: Computer science

Competences: Computer Science, Network Protocols

Keywords: bluetooth, computer, data, internet, mobile computing, mobile radios, mobile telecommunication, networking, networks, sensor networks, wireless networks

Region: Lazio


Full Professor in Computer Science at La Sapienza University of Rome

Professional career

After graduating in Computer Science at the University of Rome La Sapienza in 1993, she continued her education with a PhD in Computer Engineering at the same university. During her PhD she won a prestigious Fulbright scholarship, thanks to which she was a Visiting Research Associate at the Advanced Communications Technologies laboratory of Boston University in 1996, and the following year at the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science of the University of Texas at Dallas. In 1998, she collaborated with the Department of Electronics and Information of the Politecnico di Milano. The following year she became a research fellow at the Politecnico di Milano. Since the following year she has been a research fellow at the Politecnico di Milano and also carries out teaching activities. Since 2001 she has been a tenured researcher in Computer Science at the University of Rome La Sapienza, where she became an associate professor in 2006 and a full professor in 2021. Since January 2021 she has been Pro-Rector with responsibility for the development of entrepreneurial culture for the enhancement of the third mission.

Scientific results

Chiara Petrioli's research activity concerns the development of solutions for next-generation wireless systems, sensor networks and the "Internet of things". In particular, Chiara Petrioli coordinated the European GENESI project which developed innovative static and dynamic structural monitoring systems for buildings, bridges and tunnels, tested in the construction phase of the B1 metro in Rome and the construction of the Pont de la Poya in Switzerland. The technologies developed in GENESI allow to provide real-time data for long periods of time thanks to a new communication paradigm, based on wake up radio, which allows the devices to consume energy only when they have to perform operations or communicate, and thanks the ability to power devices through energy harvesting, i.e. to collect energy from the environment through micro-wind turbines and solar cells. In a collaboration with the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, Chiara Petrioli's team has therefore developed micro-climatic monitoring systems, shocks and vibrations whose data are helping to define "good practices and guidelines" to increase the safety of works of art in the transport phase. These systems have been used within the Safe-Art project to monitor over forty transports of important works of art (such as the Pietà Rondinini, the Narciso by Caravaggio, the Marcello of the Louvre, the Livia Orante of the Vatican Museums, the Crater of Eufronio of the Museum of Villa Giulia). Chiara Petrioli also proposed solutions to extend the “Internet of things” to marine environments. Thanks to the technologies developed by its group and by twenty international partners in the SUNRISE project, submarine sensor nodes and autonomous submarine vehicles interconnected in a network have been developed and they are able to cooperate and perform complex tasks. These technologies are laying the foundations for creating an intelligent monitoring system for the marine environment, making it possible to sustainably exploit its resources and allowing policies based on safeguarding the environment to be based on quantitative data. The SUNRISE system can be employed in various application contexts: from environmental monitoring, to the conservation and enhancement of submerged archaeological sites, to the protection of critical infrastructures and maritime borders, to the monitoring of aquaculture farms. In December 2016 it was included in NT100, i.e. the list of Nominet Trusts on the best 100 "global social tech changing our lives".

Editorial work and publications

Chiara Petrioli is, or was, a member of the editorial board of numerous scientific journals. She has signed numerous publications, including:

(2016) Ateniese G, Bianchi G, Capossele A, Petrioli C, Spenza D. Low-cost Standard Signatures for Energy-Harvesting Wireless Sensor Networks. ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems.

(2015) Petrioli C, Petroccia R, Potter JR, Spaccini D. The SUNSET framework for simulation, emulation and at-sea testing of underwater wireless sensor networks. Ad Hoc Networks, 34:224-238.

(2015) Basagni S, Petrioli C, Petroccia R, Spaccini D. CARP: A Channel-aware Routing Protocol for Underwater Acoustic Wireless Networks. Ad Hoc Networks, 34:92-104.

(2015) Spenza D, Magno M, Basagni S, Benini L, Paoli M, Petrioli C. Beyond Duty Cycling: Wake-up Radio with Selective Awakenings for Long-lived Wireless Sensing Systems. IEEE INFOCOM, Hong Kong, 522-530.

(2014) Petrioli P, Spenza D, Tommasino P, Trifiletti A. A Novel Wake-Up Receiver with Addressing Capability for Wireless Sensor Nodes. Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems Conference 2014:18-25.

(2014) La Porta T, Petrioli C, Phillips C, Spenza D. Sensor-mission assignment in rechargeable wireless sensor networks. ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks (TOSN), 10(4).

(2014) Basagni S, Boloni L, Gjanci P, Petrioli C, et al. Maximizing the Value of Sensed Information in Underwater Wireless Sensor Networks via an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle. Proceedings of IEEE INFOCOM. Toronto, Canada.

(2014) Petrioli C, Nati M, Casari P, Zorzi M, Basagni S. ALBA-R: Load-Balancing Geographic Routing Around Connectivity Holes in Wireless Sensor Networks. IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 25(3):529-539.

(2011) La Porta TF, Maselli G, Petrioli G. Anticollision Protocols for Single-Reader RFID Systems: Temporal Analysis and Optimization. IEEE Transaction on Mobile Computing, 10(2):267-279.

(2003) Petrioli C, Basagni S Chlamtac I, Configuring BlueStars: Multihop scatternet formation for Bluetooth networks. IEEE Transactions on Computers, Special Issue on Wireless Internet, 52:779-790.


Awards and prizes

Chiara Petrioli won a Fulbright grant in 1996. The work of her research group won the "Best poster" award at IEEE INFOCOM 2013, the "Best demo" award at ACM WINTECH 2013 and the "Best demo" award at ACM WUWNET 2014. GENESI and SUNRISE research projects coordinated by Chiara Petrioli were highlighted as successful cases on the Digital Agenda of Europe website and on the website of the Vice-President of the European Commission. The SUNRISE project was chosen as the testimonial of the campaign of the Italian representation of the European commission EuFactor.