I am interested in the foundations and applications of quantum mechanics. I use quantum optics and quantum information theory to design and characterise new protocols for cryptography, random number generation, precision measurements, and sub-diffraction imaging.
My research is powered by physical intuition and mathematical rigour. My goal is to drive change across the research community and the broader society. To achieve this, I work in collaboration with experimental physicists and engineers.
My journey started in South Europe, where I obtained my PhD in physics from the University of Naples “Federico II” in 2007. The postdoc life gave me an opportunity to travel, from Bratislava and Camerino to MIT. Between 2015 and 2021 you would have seen me in the North of England: University of York first and then University of Sheffield. From 2021, I am associate professor of theoretical physics at the Polytechnic University of Bari (Politecnico di Bari) in Italy.