Degree in physics, University Milan, 1985.
Scientific researcher, National Institute Nuclear Physics, L'Aquila, Italy, 1989-1991; scientific researcher, National Institute Nuclear Physics, Milan, 1991-1996; assistant professor, U. Milan, since 1993. Cryogenic consultant Italy's National Institute of Nuclear Physics, L'Aquila, 1989-1991.
Sergeant Italian Army, 1986. Fellow Italian Physics Society. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Married Anna Benedetta Somigliana. 1 child, Maria Clara.