Maturita Classica, Institute G. Meli, Palermo, Italy, 1970. Laureate in Fisica, University Palermo, Italy, 1975.
Researcher physics department University Palermo, Italy, 1980-1998. Senior researcher National Research Council, Palermo, since 1998. Director Institute Interdisciplinary Applications of Physics, National Research Council, 1999—2002, Biophysics Institute, Palermo, since 2002.
President committee National Research Council. Visiting associate National Institute Health, Bethesda, Maryland, 1986-1987. Visiting associate professor physics department Union College, Schenectady, New York, 1990.
Member American Physical Society, Biophysics Society, Italian Society Biophysics Pure and Applied, (president since 2004), International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (Italian delegate), International Council for Science Council.
Married Daniela Giacomazza, September 18, 1979. Children: Marco, Livio.