Bachelor, Trieste University, Italy, 1985. Master of Science, Ohio State University, 1989. Doctor of Philosophy, MURST, Rome, 1990.
Research associate University California, Santa Barbara, 1993-1994, Kyoto (Japan) Institute of Technology, 1995-1996. Associate professor University "La Sapienza" Rome, 1998-2001, University Trieste, since 2001. Consultant CeramTec AG, Plochingen, Germany,d since 1997.
Member Italian Materials Society, Airborne Association (vice president 1996).
Son of; married Paola Ramani, June 14, 1997. 1 child, Camilla.