Academic CV

Current Position
2018 – present     
Senior Lecturer in Cosmology
Cardiff University School of Physics and Astronomy, UK​
Education and Previous Employments
2016 – 2018
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow
2015 – 2018     
Lecturer in Cosmology
Cardiff University School of Physics and Astronomy, UK​
•  2011 – 2015
Post Doctoral Research Fellow of the Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF)
Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova, Italy
•  2006 – 2011
Post Doctoral Research Associate
School of Physical Sciences, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
•  2002 – 2006
PhD student in Astrophysics
International School for Advanced Studies (ISAS/SISSA), Trieste, Italy
PhD thesis: Clustering at high-redshift: the sub-millimetre and radio views
Supervisors: Prof. G. De Zotti & Dr M. Magliocchetti
•  2002
Predoctoral Fellow
Dipartimento di Astronomia, Università degli studi di Padova, Italy
•  1997 – 2002
Student in Physics
Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy
Master Degree thesis: Models for the clustering of QSOs and their application to the 2dF QSO Redshift Survey
Supervisors: Prof. S. Matarrese & Dr L. Moscardini
•  1992 – 1997
Student
Liceo Scientifico Statale P. Paleocapa, Rovigo, Italy
Supervision of PhD students
2017 – 2019
Dr Aristeidis Amvrosiadis, Cardiff University (UK)
Thesis: Investigating galaxy formation with gravitational lensing and the Herschel-ATLAS
2015 – 2018
Dr Andrea Enia, Università degli Studi di Padova (Italy)
Thesis: Modelling of strongly lensed galaxies detected in wide-area sub-millimetre surveys
2013 – 2015
Dr Matteo Bonato,  Università degli Studi di Padova (Italy)
Thesis: Predictions for imaging and spectroscopic surveys of galaxies and Active Galactic Nuclei in the mid-/far-Infrared
2006 – 2010
Mrs Rosalind Hopwood, The Open University (UK)
Thesis: Investigating strong gravitational lensing with infrared space missions: AKARI, Spitzer and Herschel
Teaching Roles
•  2019 – 2020 
Module Organizer of PX3146: Cosmology, 3yr module (10 credits)
Deputy of Module Organizer of PX1123 Experimental Physics I (10 credits)
•  2018 – 2019 
Module Organizer of PX3252: Cosmology, 3yr module (10 credits)
•  2017 – 2018 
Module Organizer of PX3252: Cosmology, 3yr module (10 credits)
•  2016 – 2017 
Deputy of Module Organizer of PX3146: Cosmology, 3yr module (10 credits)
•  2009 – 2011
Demonstrator and Tutor for the Open University Residential School SXR208: Observing the Universe, at the Astronomical Observatory of Mallorca (Spain)
Key Achievements and Awards
•  2015  
Awarded a 2-years European-funded Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship of 183,454.80€
•  2013
Finalist of the competition “FUTURO IN RICERCA 2013” by the Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR), with the project “Looking into the dust-obscured phase of galaxy formation through cosmic zoom lenses in the Herschel-ATLAS” (funding requested: 505,000.00€)
•  2013
Awarded the “PRIN (research projects of relevant National interest) INAF 2012” funding of 16,000€ for the project: “Looking into the dust-obscured phase of galaxy formation through cosmic zoom lenses in the Herschel-ATLAS”
•  2011
Received a prize of 1000£ from The Open University for the merits achieved in the field of gravitational lensing in the sub-millimetre
•  2010 – 2012
Awarded observing time at the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) in cycle-18 (proposal ID: 12194) and in cycle-19 (proposal ID: 12488) and at the Submillimetre Array (SMA; through director’s discretionary time) to produce high spatial resolution imaging of candidate lensed galaxies discovered in H-ATLAS
•  2010
Led the discovery of the first lensed galaxies with the Herschel space observatory, with results published in the Science journal
•  2008
Led the lensing science case for the proposal of the Herschel Astrophysical Terahertz Large Area Survey (H-ATLAS) that was awarded ~600 hours of observing time. H-ATLAS is the widest area extragalactic surveys conducted with the Herschel space observatory
•  2008-present
Member of the executive committee of H-ATLAS, and head of the working group on gravitational lensing within H-ATLAS
•  2005-present
Regular referee of papers submitted to the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS), the Astronomy & Astrophysics (A&A) Journal, the Astrophysical Journal (ApJ) and the Journal of Cosmology & Astroparticle Physics (JCAP)