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I chose an academic career because I love to do research and teaching is my passion. As physicist I want to understand the fundamental aspects of the subjects that I working on,
while as a material science doctor I look for means to apply the acquired knowledge for the development of technologies that might be useful for specific needs of our society.
Most of my research have been dedicated to the theoretical and numerical study of liquid crystals under different kind of constraints. Probably, the first idea that
comes to our minds when thinking about liquid crystals is related to their use for displays like LCD screens. Some of the remarkable contributions of my work address the use of these
materials for applications beyond electro-optical devices; such that,the design of soft-crystals for photonics; the early detection of amyloid fibers, to produce stimuli responsive materials capable to detect mM concentrations of
dopants, as a mechanism to control the shape of synthetic cell membranes and to direct the self-assembly of colloidal particles. In the last years, I have worked continuously with
experimentalists either for the understanding of experimental results or for the confirmation of our theoretical predictions.