AD born in Genoa, Italy, on April 7, 1959, Electronic Engineering Laurea in 1983, Univ.of Genoa. Dir. Nanophys at Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Deputy Director IIT, Prof. Appl. Phys. Univ.of Genoa. President of Optics Within Life Sciences, SPIE Fellow (2014) IEEE Senior member and Editor in chief of Microscopy Research and Technique. Pubs > 300, H=31, cit > 4800. Research on opt. instr. for apple. in biophysics and biomedical engineering. Awarded with Emily M. Gray 2014.