Welcome to my webpage! I am a theoretical and computational astrophysicist at the Geneva Observatory of the University of Geneva. My research interests include several aspects of stellar and binary evolution, and compact object (black hole and neutron star) formation, in a diverse set of galactic environments. Since stars are the main building blocks of galaxies and hence of our Universe, I am also interested in the interplay of binary stellar systems with their environments, and the feedback mechanism driven by binaries that affect and possibly determine the formation and evolution of galaxies.
After completing my PhD degree at Northwestern University on the “Formation and Evolution of X-ray Binaries”, I joined the Astronomy Department of Harvard University and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics with a double prize postdoctoral fellowship. As an ITC and CfA fellow I had the opportunity to develop and pursue an independent and ambitious research program. On June 2014, I moved to the Geneva Observatory with a SNSF Ambizione fellowship, where I now hold the position of Scientific Collaborator II.