Associate Professor in Experimental Physics in the Materials Science department of the University of Milan Bicocca.
Professor Emeritus of the University of Naples "Federico II", Minister for reforms and innovations in the public administration (2006-2008), President of the CNR (2012-2016).
Pro-Rector of the University of Milan Bicocca, Academician of the Lincei, member of the Academia Europaea and of the European Academy of Sciences.
Director of the Nanochemistry department at the Italian Institute of Technology in Genova
Associate Professor of Matter Physics at the University of Milan Bicocca.
Director of the Physics Department of the University of Trento and of the NanoScience Laboratory.