I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Plasma Physics and Creative Scientist in the Group of Lasers and Plasmas at the Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon, where I work on problems related to astrophysical plasmas. During 2018 I was a long term visitor at the Plasma Science and Fusion Center of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
I received my MSc in Plasma Physics in 2014 from the University of Pisa working on kinetic effects of ICF hydrodynamics simulations.
My research interests include kinetic dynamics of collisionless astrophysical plasma. Addressing the dynamic of collisionless plasma is a crucial mechanism to understand the behaviours of several astrophysical system, as example solar wind, interstellar medium, pulsar and accretion flows. In particular, I study accretion disks dynamic around supermassive black holes, focusing on kinetic instabilities, reconnection, magnetorotational instability, and turbulence. I adress these combining kinetic particle-in-cell simulations (OSIRIS 4.0) and theoretical models.