I obtained her PhD in Material Science from "Universita' Bicocca" in Milan in 2004. After a 2-years postdoc at the University of Bologna, in 2006 I was awarded a fellowship from the Humboldt Foundation and joined the group of Prof. Mueller-Plathe in Darmstadt.
In 2008 I was awarded a RCUK fellowship and joined the School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science in the University of Manchester where since 2014 I am a Senior Lecturer.
Over the years I have been member of the CCP5 Executive Committee (2010-2013), the Strategic Advisory Team (SAT) for E-Infrastructure for the EPSRC (2015-2018), chair of the CCP5 Summer School (2017-present) and member of the IUPAC subcomittee on on Polymer Terminology (2016-present). I am currently Faculty Leader for digitalization and E-Infrastructure and member of the management board of the Doctoral Training Centre (CDT) Graphene-NowNano.
Since 2010 I organized 6 International Conferences on computational modelling sponsored by CECAM and the CCP5 and acted as panel member for EPSRC and DFG (Germany).