I am Senior Lecturer in Applied Mathematics at the Department of Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering of Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK. After an MSc in Physics from the University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy, I earned a Phd in Mathematical Physics in 2005 from SISSA-ISAS, Trieste, Italy, with the thesis "The transition from regular to irregular motions, explained as travel on Riemann surfaces", under the supervision of Francesco Calogero.
I research in the theory of dynamical systems and integrable systems. In the theory of dynamical systems, I am one of the proponents of a mechanism to explain complex dynamics by means of an associated Riemann surface. I am currently preparing a research proposal aimed at investigating the appearance of slow chaos for a circular flow on a compact Riemann surface. In the theory of integrable systems, I have worked on the mathematical models of 1- and 2-dimensional ferromagnetic systems at the nanometre length-scale, featuring uni-axial and bi-axial anisotropy, and on the problem of linear stability of scalar and multi-component, nonlinear partial differential equations of integrable type.