Senior researcher at CRS4, he is head of the Environmental Sciences branch of the Energy & Environment program. His research interests are related to meteorological mesoscale ensemble prediction, climatic modelling and environmental data analysis. Currently, between the others, he is involved in the EU-H2020 Netfficient project for the development of a energy production, from renewable sources, forecasting system. Recently involved in the EU-FP7 CLIMB project in which CRS4 evaluated and compared the skill of various regional climate models as boundary conditions for hydrological modelling scenario studies in the Mediterranean basin area. Within the projects GRIDA3 and CYBERSAR, funded by the Italian Research Ministry (MIUR), he was involved in setting up a multi-model multianalysis limited area ensemble to be run on a GRID infrastructure and/or remote computing portals. He has been involved in many other European and Italian research programs: FP7, Interreg IIC, FP6, for European Southern Observatory, for the Italian Space Agency, MIUR, National Council of Research (CNR), Italian Electric Power Company (ENEL).