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Primary Institution and Role

Researcher at Yale University

Associated Institutions

Italian National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF) Palermo University (UNIPA)


210 Whitney Ave., New Haven, CT 06511, USA


My research interests include super-Earths, sub-Neptunes, X-ray and ultraviolet-induced atmospheric evaporation, atmospheric modeling, interior modeling, and large population simulations. For a full list of my publications, please see the Publications section of this website or my Google Scholar page. My curriculum vitæ can be found here.

Outside of my professional life, I am an avid traveler and take great pleasure in learning about new cultures, ideas, and philosophies. My favorite music is jazz, and I like trying foods from around the world.

I will initiate a private video-call with anyone who has any questions about astronomy, astrophysics or planetary science. If interested, send me an email to make the request.

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