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I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Edinburgh Napier University. My research interests are: climate change, environmental assessment, urban studies, assessment of urban ecosystem services with a specific interest in broadening Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) application to the evaluation of the environmental and urban policies. From 2014 to 2016 I was research associate at Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing in Berlin (Germany). In 2013 I was a Dahrendorf postdoctoral fellow in the working group on Infrastructures and Climate Change. In 2012 I was research fellow at the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA) in Bologna, Italy. On March 2011 I earned a Ph.D. in Engineering at Polytechnic University of Bari (Italy) with an inter-disciplinary thesis on LCA focused on the implementation of the LCA methodology to include the effect of variation in urban albedo on climate. During my Ph.D., I was visiting scholar at Columbia University’s Center for Climate Systems Research, based at NASA-Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York City, a world leading institution in climate research. In 2012 I obtained from Urban Environmental Pollution 2012 (Elsevier) the Young Research Scientist Award for my research. In the same year I got a sponsorship from the European Space Agency (ESA) to present my research at NASA´s International Workshop on Environmental and Alternative Energy held in Greenbelt, Maryland (USA).