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Education

[-] Ph.D. in Physics. Department of Physics, University of Messina, Italy. Thesis: First Principles and Classical Molecular Dynamics of Phosphorus Selenium Systems, Supervisor Prof. M. Ferrario (11 July 1997).

[-] Degree (Laurea) in Physics, University of Messina, Italy. Thesis: Computer Simulations of the Disorder Transition in a Plastic Crystal. Full marks (Magna cum laude). Supervisor Prof. M. Ferrario (20 July 1992).


Academic Honours

[-] Rated B3 (Internationally Acclaimed Researcher) by The National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa, for the period from 2009 to 2014.


[-] Referee for the following peer-reviewed journals:

   [-] Physical Review Letters (since October 2008).
   [-] Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (since September 2008).
   [-] Physica D (since March 2008).
   [-] The European Physics Journal B (since October 2006).
   [-] The Journal of Chemical Physics (since May 2006).
   [-] Journal of Physics A (since November 2005).
   [-] Physical Review E  (since January 2004).


[-] Corresponding member of the Accademia Peloritana dei Pericolanti, a scientific society officially formed in 1729 at Messina - Italy (since February 2008).

[-] Appointed permanently as Senior Lecturer by the School of Physics at the University of Kwazulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, Republic of South Africa (August 2007).

[-] Associate member of the Accademia Peloritana dei Pericolanti, Messina - Italy (2007).

[-] Awarded the title of Cultore della Materia (Expert in Condensed Matter Physics) by the University of Messina (5 August 2005).

[-] Winner of a four-years Research Fellowship at the Physics Department of the University of Messina (January 2005).

[-] Renewal of the INFM (National Institute for the Physics of Matter) Research Fellowship for the Advanced Research Project Molecular Dynamics of Macromolecules. Research Unit of Rome La Sapienza, Italy (November 2000).

[-] Winner of the INFM Research Fellowship for the Advanced Research Project Molecular Dynamics of Macromolecules. Research Unit of Rome La Sapienza, Italy (November 1998).

[-] Awarded the INFM Research Fellowship Molecular Dynamics of Systems in the Condensed Phase. Research Unit of Modena, Italy (April 1998).

[-] Winner of the INFM grant Molecular Dynamics of Systems in the Condensed Phase. Research Unit of Modena, Italy (April 1997).


Work Experience

[-] Senior Lecturer. School of Physics, University of Kwazulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa (August 2007 - present).

[-] Research Assistant. Department of Physics, University of Messina, Italy (March 2005 - July 2007).

[-] Postdoctoral Fellow. Department of Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University. University Park, Pennsylvania (September 2004 - February 2005).

[-] Postdoctoral Fellow. Chemical Physics Theory Group, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto. Toronto, Canada (March 2001 - August 2004).

[-] Postdoctoral Fellow at INFM (National Institute for the Physics of Matter). Department of Physics, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy (November 1998 - February 2001).

[-] Postdoctoral Fellow at INFM (National Institute for the Physics of Matter). Department of Physics, University of Modena, Italy (April 1997 - October 1998).

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