I graduated with honours in Geology at the University of Bologna (20/03/2012). During the undergraduate years, my interest in Structural Geology, Geophysics and Marine Geology led to a master thesis on the interpretation of seismic profiles of the Paola Basin (SE-Tyrrhenian). In my PhD @BiGeA, I worked with Municipal Solid Waste Incineration (MSWI) ashes to advance the understanding of their mineralogy, leaching behaviour, and potential as an alternative source of critical raw materials. As a PhD candidate, I was visiting researcher at Montanuniversitat, Leoben, Austria, and the VTT, Finland. I was visiting fellow at the Institute for Rock Magnetism (IRM), University of Minnesota, USA, and at the GEES department, University of Hull, UK. From 2016 to 2017, I was a postdoctoral researcher (@BiGeA, Unibo) in a project on biohydrometallurgical methods applied to natural and anthropogenic materials for metal recovery and environmental remediation. Currently, I am a post-doc of BiGeA-Unibo and ISMAR-CNR (joint agreement). With the support of the National Research Council, I am using my skills to challenge the exploration and exploitation of marine georesources.