I was born and raised in the Asiago plateau (Altopiano dei 7 Comuni) in Northeastern Italy. Since I have always been passionate about big questions, I decided to pursue a B.A. in philosophy at the University of Verona, Italy. After that, I continued with a M.A. at the same university but I was also fortunate to spend 1-year as Erasmus fellow at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. There I delved more into social sciences and applied ethics until I met my great intellectual love: environmental philosophy. After participating in the construction of a passive house in the Alps, I moved to the USA where I worked on my Ph.D. at the University of North Texas. It was in the vibrant college town of Denton that I began to explore the fundamental interconnections between ethics and energy. After a brief teaching experience in Marquette, MI at Northern Michigan University, my wife Elena and I decided to move back to Europe with our two furry rascals, Gaia and Pan. Currently, I am a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in the state of Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
(In the background, the devastating tornado that hit my home forests in 2018. Credits: Nicola Ambrosini XoneMultimedia).