I was born in 1979 at Vico Equense (Na). I graduated in physics in july 2002 at the University of Torino, theoretical physics department, with mark "110/110 lode e menzione". The same year I began the Ph.D. in theoretical physics at the University of Torino, doing research in the framework of string theory. During the Ph.D. I won a Marie Curie Fellowship giving me the opportunity to continue my research at Nordita (Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics) in Copenhagen for 11 months. I finished the Ph.D. in January 2006. From the following month I started to work in the quantum optics group of the University Sapienza of Roma, focusing my research activity in the generation and manipulation of two-photon entangled states. Now, I'm assistant professor at the University of Padova and my present interest are quantum communication.