I am an independent research scientist. Until 2012 I was a Senior Researcher at the Institute of Molecular Science and Technologies (ISTM) of the National Research Council (CNR), but I have now retired.
My research projects were in the field of computational chemistry and experimental data analysis, focusing on the electronic structure and properties of molecules and molecular assemblies, and using both first-principles treatments and simplified model systems, in order to establish a link to intuitive chemical concepts.
After retirement I got rid of all the political and bureaucratic crap of public research I had been involved in, and now I can devote myself to my research projects and scientific interests, which have actually become my favorite hobby. Ultimately, I see myself as a youngish old man of , who still enjoys solving problems and learning new things.
When in 1970 I began my doctoral thesis work in the laboratory of physical chemistry at the University of Milano, mechanical calculators were still in use and EPR spectra were being interpreted manually by means of rulers. I decided it was time for renewal and so I began to write fortran programs to be applied in solving actual application problems in the laboratory. Since then, while doing fundamental research in a number of different fields, I only consider a task done once a useful program has emerged.
Physical organic chemistry
Electron Spin Resonance spectroscopy
Quantum Topological (QTAIM | QCT) and Multipole Analysis of
Experimental and Theoretical Electron Densities
Experimental and Theoretical Charge Density Approach (ECDA and TCDA) to Molecular Interaction Energies
Modelling and Data Analysis
Molecules in Molecular
The Power Tool for Charge Density Analysis