She attended the School of Material Engineering at the University of Lecce (Italy), and graduated in 1999 with first class honors.
In May 2000, she awarded a grant for the PhD school in Innovative Materials and Technologies at the ISUFI of Lecce, Italy in the field of Combustion and Energy Conversion and received the
Ph.D. degree in 2003. Her PhD research project dealt with the optimization of direct injection Diesel engines combustion processes by means of numerical simulation and experimental investigation and was conducted at the Energy and Environment Research Center (CREA) of the Department of Engineering for Innovation. From September 2005 to December she held a visiting position at the Center for Automotive Research of prof. Rizzoni at the Ohio State University, Columbus, OH and gave a series of lecture on the application of multi-objective algorithms and Multi Criteria Decision making to the optimization of diesel engines and hybrid vehicles.
She practiced in the field of patents and trademarks and gave a series of lectures on “Patent search on the Internet”.
In November 2001 she joined the Faculty of the University of Lecce as Assistant Professor.
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