Bio


I like to define myself as an aspiring 360° scientist. What does that mean? Well, that it is a strong wish of mine to collect as much knowledge as possible in what are (at least in my opinion) the three main fields of science: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.

This is why, after having received my Master in Mathematics at the University of Turin, Italy, I worked as a Ph.D. student in Physics at the University of Bremen, Germany. Recently I've been hired from the University of Stanford to proceed my academic path with a Post-doc position at the SUNCAT Center for Interface Science and Catalysis.

I will put all my efforts to provide the scientific community with important insights and discoveries.

Professional Education


  • Master of Science, University of Turin (2016)
  • Doctor of Science, Universitat Bremen (2021)
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Turin (2014)
  • Doctor Rer. nat., University of Bremen, Physics (2021)
  • Master, University of Turin, Mathematics (2016)
  • Bachelor, University of Turin, Mathematics (2014)

Stanford Advisors


Research Interests


  • Achievement
  • Data Sciences
  • Math Education
  • Motivation
  • Professional Development
  • Research Methods
  • Science Education
  • Teachers and Teaching
  • Technology and Education

All Publications


  • Water Reactions on Reconstructed Rutile TiO2: A Density Functional Theory/Density Functional Tight Binding Approach JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C Balzaretti, F., Gupta, V., Ciacchi, L., Aradi, B., Frauenheim, T., Koeppen, S. 2021; 125 (24): 13234-13246