May 23, 2024 - by CSCS

Swiss and Italian

Associate Director

Working at CSCS since
February 2006


  • 1997-2001 PhD in computational chemistry, LUC, Belgium
  • 2001-2006 Postdoc, ETH Zurich
  • 2006-2010 User and application specialist, CSCS
  • 2010-2013 User Support Group Leader, CSCS
  • 2013-2021 Associate Director and Head of User Engagement & Support, CSCS
  • 2021-Present Associate Director, Head of User Program & Roadmaps, CSCS

I oversee all national calls for proposals, I coordinate the peer review process to assess the scientific merit of project proposals, and I implement the distribution of computational and data resources. I am also responsible for the training program and for the communication with the entire user community, and I contribute to outreach activities of the Centre. In essence, I am responsible for the set-up and process of strategic roadmaps that shape the Center’s future and innovation.

What working at CSCS means to me
I am part of a multi-ethnic workforce full of talented individuals who share their knowledge and know-how to solve difficult and challenging problems. It means we are at the forefront of science and technology and helping scientists to advance their impact on society. What I like most about my work I like being able to help scientists achieve their goals, being part of an exciting world where something new is learned every day. Knowing that my contributions help to advance science and assist researchers in their endeavors to understand climate change, to improve health care, or to resolve the mysteries of deep space, is rewarding.

What challenges me at my work
New technology evolves rapidly, and our challenge is to keep scientists onboard, reach out to them, and help them to adapt their software and research workflows to new architectures and new programming paradigms. It is important to help them take full advantage of the infrastructure, and also to remain highly competitive worldwide by delivering outstanding science.