Laurea in Matematica at Università di Palermo, 1980.

M. Sc. at ISAS, International School for Advanced Studies, Trieste, 1983.


Academic career and teaching activities

1985 - 1988: Researcher in Mathematical Analysis - Univ. of L'Aquila - Faculty of Sciences
1988 - 1992: Researcher in Mathematical Analysis - Univ. of Trento - Faculty of Sciences
1992 - 2006: Ass. Prof. in Mathematical Analysis - Univ. of Trento - Engineering Faculty
2006 - present: Full. Prof. in Mathematical Analysis - Univ. of Trento - Department of Mathematics

Research interests

Qualitative analysis of planar differential systems: integrability, isochronicity, symmetry, bifurcation, existence and uniqueness of limit cycles, XVI Hilbert problem.

Global inveritiblity of locally invertible planar maps.

Memberships in societies and scientific committees

1988 - 1990:
member of G.N.F.M. (Gruppo Nazionale di Fisica Matematica) of C.N.R.

1991 - present:
member of G.N.A.F.A. (Gruppo Nazionale di Analisi Funzionale Applicata) of C.N.R., at present G.N.A.M.P.A. (Gruppo Nazionale per l'Analisi Matematica, la Probabilità e le loro Applicazioni ) of the Istituto di Alta Matematica.

1991 - 1997:
local coordinator  of the G.N.A.F.A. project“Equazioni differenziali ordinarie ed Applicazioni”

2005 - 06:
national coordinator of the G.N.A.M.P.A. project “Analisi qualitativa per sistemi dinamici in dimensione finita”.


Conferences and lectures

Organizer of

Workshop Recent Results on the Global Asymptotic Stability Jacobian Conjecture, Povo, Dip. di Matematica, september 1993.

Workshop ODE ART - Ordinary Differential Equations, their Applications and Related Topics, Levico, october 2006.


Other work

Referee for:

Abstract and Applied Analysis
Acta Mathematica
Applicable Analysis
Applied Math. Letters
Chaos, Solitons and Fractals
Chinese Journal of Mathematics
Communications in Pure Applied Analysis
Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems
Electronic Journal of Differential Equations
Electronic Journal of Qualitative Theory of Differential Equations
International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics
Journal of Differential Equations
Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications
Journal of Physics, A: Math. Gen.
London Mathematical Society
Mathematical Modelling and Analysis
Mathematical Physics, Analysis and Geometry
Mediterranean Journal of Mathematics
Nonlinear Analysis
Nonlinear Differential Equations and Applications
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London
Rendiconti del Circolo Matematico di Palermo
Zeitschrift für Angewandte Mathematik und Physik