Master's in Mechanical Engineering; Master's in Theoretical Physics; PhD in Fracture Mechanics, specializing in Mathematical Foundations; currently studying for PhD in Biology, specializing in Learning Solid and Structural Mechanics from Spiders. Professor of Solid and Structural Mechanics, Politecnico di Torino, Italy. Founder and Head, Laboratory of Bio Inspired Nano mechanics. Reviewer of over 80 international journals. Member, Editorial Board, 34 international journals. Author of over 180 international journal papers on Solid, Structural, Fracture, Bio and Nano Mechanics. Recipient: Ideas Starting Grant, European Research Council, on bio-inspired hierarchical super nanomaterials.