Alessandro obtained his Master’s degree in Science and Technology of Nuclear Fusion from the Eindhoven University of Technology in 2021. He also has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and is particularly interested in power generation and transmission.
His Master thesis involved investigating electron adiabaticity as a characteristic of plasma instabilities for varying magnetic geometries. His research helped the Nuclear Fusion Group in Eindhoven to identify a possible solution to reduce the energy losses in future fusion devices, a key milestone for the development of fusion energy.
During his Master’s degree, Alessandro worked with the leading UK commercial nuclear fusion developer on an infrared diagnostic tool for the detection of runaway electrons from synchrotron radiation. This tool enabled the company to overcome a major obstacle to the continuation of their research campaign and to improve safety for their personnel. As final Bachelor project, he worked for the student-led innovation department at Eindhoven University designing an interactive desk allocation system to reduce energy waste in large offices.
Alessandro speaks English, Italian, and Dutch.