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Fabio obtained his 'Laurea' degree in Theoretical Particle Physics in 2001 at the University of Roma III, Italy. His PhD project at the University of Bath (UK) was about the theoretical and numerical understanding of supercontinuum generation and various nonlinear effects in photonic crystal fibres. Fabio is the recipient of the 15th and last Deryck Chesterman Medal (Univ. of Bath, 2005), for outstanding research in physics. He spent 2 years at the Tyndall National Institute in Cork (Ireland), working on the solitonic sector of the coherent semiconductor Bloch equations, and on the dynamical propagation of pulses in spatiotemporal photonic crystals. At the Tyndall Institute he was awarded an IRCSET Postdoctoral Fellowship (2006). After that he moved to Cardiff University (UK) where he holds an EPSRC Fellowship in Theoretical Physics (2007), working on the project Nonlinear Resonant Optical Phenomena And Solitons In Polaritonic Photonic Crystals. Fabio Joined Heriot-Watt as a Reader in 2012, and is at the same time leading the Max Planck Research Group on \"Nonlinear Photonic Nanostructures\" at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light in Erlangen, Germany.