I’m a researcher with a variety of interests. I currently work as a researcher at the Italian National Council of Research (CNR) on topics devoted to the characterization and development of new materials. I graduated in chemistry in 1999 with a thesis on magnetic behaviour of ternary compounds based on rare earth elements. After working in the chemical industry in an R & D lab I returned to university to get a PhD in chemical sciences in 2005. During my PhD I spent some time studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, and this influenced my passion for art. I’m uing 3DSMax since version 4, and I’m a moderator for Lighting and Render Challenge competitions since 2008.