• 2016 Excellence in Review award from from the IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering (vol.42.1:2-4)
  • 2012 – 2016, Assistant Director for Research, MIT Sea Grant College Program
  • 2015 Mandel’s Prize for Excellence in Hydrofoil Research, as advisor of the winner Luca Bonfiglio, PhD student.
  • 2011 – 2012, Peabody Visiting Associate Professor, MIT, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
  • 2010, Visiting Professor Fellowship at NATO Undersea Research Center, La Spezia, Italy
  • 2012 - present,  in the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Maritime Engineering, RINA
  • 2012 - present, in the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Small Craft Technology, RINA
  • 2013 - present,  in the Editorial Board of the Journal of Marin Science and Application, Springer
  • 2015 – 2019, elected member of the International Ships and Offshore Structures Congress, Special ISSC-ITTC Joint Committee
  • 2013-2015, elected member of the International Ships and Offshore Structures Congress, Committee II.2: Dynamic Response
  • 2014 – present,  member of the SNAME H-8 Propeller panel
  • 2014 – present, in the scientific committee of the International Symposium on Marine Propulsors
  • 2005 – 2011 Technical Chairman of High Speed Marine Vehicles HSMV Conference
  • 2003-2010, Founder and Chief Scientist of the Marine CFD Group, at Univ. of Genoa, a research group dedicated to the development and application of numerical hydrodynamics in Ship Design, involved in several research projects with EU, ONR, Italian Navy and shipbuilding industry.
  • 2012 – 2016 Founder and Chief Scientist of the MIT-iShip, Innovative Ship design lab, a new research group dedicated to the development, application and validation of innovative designs / design methods of different marine vehicles, funded by ONR and DARPA.