2019 Brian Mason Award – International Meteorite Collectors
Travel Grant from the Barringer Crater Company (USA)
Five Travel Grants from the University of Glasgow (UK)
Travel Grant from Italian Geological Society for 89th Italian Geological Congress
Micheal Golden Fund scholarship for experimental Martian petrogenesis works at the University of Hawai’i
INVOGE scholarship for a Double Master’s Degree in Volcanology between USA and Italy
In which space mission activity I am/I have been involved?
Mission Co-Investigator of BepiColombo (in collaboration with ESA and INAF), in testing and calibrating the on board VIHI instrument for geochemical analysis of the Mercurian surface and lava.
Scientific contribution to the landing site choice of the NASA Mars2020 mission. L. Hallis, A. Macartney, L. Daly, A. O'Brien, N. Mari, B. Cohen, and M. R. Lee. Carbon Sequestration on Mars: Possible Insights from the MG Carbonate/Olivine Lithologies at NE Syrtis or Jezero Crater. NASA Landing Site for Mars Rover Mission Workshop, Los Angeles (USA).
Participant of the NASA mission workshop “Mars Sample Return: Sample Priorities, Investigations, and Measurements”, New Mexico (USA).
Participant of the ESA mission conference “ARIEL: Science, Mission, and Community”, ESA, The Netherlands.
Invited lecture for training analog astronauts on the present-day Martian geology for the AMADEE-20 mission and part of the jury of selection for the mission. Austrian Space Forum (Austria).
Of which organizations I am part?
Member of the NASA Mars Exploration Program Analysis Group
Member of the Geochemical Society
Member of the Meteoritical Society
Member of the Italian Society of Mineralogy and Petrology