2013: Special nomination ('chiamata diretta') to Associate Professor of
          Theoretical Physics, Mathematical Models and Methods
          Proposed by the University of Rome Tor Vergata                                                              
2012: '
Orszag Award' in recognition of outstanding work  in the Discrete Simulation of Fluid Dynamics
          by an early career researcher (age below 40)
2011: ERC Starting Grant 2011, approximately 1.2 million euro
2011: Letter of Commendation of the Rector of the University of Rome Tor Vergata
2009: Invitation to contribute an article to Scholarpedia on the Lattice Boltzmann Method
2003-2005: PhD Fellowship from INFN (Istituto Nazionale Fisica Nucleare, Italy)