Lorenzo Iorio was born in Bari, Italy, in 1971. He received his precollege and college education there and obtained a B.S. degree in physics from the University of Bari, Bari, Italy, in 1997. In 2002, he earned a Ph.D. degree in physics from the same university, where he completed his postdoctoral studies. Iorio holds a permanent position at the Italian Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca (MIUR) since 2007. In December 2013, he was qualified as an Associate Professor for astronomy, astrophysics, and earth and planetary physics in the Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale by the MIUR. His research interests include the field of gravitational physics, in particular, experimental/observational tests of general relativity and modified models of gravity in several astronomical and astrophysical scenarios and their theoretical interpretation. Iorio has published so far over 170 articles, with an h-index of 29 (source: SAO/NASA ADS) and over 1650 citations (self-citations excluded; source: SAO/NASA ADS). He acted as a Referee for the Cosmic Vision 2015–2025 program by the European Space Agency (ESA), for the Former Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (PPARC), for the National Center for Science and Technology Evaluation (NCSTE) of Kazakhstan, and for the Czech Science Foundation (GACR). Iorio was invited by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences to submit appropriate candidates for the Crafoord Prize 2006. Iorio received a grant from the Young Researchers Project by the University of Bari in 2001. He also received an award from the Italian Physical Society (SIF) in 2003 for his scientific activity and a prize from the International Volta Center for Astronomy in 2006. Elsevier awarded him two New Astronomy Top Cited Author Awards in 2010. Iorio received the IFM Einstein-Galilei Award in May 2012 from the Institute for Theoretical Physics and Advanced Mathematics (IFM) Einstein-Galilei.
Biography Updated on 19 February 2014