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 and January 2014, he was qualified as an Associate Professor of astronomy, astrophysics, and earth and planetary physics and of theoretical physics of the fundamental interactions, respectively, in the Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale, 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 200 articles, with an h-index of 36 and over 2800 citations (self-citations excluded). He 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. The Editors of the journal New Astronomy, published by Elsevier, selected him as one of the most valued Reviewers for the years 2013 and 2014. In February 2015, he was included in the Top Italian Scientists (TIS) ranking by the VIA-Academy. Iorio serves as Editor-in-Chief of the journal Universe; he is also Associate Editor of the journals Galaxies and Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences.
Biography Updated on 10 November 2016