The research background and expertise of Dr Marini extend over the theoretical modelling of miniaturized photonic devices, where novel physical mechanisms can be exploited to achieve active functionalities at micro- and nano-scales. Dr Marini made his first steps in research in 2008 during the final year of the Master Degree in Physics of Condensed Matter at the University of L´Aquila, Italy, under the supervision of Dr Eugenio Del Re, Dr Alessandro Ciattoni, and Prof Paolo Di Porto.
After joining in October 2008 the research group of Prof Dmitry Skryabin at the Centre for Photonics and Photonic materials in the University of Bath, United Kingdom, he achieved his PhD in Photonics in November 2011 defending the thesis Theory of nonlinear and amplified surface plasmon polaritons in a viva voce exam with the advisors Prof Tim Birks and Prof Yuri Kivshar.
In December 2011 he joined the Nonlinear Photonic Nanostructures research group led by Prof Fabio Biancalana at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light in Erlangen, Germany, as a postdoctoral scientist in the division of Prof Philip St.J. Russell.
In September 2014 he was awarded an ICFOnest+ (Marie Curie Cofund) Postdoctoral Fellowship and joined the Nanophotonics Theory group led by Prof. F. Javier García de Abajo at ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences in Castelldefels (Barcelona), Spain.
In February 2017 he was awarded a Marie Curie Intra-European Individual Fellowship as a principal investigator of the OUTNANO project and in October 2017 joined as a researcher the group led by Prof Claudio Conti at the Institute for Complex Systems in Rome, Italy.