The SISSA Mentoring Program offers a service that matches current PhD students with mentors who have experience in the labour market in all sectors, to help students prepare for their future careers.

Students have access to a diverse network of qualified mentors with experience in the private sector, many of whom are SISSA Alumni, with the aim of strengthening the relationship between SISSA alumni and current SISSA students.


MENTOR: is an experienced individual and/or a SISSA Alumnus driven by the spirit of "giving back", who is willing to support students in this transitional phase of their life and professional path, in particular beyond academia. 

MENTEE: a student, researcher or SISSA alumnus who has completed the doctoral cycle within 2 years. 


How to initiate a mentoring? Write to



  Rosilari Bellacosa

  PhD @ SISSA in Cognitive Neuroscience 

  Cofounder and R&D Director SynDiag 

  Rosilari Bellacosa | Linkedin  


  Luca Caniparoli

  PhD @ SISSA in Statistical Physics

  Director of Business Intelligence and Advanced Analytics at Acqua&Sapone

  Luca Caniparoli | LinkedIn 



  Pin-Jane Nora Chen 

   PhD @ SISSA in Cognitive Neuroscience

  Consultant at Fondazione Barilla

  Pin-Jane Nora Chen | LinkedIn 


  Cristiano de Nobili

  PhD @ SISSA in Statistical Physics

  Lead AI at Pi School Pi Campus, Lecturer, Freelancer       

  Cristiano De Nobili | LinkedIn



  Roberto Della Marina 

  PhD in Physics  

  Venture Capitalist - Managing Partner at Obloo Srl and Venture Factory Srl 

  Roberto Della Marina | Linkedin   



  Martha Fabbri

  Master in Science Communication

  Head of Center of Studies at Altroconsumo              

  Martha Fabbri | LinkedIn




    Riccardo Furlanetto 

    PhD degree in Energy and Chemistry Technologies

    General Manager at IDM-srl and Consultant for generational handover

    Riccardo Furnalentto | Linkedin 


  Xiaochuan Giovanni Ge

  PhD @ SISSA in Condensed Matter Physics   

  Research Scientist at Meta (Facebook)           

  Xiaochuan (Giovanni) Ge | LinkedIn 




   Uriel Luviano 

    PhD @ SISSA in Theoretical Particle Physics

   Machine Learning Engineer at AISent

   Uriel Luviano | LinkedIn


    Andrea Maiorana 

   PhD @ SISSA in Geometry and Mathematical Physics

   Data Scientist at Bending Spoons

   Andrea Maiorana | LinkedIn



 Marco Morandotti

  PhD @ SISSA in Applied Mathematics

 Assistant Professor, Politecnico di Torino

 Marco Morandotti | LinkedIn


  Luca Naso 

  PhD @ SISSA in Astrophysics 

  Data Innovation Manager at EHT  +  CEO at Koexai

  Luca Naso | LinkedIn


   Andrea Oddo 

    PhD @ SISSA in Astroparticle Physics

   Software Developer at OptionFactory

   Andrea Oddo | LinkedIn


   Luciano Paz

   SISSA Postdoc in Tactile Perception and Learning Lab

    Principal Data Scientist at PyMC Labs

   Luciano Paz | LinkedIn


  Sebastiano Saccani 

  PhD @ SISSA in Theory and Numerical Simulation of the Condensed Matter 

  Cofounder and R&D lead at AIndo

  Sebastiano Saccani | Linkedin 



  Manuela Santo 

   PhD @ SISSA in Structural and Functional Genomics

  Scientist in iPSC Unit at Axxam S.p.A. Milano

  Manuela Santo | Linkedin 


   Federico Stivoli 

    PhD @ SISSA in Astrophysics 

   Head of Data Science at Fair Connect Group

   Federico Stivoli | LinkedIn



   Tiziano Suran 

    PhD @ SISSA in Cognitive Neuroscience 

   Data Scientist at Mamacrowd 

   Tiziano Suran, Ph.D. | LinkedIn


  Marco Bruni 

  PhD @ SISSA in Astrophysics 

   Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, University of Portsmouth  /  INFN Sezione di Trieste, Italy

   Marco Bruni | LinkedIn






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