Because it allowed me to choose the place and the collaborators I prefer. In other words, this means working exactly the way I wanted to.

Vincenzo works on the fairly complicated concept of quantum physics: metamaterials. These artificial materials have properties that may not be found in nature, with potential applications in fields like cloaking and optical devices.

Metamaterials will hopefully one day have an impact on the everyday life of European citizens. Marie Curie Actions let him grapple with his research by giving him the environment he needs to do so.