Giorgio is a scientist with a variety of interests. He currently works as a researcher at the Italian National Council of Research (CNR) on topics devoted to the characterization and development of new materials. The main topics of his research are superhydrophobic surfaces and data analysis applied to analytical techniques.
Luciano graduated in chemistry in 1999 with a thesis on magnetic behaviour of ternary compounds based on rare earth elements. After several years working in the chemical industry in an R & D lab he returned to university to do a PhD in chemical sciences in 2005. He then spent a year in Norway as a post doctoral researcher on statistical analysis.
During his PhD he spent some time studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, and this influenced his passion for art. He has used 3DSMax since version 4.03, and participated in the CGTALK hardcore modelling challenge competitions since IV challenge (2003).
His interests also focus on lighting and rendering, he currently manages the lighting challenges on the CGSociety Forums. He also founded the collectivedream.net. His work on collectivedream.net includes architecture, design, and scientific visualization.