Carlo Cavazzoni graduated cum laude in Physics at the University of Modena in the 1994. Phd in Material Science approved cum laude at the International School for Advanced Studies (ISAS-SISSA) of Trieste in 1998. During his PhD, he has studied various problems concerning the implementation and the efficiency of parallel numerical algorithms being used in physical computer simulations. Author and co-author of several papers published in prestigious international review including Science, Physical Review Letters, Nature Materials, and many others. Familiar with many supercomputer environments, and he has a good knowledge of many computer languages (FORTRAN77, FORTRAN90, C, C++) and of software engineering techniques. Responsible of activities regarding the evolution of supercomputer architectures, programming models and related infrastructures. In the SCAI department of CINECA presently he is responsible for the Production Services division.