Simone grew up in Bologna, Italy. He did is Bachelor and Master studies at Università di Pisa and Scuola Normale Superiore. He carried out his MSc thesis on quantum dot thermometry in GaAs heterostructures at NEST laboratories under the supervision of Francesco Giazotto and Fabio Beltram. He obtained his PhD at Aalto University (November 2014) with a doctoral thesis on Cooper-pair pumping and fast thermometry at the nanoscale, supervised by Jukka Pekola. Before joining Chalmers, he was a post-doctoral researcher at ETH Zurich in the group of Andreas Wallraff, a pioneer of the circuit quantum electrodynamics architecture (2015-2018). There he made several contributions in the areas of quantum information processing, microwave quantum optics, and hybrid superconductor-semiconductors quantum systems. He moved to Chalmers as a permanent researcher in November 2018 before taking an assistant professor position and starting his own group in May 2020. Since April 2020, he is one of the nine principal investigators forming the management group of WACQT, a 12-year Swedish initiative to build a quantum computer. Simone spends most of his spare time playing with his children, and dreams about taking them on a number of road trips with tents and bikes, as he and his old-time friends used to do.