Marco Lauricella, PhD in Physics (University College of Dublin), graduated in Chemistry at “La Sapienza” University of Rome, leads the unit of the COPMAT project at the Institute for Calculus Applications "Mauro Picone". He is head of the research unit at IAC-CNR of the European project ERC GRANT "Full-scale COmputational design of Porous mesoscale MATerials (COPMAT)" (P.I. Sauro Succi). His expertise is in atomistic computational methods, both quantum and classical, and mesoscale simulation via Lattice Boltzmann methods. In the framework of statistical physics, he studied rare events via advanced sampling methods. His research interests include transition phase processes, and particularly nucleation phenomena of clathrate compounds. In this framework, he also developed a new cluster analysis algorithm for the automatic recognition of clathrate structures. He is one of the authors of LBSoft, a specific-purpose open-source software for soft glassy emulsion simulations.