His research experience is in the physics of non-equilibrium processes and soft condensed matter studied by means of computer simulations by using well-established techniques (such as Lattice Boltzmann methods and molecular dynamics) widely employed in the soft matter community. In particular, he studied the dynamics of passive liquid crystals (nematic, cholesteric and blue phases) in presence of electric fields, in systems whose geometry is inspired to real device design. His research also encompasses the study of active matter - materials whose constituents convert energy from a fuel depot into work. Most of this research is biologically motivated, in particular in processes such as cell motility and active self assembly. More recently He also studied theoretical models to explore the physics of active phase separation, a process in which disordered active particles phase separate broadly resembling an equilibrium (attraction-induced) gas-liquid coexistence. Besides liquid crystals and biologically-related problems, another part of his research has been dedicated to investigate hydrodynamic and diffusive effects in binary fluid mixtures and in lamellar phases. Currently, his interests are focused on the computational modeling of mesoscale soft porous materials, such as flowing crystals and bijels.