Marco was born in Rome (Italy) in 1983. He obtained his B.Sc. degree, cum laude, at “La Sapienza” University of Rome in 2009, with a thesis on the study of the property and reactivity of α-amino alkyl radicals.
He received his PhD at “La Sapienza” University of Rome in 2011 with a thesis entitled “Study of Photochemically Generated Reactive Intermediates of Organic Sulfides and Sulfoxides” in the group of Prof. Osvaldo Lanzalunga. He did part of his PhD thesis at the university of Ottawa under the supervision of Prof. Derek Pratt, studying the reactivity of sulfinic acids towards of different radical classes.
In 2013, he received a postdoctoral fellowship to work on the rules of electron and hydrogen atom transfer in enzymatic and environmentally friendly chemical oxidation at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”.