She graduated in Chemistry from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia in 1993 and she received her Ph.D. in Chemical Science in 1997 from the Universities of Parma, Modena and Ferrara.
She is member of the Faculty of the Doctoral School in Industrial Innovation Engineering of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.
She currently teaches the courses of Chemistry and Life Cycle Assessment in the undergraduate and graduate Courses of Industrial and Management Engineering and Mechatronic Engineering. Member of the Italian Chemical Society, Rete Italiana LCA, Italian Institute of Science and Technology of Materials, she is serving as reviewer for most important international journals. She is author of more than 100 publications in national and international journals and of about 80 national and international lectures in Congress.