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My research activity is mainly devoted to computer simulation in both chemical and physical science. In this way I have acquired wide competences in several programming languages and computational and numerical methods, HPC High Performance Computing, parallel and distributed programming, computational architecture (e.g. modern CPU and Memory architectures) , networks and network protocols. Most of my research activity has been focused in Linear Algebra for Large Matrices, Green's Functions or Propagators, Drug Design and chemioinformatics, Relativistic DFT.

I was born in Cortona (AR) in 1975, I completed my degree in Chemistry with full marks and honors (110/110 cum laude), in November 2000 at the University of Perugia (Title: "Molecular Double Ionization: Effects of 'Foreign Imaging' and nuclear dynamics in the hexa-halides of sulfur", 12 months research thesis).

Soon after my graduation, my first work experience was at the Department of Chemistry at the University of Perugia and ISTM (CNR) from 2000 to 2003. During these years, I have worked as a programmer in various fields and my research activity was focused on the following subjects: "Parallelization of computational chemistry programs using Message Passing and Shared Memory techniques", "Development of ASSIST patterns" and "Development of parallel programs (MPI and ASSIST)". I worked with the Department of Computer Science at University of Pisa for the "Developing parallel ASSIST codes for chemical applications in the strategic project MIUR (High-performance distributed platform)".

Straight after this first research period, I started my PhD in Chemistry at the University of Perugia within the group of Prof. Francesco Tarantelli, which I successfully completed in 3 years and discussed the viva titled "Innovative computational strategies for ab-initio Quantum Chemistry: Grid Computing and novel Green's function techniques". During this period, in addition to the research activities, I also worked as system and network manager.

At the beginning of 2007 I received a 3-year research grant at the University of Perugia entitled "Theoretical study of lifetimes of ionized states through Green functions and non-Hermitian techniques". In this same period I also started working in the field of Relativistic DFT.

At the same time in 2004 I started to work as scientific consultant and programmer with the following public and private institutions: Molecular Discovery Ltd., UK, developing many commercial programs (a review of which can be found at http://www.moldiscovery.com/), during this collaboration I developed a deep knowledge of the Qt framework . Center for Research on Climate and Climate Change of Perugia: development of the project "Optimizing, porting and management in HPC environments of parallel codes for the simulation of convective weather phenomena in static equilibrium in Project "African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis" and "Porting and optimization of code meteorological platforms multi and many cores".

In 2010 I worked with a one-year contract as a collaborator of the I.N.F.N. (National Institute of Nuclear Physics)- section of Perugia- for evaluating the computational needs for the Einstein Telescope project using Many-Core (GPU) environment. During this period I developed and optimized codes for gravitational signal analysis. I have thus acquired the basic skills of the Digital Signal Processing. Within this project I have also contributed to write the Design Study for the Einstein Telescope.

At the beginning of 2011 I got one-year research grant at the Institute of Molecular Science and Technology (CNR) of Perugia aiming to achieve "Implementation and optimization of non-relativistic and relativistic DFT codes using parallel computer architectures and multi and many cores (GPU) for advanced simulations of materials and processes in organic and hybrid photovoltaics". The research project involved the implementation of methods for the simulation of TiO2 nanostructured materials and their characterization ( Computational Laboratory for Hybrid and Organic Photovoltaics ). During this collaboration Ideveloped a good knowledge of the "VTK toolkit.

Since December 2011 I am researcher (Assistant Professor) in General and Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Chieti-Pescara. Dealing also with the group HPC resources.

I am still collaborating with the University of Perugia and ISTM (CNR) working both within the Relativistic DFT field and the Hybrid Organic Photovoltaics one.

Since March 2013 I am research associated with the INFN and CERN involved in CLOUD Computing (Open Cloud Platform project).
As a research associated to INFN I have been registered as " Software Engineer " at CERN as part of the group CMS ( Compact Muon Solenoid ) of Perugia. In this contest I actively engaged in the development and testing of algorithms track fitting. Following the upgrade LHC (Large Hadron Collider ) in order to prevent the loss of interesting events will in fact be necessary to use new approaches to the process of triggering of Level 1. In this context the reconstruction Real-time trace of charged particles, may be carried out by the use of Associative Memory and FPGA (Field - Programmable Gate Array). My work is mainly focused on the study and implementation of track fitting algorithms of interest in the project of L1 Track Triggering of the CMS experiment. The study is facing the testing and optimization of the algorithms in order to implement them on a FPGA.
In the same period I started to collaborate with a computational finance group, working on Computational simulation and risk analysis and Monte Carlo simulation.

Publications


D. Rongai, N. Sabatini, P. Pulcini, C. Di Marco, L. Storchi, A. Marrone Effect of pomegranate peel extract on shelf life of strawberries: computational chemistry approaches to assess antifungal mechanisms involved 2018 Journal of Food Science and Technology "DOI: 10.1007/s13197-018-3192-0

D'Amico G., Scocchera S., Storchi L. Financial risk distribution in European Union 2018 Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications 505 252 267 10.1016/j.physa.2018.03.069

De Santis M., Belapassi L., Tarantelli F., Storchi L. Relativistic quantum chemistry involving heavy atoms 2018 Rendiconti Lincei 1 9 10.1007/s12210-018-0706-7

L. Storchi within the CMS Collaboration Test beam demonstration of silicon microstrip modules with transverse momentum discrimination for the future CMS tracking detector 2018 Journal of Instrumentation 13 3 P03003 10.1088/1748-0221/13/03/P03003

De Santis M., Rampino S., Quiney H.M., Belpassi L., Storchi L. Charge-displacement analysis via natural orbitals for chemical valence in the four-component relativistic framework 2018 Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation 14 3 1286 1296 10.1021/acs.jctc.7b01077

Guido Magazzu, Christos Gentsos, Geoffrey Christian Galbit, Gian Mario Bilei, Giacomo Fedi, Loriano Storchi, Daniel Magalotti, Oliver Sander, Atanu Modak, Denis Tcherniakhovski, Fabrizio Palla, Bruno Checcucci, Suvankar Roy Chowdhury, Guillaume Baulieu, Sebastien Viret, Matthias Norbert Balzer A real-time demonstrator for track reconstruction in the CMS L1 Track-Trigger system based on custom Associative Memories and high-performance FPGAs 2017 "PoS: Proceedings of Science opical Workshop on Electronics for Particle Physics September 11 - September 14 2017" https://pos.sissa.it/313/138/pdf

L. Storchi within the CMS Collaboration [2017], Characterisation of irradiated thin silicon sensors for the CMS phase II pixel upgrade 2017 European Physical Journal C 77(8),567

L. Storchi within the CMS Collaboration [2017] , P-Type Silicon Strip Sensors for the new CMS Tracker at HL-L-HC , JOURNAL OF INSTRUMENTATION Volume: 12 Article Number: P06018 Published: JUN 2017

L. Storchi within the CMS Collaboration [2017] , Test beam performance measurements for the Phase I upgrade of the CMS pixel detector JOURNAL OF INSTRUMENTATION Volume: 12 Article Number: P05022 Published: MAY 2017

S. Rampino, L. Storchi, A. Lagana', "Automated Simulation of Gas-Phase Reactions on Distributed and Cloud Computing Infrastructures", Chapter in Lecture Notes in Computer Science July 2017 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-62398-6_5 In book: Computational Science and Its Applications – ICCSA 2017, pp.60-73

L. Storchi within the CMS Collaboration [2017] "Mechanical stability of the CMS strip tracker measured with a laser alignment system", Journal of Instrumentation, Volume 12, Issue 4, 21 April 2017, Article number P04023

Gentsos, C (Gentsos, Christos); Fedi, G (Fedi, Giacomo); Magazzu, G (Magazzu, Guido); Magalotti, D (Magalotti, Daniel); Modak, A (Modak, Atanu); Storchi, L (Storchi, Loriano); Palla, F (Palla, Fabrizio); Bilei, GM (Bilei, Gian Mario); Biesuz, N (Biesuz, Nicolo); Chowdhury, SR (Chowdhury, Suvankar Roy); Crescioli, F (Crescioli, Francesco); Checcucci, B (Checcucci, Bruno); Tcherniakhovski, D (Tcherniakhovski, Denis); Galbit, GC (Galbit, Geoffrey Christian); Baulieu, G (Baulieu, Guillaume); Balzer, MN (Balzer, Matthias Norbert); Sander, O (Sander, Oliver); Viret, S (Viret, Sebastien); Servoli, L (Servoli, Leonello); Nikolaidis, S (Nikolaidis, Spiridon), "Track Finding Mezzanine for Level-1 Triggering in HL-LHC Experiments", IEEE, 345 E 47TH ST, NEW YORK, NY 10017 USA (2017)

A, Marrone, N. Re, L. Storchi, "The Effects of Ca2+ Concentration and E200K Mutation on the Aggregation Propensity of PrPC: A Computational Study", PlosONE, 11 (12), 2016

D. Magalotti, L. Alunni, N. Biesuz, G.M. Bilei, S. Citraro, F. Crescioli, L. Fano', G. Fedi, G. Magazz´u, L. Servoli, L. Storchi, F. Palla, P. Placidi, E. Rossi, A. Spiezia, ”A Pattern Recognition Mezzanine based on Associative Memory and FPGA technology for Level 1 Track Triggers for the HL-LHC upgrade” Journal of Instrumentation (JINST), Topical Workshop on Electronics for Particle Physics, (2016) http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-0221/11/02/C02063

L. Storchi within the CMS Collaboration [2015]: "Impact of low-dose electron irradiation on n(+) p silicon strip sensors", NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION A-ACCELERATORS SPECTROMETERS DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT, Volume: 803, Pages: 100-112, DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2015.08.026 Published: DEC 11 2015

L. Storchi within the CMS Collaboration [2016]: "Trapping in proton irradiated p(+)-n-n(+) silicon sensors at fluences anticipated at the HL-LHC outer tracker", JOURNAL OF INSTRUMENTATION, Volume: 11 Article Number: P04023 DOI: 10.1088/1748-0221/11/04/P04023 Published: APR 2016

L. Alunni, N. Biesuz, G.M. Bilei, S. Citraro, F. Crescioli, L. Fano', G. Fedi, D. Magalotti, G. Magazzù, L. Servoli, L. Storchi, F. Palla, P. Placidi, A. Papi, Y. Piadyk, E. Rossi, A. Spiezia, "A pattern recognition mezzanine based on associative memory and FPGA technology for L1 track triggering at HL-LHC", Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, in Press, (2015), doi:10.1016/j.nima.2015.09.086

Sergio Rampino, Loriano Storchi and Leonardo Belpassi, "Gold-superheavy-element interaction in diatomics and cluster adducts: A combined four-component Dirac-Kohn-Sham/charge-displacement study" J. Chem. Phys. 143, 024307 (2015)

Loriano Storchi, Roberto Paciotti, Nazzareno Re, Alessandro Marrone, "Investigation of the molecular similarity in closely related protein systems: The PrP case study" Proteins: Structure, Function, and Bioinformatics (2015) DOI: 10.1002/prot.24836

L. Storchi, F. Nunzi, F. De Angelis, Modeling Mesoporous Nanoparticulated TiO2 Films through Nanopolyhedra Random Packing J. Phys. Chem. C, 119 (19), 10716, (2015) DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b01620 (2015)

S. Rampino, L. Belpassi, F. Tarantelli, and L. Storchi, Full Parallel Implementation of an All-Electron Four-Component Dirac-Kohn-Sham Program, J. Chem. Theory Comput., 10 (9), 3766, (2014)

Livio Fano', Gian Mario Bilei, Loriano Storchi, Andrea Valenti, Enrico Fattibene, Matteo Manzali, Davide Salomoni, Valerio Venturi, Paolo Veronesi, Hassen Riahi, Daniele Spiga, Cinzia Amici, Serenella Carota, Francesco Cirillo, Maria Laura Maggiulli, Andrea Sergiacomi, Donatella Settimi, Claudia Diamantini, Domenico Potena, Giuseppa Ribighini, Emanuele Storti, Damiano Falcioni, Daniele Faní, Barbara Re, Prototyping a Cloud Ecosystem for a Regional Public Administration, PoS(ISGC2014)009, International Symposium on Grids and Clouds (ISGC) 2014

Daniele Spiga, Gian Mario Bilei, Hassen Riahi, Loriano Storchi, Enrico Fattibene, Matteo Manzali, Davide Salomoni, Valerio Venturi, Paolo Veronesi, Claudia Diamantini, Domenico Potena, Laura Raffaeli, Giuseppa Ribighini, Emanuele Storti, Livio Fanò, Andrea Valentini, Damiano Falcioni, Daniele Fanì, Barbara Re, Cinzia Amici, Serenella Carota, Francesco Cirillo, Maria Laura Maggiulli, Andrea Sergiacomi, Donatella Settimi, "A Cloud-based solution for Public Administrations. The experience of the Regione Marche", PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2014 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COLLABORATION TECHNOLOGIES AND SYSTEMS, pp. 493-499, Minnesota, MN, USA, 19-23 May, 2014, IEEE

F. Nunzi, L. Storchi, M. Manca, M. Giannuzzi, G. Gigli, F. De Angelis, "Shape and Morphology Effects on the Electronic Structure of TiO2 Nanostructures: From Nanocrystals to Nanorods" ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2014, (2014) DOI: 10.1021/am404293x

Loriano Storchi , Sergio Rampino , Leonardo Belpassi , Francesco Tarantelli , and Harry M. Quiney, "Efficient parallel all-electron four-component Dirac-Kohn-Sham program using a distributed matrix approach.II", JCTC Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, (2013), DOI: 10.1021/ct400752s

Francesca Nunzi, Edoardo Mosconi, Loriano Storchi, Enrico Ronca, Annabella Selloni, M. Gra"tzel, F. De Angelis, "Inherent Electronic Trap States in TiO2 Nanocrystals: Effect of Saturation and Sintering", Energy & Environmental Science, 6(4), 1221, (2013).

B. Sathyaprakash, ..., L. Storchi, et al. "Scientific objectives of Einstein Telescope", Class. Quantum Grav. 29 (12), 124013, (2012). doi:10.1088/0264-9381/29/12/124013

L. Belpassi, L. Storchi, F. Tarantelli, H. M. Quiney, "Recent advances and perspectives in 4-component Dirac-Kohn-Sham calculations", Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 13 (27), 12368, (2011)

P. Bolognesi, A. Kivimaki, P. O'Keeffe, V. Feyer, F. Tarantelli, L. Storchi, and L. Avaldi, "Radiationless decay in the region of the 2t2g and 4eg resonances in SF6", Journal of Chemical Physics, 134 (9), 094308, (2011)

F. Milletti, L. Storchi, L. Goracci, S. Bendels, B. Wagner, M. Kansy, G. Cruciani, "Extending pKa prediction accuracy: high-throughput pKa measurements to understand pKa modulation of new chemical series", European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 45(9), 4270, (2010)

F. Tarantelli, L. Belpassi, L. Storchi, "Chemical Characterization of Super-Heavy Elements by Four-Component DFT" in Parallel Computing: From Multicores and GPU's to Petascale, ed.: B. Chapman et al. p. 501-512 (IOS Press, Amsterdam, 2010)

L. Storchi, L. Belpassi, F. Tarantelli, A. Sgamellotti, H. M. Quiney, "An efficient parallel all-electron 4-component Dirac-Kohn-Sham program using a distributed matrix approach". JCTC Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, 6, 384, (2010).

Cruciani G., Milletti F., Storchi L., Sforna G., Goracci L., "In silico pK(a) Prediction and ADME Profiling", Chemistry and Biodiversity, 6 (11), 1812, (2009).

M. Elshakre, L. Storchi, T. Kloda, P. Linusson, F. Heijkenskj"old, A. Gengelbach, L. Karlsson, T. Hansson, F. Tarantelli, R. Feifel, "A photoelectron and double photoionization study of the valence electronic structure of 1,4-bromofluorobenzene", The Journal of Chemical Physics, 131, 184302 (2009).

L. Storchi, G. Vitillaro, F. Tarantelli, "Implementation and use of a direct, partially integral-driven non-Dyson propagator method for molecular ionisation", Journal of Computational Chemistry, 30 (5), 818 (2009).

Veronesi S., Bolognesi P., O'Keeffe P., Fainelli E., Feyer V., Prince K.C., Plekan O., Coreno M., Tarantelli F., Storchi L., Avaldi L. Multitechnique investigation of the valence and inner shell excitation, ionization and decay of halogenated pyrimidines 2009 Journal of Physics: Conference Series 194 2 22057 10.1088/1742-6596/194/2/022057 2-s2.0-85034976577

K. Gokhberg, V. Vysotskiy, L. S. Cederbaum, L. Storchi, F. Tarantelli, V. Averbukh, "Molecular photoionization cross-sections by Stieltjes-Chebyshev moment theory applied to Lanczos pseudospectra", The Journal of Chemical Physics, 130, 064104 (2009).

F. Milletti, L. Storchi, G. Cruciani, "Predicting Protein pKa by Environment Similarity", PROTEINS: Structure, Function, and Bioinformatics, 76 (2), 484, (2009).

F. Milletti, L. Storchi, G. Sforna, S. Cross, G, Cruciani, "Tautomer Enumeration and Stability Prediction for Virtual Screening on Large Chemical Databases" , Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling, 49 (1), 68 (2009).

P. Linusson, L. Storchi, F. Hejkenskjold, E. Andersson, M. Elshakre, B. Pfeiffer, M. Colombet, J.H.D. Eland, L. Karlsson, J.-E. Rubensson, F. Tarantelli, and R. Feifel, "Double photoionisation of thiophene and bromine substituted thiophenes", The Journal of Chemical Physics, 129, 234303 (2008).

L. Storchi and F. Tarantelli, S. Veronesi, P. Bolognesi, E. Fainelli, and L. Avaldi, "The Auger spectroscopy of pyrimidine and halogen-substituted pyrimidines", J. Chem. Phys. 129, 154309 (2008).

F. Milletti, L. Storchi, G. Sforna, G. Cruciani, "New and original pka prediction method using of GRID molecular interaction fields", Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling, 47 (6), 2172 (2007).

R. Feifel, J.H.D. Eland, L. Storchi, F. Tarantelli, "An experimental and theoretical study of double photoionization of CF4 using time-of-flight photoelectron-photoelectron (photoion-photoion) coincidence spectroscopy", The Journal of Chemical Physics, 125, 194318 (2006).

L. Storchi, F. Tarantelli, A. Lagana', "Computing molecular energy surfaces on a grid", Lecture Notes in Computer Science 3980, 675 (2006).

P. Bolognesi, M. Coreno, L. Avaldi, L. Storchi, F. Tarantelli, "Site-selected auger electron spectroscopy of N2O", The Journal of Chemical Physics 125, 054306 (2006).

R. Feifel, J. H. D. Eland, L. Storchi, F. Tarantelli, "Complete valence double photoionization of SF6", The Journal of Chemical Physics 122, 144309 (2005).

V. Feyer, P. Bolognesi, M. Coreno, K.C. Price, L. Avaldi, L. Storchi, F. Tarantelli, "Effects of nuclear dynamics in the low kinetic energy Auger spectra of CO and CO2", The Journal of Chemical Physics 123, 224306 (2005).

L. Belpassi, L. Storchi, F. Tarantelli, A. Sgamellotti, H. M. Quiney, "Parallelization of a relativistic DFT code", Future generation of computer system, 20, 739 (2004).

L. Storchi, C. Manuali, O. Gervasi, G. Vitillaro, A. Lagana', F. Tarantelli, "Linear algebra computation benchmarks on a model grid platform", Lecture Notes on Computer Science, 2658, 297, (2003).

Design Study


"Einstein gravitational wave Telescope conceptual design study", ET-0106C-10, Issue: 4, Date: June 28, (2011). URI: Official documents

Technical Reports


L. Storchi, L. Belpassi, F. Tarantelli, A. Sgamellotti, H. M. Quiney, Parallelization of a relativistic DFT, Science and Supercomputing at CINECA - Report, 212 (2005).

A. Lagana', F. Tarantelli, O. Gervasi, L. Pacifici, C. Villani, L. Storchi, D. Bellucci, Demonstrators and Benchmarking, ASI-PQE2000 Deliverable WP4.005-6, March 2002.

A. Lagana', F. Tarantelli, O. Gervasi, L. Pacifici, C. Villani, L. Storchi, D. Bellucci, Demonstrators and Benchmarking, ASI-PQE2000 Deliverable WP4.007, July 2002.

A. Lagana', F. Tarantelli, O. Gervasi, L. Pacifici, C. Villani, L. Storchi, D. Bellucci, Demonstrators and Benchmarking, ASI-PQE2000 Deliverable WP4.004, Jenuary 2002.

A. Lagana', F. Tarantelli, O. Gervasi, L. Pacifici, C. Villani, L. Storchi, G. Serazzi, L. Mattoni, P. Cremonesi, P. Mori, Demonstrators and Benchmarking, ASI-PQE2000 Deliverable WP4.003, September 2001.

Proceedings


L. Storchi, F. Nunzi, S. Fantacci, F. De Angelis, "Modeling dye-sensitized TiO2 interfaces in dye-sensitized solar cells models", SimOEAP, International Conference on Simulation of Organic Electronics and Photovotaics, 10-14 June 2012, Spain.

Gabriele Cruciani, Francesca Milletti, Loriano Storchi, Gianluca Sforna, "Do pKa predictions matter anymore?", QSAR2008, Uppsala, Sweden.

P. Linusson, L. Storchi, F. Heijkenskjöld, E. Andersson, M. Elshakre, J.H.D. Eland, L. Karlsson, M. Larsson, J.-E. Rubensson, F.Tarantelli and R. Feifel, "Double photoionisation of thiophene and bromine substituted thiophenes", International workshop on photoionization, 2008, Uppsala, Sweden.

F. Milletti, L. Storchi, G. Cruciani, "New tools for pKa prediction: from small molecules to proteins", proceedings of Drug Discovery and Selection, International Conference on Medicinal Chemistry 2007, Lille, France.

F. Milletti, L. Storchi, G. Sforna, G. Cruciani, "A new software for pka predictions", Proceedings of TUMA 2006, Camerino, Italy.

Leone B. Bosi, Loriano Storchi, "Impact of GPU Technology on gravitational wave physics and signal detection systems", E4 Workshop 2010, Bologna, Italy, 16-17 September 2010.

Alessandro Marrone, Loriano Storchi, Gianpiero Marconi, Emidio Albertini, The gene APOSTART: theoretical and computational study of the binding domain of phytosterols, "Chemistry Innovation and ...", University Chieti-Pescara 14 May 2013


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