LC works at the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV) where he is specialised in observational seismology, studying the structure, geometry and mechanics of active faults. He graduated with a degree in Geology at the University of Camerino and then he went to Perugia University to do a PhD in Earth Science. Now he lives and works in Rome at the INGV National Earthquakes Observatory as senior research since 2003.
As one of the scientists in charge of the Portable Seismic Network, he gained a lot of experience managing field campaigns to monitor the largest seismic sequences occurred in Italy over the last 15 years.
He is currently part of INGV board managing the Seismic Monitoring Infrastructures and he is the scientific supervisor of The Alto Tiberina Near Fault Observatory (TABOO-NFO), an innovative research infrastructure based on dense, state of the art networks of multi-parametric sensors that continuously monitor the underlying earth instability processes over a broad time interval. Near Fault Observatories is one of the Solid Earth Science thematic communities coordinated within the European Plate Observing System consortium (https://www.epos-ip.org/). LC is currently leading the EU-NFO community
He is author of more than 50 papers published in International Journals with official citation reports (JCR) with h-index 30 (based on Scopus). In the last 10 years, he has given lectures and seminars at international Universities and research Institutions as well as invited talks and keynote lectures at international conferences, schools and workshops.
He participated in various International research projects, one third of these as a principal investigator. He is presently the PI of the STAR (A Strainmeter Array Along the Alto Tiberina Fault System, Central Italy) project funded by both the US National Science Fundation and the International Continental Scientific Drilling Programme (https://www.icdp-online.org/projects/world/europe/northern-apennines-italy/details/).