He graduated (BS+MD) in Physics summa cum laude. His Ph.D. degree is in Physics with emphasis on atmospheric science from University of L’Aquila, with a year and half of study abroad at the Pennsylvania State University (USA). The research activity of Prof. Di Carlo is focused on the study of the atmospheric composition and on the impacts of its changes on climate, air quality and human health. He developed a TD-LIF system for measurements of NO2 and organic nitrates, installed on-board the UK research aircraft BAe-146, and used in different field campaigns.
He was visiting professor at Harvard University, USA (2016), University of York, UK (2014) and at the Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan (2010). He published 63papers and is co-author of an Italian patent (Patent N° 0001418888, 26/10/2015).
He has been Principal investigator of national projects (i.e. Bilateral project Japan-Italy, Italian Minister of the Foreign Affair (2010), PNRA (2018)) and European projects (i.e. EUFAR Transnational Access (2010 and 2016), ACTRIS TNA (2015), supervisor of a Marie Curie (2019)).
In 2011 and 2017 he was the director of summer schools organized by a EU network of research aircrafts (EUFAR). Since 2016 is Deputy Coordinator of the PhD program on Earthquake and environmental hazard and director of the Laboratory of physics-chemistry of the atmosphere and climatology at University “G. d’Annunzio” of Chieti-Pescara (Italy).