01 - The crossroad

Ciao a tutti,
my name is Domenico Vizzari and I'm from Rosalì, a small village close to Reggio Calabria, in South Italy. My land is an area with a high seismic risk and for this reason I decided to study civil engineering.
I took my bachelor's and master's degree at University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria and I got interest about road engineering collaborating with the laboratory of materials. Thanks to that experience I realized that I wanted become a researcher and in Italy there are just two reasons if you want be a researcher: 1) you are crazy and masochist or 2) you really like the world of research and you want make your contribution in your field of interest (I like to think that I'm in the second group!). For a couple of months I collected some failures but I didn't give up and around 1 year ago I was at an important life's crossroad: choose a job in a small company close to my hometown with a good salary and continuing to enjoy my mom's Sunday dishes…