Riccardo Ciciriello is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in chemical and molecular sciences at the Chemistry Department of Bari for a project aimed at reducing COD in wastewater in collaboration with ENI S.p.A. In October 2022, Riccardo Ciciriello obtained a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a specialization in the field of marketing with a score of 30/30. In October 2020 he obtained his Master's Degree in Industrial Chemistry from the University of Bologna with 110 cum laude, with a project linked to the valorization of lignin by electrochemical way. In October 2018 he obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Chemistry from the University of Bologna, with a project aimed at synthesizing amino alcohols of pharmacological interest. As regards professional experiences, he has experience in the field of start-ups being Co-founder of a start-up from 2022 to 2023 named Alternalgie which deals with the sale of microalgae, he also had the opportunity to collaborate with another start-up in 2023 named FunJob nothing more than a social talent network for drawing up a marketing plan He also worked in 2023 for Philip Morris as a laboratory analyst and in HERA from 2021 to 2022 again as a laboratory analyst in the field of water.