Alessio Celi is assistant professor of the Physics Department at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) since 2019. After research training (PhD at U. Milan) and experience as postdoctoral researcher (K.U.Leuven) and Juan de la Cierva fellow (U.Barcelona) in supergravity and string theory, I moved in 2009 to quantum simulation with ultracold atoms of condensed matter and high energy phenomena, before as a postdoctoral researcher at Universitat de Barcelona, then as Research Fellow at ICFO (2011-2017) and as senior postdoctoral research at Innsbruck Universität and IQOQI (2018), where he coordinated the artificial gravity, topological physics and lattice gauge theory activities of Prof. Lewenstein and Prof. Zoller groups, respectively. He has applied his original background in supergravity/string theory to quantum technologies by proposing: (i) novel tools for quantum simulation based on HEP ideas (synthetic lattices). (ii) Efficient methods for simulating gravity and LGT with ultracold atoms. Author of about 40 publications at the interface between gravity, HEP, and AMOP (>1200 citations, h-index 16, Google Scholar). He was ICFO co-PI of FP7-ICT-EQuaM.