Magnone graduated in Chemistry at the Institute of Physical Chemistry, University of Genoa. In 1999 he received his Ph.D. degree in Chemical Science at the Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry, University of Genoa, with a bias in his research toward the chemistry, electrochemistry, materials science and closely related fields. In 2004, he moved to the Research Centre for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST) at the University of Tokyo where he served as visiting research associate before at the Department of Applied Chemistry (2004-2008) and then Komaba Open Laboratory (2008-2009). He has also served as research associate at the WPI - Centre for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) in Japan (2009-2010) and the Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER) in Korea (2010-2013) as a researcher in the field of membrane science as well as nanomaterials synthesis and processing for high-performance applications. At present Magnone is serving as assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemical Engineering, Dongguk University, Seoul (Korea).