My main research interest are materials and manufacturing techniques for the preparation of regenerative medicine scaffolds, the supports designed to guide cells in the reconstruction of damaged biological tissues.
For this reason, I mainly deal with polymeric materials, (naturally occurring polymers in particular), with manufacturing processes for the preparation of fibrous and/or porous structures and with their morphological, chemical-physical and biological characterization techniques.
Education and career
Since 2006: Assistant Professor, Politecnico di Milano – Department of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering “G. Natta”
2005-2006: Research assistant – Department of Bioengineering, Politecnico di Milano
2005: PhD in Bioengineering – Politecnico di Milano
2003-2004: Visiting researcher – Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Laboratory, McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA
2001-2002: Contract Research Activity – Biomaterials Laboratory, Department of Bioengineering, Politecnico di Milano
a.y. 2000-2001: M.Sc Materials Engineering – Politecnico di Milano
Main research interest
Electrospinning - Cell Encapsulation – Biodegradable Injectable Hydrogels – Processing of Extra Cellular Matrix Polymers – Cell Therapy - Guided Tissue Regeneration