Carmen Giordano is Associate Professor of Bioengineering at the Department of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering “Giulio Natta”, Politecnico di Milano (Italy).
She graduated in Chemistry in 1998 at Università degli Studi di Napoli “Federico II”, where in 2002 she also got the PhD in Biomaterials. In 2010 she got the Executive Master in Business Administration (MBA) at SDA Bocconi business school in Milan (Italy).
At Politecnico di Milano, she is lecturer, since 2002, at the Biomedical Engineering Faculty and she founded and managed from 2002 to 2013 the Laboratory of Biocompatibility and Cell culture “BioCell”.
Recently, she founded and currently manages two biological laboratories, “MINERVA” and “ATHENA”, collectively named “TechnoBiology labs”, where she leads an interdisciplinary research team.
Her research activity is focussed on the development of innovative technological tools and biohybrid constructs for central nervous system applications. She led as Principal Investigator the project NANOBRAIN, funded in 2012 by Cariplo Foundation (Italy) and currently she is the Principal Investigator of three projects in the field of Bioengineering: the MIUR FARE “PEGASO” project and two European projects, the ERC Consolidator Grant “MINERVA” and the ERC Proof of Concept “DIANA”, both funded by the European Research Council.
She is author of more than 80 scientific publications, 3 patents and has supervised more than 30 graduation thesis in Bioengineering.