Gianni Ciofani

Gianni Ciofani

Gianni Ciofani (born on August 14th, 1982) is Associate Professor at the Polytechnic University of Torino, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Torino, Italy) and Affiliated Researcher at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Center for Micro-BioRobotics @SSSA (Pontedera, Pisa, Italy). He received his Master Degree in Biomedical Engineering (with honors) from the University of Pisa, Italy, in July 2006, with an experimental thesis on a polymeric microparticle system for drug delivery of neurotrophic factors. In the same year, he obtained his Diploma in Engineering (with honors) from the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies) of Pisa, Italy, with an experimental thesis on carbon nanotube-mediated cell electroporation. From July 2006 to January 2010 he collaborated with the CRIM Lab of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, formerly as Research Assistant and then as Ph.D. student, working on micro- and nanosystems for drug delivery and cell surgery. He also spent research periods as visiting Ph.D. student at the Waseda University (Tokyo, Japan) and at the Center of Investigation “Principe Felipe” (Valencia, Spain). In January 2010, he obtained his Ph.D. in Innovative Technologies (with honors) from the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. From January 2010 to August 2013 he was Post-Doc at the IIT, Center for Micro-BioRobotics @SSSA (Pontedera, Pisa, Italy), where, from September 2013 to October 2015, he was a Researcher in the framework of the Smart Materials Platform. In October 2015 he was appointed Associate Professor at the Polytechnic University of Torino (Torino, Italy), maintaining his research activity in IIT as Affiliated Researcher. His main research interests are in the field of innovative materials for nanomedicine, bio/non-bio interactions, regenerative medicine, and biohybrid devices. For his research activity, he has been awarded several national and international prizes. In collaboration with the European Space Agency, he is also carrying out researches on human physiology and cell biology in altered gravity conditions. Gianni Ciofani is author or co-author of about 80 ISI papers (H-index 18, excluding self-citations), two edited book, 12 book chapters, 2 applications of international patents and several communications to international conferences. He serves as Reviewer for about 90 international journals and is an Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Biological Engineering, of Advances in Nano Research, and Senior Editor of Nanomaterials & Nanosciences.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor at the Polytechnic University of Torino, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Torino, Italy) and Affiliated Researcher at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Center for Micro-BioRobotics @SSSA (Pontedera, Pisa, Italy).

Book

Editors: Gianni Ciofani & Virgilio MATTOLI Release Date: 21 Apr 2016
Print Book:
USD 127.50
USD 150.00
Editors: Gianni Ciofani & Virgilio MATTOLI Release Date: 21 Apr 2016
eBook:
USD 127.50
USD 150.00