Short CV/Education and training

Education

  • 1981
    One middle-school year attended at the Birch Wathen School, New York City, NY, USA

  • 1993
    Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering Faculty of Engineering, Dept. of Bioengineering, Politecnico di Milano/ Milano, Italy

  • 2000
    PhD in Bioengineering, Faculty of Engineering, Dept. of Bioengineering, Politecnico di Milano/ Milano, Italy

Current position

  • 2014
    National Scientific Qualification as Full Professor of Bioengineering, obtained from the Italian Ministry of University and Research

  • since 2014
    Associate Professor of Industrial Bioengineering, Faculty of Engineering, Dept. of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering "G. Natta", Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Institutional responsibilities:

  • 2003 – 2008
    Head, external research unit of Politecnico di Milano located at the hospital IRCCS Galeazzi Orthopaedic Institute, Milano, Italy

  • 2008 – 2012
    Head, Research Line "Technologies for Regenerative Medicine", Politecnico di Milano, Italy

  • since 2010
    Founder, Head and Safety Officer, Mechanobiology lab, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

  • since 2013
    Vice-Coordinator and Board member, PhD program in Bioengineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

  • since 2014
    Founder and Head, Interdepartmental Lab for Live Confocal Cell Imaging (LuCId lab), Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Selected publications

  • NAVA MM, RAIMONDI MT, CREDI C, DE MARCO C., TURRI S, CERULLO, G, OSELLAME, R. (2015) Interactions between structural and chemical biomimetism in synthetic stem cell niches. Biomedical Materials. Vol.10 (Nr.1) pp.015012

  • NAVA MM, FEDELE R, RAIMONDI MT (2015) Computational prediction of strain-dependent diffusion of transcription factors through the cell nucleus. Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology. doi 10.1007/s10237-015-0737-2

  • NAVA MM, RAIMONDI MT, PIETRABISSA R (2014) Bio-chemo-mechanical models for nuclear deformation in adherent eukaryotic cells. Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology. Vol.13 (Nr.5) pp.929-943.

  • RAIMONDI MT, NAVA MM, EATON, SM, BERNASCONI, A, VISHNUBHATLA, KC, CERULLO, G, OSELLAME (2014) Optimization of Femtosecond Laser Polymerized Structural Niches to Control Mesenchymal Stromal Cell Fate in Culture. Micromachines. Vol.5 (Nr.2) pp.341-358.

  • RAIMONDI MT, EATON SM, LAGANÀ M, APRILE V, NAVA MM, CERULLO G, OSELLAME R. (2013) Three-dimensional structural niches engineered via two-photon laser polymerization promote stem cell homing. Acta Biomaterialia. Vol.9 pp.4579–4584.

  • LAGANÀ M, RAIMONDI MT (2012) A miniaturized, optically accessible bioreactor for systematic 3D tissue engineering research. Biomedical Microdevices. Vol.14 (Nr.1) pp.225-234.



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Principal Investigator, project NICHOID: "Mechanobiology of nuclear import of transcription factors modelled within a bioengineered stem cell niche". Funded by the European Research Council. Call: ERC-CoG-2014

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member, European Society for Artificial Organs (ESAO), since 2015

  • Member, European Society of Biomechanics (ESB), since 2012

  • Member, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS), since 2008

  • Peer Reviewer of 15 international ISI journals in the areas of biomechanics and biomaterials, 2004 – 2014

  • Student Award Committee, 19th Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics, Lisbon, Portugal, since 2012

  • External Grant Reviewer, Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation, 2010 – 2011

  • External Referee, Dutch Technology Foundation, 2009

  • Board Member, Italian National Group of Bioengineering, 2008 – 2010

  • Scientific Advisory Board, IRCCS Galeazzi Orthopaedic Institute, Milano, Italy, 2006 – 2010

  • Abstract Reviewer, 16th Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics, Lucerne, Switzerland, 2008

  • Grant Evaluator, American National Science Foundation (NSF), USA, 2005

  • Mid-term Reviewer, V Frame Program, European Commission, Vienna, Austria, 2003

  • Expert Evaluator, V Frame Program, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium, 2000

Additional qualifications

  • 2005 – 2014: Supervisor of: 26 theses of Master students, 8 industrial traineeships of Master students, 4 PhD students and 4 Post-doc fellows, Faculty of Engineering, Dept. of Bioengineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Teaching activities at Politecnico di Milano

  • 2015: Lecturer – Technologies for regenerative medicine, MS in Biomedical Engineering

  • 2015: Lecturer – Mechanobiology, PhD program in Bioengineering

  • 2009 – 2014: Lecturer – Biomimetics and Tissue Engineering, MS in Biomedical Engineering

  • 2009: Lecturer – Bioreactors for Regenerative medicine, PhD program in Bioengineering

  • 2007 – 2008: Lecturer – Projects in Biomechanics and Biomachines, Degree in Biomedical Engineering

  • 2007 – 2008: Lecturer – Tissue Engineering, MS in Biomedical Engineering

Organisation of scientific meetings

  • 2015: Organizer and Chair of the Invited Session "Mechanobiology" at the IEEE-EMBS World Conference, Milano, Italy

  • 2014: Organizer and Chair of the Symposium "Engineering regenerative niches", European Chapter of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society, Genova, Italy


Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Married with two children


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