Short CV/Education and training

Professional experience

  • Since 2022
    Full Professor (02/B1, FIS03), Department of Applied Science and Technology, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

  • 2016 – 2022
    Associate Professor (02/B1, FIS03), Department of Applied Science and Technology, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

  • 2016
    Visiting Professor, Department of Applied Science and Technology, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

  • 2010 – 2015
    Senior Post-doc, Center for Space Human Robotics, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), Turin, Italy

  • 2008 – 2010
    Post-Doc, Department of Chemistry, University of Munich, Germany

  • 2015
    Scientific Consultant, Rocamed, Monaco

  • 2008 – 2010
    Scientific Consultant, Nanoscape AG, Munich, Germany

  • 2006 – 2010
    Scientific Consultant, Cook Medical INC. Bloomington, USA

  • 2004
    Internship, Rüsch France S.A.R.I., Strasbourg, France


  • 2008
    PhD (European Ph.D in Materials Science and Technology) – Department of Applied Science and Technology, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

  • 2004
    M.S. (Chemical Engineering, Summa cum Laude), Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Selected publications

  • B. Dumontel, F. Susa, T. Limongi, V. Vighetto; D. Debellis, M. Canta, V. Cauda (Corr. Author) CELL & BIOSCIENCE, 2022, Vol 12 (61), pp. 1-18.

  • L. Racca, V. Cauda (Corr. Author) NANO MICRO LETTERS, 2021, 13 (11), 1-34.

  • M. Canta, V. Cauda (Corr. Author) BIOMATERIALS SCIENCE, 2020, 8, 6157-6174.

  • M. Battaglini, (..) V. Cauda, (..) G. Ciofani, et al. ACS APPL. MATER. INTERF., 2020, 12 (32), 35782-35798.

  • M. Laurenti, (..) V. Cauda (Corr. Author) ACS APPL. MATER. INTERF. 2020, 12 (23), 25798–25808.

  • A. Ancona, (…), V. Cauda (Corr. Author), Ultrason. Sonochem, 2020, 67, 105132.

  • E. Ploetz, A. Zimpel, V. Cauda et al. ADVANCED MATERIALS, 2020, 1907267.

  • F. Susa, T. Limongi, B. Dumontel, V. Vighetto, V. Cauda (Corr. Author) CANCERS, 2019, 11(12), 1979.

  • C. Lops, (..), V. Cauda (Corr. Author) APPLIED CATALYSIS B: ENVIRONMENTAL, 2019, 243, 629-640.

  • M. Laurenti (..), V. Cauda (Corr. Author) ACS APPL. MATER. INTERF, 2019, 11 (1), 449-456.

  • G. Canavese, (…), V. Cauda (Corr. Author) CHEMICAL ENGINEERING JOURNAL, 2018, 340, 155-172.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • ERC Proof-Of-Concept 2022 "AI CuRES – AI to predict Cancer metastasis using Ultra-Echo-Sono imaging” Project N. tbd, Budget: 150’000 Euro, Role: Principal Investigator, Duration: 18 months, Nov 2022 – Apr 2024

  • PRIN 2020 – Italian Minister of University and Research (MUR), project title “MiTHoS – Multimodal Innovative THeranostic nanoSystem” Project N. 2020MHL8S9, Budget: 474.233 Euro, Role: Principal Investigator and Project Coordinator, Duration: 36 months, Mar 2022 – Feb 2025

  • FET OPEN RIA Horizon 2020 Project title: “MIMIC-KeY – A key to the rational design of extracellular vesicles-mimicking nanoparticles”, Project N. 964386, Budget: 2’902’527 Euro, Role: Project Coordinator (dedicated budget: 528’987 euro), 2021 – 2025

  • ERC Proof-of-Concept call 2020 Project title: “XtraUS – Fighting cancer relapse with remote activation of smart and and targeted targeted targeted targeted nanoconstructs”, Project N. 957563, Budget: 150’000 Euro, Role: Principal Investigator, 2021 – 2022

  • Marie Skłodowska Curie Action – European Fellowship, Project title “MINT – Multifunctional Immunocompatible NanoTheranostics to modulate tumor microenvironment and improve treatment monitoring: A double blow to pancreatic cancer”, N. 842964 –, Budget: 183’473.28 Euro, Role: Coordinator/Supervisor, 2019 – 2021

  • COST ACTION “ENIUS” (European Network of multidisciplinary research to improve the Urinary Stents), CA16217, Budget: 131’000 Euro Role: MC (Management Committee) Member, 2017 – 2021

  • ERC Starting Grant call 2015, Project title: “TROJANANOHORSE – Hybrid immune-eluding nanocrystals as smart and active theranostic weapons against cancer”, Project N. 678151, Budget: 1’489’219 Euro, Role: Principal Investigator, 2016 – 2021

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Honorary Member of USERN: Universal Scientific Education and Research Network, since 2017

  • Supporter of FET-Flagships NANO4P-Precision Nanomedicine for People, since 2017

  • Member, Società Chimica Italiana (Italian Chemical Society), since 2014

  • Member, Piezo Institute (European network bridging piezoelectric materials and facilities), since 2011

Project evaluator activity

  • Marie Curie Individal Fellowship, 2020

  • INCA-Institut National du CAncer (France), 2020

  • Member of the Evaluation Committee for the admission to the Ph.D course in Chemical Engineering XXXV Cycle SCUDO-Politecnico di Torino, 2019

  • FET OPEN (Horizon 2020), European Commission, since 2016

  • K-Project COMET of Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG), Austria, 2018

  • Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR), France, 2017

  • National Science Center, Poland, 2017

  • Estonian Research Council, Department of Research Programmes, Estonia, 2017

  • COST research proposal (European Co-operation in the Field of Science and Technology), 2015

  • National Center of Science and Technology Evaluation, Republic of Kazakhstan, 2014

Media coverage

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Leadership and management, Excellent communication skills in mother tongue and four other languages, Ability of networking, Keen on scientific dissemination to broad public, Flexibility, Hard worker

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Mother of one daughter

  • Blood donor since 1999

  • Free time acitvities: Running and Sky running, Cycling and mountain-related sports, passionately fund in Mountain sky touring, Alpinism, Trekking; Member of a gospel choir as soprano


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