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Francesca Santoro

Italian Institute of Technology


​Dr Santoro graduated in Biomedical Engineering and hold a PhD Electrical Engineering and Information Technology. She pursued my doctoral studies in a joint project between Forschunszentrum Juelich and RWTH Aachen in Germany working on the optimization of biointerfaces for human-chip coupling. She was also a PhD scholarship holder in the International Helmholtz Research School of Biophysics and Soft Matter until 2014. From 2014 to 2017 she was a postdoctoral scholar in Chemistry at Stanford University (USA) working on advanced 3D biointerfaces focusing on nanostructures design and developing a method to visualize cells and tissues in contact with ‘artificial’ devices through a research fellowship awarded by the (American) Hearth Rhythm Society in 2016. Since 2017 she leads the Tissue Electronics Lab and is a tenure-track researcher at IIT. Among several national and international awards, she has been nominated one of the MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35 in Europe and Italy in 2018.

All sessions by Francesca Santoro

  • WednesdayFebruary 27
2:00 PM

Dimensionality matters in biointerfaces