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Massimo Mariello

PhD Student
PhD Student

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Nanotechnologies for Humans and Biosystems


CBN@UniLe Lecce


Center for Biomolecular Nanotechnologies Via Barsanti 11 - 73010 Arnesano (LE)

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Born in Gallipoli (Le), Italy, in 1994. 

Interests: nanotechnologies, microfabrication, smart materials, MEMS, NEMS, composites, ceramics, biomaterials, nanomedicine, nanomechanics, nanoelectronics.

Education and training 

  • Jul 2012: Scientific Secondary School Diploma at IISS "Q. Ennio" with honor, Gallipoli (Lecce, Italy).
  • Oct 2015: B.Sc. with honor in Industrial Engineering at Università del Salento, Lecce (Italy). 
  • Oct 2017: M.Sc. with honor in Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology at Università del Salento, Lecce (Italy). Intern/Guest student at IIT-CBN.
  • Nov 2017 - present: PhD Fellow at IIT-CBN.

Honours, Awards and Certifications  

  • Apr 2012: Bronze medal at the Italian Physics Olympiad.
  • Nov 2012: Awarded the "Alfiere del Lavoro" Honour Title by the President of the Italian Republic.
  • Jun 2013: Awarded the "Terra del Sole Award 2013".
  • Dec 2013: Special Award at the International Competition "Rudolf Ortvay Problem Solving in Physics" (Hungarian Association of Physics Students).
  • Aug 2014: Awarded the "Città Nuova 2014" prize.
  • Apr/Dec 2018: Awarded the "G. De Angelis" prize and the "Premio Ricerca e Innovazione 2018" for the best university curriculum.
  • Sep 2018: Best Poster Award at the "Trends in NanoTechnology International Conference" (TNT 2018).
  • Oct 2018: Italian Qualification to practice as Industrial Engineer.  
  • Aug 2019: Pitch Challenge Award at the PhD Summer School "Micro and Nano Sensors" (DTU Helth Tech, Copenhagen, Denmark).


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