Domenica Convertino is a Post-Doc at the Center for Nanotechnology Innovation (CNI) of the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Pisa.
She received her Master Degree in Biomedical Engineering from Politecnico di Torino, Italy, in 2012, with the thesis "Generation of hydrogel microcarriers with varying stiffness by using droplet-based microfluidics". During her master she spent 6 months at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, in the Laboratory of Stem Cell Bioengineering under the direction of prof. Matthias Lütolf.
She joined the CNI as fellow in 2013, where she got experience in 2D materials synthesis (i.e. graphene and transition metal dichalcogenides), transfer and characterization (SEM, AFM, Raman).
In 2020, she obtained her PhD degree in Biophysical Sciences from Scuola Normale Superiore, Italy, with the thesis “Interfacing graphene with peripheral neurons: influence on neurite outgrowth and NGF axonal transport “.
Her research focuses on the interactions of 2D materials and neural cells for peripheral nerve regeneration applications, by applying viability and differentiation assays, light and fluorescent microscopy, and structural and nano-resolved analysis.