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Attilio Marino

Visiting Scientist
Smart Bio-Interfaces
Research center

Attilio Marino received his doctorate in Biorobotics (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, SSSA), grade 100/100 summa cum laude, with the project: “Nanoparticles and nanostructured surfaces as smart solutions for the modulation of cellular functions”. During his doctorate, he spent six months as a visiting Ph.D. student at the Waseda Bioscience Research Institute in Singapore (Wabios). Dr. Marino was then granted by Fondazione Umberto Veronesi the Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Smart Bio-Interfaces group. Dr. Marino received the Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale qualification for the position of Associate Professor in Bioengineering (16/10/2018 - 16/10/2024) and Applied Physics (16/10/2018 - 16/10/2024).

His main research interests are in the fields of innovative nanomedicine, with a focus on the oncology field (i.e. superparamagnetic nanomedicines, near-infrared-absorbing nanotheranostics, and stimuli-responsive polymeric piezoelectric nanocarriers), tissue engineering (i.e., development of biomimetic in vitro devices for drug screening, microfluidic 3D blood-brain barrier models, and smart 3D co-culture self-assembly methods), biophysics, and biology in altered gravity conditions (with experiments on the International Space Station and collaborations with European and Italian Space Agencies).

Dr. Marino is the author or co-author of 68 ISI papers, 2 patents, 6 book chapters, and 17 proceedings. He serves as a Reviewer for more than 30 international journals and was selected as a reviewer for the evaluation of both ERC Starting Grant and Marie Skłodowska-Curie projects. He serves as Review Editor for Frontiers Bioengineering and Biotechnology. He delivered 7 invited talks and 8 other talks in international contexts. For his research activity, he was awarded several national and international prizes. Attilio Marino held seminars at the Biorobotics Institute of SSSA (aa.yy. 2019/2020), Polytechnic University of Turin (aa.yy. 2015/2016, 2016/2017, 2017/2018, 2018/2019 coordinated by Prof. Gianluca Ciardelli and Prof. Gianni Ciofani), University of Genova (aa.yy. 2017/2018, coordinated by Prof. Roberto Raiteri), and at the University of Pisa "Neuroscience Methods" (2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015, coordinated by Prof. Mario Pellegrino). He supervised the activity of 7 M.Sc students, 1 PhD student, and supervisor of 15 other compilation theses.

Attilio Marino is currently Visiting Scientist at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia and Lecturer at the Pegaso Telematic University (ING-INF/06 disciplinary scientific sector). Finally, Dr. Marino is co-founder of Kidaria Bioscience Srl, a startup based on technologies patented by IIT, of which Dr. Marino is co-inventor.