Nano medicine
Padova, Italy, 1960

Foreign member

Department of Technical Sciences


Membership of SASA
Foreign member since 8 November 2018

BSc in mathematics (1985), University of Padova;  MSc and PhD in mechanical engineering (1989), University of California at Berkeley;  BSc in medicine (2002-2004), Ohio State University

University of California at Berkeley,  assistant (1991); associate professor (1996); Ohio State University, full professor (1998);
Houston Methodist Research Institute, USA, president and executive director;
European Research Council, ERC, president (2020-)

Membership of other academies
National Academy of Sciences of Italy, foreign member; European Academy of Sciences; Pontifical Academy for Life

Membership of specialist associations
Fellow: American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering; The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); The American lnstitute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE); American Soc. Mech. Engrs. (ASME)
Member: American Physical Society; American Association for Cancer Research; Controlled Release Society; Biomedical Engineering Society; International Society for BioMEMS and Biomedical Nanotechnology

Membership of editorial boards
Biomedical Microdevices: BioMEMS and Biomedical Nanotechnology (Springer), editor-in-chief

Awards and recognitions
Honorary doctorate: University of Palermo (2012);
University of Naples ’Federico II’ (2014);
University of St. Thomas, Houston (2017);
Aurel Stodola Medal, ETH Zurich (2015);
Blaise Pascal Medal, European Academy of Sciences (2012);
Founders’ Award, Controlled Release Society (2011)