Imperial College London

Francesca Tallia

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Materials

Research Associate



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LM04Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus





Francesca is a Biomedical Engineer that joined Imperial College of London as an Early Stage Researcher within the BioBone ITN (European Commission FP7 – Marie Curie Project) in December 2012.

She is part of Jones’ group at Materials Department, where she is studying for PhD focused on the sol-gel synthesis of bio-inspired organic-inorganic hybrid nanomaterials for the realization of scaffolds for bone substitution.



Year Activity Topic

ESR - PhD student in Materials Science in Jones’ Group, Materials Department, Imperial  College of London (UK) Biomaterials - Bioinspired nanohybrids for bone substitution and regeneration
2009-2012 Postgraduate Research Fellow at Bionica Tech s.r.l. – DISAT Politecnico di Torino, Turin (Italy)  Biomaterials – Mesoporous bioactive glasses and injectable cements for spinal surgery
2006-2009 Master’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering, First School of Engineering, Politecnico di Torino (Italy)
Thesis on “High-strength trabecular coatings for prosthetic applications”
2003-2006 Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering, First School of Engineering, Politecnico di Torino (Italy)
Thesis on “Treatment of the fractures of the femoral proximal epiphysis through internal fixation”



Parkes M, Tallia F, Young G, et al., 2021, Tribological evaluation of a novel hybrid for repair of articular cartilage defects, Materials Science and Engineering C: Materials for Biological Applications, Vol:119, ISSN:0928-4931, Pages:1-10

Clark J, Heyraud A, Tavana S, et al., 2020, Exploratory full-field mechanical analysis across the osteochondral tissue– biomaterial interface in an ovine model, Materials, Vol:13, ISSN:1996-1944

Clark J, Tavana S, Heyraud A, et al., 2020, Quantifying 3D strain in scaffold implants for regenerative medicine, Materials, Vol:13, ISSN:1996-1944

Li S, Tallia F, Mohammed AA, et al., 2020, Scaffold channel size influences stem cell differentiation pathway in 3-D printed silica hybrid scaffolds for cartilage regeneration, Biomaterials Science, Vol:8, ISSN:2047-4830, Pages:4458-4466

Nelson M, Tallia F, Page SJ, et al., 2020, Electrospun cotton–wool-like silica/gelatin hybrids with covalent coupling, Journal of Sol-gel Science and Technology, ISSN:0928-0707

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