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.
||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”
et al., 2020, Scaffold channel size influences stem cell differentiation pathway in 3-D printed silica hybrid scaffolds for cartilage regeneration, Biomaterials Science, ISSN:2047-4830
et al., 2019, Multiscale analyses reveal native-like lamellar bone repair and near perfect bone-contact with porous strontium-loaded bioactive glass, Biomaterials, Vol:209, ISSN:0142-9612, Pages:152-162
et al., 2018, Bouncing and 3D printable hybrids with self-healing properties, Materials Horizons, Vol:5, ISSN:2051-6355, Pages:849-860
et al., 2017, Preparation and characterisation of an innovative injectable calcium sulphate based bone cement for vertebroplasty application, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, Vol:5, ISSN:2050-750X, Pages:102-115
et al., 2016, Ion Release, Hydroxyapatite Conversion, and Cytotoxicity of Boron-containing Bioactive Glass Scaffolds, International Journal of Applied Glass Science, Vol:7, ISSN:2041-1286, Pages:206-215