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”
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