Alberto Rainer, PhD

Born in 1976, Dr. Alberto Rainer holds an Associate Professor position in Industrial Bioengineering at the Department of Engineering, Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma. He is also Associate Researcher at the Institute for Photonics and Nanotechnologies, National Research Council, Rome.

His academic background includes a MS degree in Materials Engineering at the University of Trieste (2002), a postgraduate Master in Biomaterials at the Interuniversity Research Center on Materials for Biomedical Engineering (2006) and a PhD in Materials for Environment and Energy at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” (2007).

His teaching activities include responsibility for the following courses for the MS Program in Biomedical Engineering: Tissue Engineering, Biomaterials and Bionanotechnologies.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Tissue Engineering

Development of 3D culture systems for stem cell based tissue engineering

Advanced in vitro models

In vitro alternatives to animal models

Microfabrication and microfluidics

3D bioprinting & organ-on-a-chip devices

Biomaterials chemistry

Synthesis and characterization of nanostructured biomaterials

EDUCATION

2007

University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy

PhD in Materials for Environment and Energy

2002

University of Trieste, Italy

MS in Materials Engineering

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