Dr Tiziano Serra is a Research Scientist at the AO Research Institute Davos (ARI). He is a materials engineer from Lecce (Italy), received a PhD (cum laude) at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (Spain, 2014) with a thesis on the development of bioactive composite scaffolds by 3-D printing for bone tissue engineering. Then he spent two years as postdoctoral fellow at University College London (UCL) working on design and development of 3-D printed patient specific medical devices.
Since October 2016, his research activities at ARI are articulated around the translation of innovative additive manufacturing technologies for the repair of musculoskeletal disorders and development of cutting-edge 3-D in vitro disease models for drug screening and personalized medicine through acoustic and magnetic stimuli for contactless cell assembly.
He has received numerous awards:
1st Place, ISBF Young Investigator Award, International Society of Biofabrication, 2018
BRIDGE Fellow, SNSF and Innosuisse - Swiss Innovation Agency, 2017
Premi Extraordinari de Doctorat (Doctoral Award), Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), 2016
Julia Polak European Doctoral Award, European Society of Biomaterials (ESB), 2015