Welcome by the IRIS group!

                                                    part of SIMTI  - MATERIALS SCIENCE AND

                                     ENGINEERING FOR INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES Institute

Our research interests are highly multidisciplinary and span over the design of functional materials (inorganic, organic and composites), the development and optimization of rapid prototyping processes, including electrospinning and 3D printing techniques of hybrid organic-inorganic formulations, and the advanced materials characterization (rheology, micro-nano tomography, morphological analysis at the nanoscale).

Our central goal is to develop new and multifunctional solutions for several applications fields, ranging from regenerative medicine (i.e. 3D scaffolds, nanocarriers for therapeutic delivery, cements) to energy and environmental applications.

The IRIS group has consolidated collaborations with top-ranked international and national research institutions (Charité-Berlin, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, MERLN-Maastricht, Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli), also in the frame of EU-funded projects, and with regional industrial partners for the design of novel solutions and their technology-transfer.



ERC BOOST paper nominated for the “Nanomaterials 2022 Best Paper Award"

The amazing work carried out in collaboration with Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli and Università Politecnica della Marche concerning the development and biological validation of biomimetic scaffolds inspired by the complex nature of bone tissue is candidated for the Best Paper Award 2022 of Nanomaterials journal. 


Another cover for the IRIS Group!

The hybrid 3D printed scaffold able to mimic the TGF-β1 footprint of human bone tissue developed in the frame of GRACE and ERC BOOST projects is on the cover of the 14(5),2022 volume of Polymers journal.