About the Author
Vincenzo Guarino is Research Scientist at Institute of Polymers, Composite and Biomaterials of the Italian National Research Council since January 2006. He is Scientific Responsible of the Electrospinning and Microscopy labs at IPCB UOS Napoli/Portici (2014-today) and Scientific Co-Responsible of Lamest (Scanning and Transmission Electron Microscopy labs) at IPCB Pozzuoli since 2016. Currently, he is scientific responsible of the project 3DNeuroglia, financially supported by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)(2018-2020), PI for the Italy in the CNR/NRC bilateral cooperation (2018-2019) and Scientific Responsible of research activities with leader R&D companies (Procter & Gamble, Dompe Pharmaceuticals). He is also supervisor/co-supervisor of PhD students co-founded by INCIPIT H2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie project (Grant n. 665403). His main research interests include polymer and composite biomaterials for scaffold design, electro-fluid-dynamic technologies (i.e, electrospinning, electrospraying, electro dynamic atomization) for the fabrication of micro/nanofibres, particles and micro-nanostructured coatings/interfaces for biomedical applications (i.e., tissue engineering, drug delivery, nanomedicine). To date, he is author/co-author of over 100 indexed publications, 22 chapters in International books, 2 patents and over 200 contributions to international/national conferences. Maria Letizia Focarete is Associate Professor at the Department of Chemistry "G. Ciamician" of the University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy. She is principal investigator of a research group active in polymer science and polymer processing technologies for advanced biomedical and energy applications. She has authored more than seventy papers and three book chapters, and is inventor of seven patents or patent applications. She also leads the Biomaterials Laboratory activities of the Health Sciences and Technologies - Interdepartmental Center for Industrial Research (HST-ICIR) at the University of Bologna. Dario Pisignano is Associate Professor in Experimental Physics at the University of Salento, Lecce, Italy, and principal investigator of the Soft Matter Nanotech Group at the University of Salento and CNR-Nanoscience Institute. He has authored one book, eleven book chapters, nine patents, and over 220 papers.