Born in Italy in 1975, he received his Master degree in Physics from the Physics Department of the University of Pisa (Italy) in 1999, and PhD in Condensed Matter Physics from the Scuola Normale Superiore (Italy) in 2006. Currently, he is senior researcher and member of the scientific council of the Nanoscience Institute (Pisa, Italy) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR), CTO of INTA srl (a joint spin-off company of the CNR and Scuola Normale Superiore) and Lecturer of Biomaterial Science at the University of Pisa (Biology Department, Laurea Degree Course in Biotechnology).
Development of nanomaterials for brain pathologies and nerve regeneration; development of surface-acoustic-wave devices for microfluidics and sensing applications.
M. Agostini, F. Amato, ML. Vieri, G. Greco, I. Tonazzini, L. Baroncelli, M. Caleo, E. Vannini, M. Santi, G. Signore, and M. Cecchini. Glial-fibrillary-acidic-protein (GFAP) biomarker detection in serum-matrix: Functionalization strategies and detection by an ultra-high-frequency surface-acoustic-wave (UHF-SAW) lab-on-chip.Biosensors and Bioelectronics 172, 112774 (2021).
G. Greco, M. Agostini, and M. Cecchini. Ultra-high-frequency Love surface acoustic wave device for real-time sensing applications.IEEE Access 8, 112507-112514 (2020).
A. Del Grosso, M. Galliani, L. Angella, M. Santi, I. Tonazzini, G. Parlanti, G. Signore, and M. Cecchini. Brain-targeted enzyme-loaded nanoparticles: A breach through the blood-brain barrier for enzyme replacement therapy in Krabbe disease.Science Advances5, no. 11, eaax7462, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aax7462 (2019).