researcher profile

dr. Massimo Mastrangeli

Assistant Professor

Expertise: Self-assembly of nanoparticles and organ-on-chip applications

Massimo Mastrangeli received the B.S. and M.S. degrees cum laude in Electronic Engineering from Universitá di Pisa, (Pisa, Italy) in 2003 and 2005, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in Materials Engineering from University of Leuven (Leuven, Belgium) in 2010. His doctoral dissertation pioneered microsystem integration by fluidic self-assembly.

From 2011 to 2013 he was Post-Doctoral Scientist with the Distributed Intelligent Systems and Algorithms Laboratory (DISAL) and the Microsystems Laboratory (LMIS1) of École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland), researching on the convergence of M/NEMS and distributed robotics.

In 2014, he joined the Department of Bio, Electro And Mechanical Systems (BEAMS) of Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) as Senior Scientist, investigating surface tension-based micromanipulation and templated nanoparticle assembly.

As Research Associate at the Physical Intelligence Department of the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and Associated Member of the Max Planck ETH Center for Learning Systems between 2015 and 2017, he focuses his research on microrobotics, bio-inspired adhesion, and programmable self-organization. Massimo also currently Lecturer at the EDMI Doctoral School of École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.

At TU Delft’s ECTM, Massimo will be investigating new solutions and platforms for the development of organ-on-chip applications, and alternative processes for the fabrication of innovative nanoparticle-based devices and systems.

Last updated: 12 Jul 2017