Anna Tampieri, PhD

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1989 …2021

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Dr. Tampieri's research focus is materials science with special attention to inorganic chemistry applications in ceramic materials and bio-hybrid composites. Early in her career from 1986 to 1995, Dr. Tampieri coordinated research collaborations for the development of High-Tc Ceramic Superconductors.

Beginning in 1995, Dr. Tampieri created a new research group dedicated to the development of biomaterials and biotechnology for regenerative medicine. Her research team combines a high degree of technical specialization with broad interdisciplinary expertise that supports a large number of national and international research projects.

Dr. Tampieri's research is internationally recognized for contributions to global health. Her research on osteochondral substitutes was named one of the most important contributions to human healthcare in 2008 by the Literature Awareness System (UK). The commercial development of this innovation by Dr. Tampieri, resulted in a CE marked osteochondral scaffold product, which has been adopted for orthopaedic surgical practice in Europe as the first step toward a completely biologic prosthesis.

The Dr. Tampieri's approach to research is to tackle new and complex problems from a technological perspective. TIME magazine named her research project From Wood to Bone one of 50 most important inventions of 2009. This innovation received worldwide media attention including interviews, articles in specialized and popular magazines, and international TV and radio appearances. The BBC, Sidney Broadcasting News, The Discovery Channel, and Reuter Television have reported on Dr. Tampieri's research initiatives.

Research interests

Dr. Tampieri's research program focuses on synthesis methodologies, forming methods, sintering processes, and the relationships between microstructural properties and material performance.

Specific initiatives include development of:
-highly porous bioactive bone scaffolds endowed with intrinsic magnetic properties
-biomorphic ceramics with hierarchically organized morphology, derived from the transformation of native ligneous structures for load-bearing applications
-ceramic pastes/cements, designed to exhibit high interconnected porosity and mechanical strength
-bio-hybrid composites based on natural polymers and mineralized with nanostructured biomimetic apatites following biologically inspired processes
-bio-hybrid scaffolds exhibiting mineralization gradients, obtained through interpenetration of bio-hybrid composites for the selective regeneration of bone and osteo-cartilaginous tissues
-organomorphic transformations to obtain three-dimensional polymeric scaffolds that reproduce the morphology and functionality of stromal/vascular systems
-innovative filters for nanoparticles
-recycling technology for nanopowders to reduce environmental toxicity
-intelligent drug delivery systems using nanoparticles driven by magnetic signals

Education/Academic qualification

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Government Industrial Research Institute, Nagoya

Industria Farmitalia-Carlo Erba-Montedison

Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Institute for Inorganic Materials, Tsukuba

Human Nutrition and Health, Postdoctoral Fellowship, USDA, San Francisco, CA

Materials Science, PhD, University of Bologna

Chemistry, MSc, University of Bologna

Chemistry, Research Fellowship, University of Bologna

University of Trento

Free-text keywords

  • Biologically inspired processes
  • Bioactive nano-powders
  • Bio-hybrid composites
  • Scaffold for bone and cartilage regeneration
  • Drug delivery

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Research Output

Bio-inspired polymeric iron-doped hydroxyapatite microspheres as a tunable carrier of rhBMP-2

Fernandes Patrício, T. M., Mumcuoglu, D., Montesi, M., Panseri, S., Witte-Bouma, J., Garcia, S. F., Sandri, M., Tampieri, A., Farrell, E. & Sprio, S., Feb 2021, In : Materials Science and Engineering C. 119, 111410.

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  • 3D Patterning of cells in Magnetic Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering

    Goranov, V., Shelyakova, T., De Santis, R., Haranava, Y., Makhaniok, A., Gloria, A., Tampieri, A., Russo, A., Kon, E., Marcacci, M., Ambrosio, L. & Dediu, V. A., Feb 10 2020, In : Scientific Reports. 10, 1, 2289.

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  • 3 Scopus citations

    Blending gelatin and cellulose nanofibrils: Biocomposites with tunable degradability and mechanical behavior

    Campodoni, E., Montanari, M., Dozio, S. M., Heggset, E. B., Panseri, S., Montesi, M., Tampieri, A., Syverud, K. & Sandri, M., Jun 1 2020, In : Nanomaterials. 10, 6, p. 1-18 18 p., 1219.

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  • Ceramics with the signature of wood: a mechanical insight

    Bigoni, D., Cavuoto, R., Misseroni, D., Paggi, M., Ruffini, A., Sprio, S. & Tampieri, A., Jan 2020, In : Materials Today Bio. 5, 100032.

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  • 2 Scopus citations

    Characterization of a toothpaste containing bioactive hydroxyapatites and in vitro evaluation of its efficacy to remineralize enamel and to occlude dentinal tubules

    Esposti, L. D., Ionescu, A. C., Brambilla, E., Tampieri, A. & Iafisco, M., Jul 1 2020, In : Materials. 13, 13, p. 1-13 13 p., 2928.

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