Personal profile

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

Keywords

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

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Durapatite
Concept: Durapatite
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Domain: Chemical Compounds
Hydroxyapatite
Concept: Hydroxyapatite
Weight: 96%
Domain: Engineering & Materials Science
Bone
Concept: Bone
Weight: 96%
Domain: Engineering & Materials Science
Scaffolds
Concept: Scaffolds
Weight: 70%
Domain: Chemical Compounds
Apatites
Concept: Apatites
Weight: 60%
Domain: Chemical Compounds
Biomimetics
Concept: Biomimetics
Weight: 51%
Domain: Chemical Compounds
Apatite
Concept: Apatite
Weight: 47%
Domain: Engineering & Materials Science
Powders
Concept: Powders
Weight: 40%
Domain: Chemical Compounds
Collagen
Concept: Collagen
Weight: 35%
Domain: Engineering & Materials Science
Superconducting materials
Concept: Superconducting materials
Weight: 35%
Domain: Engineering & Materials Science
Research OutputsResearch Output authored by Anna Tampieri is tagged with the concept

Journals

Key Engineering Materials

ISSNs: 1013-9826

Trans Tech Publications

Journal

18

Journal of the European Ceramic Society

ISSNs: 0955-2219

Elsevier BV

Journal

12

Physica C: Superconductivity and its applications

ISSNs: 0921-4534

Elsevier

Journal

11

Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine

ISSNs: 0957-4530

Journal

10

Acta Biomaterialia

ISSNs: 1742-7061

Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1878-7568

Elsevier BV

Journal

10
has published Research OutputsResearch Output by Anna Tampieri

Research Network

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Shared Pub. Internal Organizations

Institute for Academic Medicine

Organizational unit: Institutes

4

Houston Methodist Hospital

Organizational unit: Schools & Hospitals

4

Weill Cornell Medical College

Organizational unit: Schools & Hospitals

3

Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Organizational unit: Centers of Excellence

3

Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Organizational unit: Departments

3
has Research OutputsResearch Output by Anna Tampieri

Shared Pub. External Organizations

CNR-ISTEC

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124

IOR

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124

IOR

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35

University of Bologna

External organization: Unknown

33

University of Torino

External organization: Unknown

15
has Research OutputsResearch Output by Anna Tampieri

Shared Pub. Internal co-authors

has co-authored Research OutputsResearch Output with Anna Tampieri

Shared Pub. External co-authors

Monica Sandri

External person

98

Simone Sprio

External person

89

Elena Landi

External person

66

Giancarlo Celotti

External person

62

Silvia Panseri

External person

53
has co-authored Research OutputsResearch Output with Anna Tampieri

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