Marta Madaghiele

Marta MadaghieleMarta Madaghiele graduated in materials engineering, summa cum laude, University of Lecce, Lecce, Italy (2003). During her Ph.D. degree program in materials engineering at the same university (from 2004 to 2008), she focused her research activities on the development of polymer-based porous scaffolds for tissue engineering as well as on the synthesis of biocompatible hydrogels for several biomedical applications. She performed part of her Doctoral Research Program at the VA Tissue Engineering Laboratories of the VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, Mass., USA, working on the design of collagen-based scaffolds for spinal cord regeneration in an animal model and collaborating with the Fibers and Polymers Lab at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass., USA. After a postdoc fellowship, she is currently a Researcher (non-tenure-track position) at the Department of Engineering for Innovation of the University of Salento (formerly University of Lecce).


  • Rapid prototyping of hydrogel-based structures for soft tissue regeneration
  • Synthesis and characterization of polymer-based medical devices
  • Design and optimization of collagen-based scaffolds for regenerative medicine
  • Design of polymeric micro- and nano-sphere for controlled release of biomolecules
  • Design of hydrogels for use as tissue fillers, scaffolds or devices for cell encapsulation