Francesca Santoro

Principal Investigator - Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

Francesca Santoro graduated in Biomedical Engineering at the University “Federico II” of Naples with a specialization in Biomaterials. In 2014, she obtained a PhD in electrical engineering and IT in a joint partnership between RWTH Aachen and the Forschungszentrum Juelich (Germany) with a scholarship from the International Helmholtz Research School in Biophysics and Soft Matter (IHRS BioSoft). In October 2014 she joined the Cui Lab – Chemistry at Stanford University (USA) and in 2016 she received a research grant from the Heart Rhythm Society (sponsored by St. Jude Medical). She joined the IIT in July 2017 and she is now leading the “Tissue Electronics” Lab at the CABHC in Naples as a “tenure track principal-investigator”. She was recently named among the Under35 Young Innovators by the MIT Technology Review Italy.