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Graziani Gabriela, Eng., PhD

CV

Date of Birth
06/12/1986
Qualification

Engineer, PhD

Current assignment

Private professional

Title of qualification awarded

2012: Degree in Building Engineering and Architecture, University of Bologna.

Other qualifications awarded
  • 2016: PhD in Civil, Chemical and Materials Engineering – Materials Science, University of Bologna.
  • 2012: Professional Engineering Licence.
Positions held
  • From 2017: Researcher at the Laboratory of Nanobiotechnology (Nabi) – Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute;
  • 2016-17: Research Fellow at the Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering, University of Bologna;
  • 2016: Visiting Researcher at the Laboratory of Nanobiotechnology (Nabi) – Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute;
  • 2014–15: Visiting Student Research Collaborator at Princeton University-Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering;
  • 2013–16: PhD Student at the Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering, University of Bologna;
  • 2012: Research collaborator at the Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering, University of Bologna.
Languages

English: fluent.

Teaching activities
  • A.Y. 2016-2017: Adjunct professor of “Ceramic Materials T”, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, School of Engineering and Architecture, University of Bologna;
  • A.Y. 2016-2017, 2015-2016: Teaching Tutor of “Chemistry and Technology of Materials T – A-K”, Civil Engineering, School of Engineering and Architecture, University of Bologna.
Scientific activities
  • 2019-2021: Member of the Young Investigators Committee, European Orthopaedic Research Society (EORS);
  • 2019: Member of the Forum in Bone and Mineral Research - Italy;
  • Guest Editor of the Special Issue "Ion-Substituted Calcium Phosphates Coatings" for the Journal “Coatings” (I.F.  2.175);
  • Author of the Cover Story “A Review on Ionic Substitutions in Hydroxyapatite Thin Films: Towards Complete Biomimetism”, Coatings, Volume 8, Issue 8 (August 2018);
  • Co-Chair at the 26th Annual Meeting of the European Orthopaedic Research Society, Galway (IR), September 25th-28th, 2018;
  • First Author of the contribution “Nanostructured Biomimetic Coatings for Orthopaedic Implants”, awarded as Best Poster Presentation at the international conference “Biomaterials and  Novel Technologies for Healthcare, 2nd International Biennial Conference BioMaH”, 8-11th October 2018 – Frascati (Rome) (IT);
  • First Author of the contribution “Resistance to simulated rain of novel hydroxyapatite-based coatings for protection of marble against corrosion”, Corrosion Science 127 (2017), pp.168-174, awarded as Best Paper of the Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental Engineering, University of Bologna, for the year 2018 (DICAM Best Paper Award 2018);
  • Co-author of the contribution “Consolidation of sugaring marble by hydroxyapatite” (authors: E. Sassoni*, G. Graziani, G.W. Scherer, E. Franzoni), winner of the Best Poster award of the13th International Congress on the Deterioration and Conservation of Stone, Glasgow (UK), September 6th-10th, 2016;
  • Awarded among the 7 best PhD theses of the University of Bologna in the scientific and technological field (defended in the AY 2014-2015 and 2015-2016) - Claudio Bonivento Award;
  • Member of the Commission for qualification exams for Industrial and Communication Engineers - University of Bologna (Bologna, Italy) for the year 2013 (I and II sessions) and 2014 (I session).
Participation to research projects in the last 5 years:
  • 2019: A new strategy to address tumor relapses by nanostructured implantable devices - Bando per la ricerca finalizzata 2018 (fondi 2016-2018)  “Starting Grant SG-2018-12367059”  (founded);
  • 2017-21: METACOS - New methodologies for the treatment of limb amputations through osseointegration – INAIL – National Insurance Institute for Accidents at Work;
  • 2019-22: NANOVERTEBRA - Next generation antibacterial nanostructured osseointegrated customized vertebral replacement – Euronanomed III  Joint transnational call for proposals (2018) for “European innovative research & technological development projects in nanomedicine”. 
  • 2017-18: SCoPrO - Comparative study of Chemical/Structural properties of Allogenic and Xenogenic bone.
  • 2016-18: NANOCOATINGS - Novel nanostructured antibacterial films for applications in the biomedical field, Emilia-Romagna Region and European Commission, Call POR-FESR 2014-2020.
Reviewer for “Materials”, “Materials and Design”, “Coatings” ,”Biofouling”, “Journal of Functional Biomaterials”, “Construction and Building Materials”, “International Journal of Architectural Heritage”, “Materials Research”, “Journal of Crystal Growth”,  “Environmental Engineering and Management Journal”, “Corrosion and Materials Degradation”, “Measurements”  and “Journal of healthcare Engineering”, all indexed in Scopus and with impact factor. 
Author of 32 papers. Citations: 362 (Scopus). H-Index: 12 (Scopus), > 25 conference proceedings, 1 patent.
Clinical and/or Scientific interests
  • Biomimetic coatings for bone regeneration based on calcium phosphates (including ion-substituted CaPs) and bioglass;
  • Metal- and ceramic-based antibacterial coatings for biomedical applications;
  • 3D printed patient-specific prostheses/biomedical devices having antibacterial and/or pro-osseointegrative capabilities;
  • Development of biomaterials from biogenic sources (bone, seashells);
  • Development of advanced bone models for in vitro tests;
  • Materials characterization, including nanomaterials and interfaces.