Dr. Andrea Malandrino

Serra Hunter Assistant Professor 


(0034) 93 403 74 29

Researcher Profile at FUTUR

Short Bio

Andrea Malandrino (Italy, 1980) is Serra Hunter Tenure-Track associate professor (from 09/2020) at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, at the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), within the Biomaterials, Biomechanics and Tissue Engineering Group.

Dr. Malandrino got his MsC in Mechanical Engineering in Bologna (Italy), and his PhD in Biomedical Engineering at UPC Barcelona, and the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) in 2012. He was a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) jointly with IBEC (2014-2017), and more recently at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL, 2017-2020).

General research interests include tissue and cell biomechanics and mechanobiology, especially focusing on the dynamics of extracellular matrices. Recent works have included vascularized microphysiological 3D platforms (e.g. using microfluidics) for modeling disease aspects, and for investigating biomechanical aspects and patterning in organogenesis. His research combines both experimental "wet" and computational/theoretical "dry" approaches.