- Institution: University of Pisa
- Email: carmelo.demaria (at) centropiaggio.unipi.it
Brief track record
Carmelo De Maria is a post-doc researcher at the Research Center “E. Piaggio”, University of Pisa, working on the integration of different additive manufacturing technologies, such as hydrogel plotting, inkjet printing and electrospinning. After a brilliant university career (both Bachelor and Master degree in biomedical engineering magna cum laude, with results protected by national and international patents), De Maria received his PhD in Chemical and Material Engineering at University of Pisa in 2012, working about a development of a new microfabrication technique for Tissue Engineering application. De Maria is co-founder and president of the FabLab Pisa, a group of people, which comprises researchers, post-doc, technicians and students with the aim at research for prototyping and prototyping for research exploiting open source software and hardware solutions. In particular he advocates the Open Source approach in the development of biomedical devices, as co-organizer and lecturer of the Innovators’ Summer School, under the sponsorship of the United Nation Economic Commission for Africa.