Giuseppe Ciccone is a PhD student working with Dr. Massimo Vassalli in the field of mechanobiology within the Centre for the Cellular Microenvironment (CeMi) at the University of Glasgow. His interests include cell and soft materials’ mechanical properties, and experimental tools to quantify them.
He graduated with a BEng in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Glasgow in June 2019, with a thesis on the mechanical properties of hydrogels for tissue engineering, which was awarded the prize for best materials-related final year project and whose results have been published in the peer-reviewed journal Advanced Healthcare Materials.
After this, he decided to pursue a Master of Research (MRes) in Bioengineering at Imperial College London, where he worked in Prof. Darryl Overby’s Ocular Biomechanics lab on Brillouin spectroscopy of soft tissue-model hydrogels. In October 2020, he moved back to the University of Glasgow to pursue his PhD under the supervision of Dr Massimo Vassalli, where he is currently working on new methods to measure single cell mechanical forces and mechanical properties.