Lorenzo Moroni - Curriculum Vitae#

  • 2022 - present Director of MERLN Institute for Technology-Inspired Regenerative Medicine, Maastricht University
  • 2016 - present Full Professor in Biofabrication for Regenerative Medicine at Maastricht University
    Chair of Complex Tissue Regeneration (CTR) department; Vice-Director of MERLN

Selected Grants Awarded:
  • NWO-VICI (1,5 M€): 3D-MENTOR; (coordinator)
  • H2020-SCREENED (5.4 M€): “A multistage model of thyroid gland function for screening endocrine-disrupting chemicals in a biologically sex-specific manner”; (coordinator)
  • H2020-GIOTTO (5.6 M): “Active aGeIng and Osteoporosis: The next challenge for smarT nanobiOmaterials and 3D technologies”
  • ERC Starting Grant (1.5 M€): “Cell Hybridge”; (coordinator)
  • H2020-FAST (5 M€): “Functionally Graded Additive Manufacturing Scaffolds by Hybrid Manufacturing”; (coordinator)
  • Brightlands Materials Center Additive Manufacturing Biomedical Program (2.4 M€); (coordinator)
  • FP7-STELLAR (6 M€): “Stem-cell based therapy for kidney repair”; (partner)

  • 2014 - 2016 Associate Professor (tenured) at Maastricht University in the CTR department
  • 2013 - 2014 Associate Professor (tenured) at Twente University in the Tissue Regeneration department
  • 2010 - 2013 Assistant Professor (tenure track) at Twente University in the Tissue Regeneration department.Involved in education as course coordinator and lecturer within the Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine Master programs
  • 2010 - 2015 Co-founder and Scientific Advisor of Screvo B.V., a spin-off company commercializing devices enabling 3D screening in vivo. Screvo is winner of the Innovation AveNEW award 2013 from SLAS
  • 2009 - 2010 Post-Doctoral Fellow at Twente University, The Netherlands, in the Tissue Regeneration department
  • 2008 - 2009 Research & Development director of Muscolo-Skeletal Cell & Tissue Bank - Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, Italy

Grant Awarded:
  • Bologna Life Science Technological Excellent Center (9 M€): “ProMeTEO Lab” (partner).
  • PRRIITT (395 k€): “Nanostructured Biomaterials for Advanced Medications” (partner).
  • 2007 - 2008 Post-Doctoral Fellow at Johns Hopkins University, USA, in the Biomedical Engineering department – Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering research group (Prof. Dr. Jennifer H. Elisseeff).
  • 2003 - 2007 Ph.D. student at Twente University, The Netherlands, in the Tissue Regeneration department – Tissue Engineering research group, based in IsoTis Orthopaedics S.A. GMP and FDA approved facilities.

  • 2006 Doctor of Philosophy cum laude in Tissue Engineering at University of Twente – Enschede, The Netherlands. Thesis entitled: “A Mechanistic Approach to Design Smart Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering” under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Clemens A. van Blitterswijk and Dr. Joost R. de Wijn
  • 2002 Master of Science cum laude in Nanoscale Science and Engineering at “Chalmers University of Technology” – Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Qualified to the Engineer profession in Italy.
  • 2001 Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering at the “Politecnico di Milano”. Specialization in Industrial Technology Final score: 96/100.
  • Research Internship at University of California Berkeley (UCB). Independent Research Certificate: A mark

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