Enrico Domenico Lemma


Born in 1989, Dr. Enrico D. Lemma holds an Assistant Professor position in Materials Science and Technology at the Department of Engineering, Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma.

His academic background includes a MS degree in Materials Engineering at Università del Salento (2014) and a PhD in Materials and Structural Engineering and Nanotechnologies at Università del Salento (2018).

In 2019, he was awarded a two-year Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Karlsruhe, Germany), to develop novel strategies based on DNA coupling for triggering selective call adhesion on 3D micro-structures.

His main research interests include nonlinear absorption optical systems (e.g., multi-photon polymerization) for studying cell mechanobiology in 3D, and (bio)chemical and mechanical properties of innovative materials for 3D printing. He currently develops models to merge 3D microfabrication with microfluidics and organ-on-chip technologies.


as of 27.03.2023

___Postgraduate activity__________________________________________________________________

[20.12.22-Present] – Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, U.C.B.M. (Rome, Italy)

Assistant Professor (Ricercatore a tempo determinato ex art. 24, c. 3, lett. (a) della L. 240/2010) at Faculty of Engineering – SSD: ING-IND/22

[01.03.22-19.12.22] – Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, U.C.B.M. (Rome, Italy)

Researcher (Assegnista di Ricerca) at Dept. of Engineering, Division of Tissue Engineering and Chemistry for Engineering – SSD: ING-IND/34

[01.10.19-31.03.22] - Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, K.I.T. (Karlsruhe, Germany)

Alexander-von-Humboldt-Foundation Post-doctoral Fellow at Zoological Institute.

Cluster of Excellence of the German Federal and State Governments: “3DMM2O: 3D matter made to order”, External Collaborator.

[01.04.18-30.09.19] - Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, K.I.T. (Karlsruhe, Germany)

Post-doctoral Researcher (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) at Zoological Institute.

[01.12.14-30.11.17] - Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, IIT and Università del Salento (Lecce, Italy)

PhD Fellow at Center for Biomolecular Nanotechnologies.

PhD Thesis : « Three-dimensional Microfabrication via Direct Laser Writing Technologies for Advances in Mechanobiology of Cancer Cells » defended on 21.05.2018.

___ Funding and Scholarships________________________________________________________________

• Young Researchers Fellowship of the Italian Ministry of Research, project funding 150k€ – Call 2022.

• Postdoctoral Research Fellowship of the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation (2019-2022), project supporting funding 25k€.

• Seal of Excellence for the Marie Skłodowska Curie Individual Fellowship - Call 2020.

• Seal of Excellence for the Marie Skłodowska Curie Individual Fellowship - Call 2018.

• DAAD Short-term Research Grant Fellowship, year 2018, total funding 7k€- withdrawn for full position as post-doctoral researcher at Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, K.I.T. (Karlsruhe, Germany).

• PhD Fellowship from Università del Salento, years 2014-2017, total funding 36k€.

___ Distinctions and Memberships____________________________________________________________

• Best oral presentation award at 9th Workshop of AICIng (Associazione Italiana di Chimica per l’Ingegneria), Ancona (I), 16―17. June 2022.

• Abilitazione all´esercizio della Professione di Ingegnere (Licensed as Profession Engineer, as required by Italian Law), 2014.

• Intermediate Selection for the "Alfiere del Lavoro" Distinction, by the President of the Italian Republic, 2008.

• Chair of the Young Scientists Chapter of the Italian Society for Organs on Chip (SIOoC), since 2023.

• Member of Associazione Italiana Alexander von Humboldt, since 2022.

• Member of TERMIS (Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society), since 2022.

• Member of Associazione Internazionale Ricercatori Italiani, since 2021.

• Member of Innovitalia, since 2021.

• Member of Deutsche Gesellschaft der Humboldtianer e.V., since 2019.

___Undergraduate education____________________________________________________________

[26.01.12-16.04.14] - Università del Salento (Lecce, Italy)

MSc in Materials Engineering — Grade 110/110 cum laude

[01.09.08-25.01.12] - Università del Salento (Lecce, Italy)

BSc in Industrial Engineering — Grade 110/110 cum laude

___Language skills____________________________________________________________________

Italian : mother tongue

English : proficiency (C2 level according to CEFR, Certificate of Proficiency in English, Univ. of Cambridge, 2007, certificate No.0018549530)

German : advanced (C1 level according to CEFR, Goethe Zertifikat C1, Goethe Institut)

French : autonomous (B1 level according to CEFR) 


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