ACADEMICS
SERGIO CASERTA
FILIPPO CAUSA
MARIO CESARELLI
DIEGO DI BERNARDO
FANNY FICUCIELLO
MASSIMILIANO FRALDI
FRANCESCO GENTILE
NINO GRIZZUTI
STEFANO GUIDO
GIOVANNI IANNIRUBERTO
PIER LUCA MAFFETTONE
COSTANTINO MENNA
PAOLO A. NETTI
SILVIA PARISI
MARGHERITA RUOPPOLO
TOMMASO RUSSO
BRUNO SICILIANO
GIOVANNA TOMAIUOLO
MAURIZIO VENTRE
Giovanna Tomaiuolo Giovanna Tomaiuolo graduated in Chemical Engineering in 2005 at the University of Napoli “Federico II” and received her PhD in 2009 in Industrial Biotechnological Sciences at the University of Napoli “Federico II” on the formulation of a blood-mimicking fluid, focusing on the fluidodynamic behavior of red blood cells and droplets under confined shear flow. During her doctoral studies she has worked at the University of Texas, Health Science Center and MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas on modeling of breast cancer, and at the Physics of Complex Fluids Laboratory, Dept. Science and Technology, and MESA, University of Twente, The Netherlands on soft-lithography techniques for microfluidics systems.
She is currently Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemical, Materials and Production Engineering at the University of Napoli “Federico II. She is also affiliated at the CEINGE Advanced Biotechnologies Center. She is currently involved in a collaboration with the Methodist Hospital Research Institute and the Department of Nanomedicine, Houston for the joint activity on the effect of red blood cells and micro particles for drug delivery.
Her research activity is mainly devoted to the analysis of transport phenomena of complex fluids in microfluidic systems. In particular, the research activity shows a strong interdisciplinary nature, being built around complex biological fluids, multiphase flows, microfluidcs, flow-chemistry and rheology. With this perspective she actively studies problems involving the biomechanical properties of red blood cells in microconfined conditions, nano-carrier drug delivery, flow-induced particle-aggregation. She also works on the rheology of biological fluids (blood and mucus) and the electrospinning of biometerials. An experimental approach (i.e. microfluids technology, soft-lithography, high-speed microscopy, imaging, electrospinning, bulk rheology) is manly used to quantitatively characterize problems and to explore new research fields.
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SELECTED PUBBLICATIONS:
  1. G. Tomaiuolo, M. Simeone, V. Martinelli, B. Rotoli, S. Guido “Red blood cell deformation in microconfined flow” Soft Matter 2009, 5, 3736-3740.
  2. G. Tomaiuolo, M. Barra, V. Preziosi, A. Cassinese, B. Rotoli and S. Guido “Microfluidics analysis of red blood cell membrane viscoelasticity” Lab on a Chip 2011, 11, 449-454.
  3. L. Lanotte, C. Bilotti, L. Sabetta, G. Tomaiuolo*, S. Guido “Dispersion of sepiolite rods in nanofibers by electrospinning” Polymer 2013, 54, 1295-1297.
  4. G. Tomaiuolo "Biomechanical properties of red blood cells in health and disease towards microfluidics” Biomicrofluidics 2014, 8, 051501.
  5. P5. R. D'Apolito and G. Tomaiuolo,* F. Taraballi, S. Minardi, D. Kirui, X. Liu, A. Cevenini, R. Palomba, M. Ferrari, F. Salvatore, E. Tasciotti, S. Guido "Red blood cells affect the margination of microparticles in synthetic microcapillaries and intravital microcirculation as a function of their size and shape” Journal of Controlled Release 2015, 217, 263-272