Dr. Liliana Liverani

Dr. Liliana Liverani

Visiting Senior Researcher

Composite electrospun fibers and artificial intelligence applications to advanced materials


Collaborator: Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini

Dr. Liverani is an Institute of Biomaterials FAU alumni and has been a member of the Institute twice. First in 2011 (4 months), as visiting Ph.D. student, she worked on the fabrication of multilayered chitosan-based composite scaffolds for the osteochondral segment (1). In 2015, she joined again the Institute of Biomaterials, when she was awarded a Marie Sklodowska Curie Individual Fellowship (BIOeSPUN project, GA n. 657264, https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/657264) working on the fabrication and characterization of multilayered scaffolds, mainly based on electrospinning with benign solvents, suitable for interface tissue engineering applications (2). From 2017 to 2021, she was the coordinator for the training of the visiting researchers at FAU for two EU projects. In those years, the research interests of Dr. Liverani also covered the application of tissue engineering principles to the female reproductive organs, mainly focusing on the use of scaffolds to support the ovarian follicles growth (3). From 2022, Liliana is R&D officer and project manager at DGS S.p.A. (Italy), and continues to collaborate with Prof. Boccaccini, widening the field of the collaboration to the application of digital solutions and artificial intelligence to biomaterials.

[1] Liverani L, Roether JA, Nooeaid P, Trombetta M, Schubert DW, Boccaccini AR. Simple fabrication technique for multilayered stratified composite scaffolds suitable for interface tissue engineering. Materials Science and Engineering: A. 2012 Nov 15;557:54-8.

[2] Liverani L, Boccaccini AR. Versatile production of poly (epsilon-caprolactone) fibers by electrospinning using benign solvents. Nanomaterials. 2016 Apr 15;6(4):75.

[3] Liverani L, Raffel N, Fattahi A, Preis A, Hoffmann I, Boccaccini AR, Beckmann MW, Dittrich R. Electrospun patterned porous scaffolds for the support of ovarian follicles growth: a feasibility study. Scientific Reports. 2019 Feb 4;9(1):1150.