Marco Rasponi

Associate Professor Politecnico di Milano

Marco Rasponi is Associate Professor at the Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering of Politecnico di Milano. He leads the MiMic (Microfluidics and biomimetic Microsystems) laboratory, supervising 6 PhD students and coordinating several national and international research projects on organ-on-chip applications.

After receiving his PhD degree in 2006 on bioMEMS design, he joined the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a postdoctoral fellow learning the basics of experimental microfluidics. In 2008 thanks to a Fondazione Cariplo research grant, Marco moved back to Italy (PoliMi), where he started his independent research on microfabrication and microfluidics applied to cell culture and regenerative medicine. In 2011 Marco established the MiMic Lab and in 2017 he co-founded BiomimX as a spin-off of PoliMi, innovative startup company developing beating organs-on-chip.

His main scientific interests focus on the development of microfluidic technologies as advanced tools in the fields of cell and tissue bioengineering, particularly on microscale 3D cell cultures and organs-on-chip as advanced in vitro patho-physiological models.