Marco Rasponi joined Politecnico di Milano (PoliMi) as Assistant Professor in October 2015 and got the tenure in 2019. He leads the MiMic (Microfluidics and biomimetic Microsystems) research group and teach in the graduate program of Biomedical Engineering, at both Master and PhD levels.
After receiving his PhD degree in 2006 on bioMEMS design, he joined the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as a postdoctoral fellow learning the basics of experimental microfluidics. In 2008 thanks to a Fondazione Cariplo research grant he moved back to Italy (PoliMi), developing his research interest on microfabrication and microfluidics applied to cell culture and regenerative medicine.
In 2011 Marco Rasponi established the MiMic Lab with the ambition of developing original microfluidic technologies as enabling tools in the fields of cell and tissue bioengineering, particularly focusing on microscale 3D cell cultures and organs-on-chip. He supervised the activity of 5 PhD students (4 graduated CUM LAUDE) and he is currently supervising 2 postdocs, 7 PhD students and 11 Master students. In 2017 he co-founded BiomimX as a spin-off of PoliMi, innovative startup company developing beating organs-on-chip.
Marco Rasponi is author of 44 papers on peer-reviewed international journals, 4 book chapters, and inventor of 6 patent applications in the field of microtechnologies.