Maria Cristina Tanzi

Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering Department, INSTM local unit, Politecnico di Milano, Italy


Maria Cristina Tanzi obtained a Master Degree in Chemistry and Pharmaceutics with honors in 1975 and a Specialization Degree in Experimental Pharmacology in 1979 at Milano University. She was Full Professor of Industrial Bioengineering at the Bioengineering Department, and then at the Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering Department of Politecnico di Milano until March 1st, 2014 when she retired. She was Director of the Laboratory of Biomaterials and co-Director of the Laboratory of Biocompatibility and Cell Culture at Politecnico di Milano. In May 2008, she was nominated member of The International College of Fellows of Biomaterials Science and Engineering. Her research interests comprise synthesis and characterization of polymer biomaterials; design and characterization of polymeric and composite scaffolds for tissue engineering; surface modification to improve cytocompatibility, antibacterial activity and tissue integration.

She is Author and Co-Author of more than 250 scientific papers and 21 patents on monomers and polymers for environmental, pharmaceutical and biomedical application.