Ludovica Cacopardo

Post Doc Researcher
Centro di Ricerca "E.Piaggio"
Università di Pisa

 contacts: ludovica.cacopardo@ing.unipi.it

Ludovica received her master degree in Biomedical Engineering in Pisa (2015) and completed the PhD program in Information Engineering (Pisa) in May 2019 with a thesis entitled 'Advanced in-vitro models with integrated sensing for real-time monitoring of electrical and mechanical properties of cellular constructs'. 

Current research projects:

  • the study of cell response to viscoelasticity 
  • the bioprinting of structured active intestinal spheroids (SAIS)

Recent Publications:

  • G. Mattei and L. Cacopardo, A. Ahluwalia. Engineering gels with time-evolving viscoelasticity. Materials, 2020
  • L. Cacopardo, G. Mattei, A. Ahluwalia. A new load-controlled testing method for viscoelastic characterisation through stress-rate measurements. Materialia, 2019, 100552.
  • L. Cacopardo, J. Costa, S. Giusti, L.A. Buoncompagni, S. Meucci, A Corti, G. Mattei, A. Ahluwalia. Real-time cellular impedance monitoring and imaging of biological barriers in a dual-flow membrane bioreactor. Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 2019, vol. 140, p.111340
  • O. Ramirez, L. Cacopardo, B. Leon, J. Costa. Design and development of a dual-flow bioreactor mimicking intestinal peristalsis and permeability in epithelial tissue barriers for drug transport assessment. Biocell, 2019, vol. 43 (1), pp. 29-35.
  • L. Cacopardo, N. Guazzelli., R. Nossa, G. Mattei and A. Ahluwalia: ‘Engineering hydrogel viscoelasticity’ Journal of Mechanical Behaviour of Biomedical Materials, 2019, vol. 89, pp. 162-167.
  • G. Mattei, L. Cacopardo, A. Ahluwalia Micro-Mechanical Viscoelastic Properties of Crosslinked Hydrogels Using the Nano-Epsilon Dot Method. Materials, 2017, 10, 889.
  • S. Giusti, D. Mazzei, L. Cacopardo, G. Mattei, C. Domenici. and A. Ahluwalia: Environmental Control in Flow Bioreactors. Processes, 2017, 5(2), 16.

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