ORCID: 0000-0003-3916-2966

Address: Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Pisa, Largo Pontecorvo 3, 56127, Pisa

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Margherita Montorsi

Research Fellow - Pisa

Research interests

Margherita’s research activity mainly involves developing, characterizing and applying ultrasound-excited piezoelectric polymeric biomaterials for electrical stimulation of biological systems.

During her PhD, she developed a piezoelectric membrane integrated within a multi-stimulus bioreactor for bone tissue regenerative medicine applications. Subsequently, she worked with ultrasound-excited piezoelectric nanoparticles to activate the innate immune system against spreading glioblastoma, the most aggressive central nervous system tumour.

Her interest in this “smart” biomaterials class led her to collaborate with Prof. Massimiliano Labardi, a CNR-IPCF staff researcher with extensive experience in electrical characterization at the nanoscale. After completing her doctoral degree, she therefore had the opportunity to participate in Prof. Labardi’s CNR-IPCF fellowship, which allowed her to broaden and deepen her knowledge of these materials and their characterization.

Keywords: Ultrasound-responsive piezoelectric polymers, Bio-Nanotechnology, Cell Stimulations, Atomic Force Microscopy, Piezo-response characterization, Computational modelling


  1. 2023

    PhD in Bio-Nanotecnology

    Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pontedera (PI)
  2. 2020

    Master's degree in Biomedical Engineering

    Politecnico di Torino

Professional appointments

  1. 2023
    Research Fellow