Dr. Giuseppe Tronci

Dr. Giuseppe Tronci


  • Lecturer in Healthcare Materials (2016-present)
  • Senior Research Fellow, Clothworkers Centre for Textile Materials Innovation for Healthcare (2013-2016, University of Leeds)
  • Research Fellow, WELMEC Centre of Excellence in Medical Engineering (2011-2013, University of Leeds)

I am a Lecturer in Healthcare Materials within the Clothworkers Centre for Textile Materials Innovation for Healthcare (CCTMIH), with an affiliation with Leeds School of Dentistry. My research profile lies at the interface of biomaterials science, macromolecular science, and textile technology. I am particularly interested in the biomimetic design of functional material systems for relevant clinical applications, e.g. in the context of musculoskeletal and chronic wound care. I joined CCTMIH in 2013 as a Senior Research Fellow following post-doctoral training within the WELMEC centre of excellence in medical engineering (University of Leeds, UK). Prior to joining the University of Leeds, I completed my undergraduate studies in biomedical engineering (Polytechnic University of Turin, IT) and a PhD in biomaterials (University of Potsdam, DE).


  • School ethics leader

Research interests

  • Design of biomimetic systems for chronic wound, oral and musculoskeletal care
  • Structure-property relationships and material multifunctionality
  • Creation of bespoke material geometrics based on defined macromolecular systems
  • High-value manufacture of medical devices
  • Translational research
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  • PhD in Materials in Life Sciences, University of Potsdam & Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (DE)
  • MSc (Laurea Magistrale) in Biomedical Engineering, Polytechnic University of Turin (IT)
  • BSc (Laurea) in Biomedical Engineering, Polytechnic University of Turin (IT)

Professional memberships

  • Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC)
  • Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (ProfGradIMMM)
  • Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society
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