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 a joint appointment 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)
  • Laurea Magistrale (MSc eq.) in Biomedical Engineering, Polytechnic University of Turin (IT)
  • Laurea (BSc eq.) in Biomedical Engineering, Polytechnic University of Turin (IT)

Professional memberships

  • Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC)
  • Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (ProfGradIMMM)
  • International Association for Dental Research

Current postgraduate researchers

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