Veronica Iacovacci

 Iacovacci , Veronica

+39 050 88 3074

Ph.D. Student

About Me: 

Veronica Iacovacci is PhD Student in Biorobotics at The BioRobotics Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna of Pisa. She obtained a M.Sc. Degree (Laurea Specialistica) in Biomedical Engineering at University of Pisa in 2013 (full marks, cum laude) with a thesis entitled “Design and development of a mechatronic implantable system for the refilling of artificial organs”. Her current research activity is focused on the development of smart magnetic systems at the milli- and micro-scale for targeted therapy and lab-on-a-chip applications. Other research interest are related to biomechatronics and artificial organs with particular attention to totally implantable artificial pancreas systems. In 2013, she received the “Gruppo Nazionale di Bioingegneria” award for the best M.sC. Thesis in bioengineering and in 2014 the “Best Presentation Award” in the framework of the Euspen Challenge 2014.

Selected Publications: 

V. Iacovacci, G. Lucarini, C. Innocenti, N. Comisso, P.Dario, L. Ricotti, and A.Menciassi. Polydimethylsiloxane films doped with NdFeB powder: magnetic characterization and potential applications in biomedical engineering and microrobotics. Biomed Microdev. 17(6): 112; 2015

G. Lucarini, V. Iacovacci, L. Ricotti,N. Comisso, P. Dario, and A. Menciassi. Magnetically driven micorobotic system for cancer cell manipulation. EMBC (37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society), 2015, August 25-29, Milan (Italy). DOI: 10.1109/EMBC.2015.7319179.

V. Iacovacci, L. Ricotti, A.Menciassi, and P.Dario. Bioartificial pancreas: biological, chemical and engineering challenges. Biochemical Pharmacology. DOI:10.1016/j.bcp.2015.08.107

V. Iacovacci, V. Iacovacci, G. Lucarini, L. Ricotti, P. Dario, P.E. Dupont, and A. Menciassi. Untethered magnetic millirobot for targeted drug delivery. Biomed Microdev. 17(3): 1-12; 2015

L. Ricotti, A. Cafarelli*, V. Iacovacci*, L. Vannozzi*, and A. Menciassi. Advanced Micro-Nano-Bio Systems for Future Targeted Therapies. Curr Nanosci. 11(2) : 144-160; 2015

V. Iacovacci, L. Ricotti, P. Dario, and A. Menciassi. Design and development of a mechatronic system for noninvasive refilling of implantable artificial pancreas. IEEE/ASME Trans. Mechatronics. 20(3) : 1160-1169; 2015