Faculty Mentors: Professors Kornel Ehmann, and Jian Cao
Marco Giovannini received a B.S. and M.S. in mechanical engineering from Politecnico di Milano in Italy. His research work is currently focused on surface texturing and laser micromachining of biomedical devices, such as biopsy needles and surgical blades. These medical tools can be used to access blood vessels and organs in several medical procedures. However, there is limited success in pain reduction and accurate targeting. The research goal is to explore the design and manufacture of special jagged textures and their application in current medical devices in order to drastically improve their performances in terms of targeting accuracy, quality of tissue samples extracted and pain reduction.
Awards & Fellowships
- Walter P. Murphy Fellowship, Northwestern University (2013)
- Roberto Rocca Scholarship, Tenaris Dalmine s.p.a. (2010, 2011)
- Winner of National Contest of Mechanics for Industrial Technical Institutes, Ministry for Education, University and Research of Italy (2006)
- Wang, X.; Giovannini, M.; Xing, Y.; Kang, M.; Ehmann, K., “Fabrication and tribological behaviors of corner-cube-like dimple arrays produced by laser surface texturing on medical needles”, Tribology International, 2015.
- Wang, X; Xing, Y.; Giovannini, M.; “ Effect of overlap and overscan number in laser surface texturing of medical needles”, Applied Physics A, Material Science & Processing, 2015.
- Giovannini, M.; Yazici, S.; Kuo, N., K.; G. Piazza, “ Apodization Technique for Spurious Mode Suppression in AlN Contour-Mode Resonators”, Sensors & Actuators: A. Physical, 206C, 2014, pp. 42-50.