dr. Massimo Mastrangeli

Assistant Professor
Electronic Components, Technology and Materials (ECTM), Department of Microelectronics

Expertise: Organ-on-chip applications & capillary micro/nanosystems assembly

Themes: MEMS Technology, Micro/Nano System Integration and Reliability


As Assistant Professor at TU Delft's ECTM group, Massimo "Max" Mastrangeli is investigating new solutions for the development of Si/polymer-based organ-on-chip platforms, and alternative processes for the fabrication of nanoparticle-based devices and systems.

Massimo received the B.S. and M.S. degrees cum laude in Electronic Engineering from Universitá di Pisa, (Pisa, Italy) in 2003 and 2005, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in Materials Engineering from University of Leuven (Leuven, Belgium) in 2010. His doctoral dissertation pioneered microsystem integration by fluidic self-assembly.

From 2011 to 2013 he was Post-Doctoral Scientist with the Distributed Intelligent Systems and Algorithms Laboratory (DISAL) and the Microsystems Laboratory (LMIS1) of École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland), researching on the convergence of M/NEMS and distributed robotics.

In 2014, he joined the Department of Bio, Electro And Mechanical Systems (BEAMS) of Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) as Senior Scientist, investigating surface tension-based micromanipulation and templated nanoparticle assembly.

As Research Associate at the Physical Intelligence Department of the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and Associated Member of the Max Planck ETH Center for Learning Systems (Stuttgart, Germany) between 2015 and 2017, he focused his research on micro-robotics, bio-inspired adhesion, and programmable self-organization. Massimo is currently also Lecturer at the EDMI Doctoral School of École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.

ET4391 Advanced microelectronics packaging

Basics and state-of-the-art of semiconductor packaging

Netherlands Organ-on-Chip Initiative

To develop new microphysiological platforms to better predict the effect of medicines, based on a combination of human stem cells and microtechnology.

  1. Self-assembly: Insights from the macroscale
    M. Mastrangeli;
    In 3rd Int. Conf. on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales (MARSS2018),

  2. Vacuum Assisted Liquified Metal (VALM) TSV Filling Method With Superconductive Material
    J.A. Alfaro; P.M. Sberna; C. Silvestri; M. Mastrangeli; R. Ishihara; P.M. Sarro;
    In 31th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS),

  3. Small-scale soft robots with multimodal locomotion
    M. Mastrangeli;
    presented at Digital Health: Robotic Assistance for a better life (ETV Symposium), Delft (NL), 6 June 2018.

  4. Nanoscale topography controls the capillary assembly of nanoparticles
    M. Mastrangeli;
    presented at the Institute of Applied Sciences and Intelligent Systems, National Research Council of Italy, Pozzuoli (IT), 26 October 2018.

  5. Technological challenges & unmet needs for organs-on-chip: Experts' opinion
    M. Mastrangeli;
    presented at ORCHID (Organs-on-CHIp in Development) Vision Workshop, Stuttgart (DE), 23 May 2018.

  6. Nanoscale topography controls the capillary assembly of nanoparticles
    M. Mastrangeli;
    presented at Holst Centre, Eindhoven (NL), 16 February, 2018.

  7. On capillary nanoparticle assembly and soft multimodal robots
    M. Mastrangeli;
    presented at Aalto University, Espoo (FI), 10 August 2018.

  8. Soft miniature robots with multimodal locomotion
    M. Mastrangeli;
    presented at the microMAST General Meeting, 2017.

  9. Nanoscale topography controls the capillary assembly of nanoparticles
    M. Mastrangeli;
    presented at AMOLF (Amsterdam, NL), November 2017.

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Last updated: 18 Mar 2019