Massimo Mariello

PhD Student
PhD Student


Center for Biomolecular Nanotechnologies Via Barsanti 11 - 73010 Arnesano (LE)


Born in Gallipoli (Le), Italy, in 1994. 

Interests: nanotechnologies, microfabrication, smart materials, MEMS, NEMS, composites, ceramics, biomaterials, nanomedicine, nanomechanics, nanoelectronics.

Education and training

  • Jul 2012: Scientific Secondary School Diploma at IISS "Q. Ennio", Gallipoli (Lecce, Italy).
  • Oct 2015: B.Sc. with honor in Industrial Engineering at Università del Salento, Lecce (Italy). 
  • Oct 2017: M.Sc. with honor in Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology at Università del Salento, Lecce (Italy). Intern/Guest student at IIT-CBN.
  • Nov 2017 - present: PhD Fellow at IIT-CBN.

Honors, Awards, Certifications

  • Nov 2012: Awarded the Honor Title of "Alfiere del Lavoro" by the President of the Italian Republic. 
  • Jun 2013: Awarded the "Terra del Sole Award 2013".
  • Aug 2014: Awarded the "Città Nuova 2014" prize.
  • Apr 2018: Awarded the "G. De Angelis" prize. 
  • Sep 2018: Awarded the Best Poster prize at the Trends in Nanotechnology International Conference (TNT2018).
  • Oct 2018: Achieved the Italian Qualification to practice as Engineer (section A, sector Industrial).
  • Dec 2018: Awarded the "Premio Ricerca e Innovazione 2018" prize.

IIT Publications

  • 2019
  • Mariello M.iit, Guido F., Mastronardi V. M., Todaro M. T., Desmaële D., De Vittorio M.

    Nanogenerators for harvesting mechanical energy conveyed by liquids

    Nano Energy, vol. 57, (no. NGPT 2018), pp. 141-156
  • 2018
  • Mariello M.iit, Guido F.iit, Mastronardi V. M.iit, De Donato F., Salbini M.iit, Qualtieri A.iit, Rizzi F.iit, De Vittorio M.iit

    Captive-air-bubble aerophobicity measurements of antibiofouling coatings for underwater MEMS devices

    TNT 2018- Trends in Nanotechnology