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Camilla Luni

Associate Professor

Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental, and Materials Engineering

Academic discipline: ING-IND/24 Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering

Curriculum vitae


2005 M.Sc. degree (Laurea V.O.) in Chemical Engineering, University of Padova, Italy.

2009 PhD in Industrial Engineering, University of Padova, Italy.

Academic positions

Mar 2009-Feb 2011 Postdoctoral Scholar, UCSB-MIT-Caltech Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies, University of California at Santa Barbara (California, USA) in the research group of Prof. Francis J. Doyle III.

Apr 2011-Dec 2015 Postdoctoral Scholar, Dept. Industrial Engineering, University of Padova (Italy) in the research group of Prof. Nicola Elvassore.

Dec 2015-Sep 2020 Research Associate Professor, Shanghai Institute for Advanced Immunochemical Studies (SIAIS), ShanghaiTech University, China.

Oct-Nov 2019 Visiting scientist in the Lab of Prof. Paolo De Coppi, University College London (UCL) Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health - Developmental Biology & Cancer Programme, UK.

Since Oct 2020, Associate Professor at the Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering (DICAM), University of Bologna.

Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale (ASN) as Full Professor for the academic field 09/D2 - Systems, methods and technologies of chemical and process engineering.


Other positions and affiliations

Jan 2010-Dec 2011 Adjunct Investigator, Sansum Diabetes Research Institute, Santa Barbara (California, USA).

May 2011-Dec 2015 Research Affiliate, Venetian Institute of Molecular Medicine (VIMM), Padova (Italy).

Oct 2013-Mar 2016 Research Affiliate, National Interuniversity Consortium of Materials Science and Technology (INSTM), Firenze (Italy).

Feb 2018-Oct 2020 Member of the board of the Association of the Italian Scholars in China (AAIIC).

Since April 2021, member of the Advisory Board of the PhD school "PhD@DICAM" in Civil, Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering, Curriculum in Chemical and Process Engineering.

Since June 2021, member of the Internationalization Committee of the Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering (DICAM), University of Bologna.

Since December 2021, member of the Academic Board of the final exam for the Bachelor Degree in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at University of Bologna.



Teaching courses on transport phenomena of mass and energy, and on fluid dynamics at bachelor and master level for students of Chemical, Environmental, Offshore Engineering and of Molecular and Industrial Biotechnologies (see 'Teaching' section).

Supervisor of the research activity of master and PhD students of Chemical and Biological Engineering.


Research dissemination

Participation to international scientific conferences, also as a speaker, published more than 30 papers in high-impact international journals, and six patents (see 'Publications' section).


Editorial activity

Since 2020 member of the Advisory Board of the journal MethodsX (Elsevier).

Reviewer for international scientific journals: Lab on a Chip, BMC Systems Biology, IET Systems Biology, Briefings in Bioinformatics, Scientific Reports...



The paper Luni, Doyle et al (2011) was nominated "Best research paper published during the last two years".

The book chapter Serena et al (2011) was included in a volume with the introduction of the Nobel Laureate in Physiology and Medicine Sir John B. Gurdon.

The paper Zambon et al (2014) was nominated "Integrative Biology HOT Article".

The paper Luni et al (2016) was selected for the journal cover of the journal Nature Methods.

The paper Giobbe et al (2019) was nominated among the "Top 50 Life and Biological Sciences Articles" in the journal Nature Communications.

The paper Panariello et al (2023) was nominated as "Featured Article" in the journal Nature Communications.

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