Massimo Mastrangeli got his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees (cum laude) in Electronic Engineering from the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Pisa (Pisa, IT) in 2003 and 2005, respectively. He thereby specialized in digital phase detectors and microelectromechanical (MEM) high-frequency resonators.
During 2005, he was also an intern at imec Belgium (Leuven, BE), working on the electro-mechanical characterization and FEM modeling of PolySiGe thin films for MEMS-above-IC co-integration.
In 2010 Massimo received his Ph.D. degree in Materials Engineering from the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering (MTM) of Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. In his doctoral dissertation, produced in collaboration with imec Belgium, he pioneered fluidic and capillary self-assembly techniques for the integration of heterogeneous microsystems.
During this appointment, he was also Visiting Scholar at the Department of Electrical Engineering of the University of Washington (Seattle, WA, USA), at the Santa Fe Institute (Santa Fe, NM, USA) and at the BEAMS Department of Université Libre de Bruxelles (Bruxelles, BE).
From October 2010 to September 2013, Massimo joined EPFL as Post-Doctoral Researcher. Since the beginning, he was part of the Distributed Intelligent Systems and Algorithms Laboratory (DISAL) lead by prof. Martinoli. Thereby he investigated the modeling and physical embodiment of self-organization in distributed intelligent systems across multiple physical scales.
Since January 2012, Massimo was also Scientist at the Microsystem Laboratory (LMIS1) of prof. Brugger, whereby he developed microfluidics, inkjet printing and micro/nanofabrication for applications of self-assembly at microscale: self-assembly of liquid-filled sealed MEMS capsules, inkjet printing-based fabrication and packaging of polymeric microstructures with embedded functionalities, advanced integration of plastic electronics through capillary self-alignment, and capillarity-enhanced assembly of nanoparticles onto templated substrates.
From October 2013 to March 2015, Massimo was Senior Scientist at the department of Micro, Electro And Mechanical Systems (BEAMS) of the Université Libre de Bruxelles. Thereby he investigated capillary micromanipulation, wet granular matter and magnetomechanic self-assembly processes.
From April 2015 to July 2017, Massimo was Research Associate in the Physical Intelligence Department of the Max Planck Institue for Intelligent Systems (Stuttgart, DE), where he worked on programmable self-organization of mesoscopic agents.
From March 2016 to July 2017, Massimo was also Associated Member of the Max Planck ETH Center for Learning Systems (Stuttgart, DE), studying the design and control of miniature soft microrobots with multimodal locomotion.
Since September 2014, Massimo is Guest Lecturer at EPFL's EDMI Doctoral School for the courses "Self-Assembly of Microsystems" (MICRO-620) and "Advanced micro- and nanofabrication: Top-down meets bottom-up" (MICRO-721), both hosted by prof. J. Brugger.
Since September 2017, Massimo is Assistant Professor in the Electronic Components, Technology and Materials group of the Microelectronics Department of Delft University of Technology (Delft, NL). He is currently investigating organ-on-chip technology and nanoparticle-based bottom-up fabrication of nanodevices.
Massimo has also competences in complex systems and music.
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|Assistant Professor||ECTM, Department of Microelectronics||Delft University of Technology (Delft, NL)||September 2017 - Present|
|Associated Member||Max Planck ETH Center for Learning Systems (Stuttgart, DE)||March 2016 - July 2017|
|Research Associate||Physical Intelligence Department||Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (MPI-IS, Stuttgart, D)||April 2015 - July 2017|
|Guest Lecturer||EDMI Doctoral School||Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)||September 2014 - Present|
|Senior Scientist||Bio, Electro And Mechanical Systems (BEAMS)||Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)||October 2013 - March 2015|
|Scientist||Microsystems Laboratory (LMIS1)||Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)||January 2012 - September 2013|
|Post-Doctoral Researcher||Distributed Intelligent Systems and Algorithms Laboratory (DISAL)||Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)||October 2010 - August 2013|
|Visiting Scholar||Department of Bio-, Electro- And Mechanical Systems (BEAMS)||Universite Libre de Bruxelles (Bruxelles, BE)||July - October 2009|
|Visiting Scholar||Complex Systems Summer School 2009||Santa Fe Institute (Santa Fe, NM, USA)||June 2009|
|Visiting Scholar||Department of Electrical Engineering||University of Washington (Seattle, WA, USA)||June - September 2008|
|Research intern||MEMS Group||imec Belgium (Leuven, BE)||July - October 2005|
|Ph.D.||Materials Engineering||University of Leuven (KU Leuven, BE) & imec Belgium (Leuven, BE)||July 2006 - June 2010|
|M.Sc.||Electronic Engineering||University of Pisa (Pisa, IT)||September 2003 - July 2005|
|B.Sc.||Electronic Engineering||University of Pisa (Pisa, IT)||September 2000 - July 2003|
M. Mastrangeli : Self-assembly of micro/nanosystems across scales and interfaces. 2017. 19th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (TRANSDUCERS 2017), Kaohsiung, Taiwan, June 18-22, 2017. p. 676-681. DOI : 10.1109/TRANSDUCERS.2017.7994139.
D. Ipparthi; A. Winslow; M. Sitti; M. Dorigo; M. Mastrangeli : Yield prediction in parallel homogeneous assembly; Soft Matter. 2017. DOI : 10.1039/C7SM01189J.
V. Flauraud; G. D. Bernasconi; J. Butet; M. Mastrangeli; D. T. L. Alexander et al. : Mode Evolution in Strongly Coupled Plasmonic Dolmens Fabricated by Templated Assembly; ACS Photonics. 2017. DOI : 10.1021/acsphotonics.6b01026.
V. Flauraud; M. Mastrangeli; G. D. Bernasconi; J. Butet; D. Alexander et al. : Nanoscale topography determines the capillary assembly of nanoparticles ; 13th Zsigmondy Colloquium of the German Colloidal Society, Saarbrücken, DE, April 5-7, 2017.
V. Flauraud; M. Mastrangeli; G. D. Bernasconi; J. Butet; D. T. L. Alexander et al. : Nanoscale topographical control of capillary assembly of nanoparticles; Nature Nanotechnology. 2017. DOI : 10.1038/nnano.2016.179.
M. Mastrangeli; Q. Zhou; V. Sariola; P. Lambert : Surface Tension-driven Self-Alignment; Soft Matter. 2017. DOI : 10.1039/C6SM02078J.
D. Ipparthi; M. Mastrangeli; A. Winslow : Dipole codes attractively encode glue functions; Theoretical Computer Science. 2016. DOI : 10.1016/j.tcs.2016.02.038.
B. Haghighat; M. Mastrangeli; G. Mermoud; F. S. Schill; A. Martinoli : Fluid-Mediated Stochastic Self-Assembly at Centimetric and Sub-Millimetric Scales: Design, Modeling, and Control; Micromachines. 2016. DOI : 10.3390/mi7080138.
D. Ipparthi; A. Winslow; M. Mastrangeli; M. Dorigo : A Study of Yield Predictions for a Model of Homogeneous Self-Assembling Components. 2015. 1st Int. Symp. on Swarm Behavior and Bio-Inspired Robotics (SWARM 2015), Kyoto, Japan, October 28-30, 2015.
G. Arutinov; M. Mastrangeli; G. van Heck; P. Lambert; J. M. J. den Toonder et al. : Capillary Gripping and Self-Alignment: A Route Toward Autonomous Heterogeneous Assembly; IEEE Transactions on Robotics. 2015. DOI : 10.1109/TRO.2015.2452775.
M. Mastrangeli : The Fluid Joint: The Soft Spot of Micro- and Nanosystems; Advanced Materials. 2015. DOI : 10.1002/adma.201501260.
M. Mastrangeli : Mesoscopic self-assembly: A shift to complexity; Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering. 2015. DOI : 10.3389/fmech.2015.00006.
M. Mastrangeli; G. Arutinov; E. C. P. Smits; P. Lambert : Modeling capillary forces for large displacements; Microfluidics and Nanofluidics. 2015. DOI : 10.1007/s10404-014-1469-9.
G. Arutinov; M. Mastrangeli; E. C. P. Smits; G. van Heck; J. M. J. den Toonder et al. : Foil-to-Foil System Integration Through Capillary Self-Alignment Directed by Laser Patterning; Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems. 2015. DOI : 10.1109/JMEMS.2014.2321013.
M. Mastrangeli; L. Jacot-Descombes; M. R. Gullo; J. Brugger : Liquid-Filled Sealed Mems Capsules Fabricated By Fluidic Self-Assembly. 2014. [IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS 2014)], San Francisco (USA), January 26-30, 2014. p. 56-59.
G. Arutinov; E. C. P. Smits; P. Albert; P. Lambert; M. Mastrangeli : In-Plane Mode Dynamics of Capillary Self-Alignment; Langmuir. 2014. DOI : 10.1021/la502831r.
N. Majcherczyk; K. Rabenorosoa; C. Clévy; R. Mincheva; J.-M. Raquez et al. : Experimental Characterization of Drobot: Towards Closed-Loop Control. 2014. 2014 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM), Besançon, FR, July 8-11, 2014. p. 961-966. DOI : 10.1109/AIM.2014.6878204.
G. Arutinov; M. Mastrangeli; E. C. P. Smits; G. van Heck; H. F. M. Schoo et al. : Shift Dynamics of Capillary Self-Alignment. 2014. International Precision Assembly Seminar (IPAS 2014), Chamonix, FR, February 16-18, 2014. p. 61-68. DOI : 10.1007/978-3-662-45586-9_9.
V. Flauraud; M. Mastrangeli; E. Shahrabi; J. Brugger : High-yield and high-precision nanoparticle assembly: towards complex plasmonic antennas ; 40th International Conference on Micro and Nano Engineering (MNE 2014), Lausanne, CH, September 22-26, 2014.
O. Ergeneman; C. Peters; M. R. Gullo; L. Jacot-Descombes; S. Gervasoni et al. : Inkjet printed superparamagnetic polymer composite hemispheres with programmed magnetic anisotropy; Nanoscale. 2014. DOI : 10.1039/C3NR06442E.
L. Jacot-Descombes; M. R. Gullo; V. J. Cadarso; M. Mastrangeli; O. Ergeneman et al. : Inkjet Printing of High Aspect Ratio Superparamagnetic SU-8 Microstructures with Preferential Magnetic Directions; Micromachines. 2014. DOI : 10.3390/mi5030583.
M. Mastrangeli; A. Martinoli; J. Brugger : Three-dimensional polymeric microtiles for optically-tracked fluidic self-assembly; Microelectronic Engineering. 2014. DOI : 10.1016/j.mee.2014.04.017.
M. Mastrangeli; F. S. Schill; J. Goldowsky; H. Knapp; J. Brugger et al. : Automated Real-Time Control of Fluidic Self-Assembly of Microparticles. 2014. 2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2014), Hong Kong (China), May 31 - June 7, 2014.
T. Cieslewski : Design iterations on Lego R - like MEMS bricks ; 2013-01.
C. Gabry : Reconfigurable MEMS modules for 2D (self-)assembly ; 2013-01.
J. Goldowsky; M. Mastrangeli; L. Jacot-Descombes; R. M. Gullo; G. Mermoud et al. : Acousto-fluidic system assisting in-liquid self-assembly of microcomponents; Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering. 2013. DOI : 10.1088/0960-1317/23/12/125026.
L. Jacot-Descombes; M. R. Gullo; V. J. Cadarso; M. Mastrangeli; J. Brugger : Polymeric hemispherical pico-liter micro cups fabricated by inkjet printing. 2013. 2013 8th IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems (NEMS), Suzhou, China, 7-10 04 2013. p. 1119-1122. DOI : 10.1109/NEMS.2013.6559918.
L. Jacot-Descombes; C. Martin-Olmos; M. R. Gullo; V. J. Cadarso; G. Mermoud et al. : Fluid-mediated parallel self-assembly of polymeric micro-capsules for liquid encapsulation and release; Soft Matter. 2013. DOI : 10.1039/c3sm51923f.
L. Jacot-Descombes; R. M. Gullo; M. Mastrangeli; V. J. Cadarso; J. Brugger : Inkjet-printed SU-8 Hemispherical Microcapsules and Silicon chip Embedding; IET Micro & Nano Letters. 2013. DOI : 10.1049/mnl.2013.0241.
M. Mastrangeli; A. Martinoli; J. Brugger : Three-dimensional SU-8 microtiles for fluidic self-assembly. 2013. 39th International Conference on Micro and Nano Engineering (MNE 2013), London, 16-19 September 2013.
M. Mastrangeli : Surface tension-driven self-assembly; Surface tension in microsystems; Berlin Heidelberg: Springer, 2013. p. 227-253.
M. Mastrangeli; P. Lambert : Lateral capillary forces; Surface tension in microsystems; Springer, 2013. p. 45-69.
G. Arutinov; A. V. Quintero; F. Molina Lopez; B. van Remoortere; M. Mastrangeli et al. : Capillary Self-alignment Dynamics for R2R Manufacturing of Mesoscopic System-in-foil Devices ; LOPE-C Large-area Organic & Printed Electronics Convention, Münich, Germany, June 11-13, 2013.
G. Arutinov; M. Mastrangeli; E. C. P. Smiths; H. F. M. Schoo; J. Brugger et al. : Dynamics of capillary self-alignment for mesoscopic foil devices; Applied Physics Letters. 2013. DOI : 10.1063/1.4801088.
J.-B. Valsamis; M. Mastrangeli; P. Lambert : Vertical excitation of axisymmetric liquid bridges; European Journal of Mechanics Series B Fluids. 2013. DOI : 10.1016/j.euromechflu.2012.09.008.
G. Arutinov; E. C. P. Smits; M. Mastrangeli; G. van Heck; J. van den Brand et al. : Capillary Self-Alignment of Mesoscopic Foil Components for Sensor-Systems-in-Foil; Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering. 2012. DOI : 10.1088/0960-1317/22/11/115022.
M. Mastrangeli; J. Brugger : Failure Modes in Capillary Self-Assembly ; Micromanipulation for micro-nano systems, Femto-ST, Besancon, FR, April 11, 2012.
G. Arutinov; E. Smits; J. Van den Brand; M. Mastrangeli; H. Schoo et al. : Experimental and theoretical analysis of capillary-driven self-alignment dynamics for R2R manufacturing of system-in-foil devices. 2012. 2012 MRS Spring Meeting, San Francisco, California, USA, April 9-13, 2012.
G. Mermoud; M. Mastrangeli; U. Upadhyay; A. Martinoli : Real-Time Automated Modeling and Control of Self-Assembling Systems. 2012. 2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, May 14-18, 2012.
E. Di Mario; G. Mermoud; M. Mastrangeli; A. Martinoli : A Trajectory-based Calibration Method for Stochastic Motion Models. 2011. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. p. 4341-4347.
M. Mastrangeli; G. Mermoud; A. Martinoli : Modeling Self-Assembly Across Scales: The Unifying Perspective of Smart Minimal Particles; Micromachines. 2011. DOI : 10.3390/mi2020082.
M. Mastrangeli; W. Ruythooren; J.-P. Celis; C. Van Hoof : Challenges for Capillary Self-Assembly of Microsystems; IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology. 2011. DOI : 10.1109/TCPMT.2010.2100970.
M. Mastrangeli / J.-P. Celis; C. van Hoof (Dir.) : Enabling Capillary Self-Assembly for Microsystem Integration. Arenberg Doctoral School, University of Leuven, 2010.
M. Mastrangeli; K. Jans; T. Steylaerts; C. Van Hoof; J.-P. Celis : Fast Organic Conditioning of Patterned Surfaces for Capillary Part-to-Substrate Self-Assembly; Transactions- American Society of Mechanical Engineers Journal of Electronic Packaging. 2010. DOI : 10.1115/1.4002725.
P. Lambert; M. Mastrangeli; J.-B. Valsamis; G. Degrez : Spectral analysis and experimental study of lateral capillary dynamics for flip-chip applications; Microfluidics and Nanofluidics. 2010. DOI : 10.1007/s10404-010-0595-2.
M. Mastrangeli; M. Schmidt; L. Lacasa : The Roundtable: An Abstract Model of Conversation Dynamics; Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation. 2010.
M. Mastrangeli; C. Van Hoof; R. Baskaran; J.-P. Celis; K. F. Bohringer : Agent-Based Modeling of Mems Fluidic Self-Assembly. 2010. 2010 IEEE 23rd International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), Wanchai, Hong Kong, China, 24-28 01 2010. p. 476-479. DOI : 10.1109/MEMSYS.2010.5442463.
M. Mastrangeli; J.-B. Valsamis; C. Van Hoof; J.-P. Celis; P. Lambert : Lateral Capillary Forces of Cylindrical Fluid Menisci: A Comprehensive Quasi-Static Study; Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering. 2010. DOI : 10.1088/0960-1317/20/7/075041.
M. Mastrangeli; S. Abbasi; C. Varel; C. Van Hoof; J.-P. Celis et al. : Self-Assembly from Milli- to Nanoscales: Methods and Applications; Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering. 2009. DOI : 10.1088/0960-1317/19/8/083001.
M. Mastrangeli; W. Ruythooren; C. Van Hoof; J.-P. Celis : Conformal Dip-Coating of Patterned Surfaces for Capillary Die-to-Substrate Self-Assembly; Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering. 2009. DOI : 10.1088/0960-1317/19/4/045015.
M. Mastrangeli; W. Ruythooren; C. Van Hoof; J.-P. Celis : Characterization of Interconnects Resulting from Capillary Die-to-Substrate Self-Assembly. 2008. 2008 2nd Electronics Systemintegration Technology Conference, Greenwich, 1-4 09 2008. p. 135-140. DOI : 10.1109/ESTC.2008.4684339.
M. Mastrangeli; A. Nannini; D. Paci; F. Pieri : Equivalent Circuit for RF Flexural Free-Free MEMS Resonators; Journal of Computational Electronics. 2006. DOI : 10.1007/s10825-006-8845-y.
D. Paci; M. Mastrangeli; A. Nannini; F. Pieri : Modeling and Characterization of Three Kinds of MEMS Resonators Fabricated with a Thick Polysilicon Technology; Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing. 2006. DOI : 10.1007/s10470-006-8120-y.
F. Meuwly; U. Weber; T. Ziegler; A. Gervais; R. Mastrangeli et al. : Conversion of a CHO cell culture process from perfusion to fed-batch technology without altering product quality; Journal of Biotechnology. 2006. DOI : 10.1016/j.jbiotec.2005.10.013.