DR Francesca Cavalieri

DR Francesca Cavalieri


  • Biomaterials synthesis and characterization (Drug/Gene Delivery)
  • Biophysical Chemistry
  • Cell-Biomaterials Interaction (Advanced microscopy techniques)
  • Supramolecular Assembly of Natural and Synthetic Polymers (Structural and Funtional Characterization)
  • Synthesis and modification of polymers (Biomedical micro-nanodevices)



  • Dr. Francesca Cavalieri is a Future Fellow in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, at The University of Melbourne. She received a Laurea degree ‘maxima cum laude,’ in Industrial Chemistry in 1995 from the University of Rome La Sapienza. She completed her PhD in the School of Chemistry at the University of Melbourne in 2014. From 1998 to 2002, Dr Cavalieri was employed as a scientist at ENEA (Italian Agency for New Technologies, Environment and Energy), Italy. She has been a tenured Assistant Professor and lecturer in Polymer Science in the Department of Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, at the University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’ Italy since 2002. She has received a number of international research fellowships including Victorian Research Fellowship, ARC Linkage Fellowship, and the Australian Endeavour Fellowship.   


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Additional Grant Information

  • She currently holds two grants including, Future Fellowship and the Establishment Grant. She is also coordinator of the European Mobility Project H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015   


Education and training

  • BChem, University of Rome La Sapienza
  • PhD Chem, University of Melbourne 2014
  • MsD Ind Chem, University of Rome La Sapienza 1995

Awards and honors

  • Future Fellowship, ARC, 2015
  • Endeavour Research Fellowship, Australian Eductaion Minister, 2014
  • Victoria International Research Scholarship, Victoria, 2011
  • International Linkage Fellowship, ARC, 2007
  • Fellowship, University of Trieste, 1998
  • University of Rome La Sapienza, 1995


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