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Christian Demitri, PhD

 

Christian Demitri Christian Demitri was born in Mesagne, a small city near Brindisi (Italy), in 1976. He took his master degree in Material Engineering in July 2004 at the University of Lecce, Italy. During his thesis, he realized a cellulose based phantom for the in-vitro characterization of intravenous ultrasound contrast agent.
From August 2004 to December 2004, he was involved as research fellow in FIRB project "Techniques and advanced methodologies for diagnostic and therapeutic applications of ultrasound contrast agents" partially funded by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR). Since January 2005, he is PhD student in Material Engineering at Innovation Engineering Department, Lecce University, Italy.
From January 2005 to August 2006, he performed research activity at the ISBEM institute (Euro Mediterranean Scientific and Biomedical Institute) of Brindisi and Clinical Physiology Institute of National Council of Research (IFC-CNR) of Lecce Laboratory. Since September 2006 his research activity is performed at the Biomaterials Laboratory at the Innovation Engineering Department of University of Salento, Italy.
His research interests include hydrogel based phantom manufacturing by rapid prototyping (stereolithography). The rapid prototyping technique was also used to realize complex scaffold for tissue engineering (i.e. Meniscus, Bones). He is also involved in the characterization (kinetical and mechanical) of superabsorbent hydrogel for medical applications.
From November 2007 he is visiting research at School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, University of Brighton (UK). His research activity is focused on the preparation and characterization of chitosan nanopheres for DNA isolation.

 

Book Chapters

  1. Demitri C, Sannino A, Ambrosio L. "Superabsorbent cellulose-based hydrogels: manufacturing, sorption, thermodynamics and medical applications", in "Novel biomedical hydrogels: Biochemistry, manufacture and medical implant applications", edited by Edited by S. Rimmer, Woodhead Publishing Limited, Abington Hall, Abington, Cambridge, CB21 6AH, England (2010) - Abstract

 

Publications on Refereed Journals

  1. Christian Demitri, Luciana Mercurio, Francesco Montagna, Alessandro Sannino, Alfonso Maffezzoli: "ACRYLIC-BASED HYDROGEL PHANTOM FOR IN VITRO ULTRASOUND CONTRAST AGENT CHARACTERIZATION". Virtual and Physical Prototyping Volume 2, Issue 4 December 2007 , pages 191 - 196 - Abstract
  2. Christian Demitri, Roberta Del Sole, Francesca Scalera, Alessandro Sannino, Giuseppe Vasapollo, Alfonso Maffezzoli: "NOVEL SUPERABSORBENT CELLULOSE-BASED HYDROGELS CROSSLINKED WITH CITRIC ACID" Journal of Applied polymer Science. In press - Abstract
  3. Christian Demitri, Alessandro Sannino, Francesco Conversano, Sergio Casciaro, Alessandro Distante, Alfonso Maffezzoli: "HYDROGEL BASED TISSUE MIMICKING PHANTOM FOR IN-VITRO ULTRASOUND CONTRAST AGENTS STUDIES". Journal of Biomedical Materials Research: part B. In press - Abstract
  4. Casciaro Sergio; Errico Palmizio Rosa; Conversano Francesco; Demitri Christian; Distante Alessandro. "EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATIONS OF NONLINEARITIES AND DESTRUCTION MECHANISMS OF AN EXPERIMENTAL PHOSPHOLIPID-BASED ULTRASOUND CONTRAST AGENT." Investigative Radiology. 42(2):95-104, February 2007. - Abstract
  5. Sergio Casciaro, Christian Demitri, Francesco Conversano, Ernesto Casciaro, Alessandro Distante. "EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION AND THEORETICAL MODELLING OF THE NONLINEAR ACOUSTICAL BEHAVIOUR OF A LIVER TISSUE AND COMPARISON WITH A TISSUE MIMICKING HYDROGEL". Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine Volume: 19, Issue: 2, February 2008, pp. 899 - 906 - Abstract
  6. Sannino A, Demitri C, Madaghiele M. "Biodegradable cellulose-based hydrogels: design and applications. " Materials 2(2): 353-373, 2009. - Abstract
  7. Sannino A, Madaghiele M, Demitri C, Scalera F, Esposito A, Esposito V, Maffezzoli A. "Development and characterization of cellulose-based hydrogels for use as dietary bulking agents." Accepted for publication on J Appl Polym Sci. - Abstract
  8. Sergio Casciaro, Francesco Conversano, Stefano Musio, Ernesto Casciaro, Christian Demitri, Alessandro Sannino; "Full experimental modelling of a liver tissue mimicking phantom for medical ultrasound studies employing different hydrogels." J Mater Sci: Mater Med (2009) 20:983–989 - Abstract

 

Conference Proceedings

  1. C. Demitri, M. Madaghiele, F. Montagna A. Sannino, A. Maffezzoli: "PHOTOPOLYMERIZATION OF POLY(ETHYLENE GLYCOL)-BASED HYDROGELS FOR TISSUE ENGINEERING", INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON BIOHYDROGELS, Viareggio, Italy, 14-18 November 2007
  2. Christian Demitri, Luciana Mercurio, Francesco Montagna, Alessandro Sannino, Alfonso Maffezzoli: "ACRYLIC-BASED HYDROGEL PHANTOM FOR IN VITRO ULTRASOUND CONTRAST AGENT CHARACTERIZATION". Virtual and Rapid Manufacturing, Advanced Research in Virtual and Rapid Prototyping, 2007, P.J. Bįrtolo et al., published by Taylor & Francis
  3. F. Lionetto, C. Demitri, A. Sannino, A. Maffezzoli (2007), "NON-DESTRUCTIVE IN-SITU MONITORING OF HYDROGEL CROSS-LINKING", International Congress on Ultrasonics ICU, Vienna, Austria, April 9-12.
  4. R. Palmizio Errico, S. Casciaro, F. Conversano, C. Demitri, A. Distante: "RESSURE DEPENDENCE OF SONOVUE® CONTRAST AGENT ATTENUATION", Abstract Book of XV WORLD CONGRESS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CARDIAC DOPPLER SOCIETY (ICDS) Tyumen, Russia 24-26 May 2006
  5. S. Casciaro, C. Demitri, R. Palmizio Errico, F. Conversano, E. Casciaro, A. Distante: "ULTRASONIC CHARACTERIZATION OF ARTIFICIAL TISSUE HARMONIC BEHAVIOR", Abstract Book of XV WORLD CONGRESS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CARDIAC DOPPLER SOCIETY (ICDS) Tyumen, Russia 24-26 May 2006
  6. S. Casciaro, F. Conversano, C. Demitri, R. Palmizio Errico, G. Palma, D. Zacą, A. Distante: "SIMULATING ANIMAL TARGETED TISSUE ACOUSTIC BEHAVIOUR TO ENABLE CONTRAST AGENT DEVELOPMENT AND STUDY", 2005 EUROECHO 9, Florence, Italy, 7-10 December 05.
  7. R. Palmizio Errico, S. Casciaro, C. Demitri, F. Conversano, G. Palma, E. Casciaro, R. Bianco, A. Distante: "HOW POWER SETTINGS INFLUENCE SIGNAL ENHANCEMENT VARYING DILUTIONS OF EXPERIMENTAL PHOSPHOLIPIDIC CONTRAST AGENT". 2005 EUROECHO 9, Florence, Italy, 7-10 December 05.
  8. Francesco Conversano, Sergio Casciaro, Rosa Palmizio Errico, Ernesto Casciaro, Christian Demitri, Alessandro Distante: "ACOUSTIC PRESSURE THRESHOLDING FOR IMPROVING CONTRAST ENHANCEMENT", 20th Annual Advances in Contrast Ultrasound (Bubble Meeting), 28-31 Oct. 2005 Chicago, IL (USA).
  9. S. Casciaro, C. Demitri, R. Palmizio Errico, F. Conversano, G. Palma, E. Casciaro, A. Distante: "HARMONIC EMISSION IN TISSUE MIMICKING PHANTOM", 20th Annual Advances in Contrast Ultrasound (Bubble Meeting), 28-31 Oct. 2005 Chicago, IL (USA).
  10. R. Palmizio Errico, S. Casciaro, C. Demitri, F. Conversano, G. Palma, E. Casciaro, R. Bianco, A. Distante: "ECOCONTRAST ENHANCEMENT AT LOW MICROBUBBLE CONCENTRATION VARYING MECHANICAL INDEX", 20th Annual Advances in Contrast Ultrasound (Bubble Meeting), 28-31 Oct. 2005 Chicago, IL (USA).
  11. S. Casciaro, C. Demitri, R. Palmizio Errico, F. Conversano, G. Palma, E. Casciaro, A. Distante: "ULTRASOUND HARMONIC BEHAVIOUR OF ARTIFICIAL TISSUES", Poster, 2005 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 18-21 September 2005.
  12. R. Palmizio Errico, S. Casciaro, C. Demitri, F. Conversano, G. Palma, E. Casciaro, A. Distante: "LOW MICROBUBBLE CONCENTRATIONS SIGNAL ENHANCEMENT VARYING ECHOGRAPH ELECTRICAL POWER". 2005 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 18-21 September 05.
  13. S. Casciaro, R. Palmizio Errico, F. Conversano, C. Demitri, E. Casciaro, A. Distante: "SUBHARMONIC IMAGING IMPLEMENTATION BY VARYING MICROBUBBLE CONCENTRATION". 3rd European Medical & Biological Engineering Conference, Praga, 20-25 November 05
  14. Francesco Conversano, Sergio Casciaro, Rosa Palmizio Errico, Ernesto Casciaro, Christian Demitri, Alessandro Distante: "CUT-OFF MECHANICAL INDEX FOR EFFECTIVE CONTRAST IMAGING". 13th Nordic Baltic Conference Biomedical Engineering and medical Physics, 13-17 June 2005, Umea, Sweden (IFMBE Proceedings pp. 311-312)
  15. Portaluri M., Sergio Casciaro, Bambace S., Tramacere F., Casciaro E., Recchia V., Demitri C., Distante A.: "IMPROVING THE RADIOTHERAPY CLINICAL CHART: AN INTEGRATED DATA ANALYSIS AND SCORING". National Council of Research, 13th Conference of Clinical Physiology, 26 May 2005, Pisa, Italy
  16. Sergio Casciaro, Rosa Palmizio Errico, Francesco Conversano, Christian Demitri, Alessandro Distante: "INVESTIGATING FREQUENCY EFFECT ON MICROBUBBLE ACOUSTICAL BEHAVIOUR AT LOW MECHANICAL INDICES". 10th European Symposium On Ultrasound Contrast Imaging, 20-21 January 2005, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (Abstract Book pp.82-86)

 

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