ICREA Academia
Pietro Tierno

Pietro Tierno

ICREA Acadèmia 2018

Universitat de Barcelona · Experimental Sciences & Mathematics

Pietro Tierno

Associate Professor at the Departament de Física de la Matèria Condensada,
Universitat de Barcelona, Av. Diagonal 647, 08028 Barcelona (Spain)
2011 – 2016 “Ramon y Cajal” researcher, University of Barcelona, Spain.
2008 – 2011 Post-doc: University of Barcelona, Spain
2006 – 2008 Post-doc: Florida State University, USA
2003 – 2006 Ph.D.: University of Ulm, Germany
2002 – 2003 Predoctoral Marie Curie fellowship
B.S.: University of Napoli, Italy

Research interests

My research experience involves experimental and theoretical approaches to scientific inquiry fundamental processes occurring in Soft Matter systems, including colloids, monolayers, polymers and liquid crystals. In the last 5 years, I built up a research group focused on developing new approaches to manipulate, transport and assemble colloidal matter with external fields. Besides the basic advances, my research lead to new applications in emerging technologies like micro-fluidics and drug-delivery in lab-on-a-chips.


Soft Matter, Colloids, Magnetism, Microfluidics