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Scarcelli, Giuliano

Scarcelli, Giuliano

Associate Professor
Fischell Institute Fellow
Fischell Department of Bioengineering
Brain and Behavior Institute
Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices
4228 A. James Clark Hall

Giuliano Scarcelli is an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland in the Bioengineering department and the Biophysics program. Giuliano obtained his PhD in physics with a EU-funded fellowship between the University of Bari, Italy and UMBC, USA under the supervision of quantum optics pioneer Prof. Yanhua Shih. Giuliano then was at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine of Harvard Medical School for eight years, first as a postdoc in Prof. Yun's Lab, then as an instructor and assistant professor. He joined University of Maryland in 2015. Giuliano has been the recipient of several awards such as the “Exceptional by example” award for outstanding PhD studies, the Tosteson Postdoctoral Fellowship at Harvard, the Human Frontier Science Program Young Investigator Award, the NIH Quantitative Career Award, the NSF CAREER award and “Teaching excellence” awards from both Harvard University and University of Maryland.

BIOE Students Showcase Award-Winning Innovation at Capstone Expo

Bioengineering students presented 20 innovative designs to solve today’s biggest challenges in healthcare.

Jenna Mueller Receives NSF CAREER Award

The award will support Mueller’s research to develop affordable, accessible technologies for cervical dysplasia in low-income communities around the world.

Erika Moore Receives NSF CAREER Award

Incoming BIOE faculty member Erika Moore receives prestigious NSF CAREER Award for immune system research.

24 Teams Present at BIOE Capstone Competition Including First BCE Students

On May 8, 2023, 24 teams presented novel designs at the BIOE Capstone Design Competition.

Handler Recevies First Place in Dean’s Master of Science Research Award

The competition recognizes distinguished graduate student researchers in order to help propel their careers and demonstrate the value of high-quality engineering research. 

UMD Bioengineers’ Brillouin Microscopy Among The Guardian’s Top 10 Science Stories for 2022

BIOE's Giuliano Scarcelli and his lab were highlighted on the list of the 10 biggest science stories worldwide.

Scarcelli Named Fischell Institute Young Investigator Fellow

The new program aims to foster collaboration between faculty on UMD's Baltimore and College Park campuses.

BIOE Capstone Projects Focus on Medical Devices, AI, and More

BIOE seniors present 23 novel Capstone projects live via Gatherly.

A New Focus on Light

UMD researchers develop technique to focus light beyond the diffraction limit - a breakthrough for optics

Conrad and Tsai Recognized with Research Awards at BIOE Retreat

Christina Conrad and Shannon Tsai were recognized for their traditional and "flash" research presentations.

Scarcelli Applies NSF CAREER Award to Study Embryonic Development

BIOE associate professor to develop imaging technology to study how biological cells grow into complex tissues.

BIOE Students Recognized For Extraordinary Service in Pandemic

The Advisory Board recognized six students for their outstanding service amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

BIOE Faculty Members Jewell and Scarcelli Promoted

Jewell and Scarcelli were promoted to BIOE Professor and Associate Professor, respectively.

BIOE Capstone Class Virtually Presents 24 Novel Projects

BIOE seniors present Capstone projects and celebrate winners virtually.

Bioengineering Students Spearhead Drive for Medical Supplies

Christina Conrad and James Shamul coordinating donations for medical professionals treating COVID-19 patients

Joshua Webb Named 2018-2019 Fischell Fellow

Fourth-year Ph.D. candidate Joshua Webb recognized for optics research.

Scarcelli Receives Junior Faculty Outstanding Research Award

BIOE assistant professor recognized for optics research.

BIOE Capstone Class Presents 20 Novel Projects

Student projects include novel pediatric medical devices, a hemofiltration system, and a tracheostomy device.

New Microscopy Technique Could Change LASIK

UMD bioengineers pave the way for precise measurement of light’s refraction in the eyes.

Technology to deliver images of birth defect as it happens

An effort to tackle the evolutionary anomaly of why the neural tube closes in most embryos but remains open in others.

Three BIOE Professors Awarded NIH R01s in as Many Months

Drs. Jewell, Scarcelli, and Jay were awarded a collective total of $5.4 million in NIH R01 funding this spring.

Scarcelli Awarded $2M NIH R01 Grant for Optical Technology to Advance Eye Disease Diagnostics

BIOE Assistant Professor Giuliano Scarcelli recognized for new applications of Brillouin microscopy.

UMD Researchers Shed Light on Mechanical Properties of Cells

Invention of the Year nominees invent microscope module for improved cell observation

Clark School Researchers Recognized for Exceptional Inventions

Among the nine 2017 Invention of the Year award nominees, six are led by or include Clark School researchers.

New Microscopy Technique Sheds Light on How Cells Sense Environment

BIOE assistant professor Giuliano Scarcelli serves as co-author on Nature Cell Biology paper.

BIOE Capstone 2017: Projects Focus on Pediatric Care, Physical Therapy, Pulmonary Tumors, and More

BIOE hosted it's largest-ever Capstone Design competition on May 10th, 2017.

Using Brillouin Microscopy, Scarcelli Aims to Shed Light on How Tumor Cells Metastasize

BIOE Assistant Professor Awarded $1 Million NIH National Cancer Institute Grant

BioE Capstone 2016: New Projects Focus on Improved Healthcare for Underserved Communities, Pediatric Patients, and More

Affordable RT-PCR for clinical diagnostics, fear mitigation device for pediatric MRIs tie for first place.

Peering into Tissue Stiffness with VIPA-based Brillouin Spectroscopy

Asst. Prof. Giuliano Scarcelli's research featured in Applied Physics Letters.

Novel Microscopy Technique to Shed New Light on Study of Cell Properties, Disease Pathogenesis

BioE Asst. Prof. Giuliano Scarcelli published in Nature Methods.

Scarcelli Named NIH K25, Human Frontier Science Program Grant Recipient

Prof. Giuliano Scarcelli receives prestigious NIH, HFSP grants.

Stroka, Scarcelli Join BioE Faculty

Assistant Professors Kimberly M. Stroka and Giuliano Scarcelli were recently named BioE faculty members.