I am a Microfabrication Engineer at Yoon's Lab at the University of Michigan, where I design, engineer, and microfabricate invasive neural devices for brain cortex studies.

Previously, I was a Nanofabrication Engineer in the Molecular Foundry at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. I obtained my Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering at Politecnico di Torino. I hold an M.Eng. in Nanosciences from Universite Paris-Saclay and Bs.c. in Physical Engineering from Politecnico di Torino.

I am passionate about working on the development of biomedical devices using micro and nanofabrication techniques. You can find my CV here.

Here's an article explaining my research:

Illuminating the Workings of the Brain by Controlling Light at the Nanoscale

Research fields


V. Lanzio, G. Telian, A. Koshelev, P. Micheletti, G. Presti, E. D’Arpa, P. De Martino, M. Lorenzon, P.  Denes, M. West, S. Sassolini, S. Dhuey, H. Adesnik, S. Cabrini (2021). Small footprint optoelectrodes using ring resonators for passive light localization. Nature Microsystems & Nanoengineering 7 (1), 1-14

V. Lanzio, M. Lorenzon, S. Dhuey, C.F. Pirri, A. Lamberti, S. Cabrini (2021). Scalable nanophotonic neural probes for multicolor and on-demand light delivery in brain tissue. Nanotechnology 32 (26), 265201

V. Lanzio, V. Gutierrez, J. Hermiz, K. Bouchard, S. Cabrini (2021). Neural optoelectrodes merging semiconductor scalability with polymeric-like bendability for low damage acute in vivo neuron readout and stimulation. Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B, Nanotechnology and Microelectronics: Materials, Processing, Measurement, and Phenomena. 39 (6), 063001

V. Lanzio, M. West, A. Koshelev, G. Telian, P. Micheletti, R. Lambert, S. Dhuey, H. Adesnik, S. Sassolini, S. Cabrini (2018). High-density electrical and optical probes for neural readout and light focusing in deep brain tissue. Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS 17 (2), 025503

G. Zito, G. Sanità, B.G. Alulema, S.N. Lara, V. Lanzio, F. Riminucci, S. Cabrini, M. Moccia, C. Avitabile, A. Lamberti, V. Mocella, I. Rendina, S. Romano (2021). Label-free DNA biosensing by topological light confinement. Nanophotonics 10 (17), 4279 - 4287

A. Scalia, P. Zaccagnini, M. Armandi, G. Latini, D. Versaci, V. Lanzio, A. Varzi, S. Passerini, A. Lamberti (2021). Tragacanth Gum as Green Binder for Sustainable Water‐Processable Electrochemical Capacitor. ChemSusChem 14 (1), 356-362

Conference presentations and talks

Neural Engineering Training Program Symposium (NETP) - Ann Arbor (MI) - 05/2022

Talk: High-density, fiberless optoelectrodes for selective modulation of neural activity at cellular resolution

Micro and Nanoengineering conference (MNE) - Torino (IT) - 09/2021

Talk: Neural probes merging semiconductor scalability with polymer-like bendability for low damage acute in vivo neural network interrogation 

Electron, Ion and Photon Beam Nanofabrication conference (EIPBN) - online - 06/2021

Talk: Probes merging semiconductor scalability and polymeric‑like flexibility

Molecular Foundry User Meeting - Berkeley, CA 08/2020

Talk: photonic probes for high resolution in vivo neural network readout and manipulation

Electron, Ion and Photon Beam Nanofabrication conference (EIPBN) - San Jose (PR) - 06/2018

Talk: optoelectrodes with passive switching optical circuits: light control in deep brain tissue

Invited seminar at Politecnico di Torino (Torino, IT) - 01/2018

Talk: brain‑machine interfaces and neural probes

Electron, Ion and Photon Beam Nanofabrication conference (EIPBN) - Orlando (FL) - 06/2017

Poster: multifunctional neural probes for neural activity readout and control

Molecular Foundry User Meeting - Berkeley (CA) - 2017,2018,2019

Multiple Posters: multifunctional probes for neural activity readout and control


I'm glad to receive questions and be in touch for discussions and collaborations. Contact me via email