Manlio Tassieri is a lecturer within the Division of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Glasgow. He is a council member of the British Society of Rheology. Graduating as a chemical engineer from the Department of Chemical Engineering, the University of Naples “Federico II”, in 2000, he developed two novel rheo-optical methods for determining interfacial tension in disperse polymer blends. In 2003 he decided to follow his aspiration to become an academic researcher. To do this, he embarked on research in the field of microrheology of semiflexible biopolymers at the School of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Leeds, from where he graduated with a PhD in 2007. Following his PhD, he held a postdoctoral research position in the Polymer Science and Technology IRC at the University of Leeds, collaborating in the Microscale Polymer Processing project. In 2010 he was awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship to combine microrheological techniques with microfluidic devices. Dr Tassieri has contributed to the field of microrheology with a number of research articles published in reputed journals.