ph.d program – contacts and faculty
ContactsAdministration site of the Ph.D. program
Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna
Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering “Guglielmo Marconi”
Viale Risorgimento, 2
Tel.: +39 51 2093001
Fax: +39 051 2093073
Web site: www.unibo.it
Centre’s responsible fellows:
FacultyFor the Bologna Consortium:
Aurelio Cappozzo (responsible person for the MOY Program): M.Sc. in Electronic Engineering and Ph.D. in Bioengineering; at present full professor in Bioengineering and department director at the University of Rome “Foro Italico”; member of the Faculty of the Ph.D program in Bioengineering, Bologna consortium, since 1985. Co-editor of five volumes and co-author of approximately 100 papers in archive journals and three patents. Fields of interest: biomechanics of abled body human locomotion, posturography, sports biomechanics, clinical applications of movement analysis, motion monitoring using inertial sensors.
Elisa Magosso (coordinator of the DPB in Bioengineering):
Angelo Cappello: Ms.c. in Electronic Engineering and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering; presently full professor in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Bologna; his research activity mainly concerns the application of measurement, modelling and control methods in orthopaedics and movement analysis in both physiological and assisted conditions. Recent activity regards the use of biofeedback and virtual reality techniques for functional evaluation and rehabilitation purposes; author of over 200 scientific publications in peer-reviewed international journals, books and international conference proceedings.
Lorenzo Chiari (full CV attached): M.sc. in Electronic Engineer and PhD in Biomedical Engineering; currently associate professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Bologna; his main research activity is in the area of neurobiomechanics of human posture and movement in health and disease, multisensory integration and sensory augmentation for balance control, translational and technological research for neuro-motor rehabilitation, neuroergonomics; his research activity is currently funded by EU (FP6, FP7), Kinetics Foundation (USA), INAIL Prosthesis Center (I), Regione Emilia Romagna, and private companies; author of about 200 papers published in international journals, conference proceedings and book chapters.
Luca Cristofolini: (full CV attached): M.sc. in Mechanical Engineering and PhD in Biomedical Engineering; presently associate professor in Biomechanics at the University of Bologna; in 2010 he received the habilitation as full professor in Biomechanics; his research field covers experimental stress analysis and in vitro biomechanical simulations, orthopedic biomechanics with emphasis on design and validation of implantable devices and mechanical testing of bone structures; he has published over 100 papers in ISI indexed international journals. He is co-inventor in a European Patent.
Valentina Camomilla: M.sc. in Electronic Engineering; Ph.D. in Bioengineering. Presently assistant professor of Bioengineering at the University of Rome “Foro Italico”; current research mainly concerns increasing the resolution of human movement analysis, performed using stereophotogrammetry, addressing the principal sources of error in this context; qualitative and quantitative technique and performance analysis in sport; co-author of 16 articles in international peer-reviewed journals.
Silvia Fantozzi: M.sc. in Electronic Engineering and PhD in Biomedical Engineering; presently assistant professor at the University of Bologna; her scientific production presently includes more than 100 publications published in peer-reviewed journals and international conference proceedings. Her research activity, in cooperation with national and international scientific institutions, mainly concerns human movement analysis by means of several methodologies such as stereophotogrammetry and fluoroscopy, in orthopaedics and sports science applications.Rita Stagni: M.sc. in Electronic Engineering and PhD in Biomedical Engineering; presently assistant professor at the University of Bologna; her scientific production presently includes more than 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals and international conference proceedings; research activity, in cooperation with national and international scientific institutions, concerns the application of measurement, modelling and control methods in orthopaedics and movement analysis, in both physiological and assisted conditions.
Giuseppe Vannozzi: M.Sc. in Computer Engineering and Ph.D. in Bioengineering; presently, assistant professor in Bioengineering at the University of Rome “Foro Italico”. His research work addresses human movement analysis mainly contributing to the study of data mining and soft computing techniques for extracting information from biomechanical data. His research interests include the area of sport biomechanics and the assessment of motor development in children; author of 15 papers in international peer reviewed journals and books (details in www.lablab.eu).
For the University of Lyon 1
Laurence Cheze: Ms in Mechanics, and Ph.D. in Biomechanics; presently full professor in Mechanics and Biomechanics and co-director of the Biomechanics and Impact Mechanics Laboratory; member of the Doctorate School MEGA (Mechanics and Biomechanics), and responsible for the Bachelor Degree in Mechanics and Civil Engineering and of the MSc. Degree in Biomechanics. Author of approximately 80 papers in archive journals and one patent. Fields of interest: multi-body modeling of the musculo-skeletal system; 3D human movement analysis; personalized muscular modeling for clinical and fundamental research.
Raphaël Dumas: Ms in Mechanical Engineer and Ph.D. in Biomechanics. Currently associate professor at Université Lyon 1, member of the Laboratory LBMC, and of the Doctorate School MEGA (Mechanics and Biomechanics). Fields of interest: 3D kinematics and dynamics of the osteo-articular and musculo-skeletal systems. Co-author of approximately 40 papers in international journals and inventor of two patents.
David Mitton: Senior Researcher. His research is based on coupled experimental and numerical approaches on human soft and mineralized tissues. This expertise leads to applications both for health and transport safety. The general approach is a multi-scale approach to assess, understand and model the variability and more specifically ageing effects on human tissues.
Sonia Duprey: Engineer in Mechanics and PhD in Biomechanics; presently Assistant Professor in Mechanics at UCBL / IFSTTAR. She teaches solid and fluid mechanics at the Technological Institute of the University. Her research works focus on human modelling (musculo-skeletal and finite element models). She is reviewer for international journals and involved in several national and European projects.
Bertrand Fréchède: MSc in Biomechanics and a PhD in Mechanics. Presently lecturer in Mechanics and Biomechanics at UCBL/IFSTTAR. His research is centred on the numerical modelling of the musculoskeletal system in dynamic conditions, to understand pathologies/injury mechanisms and their consequences. He has contributed to 6 research projects and grants in both Europe and Australia and has been supervisor or co-supervisor of 8 MSc students and of 2 PhD students (one in progress).
Yoann Lafon: Engineer in Mechanics and Aeronautics, MSc in Biomechanics, and PhD in Mechanics-Biomechanics. He works as Lecturer in Mechanics and Biomechanics at UCBL/IFSTTAR. His teaching experience concerns structural and continuum mechanics as well as energetic methods at undergraduate level and deformable modelling methods in Biomechanics at post-graduate level. His research is focus on the patient-specific deformable modelling of the musculoskeletal system for movement analysis. He supervised 3 MSc students, and presently co-supervises 2 PhD students.
Stéphane Nicolle: PhD in Biomechanics, he is currently Lecturer in Mechanics at Ecole Polytechnique Universitaire de Lyon (UCBL) and member of the Biomechanics and Impact Mechanics Laboratory (LBMC, joint unit of UCBL/IFSTTAR). He teaches engineering vibrations and solid mechanics to Engineer and Master students. His research activity is focused on the material characterization and the development of constitutive laws of biological soft tissues. He supervised 4 MSc students and is currently co-supervisor of 1 PhD student.
Thomas Robert: Engineer in Mechanics, Ph.D. in Biomechanics, and Research Associate in the Biomechanics and Impact Mechanics Laboratory (University of Lyon / IFSTTAR). His research regards the 3D analysis and simulation of human movement, with a specific focus on balance maintenance and recovery following a perturbation. He is reviewer for international journals, involved in several national and European projects, and responsible of a course of the MSc. Degree in Biomechanics.
Xuguang Wang: PhD in solid mechanics. Presently research director at French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Networks (IFSTTAR). He is the scientific coordinator of an EU funded project DHErgo (Digital Humans for Ergonomic design of products, 2008-2011), aiming to develop dynamic and musculoskeletal human models for ergonomic design of products.. He has been working on digital human modeling for ergonomic simulation and his current research concerns human motion control and simulation, discomfort modeling for workplace design such as vehicle interior design. He has co-authored over 80 papers in the field.