Professor, Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Inaugurated for:

his broad research in the fields of cardiovascular biomechanics, medical device design, and bioreactors for molecular modelling and tissue engineering.

Short CV

Alberto Redaelli earned his Ph.D. in Bioengineering in 1995 from Politecnico di Milano. In 2014, following postdoctoral and tenured professor positions, he was promoted to Professor in Biomechanics in the Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering where he currently coordinates the Research Group on Biomechanics. Over his academic life, he has mainly focused on the development of new enabling tools, with the aim of finding new solutions to biological and clinical problems. His research is mainly in the field of cardiovascular biomechanics and computational fluid dynamics, both experimental and computational, and embrace pioneering studies on fluid structure interaction approaches, design of innovative cardiovascular devices and prostheses, and valve mechanics studies with emphasis on patient specific modeling from imaging data. In recent years, his research interests have been extended to smaller scales to include molecular modeling of molecular motors and collagen, and microfluidics for the study of blood damage mechanics and myocardial tissue physiopathology. All these activities rebounded into an intense publishing activity with more than 150 papers published on peer-reviewed journals (H-index 35, 3800 citations), 14 patents, most translated to products, and an intense research project coordination activity (7 European project as local or global coordinator and manifold national grants).