The Open Biomedical Engineering Journal


ISSN: 1874-1207 ― Volume 12, 2018

Editor-in-Chief:

Valery Tuchin (Biography
Valery Tuchin

Dr. Valery V. Tuchin is a Professor and Head of Optics and Biophotonics at Saratov National Research State University and various other universities/institutions. His research interests include tissue optics, laser medicine, tissue optical clearing, and nanobiophotonics. Prof. Tuchin is a fellow of SPIE and OSA. He was awarded the Honored Science Worker of the Russia, Honored Professor of Saratov University, SPIE Educator Award, FiDiPro (Finland), Chime Bell Prize of Hubei Province (China), and Joseph W. Goodman Book Writing Award (OSA/SPIE). He has published more than 700 papers (Web of Science), 27 monographs and text-books, and 58 book chapters. Dr. Tuchin is also a holder of more than 50 patents.

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Saratov National Research State University
Institute of Precision Mechanics and Control of the RAS
Saratov
Russia


Regional Editors:

Region: North America
Haichao Han (Biography
Haichao Han

Dr. Hai-Chao Han, Ph.D., was trained in cardiovascular biomechanics through a joint-training program of University of California at San Diego and at Xi’an Jiaotong University in China, followed by post-doctoral training at Georgia Tech. Dr. Han has over 20 years of experience in modeling and experimental studies of vascular biomechanics. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal papers. The research in his lab focuses on arterial and ventricular tissue remodeling and hemodynamics, using theoretical analysis, computational simulation, and experimental testing. The research in his lab also focuses on the study of arterial and ventricular tissue remodeling using approaches combining theoretical analysis, computational simulation, and experimental techniques. Dr. Han is a fellow of AHA, AIMBE and ASME.

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Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Texas at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX
United States
Region: Asia
Insup Noh (Biography
Insup Noh

Insup Noh is a professor at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and a director/founder of Convergence Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Biomaterials in the graduate school of Seoul National Univ. of Science & Technology (Korea). After receiving his Ph.D. from Univ. of Texas at Austin(USA), he had done researched on functional biomaterials and local drug delivery in both California Institute of Technology as a special graduate student and the division of Harvard-MIT Health Science and Technology as a postdoctoral researcher, respectively. Professor Insup Noh’s expertise lies in the area of biomaterials for tissue engineering.

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Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Seoul National University of Science and Technology
Seoul
South Korea
Region: Europe
Anna Tampieri (Biography
Anna Tampieri

Dr. Anna Tampieri is currently Director of the Institute of Science and Technology for Ceramics, National Research Council, ISTEC-CNR, Italy. The focus of her research approach has been towards the development of new biomaterials and devices for regeneration of hard connective tissues, namely bone, teeth and osteocartilaginous tissues. Dr. Tampieri has significantly contributed towards research and this can easily be noted through her publications, i.e. more than 230, having total citations of over 5,430. She is also an inventor of 13 international patents. Moreover, she has been involved in numerous national/international research projects; and was even selected as speaker for TEDex talks of the first Italian edition (2011).

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Institute of Science and Technology for Ceramics National Research Council of Italy
Rome
Italy

Associate Editors:

Traian V. Chirila (Biography
Traian V. Chirila

Professor Traian V. Chirila is the Chief Scientist of Queensland Eye Institute in Brisbane, Australia, and he also holds honorary professorships at three Australian universities. He established the first laboratory in Australia for research in ophthalmic biomaterials. Professor Traian V. Chirila is a recognized expert in polymeric materials and biomaterials; he is the inventor of the artificial cornea AlphaCor™ and ocular socket implant AlphaShere™. His publications include around 190 papers and chapters, edited 2 books and 2 special journal issues. Professor Chirila is a Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute and of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He is currently on twelve journal editorial boards collectively.

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Science and Engineering Faculty
Queensland Eye Institute
Brisbane
Australia

Juiyang Lai (Biography
Juiyang Lai

Dr. Jui-Yang Lai received his Ph.D. degree (2006) in Chemical Engineering from National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan. He currently holds the following positions: (1) Adjunct Professor, Department of Materials Engineering, Ming Chi University of Technology, Taiwan (since Aug 2016); (2) Adjunct Research Fellow, Department of Ophthalmology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan (since Jan 2016); and (3) Professor, Institute of Biochemical and Biomedical Engineering, Chang Gung University, Taiwan (since Aug 2014). Dr. Lai's research interests involve Ophthalmic Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering and Drug Delivery. He, as an author/co-author, has been involved in the publication of more than 80 articles in various international journals.

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Institute of Biochemical and Biomedical Engineering
Chang Gung University
Taoyuan
Taiwan

Peter Czermak (Biography
Peter Czermak

Peter Czermak is professor and the managing director of the Institute of Bioprocess Engineering and Pharmaceutical Technology at the University of Applied Sciences Mittelhessen. He is also adjunct professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Kansas State University, USA, and professor h.c. in the Faculty of Biology and Chemistry at the Justus-Liebig University, Giessen, Germany. Professor Czermak holds a Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing.) in bioprocess engineering from Technical University of Munich, Germany, and an M.Sc. from University of Dortmund, Germany. Professor Czermak has authored more than 150 manuscripts, 14 patents and 3 books.

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Department of Biotechnology
University of Applied Sciences Giessen-Friedberg
Giessen
Germany

Kaili Lin (Biography
Kaili Lin

Dr. Lin received his Master degree and Ph.D. at the East China Normal University in 2001 and 2008, respectively. He worked as Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and full Professor at Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences from 2001 to 2015. Then he moved to School & Hospital of Stomatology, Tongji University from Apr. 2015, and served as full Professor. He has been working in the research area of biomaterials and tissue engineering from 2001 till now. Dr. Lin has published more than 130 peer-reviewed journal papers and three book chapters, and has 10 granted patents.

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School of Stomatology
Tongji University
Shanghai
China


Editorial Board Members:

L. Di Angelo (Biography
L. Di Angelo

Luca Di Angelo is an associate professor in the Department of Industrial and Information Engineering and Economics. He received the Graduated with honours in Mechanical Engineering (10/29/99) at the University of L'Aquila and PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 2002 at the University of ‘Tor Vergata’ in Rome. His main research activities regards analysis, development and implementation of methods for features recognition (in field such as biomedical, technological, archaeological and anthropology) starting from discrete 3d geometric models. Prof. Di Angelo is author of more than 70 papers and he serves as reviewer for 11 international peer-reviewed scientific journals.

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Department of Industrial and Information Engineering and Economics
University of L'Aquila
L’Aquila
Italy

L. Burattini (Biography
L. Burattini

Dr. Laura Burattini is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy, where she teaches courses of “Bioengineering” and “biomedical signal and data processing”. Dr. Burattini is also Vice-president of the academic spinoff B.M.E.D. – Bio Medical Engineering Development srl. Dr. Burattini took her Pd.D. at the University of Rochester, NY, and has nearly 15 years of experience in research in the biomedical field, mainly in the processing of biomedical signals the automatic identification of risk indexes. Dr, Burattini has authored more than 143 manuscripts (56 journal publications, 9 book chapters and 78 conference proceedings) and two patents.

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Department of Information Engineering
Università Politecnica delle Marche
Ancona
Italy

S. Comani (Biography
S. Comani

Prof. Comani received the Italian Degree of Doctor in Physics in 1979 at the University of Bologna, and the PhD degree in Physics in 1985 at the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium). Her main research interests regard Biomedical signal processing and methods for the evaluation of functional and effective connectivity in the adult and infant brain with application in cardiology, neuroscience, behavioral dynamics, and neuro-motor rehabilitation. Prof. Comani is author of more than 90 scientific papers, serves as reviewer for 27 International peer-reviewed scientific journals. Prof. Comani has supervised more than 10 PhD and post-doc researchers.

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Department of Informatics and Automation Engineering
Marche Polytechnic University
Ancona
Italy

T.N. Do (Biography
T.N. Do

Dr. Thanh Nho Do received the PhD degree from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. He was a senior research scientist at the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, NTU, Singapore. He currently is a research scientist at California NanoSystems Institute, University of California Santa Barbara, USA. His main research interests include the development of flexible endoscopic systems, soft capsule endoscopy, drug delivery system, soft robotics, nonlinear control, haptic/tactile displays. He has published more than 40 scientific works including top-tier journal, conferences, books, and international patents. He also served as program committees and editors of leading conferences and journals.

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California NanoSystems Institute
Santa Barbara, CA
USA

A.M. Gatti (Biography
A.M. Gatti

Dr. Antonietta Morena Gatti was awarded as International Fellow of the Societies of Biomaterials and Engineering in 2012. As coordinator of the European Projects Nanopathology and DIPNA (nanotoxicity) she developed new diagnostics to evaluate the presence of engineered and incidental nanoparticles in pathological tissues contributing to the etiopatology of some diseases. Previously she served as coordinator of the Laboratory of Biomaterials at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. From 2004 she is active in Italian Governmental Commissions on the Depleted Uranium and soldiers’ diseases. Dr.Gatti has authored more than 250 articles, wrote 2 books and many chapters in the field of Nanopathologies.

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Department of Specialistic Surgeries
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Modena
Italy

M.A-H. Gepreel (Biography
M.A-H. Gepreel

Dr. Mohamed Gepreel is associate professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST), Egypt. Dr. Gepreel got his Dr.Eng. degree from Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Nagoya University (Japan) in 2008 in the field of alloy design for biomedical applications. He worked as visiting researcher at Nagoya University (Japan), and then at Biomaterials Science Department, Tohoku University (Japan) till 2010. Recently, he started focusing on the new functional alloys such as smart and shape memory alloys and the biological biocompatibility of newly designed alloys. Currently, Dr. Mohamed Gepreel has published more than 70 peer reviewed publications and received more than 15 awards, fellowships and research projects overall.

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Materials Science and Engineering Department
Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology
Alexandria
Egypt

V. Hasirci (Biography
V. Hasirci

Vasif Hasirci, is a Fellow of the Science Academy (Turkey), a member of the International College of Fellows of Biomaterials Science and Engineering (FBSE) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) (UK). He is a chemist and an expert in biomedical, biotechnological and nanotechnological applications of natural and synthetic polymers. He is the Director of the Center of Excellence in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering at the Middle East Technical University (METU) and the President of the Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Society (Turkey). He has 5 patents and patent applications, 200+ SCI journal papers, supervised 40 M.Sc. and 20 Ph.D. students.

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Department of Biological Sciences
Middle East Technical University
Ankara
Turkey

Q. Hu (Biography
Q. Hu

Qingmao Hu is a professor with Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology since 2007. He received his PhD degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 1990. Then he worked as a lecturer, and associate professor for the South Medical University of China, a guest scientist with University of Bern in Switzerland, and a senior scientist for A*STAR in Singapore. He pioneered the study on supervised image thresholding and the mechanism to adaptively change window size for appropriate local thresholding. He has published 60 SCI journal papers including Lancet, and won RSNA awards 3 times.

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University Town of Shenzhen
Shenzhen
China

M. Prado (Biography
M. Prado

Dr. Prado-Velasco obtained a doctorate (PhD) in Industrial Engineering focused to the Biomedical field from the University of Seville, Spain. He has more than 25 years of experience in the research, discovery and development in biomedical engineering, mathematical modeling in engineering, and electronics engineering. He holds currently the direction of PhysPK: a physiological and PKPD modeling and simulation new innovative software tool from Empresarios Agrupados Internacional, and holds a position of professor in the Graphic Engineering department of the Engineering Faculty of the University of Seville, Spain. He has authored more than 84 papers and 4 patents.

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Biomedical Engineering Group
University of Seville
Seville
Spain

R.A. Khan (Biography
R.A. Khan

Dr. Ruhul Amin Khan obtained Ph.D. degree on Degradable Fiber Reinforced Composites for Artificial Bone Applications from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Nottingham, England in 2006. He completed two years Post-Doctoral Fellowship from the University of Quebec, Canada. Dr. Khan served as the Visiting Scientist (Professor Status) at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada from November 2013 to November 2015. At present, Dr. Khan holds the position of Director at the Institute of Radiation and Polymer Technology, Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission. Dr. Khan has 176 international publications including several book chapters.

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Institute of Radiation and Polymer Technology
Dhaka
Bangladesh

C. De Maria (Biography
C. De Maria

Carmelo De Maria is Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at the Department of Ingegneria dell’Informazione, University of Pisa, and affiliated with the Research Center “E. Piaggio”. He is guest professor in bioengineering at Addis Ababa University, and member of the African Biomedical Engineering Consortium secretariat. His research interests are in the field of additive manufacturing/rapid prototyping technologies, with a particular focus in Biofabrication. He has several papers published in international scientific journals (over 30) and in 2016 he received the 1st award as Young Investigator from the International Society for Biofabrication.

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Interdepartmental Research Center E. Piaggio
Universita di Pisa
Pisa
Italy

M. Özcan (Biography
M. Özcan

Prof. Özcan holds a Ph.D. in Dental Biomaterials from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. She has authored more than 350 clinical and scientific peer-reviewed manuscripts. She is EPA-Recognized Specialist in Prosthodontics, Honorary Secretary of the European Prosthodontic Association (EPA), Past-President of the International Association of Dental Research (IADR) / Dental Materials Group (DMG), Fellow of Academy of Dental Materials (FADM), Fellow of International College of Dentistry (FICD) and Fellow in Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, FDS RCPS (Glasgow). Her clinical expertise is on reconstructive dentistry and her scientific work focuses on translational research.

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Department of Dentistry and Dental Hygiene
University of Groningen
Groningen
The Netherlands

A. Ramamurthi (Biography
A. Ramamurthi

Dr. Ramamurthi is an Associate Professor of Molecular Medicine and Biomedical Engineering at the Cleveland Clinic with a secondary appointment at Case Western Reserve University (BME). He received his PhD in Chemical Engineering, from Oklahoma State University (1999) and subsequently received an American Heart Association postdoctoral fellowship to pursue research at the Cleveland Clinic in developing novel glycosaminoglycan (GAG)-based biomaterials for biomimetic tissue engineering of aortic heart valves (1999-2001). He is a member of several international professional societies in the cardiovascular sciences, biomaterials, and tissue engineering fields, and is a Professional Member of the American Heart Association Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology. He serves on several national committees, such as that of the North American Vascular Biology Organization (NAVBO), and on the editorial broad of several scientific journals in the fields of biomaterials, nanomedicine, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

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Department of Biomedical Engineering
Cardiovascular Matrix Engineering Laboratory
Cleveland Clinic
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH
USA

R.F.- Rezai (Biography
R.F.- Rezai

Reza Fazel-Rezai, Ph.D., P.Eng. received the BSc., M.Sc., and PhD. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering in 1990, 1993, and 1999, respectively. He held positions of senior research scientist and research team manager at from 1999 to 2002. He is currently the Director of Biomedical Engineering Program and Biomedical Image and Signal Processing Laboratory at the University of North Dakota. He has published more than 150 scientific papers and edited 6 books in the field of biomedical engineering. His research interests include signal and image processing, brain computer interface, seizure detection and prediction, neurofeedback, and human performance evaluation based on physiological signals.

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Department of Electrical Engineering
University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, ND
USA

A.M. Sabatini (Biography
A.M. Sabatini

Angelo Maria Sabatini received the MSc. degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Pisa in 1986, and the PhD. degree in Robotics from the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (SSSA), Pisa in 1991, where he has been Assistant Professor of Biomedical Robotics in the years 1992-2001. Since then, he has been Associate Professor of Biorobotics at SSSA, where he currently leads the Sensor Signals & Information Processing Area within the BioRobotics Institute.

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The BioRobotics Institute
Pisa
Italy

D. Shahbazi-Gahrouei (Biography
D. Shahbazi-Gahrouei

Professor Daryoush Shahbazi-Gahrouei obtained his PhD in Medical Physics at the University of Western Sydney and St. George Cancer Care Centre, Sydney, Australia, in 2000. He holds the position of Professor of Medical Physics at the Department of Medical Physics in the School of Medicine of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Iran, since 2010. He has authored many papers in the area of Medical Physics, including Medical imaging techniques (MRI, CT and nuclear medicine), Nanoparticle for diagnosis and treatment of cancers, Nanomedicine, Radiation biology, Radiation dosimetry, Advanced radiation therapy, Nuclear medicine, Bio-effects of electromagnetic fields and radiation protection.

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Department of Medical Physics
University of Medical Sciences
Isfahan
Iran

M. Soltani (Biography
M. Soltani

Dr. Madjid Soltani completed his Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo, and later continued his postdoctoral studies at the University of Johns Hopkins, Division of Nuclear Medicine and Computational Medicine Institute (CMI). He is currently an assistant professor at K.N.Toosi University of Technology in Iran and also adjunct professor of departments of Earth & Environmental Sciences and Electrical / Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo. His main area of interest is tumor vascularization, drug delivery, and CFD. Dr. Madjid Soltani is reviewer of numerous journals, published more than 70 papers in the reputed journals, conferences and written 2 book chapters. He has also delivered several presentations in international meetings.

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Department of Mechanical Engineering
KN Toosi University
Tehran
Iran

S. Silvestri (Biography
S. Silvestri

Sergio Silvestri is Professor of Measurements at the University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome and Head of the Clinical Engineering Service of the University Hospital Campus Bio-Medico. Scientific activity is focused on measurements and measurement systems for clinical diagnostics, in particular on non-invasive biomedical instrumentation and imaging, and for laser applications. He realized instruments for respiratory simulation, non invasive cardiac output measurement, neonatal peritoneal dialysis and carries out researches on performance assessment, clinical experimentation and quality evaluation of medical instruments.

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Center for Integrated Research
Unit of Measurements and Biomedical Instrumentation
University Campus Bio -Medico of Rome
Rome
Italy

K. Suzuki (Biography
K. Suzuki

Kenji Suzuki, Ph.D., worked at Aichi Prefectural University, as a faculty member, and in Department of Radiology, University of Chicago, as Assistant Professor. In 2014, he joined Department of Electric and Computer Engineering and Medical Imaging Research Center, Illinois Institute of Technology, as Associate Professor. He published more than 300 papers. He is inventor on 30 patents (including 12 granted patents). He published 10 books and 22 book chapters, and edited 12 journal special issues. He was awarded/co-awarded more than 25 grants as PI including NIH R01 and ACS. He served as an organizer of 25 international conferences, and a program committee member of 143 international conferences.

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Medical Imaging Research Center
Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago, IL
USA

M. Takagi (Biography
M. Takagi

Dr. Takagi has nearly 30 years of experience in clinical cardiology and clinical research aimed to treat arrhythmic disorders. He holds a Ph.D. in cardiology from Osaka City University. He has authored more than 70 manuscripts of especially Brugada syndrome. He is also a faculty member at Asian-Pacific Heart Rhythm Society, a Fellow of Heart Rhythm Society, an Board Certified Member of the Japanese Heart Rhythm Society and the Japanese Society of Electrocardiology, a member of Japan Test Translation Committee in International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners, and editorial board in Journal of Arrhythmia.

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Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiology
Osaka City University
Osaka
Japan

C. Verdier (Biography
C. Verdier

Dr. C. Verdier has had 20 years of research experience after being trained as an engineer at Ecole Centrale Paris and gaining his PhD at the University of Minnesota. In his research, he pays interest to the rheology of various polymeric systems, ranging from polymers or suspensions to biomaterials. Previously, he has been President of the mechanics sector at «comité national» of CNRS, and he is the head of a National Research Group (GDR) on biomechanics. He has authored 75 manuscripts, one book, and has been invited as a visiting researcher in conferences in various occasions.

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Laboratoire de Spectrométrie Physique
CNRS Université Grenoble
Grenoble
France

A. Yadollahpour (Biography
A. Yadollahpour

Ali Yadollahpour received his PhD in Medical Physics from Tarbiat Modares University, Terhan, Iran in 2013. Currently, he is the head of the Bioelectromagnetic Clinic in Imam Khomeini Hospital Ahvaz, Iran, affiliated to Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences (AJUMS), Ahvaz, Iran. He is also the faculty member of Medical Physics department, School of Medicine in AJUMS. His research interests are experimental and quantitative neuroscience, brain stimulation, and neuromodulation, using physical modalities and nanoscale agents in medical theranostics

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Department of Medical Physics
Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences
Ahvaz
Iran

M. Zidi (Biography
M. Zidi

He is a specialist in vascular and bone biomechanics and has published more than 70 articles. Before its academic activities, he worked in an aeronautical company as an engineer. He holds several responsibilities as co-director of Bioengineering, Tissue, Neuroplasticity laboratory in University Paris-Est Créteil and member of Conseil National de l’Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche (French government council).

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Faculty of Medicine
University of Paris-Est Creteil
Creteil
France

X. Cheng (Biography
X. Cheng

Dr. XingGuo Cheng obtained his Ph.D. degree (2005) in Material Science and Engineering (Biomaterials) from University of Florida, USA. Dr. Cheng is in the faculty of various universities and has also been performing the role of Principal Scientist / Principal Investigator (PI) / Co-PI. His research interests/expertise involve: (1) Biomaterials development, including scaffolds, drug-eluting coatings, nano/micro particles and fibers for biomedical devices, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine applications; (2) Biomaterial for connective tissue engineering (e.g., tendon/ligament, skin, bone) and regeneration using biomaterials, cells, and biopharmaceuticals; and (3) Biomaterial for drug, gene, and vaccine delivery.

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Department of Pharmaceuticals and Bioengineering
Southwest Research Institute
San Antonio, TX
USA

A. Gloria (Biography
A. Gloria

Professor Antonio Gloria received his Ph.D. in "Chemical, Materials and Production Engineering" from the University of Naples "Federico II". Prof. Gloria currently holds the following key positions: (1) Researcher at the National Research Council of Italy - Institute of Polymers, Composites and Biomaterials, Naples, Italy; (2) Professor at the University of Naples "Federico II" and at the Second University of Naples; and (3) Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria - Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development, Portugal. His main research interests include: Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering, Biomechanics, Additive Manufacturing, Reverse Engineering, Design and Manufacturing, Materials Science and Technology, Materials Properties, Modeling and Simulation.

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Institute of Polymers
Composites and Biomaterials
National Research Council of Italy
Naples
Italy

P. Barbini
Department of Information Engineering and Mathematics
University of Siena
Siena
Italy

C.A. Landes
Department of Oral Maxillofacial and Plastic-Facial Surgery
Frankfurt University Medical Centre
Frankfurt
Germany

H.K. Song
Department of Radiology
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
USA

A.N. Bashkatov (Biography
A.N. Bashkatov

Alexey N. Bashkatov is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Optics and Biophotonics of Saratov State University and a Leading Researcher of Interdisciplinary Laboratory on Biophotonics of Tomsk State University. He received the Ph.D. degree in biophysics from Saratov State University, Saratov, Russia, in 2002. He is the author or coauthor of more than 250 peer-reviewed publications, 8 book chapters on Biomedical Optics, and 9 patents. His research interests include tissue optics, biomedical optics, nanobiophotonics, optical and laser measurements, computer simulation, and development of methods for control of tissue absorption and scattering properties for medical optical diagnostics and therapy.

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Department of Optics and Biophotonics
Saratov State University
Saratov
Russia

E.J. Berjano (Biography
E.J. Berjano

Enrique Berjano received a M.Sc. degree in Electronic Engineering in 1994, and a Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering in 1999. He has authored more than 80 scientific papers and 3 patents in the field of biomedical engineering. His research interests include biomedical instrumentation, radiofrequency heating of biological tissues, and engineering teaching. He is a member of the advisory board of The Open Biomedical Engineering Journal from 2007. Dr. Berjano has been a scientific consultant for medical technology companies in Spain and USA. In 2010, he founded Apeiron Medical, a start-up focused on surgical devices based on energy for ablative therapies.

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Department of Electronic Engineering
Universitat Politècnica de València
València
Spain

M.E. Darvin (Biography
M.E. Darvin

Maxim E. Darvin studied at the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute), the Faculty of Experimental and Theoretical Physics, Department of Quantum Electronics / Medical Physics, where he completed his master's degree in physics. After a postgraduate study, he was awarded the titles Dr. rer. med. in 2007 at the Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany and PhD in 2010 at the Saratov State University, Russia. His main research interests include biophotonics, medical physics, biophysics, laser techniques, spectroscopy and microscopy with the focus on research in the field of skin physiology. He has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed papers and books.

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Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology
Charité - University Medicine Berlin
Berlin
Germany

O. Gallet (Biography
O. Gallet

Dr. Gallet is the Director of the ERRMECe Laboratory at Paris-Seine University and is member of the MEC-uP group. Specialist in biomaterials, extracellular matrix biochemistry, he starts his research in PhD and postdoctoral position in plant biochemistry in the University of Poitiers and University of Orsay (Paris XI). For more than 20 years he focuses onto extracellular matrix organization and his specialist in ECM proteins organization as fibronectin and vitronectin. Dr. Gallet has authored more than 45 manuscripts. He is member of the administration council of the French society of Plant Biology, French biology ECM society, French Molecular biology and biochemistry society.

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Department of Life Sciences
University of Cergy-Pontoise
Cergy-Pontoise
France

E.A. Genina (Biography
E.A. Genina

Elina A. Genina is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Optics and Biophotonics of Saratov State University and a Senior Researcher of Interdisciplinary Laboratory on Biophotonics of Tomsk State University. She received the Ph.D. degree in biophysics from Saratov State University, Saratov, Russia, in 2002. She is the author or coauthor of more than 250 peer-reviewed publications, 8 book chapters on Biomedical Optics, and 9 patents. Her research interests include biomedical optics, nanobiophotonics, OCT, optical and laser measurements, photodynamic/photothermal therapy, and development of methods for control of tissue absorption and scattering properties for medical optical diagnostics and therapy.

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Department of Optics and Biophotonics
Saratov State University
Saratov
Russia

P.F. Gratzer (Biography
P.F. Gratzer

Dr. Paul Gratzer is the Chief Scientific Officer, Co-founder, and inventor of the patented decellularization technology of DeCell Technologies Inc. Dr. Gratzer holds degrees in Chemical Engineering (B.A.Sc.), Biomaterials Science (M.A.Sc.), and Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D). He has been actively involved in research in soft tissue regeneration for over 22 years and has been honored with several awards for his research and commercialization activities. In addition to publications in prominent scientific journals, book chapters, and invited talks, Dr. Gratzer is an has been a member of committees for research funding agencies such as the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and Canadian National Research Chairs.

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Department of Process Engineering and Applied Science
Dalhousie University
Halifax, NS
Canada

H. Hosseinkhani (Biography
H. Hosseinkhani

Dr. Hossein Hosseinkhani received his B.Sc degree (National Gold Medalist) in Chemical Engineering from Polytechnique University, M.Sc degree (First class, First rank) in Chemical Engineering from Tarbiat Modarres University, and Ph.D degree in Polymer Chemistry in the field of Biomedical Engineering from Kyoto University. Dr. Hosseinkhani has broad experience in life sciences and is expert in nanotechnology, biomaterials and stem cells technology for regenerative medicine and biomedical engineering applications.

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Innovation Center for Advanced Technology, Matrix, Inc.
New York
NY
USA

N. Iftimia (Biography
N. Iftimia

Dr. Iftimia received his PhD in Applied Physics from the University of Bucharest, Romania and his work focuses on developing novel optical technologies for the biomedical field, such as ultrasound-guided minimally invasive optical coherence microscopy (OCM) for cancer diagnosis, as well as on multimodal optical imaging for skin cancer diagnosis and surgical margins analysis. He has been recently elected as a fellow of the Optical Society of America his work has resulted in over 70 peer-review publications as a leading author or coauthor, over 150 conference presentations, multiple invited talks, several book chapters, and a book.

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Physical Sciences Inc.
Biomedical Optics Laboratory
Boston, MA
USA

-Ing. D. Salzig (Biography
-Ing. D. Salzig

I studied biochemistry and did my PhD in bioprocess technology. Currently, I am working at the University of Applied Sciences Mittelhessen (THM) at the Institute of Bioprocess Engineering and Pharmaceutical Technology (IBPT). I lead the section cell culture technology, which mainly develops viral and cellular bioprocesses. Thereby, the work focuses on the implementation of online methods for cultivation control, the development of reactor concepts and process strategies for the respective application. Further I am group leader at the LOEWE-Centre for Insect Biotechnology and Bioresources which deals with recombinant protein production processes.

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Institute of Bioprocess Engineering and Pharmaceutical Technology
University of Applied Sciences Mittelhessen
Giessen
Germany

C. De Lazzari (Biography
C. De Lazzari

Dr. Claudio De Lazzari is researcher at Italian National Research Council (C.N.R.) since 1987. He is Head of "Telecardiology & Clinical Applications of Numerical Modelling of Biological Systems" Research Unit of the National Institute for Cardiovascular Research. He is author of more than 150 international referred articles, many chapters in books and he is editor of 4 books. He acts as project evaluator and reviewer in the UE e-Health sector and for different Italian public administrations. In 2015 he received the title of “DOCTOR HONORIS CAUSA” from the Board of the Teaching University Geomedi (Georgia).

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Department of Biomedical Science
Italian National Research Council
Rome
Italy

H.S. Mansur (Biography
H.S. Mansur

Master in Chemistry of Semiconductors (1992) from Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil) and PhD from Melbourne University (Australia)/UFMG (1996). Pos-doc at Clarkson University NY,USA. In 1998, he joined to the Materials and Metallurgical Dept. at Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil) where he is currently Full Professor. He was the Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from 2010 until 2016. He has over 150 peer-reviewed papers published in high quality indexed journals and over 400 presented in Conferences and Proceedings and 6 patents deposited. He is a member of The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).

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Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Federal University of Minas Gerais
Belo Horizonte
Brazil

M. Parazzini (Biography
M. Parazzini

Marta Parazzini received the M.D. in Biomedical engineering and Ph.D. in Bioengineering from Politecnico di Milano, Italy. She is a Research Scientist at the Institute of Electronics, Computer and Telecommunication Engineering, National Research Council of Italy (CNR). Her primary research activity deals with the medical applications of electromagnetic field (EMF), the computational modeling of the interactions between EMF and biological system, the deterministic and stochastic methods applied to EMF dosimetry.

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Institute of Electronics
Computer and Telecommunication Engineering (IEIIT)
National Research Council of Italy
Milan
Italy

J.V. Rau (Biography
J.V. Rau

Julietta V. Rau (Dr, PhD) is researcher, head of the laboratory and research group at Institute of the Structure of Matter of Italian National Research Council (ISM-CNR, Rome). She is the author of more than 115 publications in International Journals and about 145 presentations and Invited talks at International Conferences (present H-index is 24). She received several international awards for research achievements.

She is the CHAIR of the biennial BioMaH “Biomaterials and Novel Technologies for Healthcare” International Conference (https://biomah.ism.cnr.it) and Member of International Scientific Committees of various Conferences in the field of Materials Science, Nanoscience, Biomaterials and Medical devices.

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Institute of Structure of Matter
National Research Council of Italy
Rome
Italy

S. Romeo (Biography
S. Romeo

Stefania Romeo received the Master degree (cum laude) in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Naples (2008), and the PhD in Electronic Engineering from the Second University of Naples (2012). Since 2012, she has been with CNR - IREA. She was visiting student at the University of Southern California, Department of Electrical Engineering, between 2010 and 2011. In 2014, she was visiting scientist at the University of Copenhagen, funded by the COST Action “European Network for the Development of Electroporation-based technologies and Treatments”. In 2015, Stefania Romeo was awarded the Young Investigators Competition during the 1st World Congress on Electroporation.

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Institute for Electromagnetic Sensing of the Environment (IREA)
National Research Council of Italy
Naples
Italy

J.A. Sanz-Herrera (Biography
J.A. Sanz-Herrera

José A. Sanz-Herrera is an Associate Professor at the School of Engineering of the University of Seville, Seville, Spain. He completed his Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering at the University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain, and held several visiting research positions at École Polytechnique, France, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mass, USA, Imperial College, UK, and University of Colorado at Boulder, CO, USA. His research includes different aspects of computational biomechanics, biomaterials modeling, and tissue engineering, with a focus in the recent years on the modeling and simulation of cell-biomaterial interaction and cellular mechanics. He has more than 50 publications in these topics including peer-reviewed journals, book chapters and conference proceedings.

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School of Engineering
University of Seville
Seville
Spain

D.E.T. Shepherd (Biography
D.E.T. Shepherd

Professor Duncan Shepherd holds a Chair in Biomedical Engineering and is Head of Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Birmingham. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. His main research interests are in the mechanical testing of biomaterials and the design and mechanical testing of implantable medical devices. He has received funding from a variety of funders including AO UK, Arthritis Research UK, British Heart Foundation, EPSRC and the European Commission. He has published around 90 peer reviewed papers and has been invited to give talks in Australia, Canada, India, Malaysia, the USA and the UK.

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Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
University of Birmingham
Birmingham
UK

F.C. Su (Biography
F.C. Su

Dr. Su is Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Secretary General and President-elect of World Association for Chinese Biomedical Engineers (2015-17), Councilor of World Council of Biomechanics (2014-2026), and Founding Councilor of Asian-Pacific Association for Biomechanics. With regard to professional activities, he is Past-President of Taiwanese Society of Biomedical Engineering (2011-2014), Past-President of Taiwanese Society of Biomechanics (2002-2003), and Executive Councilor of the Taiwan Industrial Technology Association. He received his Ph.D. degree from Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Rochester, USA. Dr. Su’s has published 260 peer-reviewed journal papers.

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Department of Biomedical Engineering
National Cheng Kung University
Tainan
Taiwan

A. Sosnik (Biography
A. Sosnik

Prof. Alejandro Sosnik received his Pharmacy degree from the University of Buenos Aires in 1994 and his Ph.D. from the Casali Institute of Applied Chemistry 2003. In 2003-6, Prof. Sosnik spent a postdoctoral in the laboratory of Professor Michael Sefton (University of Toronto, Canada). Between 2006 and 2013, Prof. Sosnik was Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Technology at the University of Buenos Aires and Investigator of the National Science Research Council of Argentina. In late 2013, Prof. Sosnik was appointed Associate Professor in Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. Prof. Sosnik is co-author of over 110 peer-reviewed articles, reviews, editorials and book chapters and co-inventor in three patents and patent applications.

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Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Haifa
Israel

J. Tsibouklis (Biography
J. Tsibouklis

John is a Reader in Polymer Science at the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, University of Portsmouth. John currently works on: Mucoadhesive materials for therapeutic use in the eye, mouth, stomach, vagina and colon; Non-toxic materials that inhibit bacterial binding; Target-specific boronated agents for cancer therapy; and, Drug delivery to the brain. John has published more than 120 research papers and book chapters and is named inventor in several patents that have been assigned to industrial partners in the pharmaceuticals and household-products industries.

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School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
University of Portsmouth
Portsmouth
UK

B.G. Vainer (Biography
B.G. Vainer

Prof. Vainer is Principal Research Scientist of the Rzhanov Institute of Semiconductor Physics SB RAS. His primary research areas are focal plane array-based infrared thermography and thermal imaging, including various applications of these methods to physics, chemistry, engineering, etc. Prof. Vainer has authored 8 scientific books, more than 160 manuscripts, 3 physics textbooks and some more educational materials. He is a Winner in the All-Russian Competition of Teachers (in 2009 and 2015). Under the UK Royal Academy of Engineering "Distinguished Visiting Fellowship" scheme, Prof. Vainer gave a series of lectures in Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies, Anglia Raskin University, University of Edinburgh, University of Dundee, BP Lubricants.

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Institute of Semiconductor Physics
Russian Academy of Sciences
Novosibirsk
Russia

P.K. Yalavarthy (Biography
P.K. Yalavarthy

Dr. Phaneendra Kumar Yalavarthy, did B.Sc., Honors in Physics from Sri Sathya Sai University, Prasanthi Nilayam, India, during 1996 to 1999. He did his M.Sc. (Physics), Department of Physics in 2001 from Sri Sathya Sai University, Prasanthi Nilayam, India. His second M.Sc. was in Engineering, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore (India) 2004. Later he did Ph.D. (Engineering Sciences), Dartmouth College, Hanover (USA) 2007. Currently, he is a faculty member (associate professor/serving as the chair) of Department of Computational and Data Sciences (CDS), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India. Dr. Yalavarthy has around 15 honors/ awards and 36 journal publications to his credit.

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Department of Computational and Data Sciences
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore
India

Y. Zhang (Biography
Y. Zhang

Yudong Zhang received his Ph.D. degree from Southeast University at 2010. He worded as postdoc from 2010 to 2012, and a research scientist from 2012 to 2013 at Columbia University. His research interest is biomedical image processing. He is now a full professor in Nanjing Normal University, China. He is a guest professor in Henan Polytechnic University. He published over 100 papers, and 21 were included as “ESI Highly Cited Papers”

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School of Computer Science and Technology
Nanjing Normal University
Nanjing
China

C. Bignardi (Biography
C. Bignardi

Dr. Cristina Bignardi obtained her Ph.D. (1990) in Mechanical Systems and Structures at the Politecnico di Torino. Since 2001, Dr. Bignardi is Associate Professor in Industrial Bioengineering at the Politecnico di Torino. Her main areas of research are: (1) Numerical and experimental structural analysis methods, (2) Human joints and arthroprostheses, (3) Biomechanics of the spinal column, (4) Dental biomechanics, (5) Biomechanics of the pelvic floor, (6) Characterization of biological tissue at different scales of investigation, and (7) Bioreactors for regenerative medicine. She has authored/co-authored more than 50 articles in various national/international journals with total citations more than 350, and has co-authored more than 10 book chapters.

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Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Politecnico di Torino
Torino
Italy

A. Drochon (Biography
A. Drochon

Dr Agnès Drochon got her degree in Fluid Mechanics in 1987 and PhD in Biomechanics in 1991. She has been CNRS Research Fellow since 1991. She is currently affiliated with BMBI (BioMécanique et BioIngénierie ) at Université de Technologie de Compiègne and Galileo Galilei - Sorbonne Universités, Compiègne, France. Her area of expertise are cardiovascular biomechanics, cell biomechanics, blood rheology, coronary disease, collateral circulation, magnetohydrodynamics, while her area of teaching is fluid mechanics and mathematics.

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BMBI(BioMécanique et BioIngénierie)Laboratory
University of Technology of Compiègne
Compiègne
France

S. Zhou (Biography
S. Zhou

Dr. Shaobing Zhou received his Ph.D. degree from Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2003, and was promoted in 2005 to Full Professor at Southwest Jiaotong University. His research interests include drug controlled release system and tissue engineering scaffold. He is the author or co-author of more than 120 refereed articles, 1 book chapter and 15 Chinese patents/patent applications. He has been cited over 2500 times and has an h-index of 32. Currently, Dr. Zhou is associate editor of the journal American Journal of Materials Science and Technology, and is on the Editorial Board of various journals, such as Advanced Materials Letter, Advances in Chemical Physics, etc.

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School of Materials Science and Engineering
Southwest Jiaotong University
Chengdu
China

R.M. Hall
Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering
University of Leeds
Leeds
UK

A.J. Salgado
Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS)
University of Minho
Braga
Portugal


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C. Massaroni (Biography
C. Massaroni

Carlo Massaroni received the M.S. in biomedical engineering and the Ph.D. degree in Bioengineering at Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma in 2012 and 2017, respectively. Currently, he is Post-Doctoral Researcher in the field of the mechanical and thermal measurements at the same University. His research interests focus on design, development and test of sensors and measurement techniques for mechanical measurements, on the design of wearable systems for vital signs monitoring and on the development of optoelectronic technologies for biomechanical analysis. He is author of more than 50 peer-reviewed papers, and 1 book chapter. He is recipient of several Grant and Award in the field of Bioengineering and Biomechanics from National Society (GNB) and International Society (ISB, ESB, IEEE).

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School of Engineering, Measurements and Biomedical Instrumentation
The Campus Bio-Medico University
Rome
Italy

E. Rosellini (Biography
E. Rosellini

Dr. Elisabetta Rosellini is a Research Fellow in Industrial Bioengineering at the Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering, University of Pisa, Italy. She graduated in Biomedical Engineering, summa cum laude, in 2005. In 2009, she received her PhD degree in Biomaterials. Her main research interests are in the fields of biomaterials and tissue engineering, with particular focus on cardiovascular tissues. She has been the Scientific Coordinator for international research projects. She is an author of 35 scientific publications and 54 peer-reviewed conference proceedings/abstracts at leading national and international conferences, in the fields of biomaterials, tissue engineering and biomedical engineering.

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Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering
University of Pisa
Pisa
Italy












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