Alberto Leardini, Electronic Engineer

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Alberto Leardini, Electronic Engineer

Personal information - Education and work experience

Research Engineer

Technical and scientific Coordinator of the Movement Analysis Laboratory, Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli.
Coordinator of the Special Reference Centre on Biomechanics of the foot and ankle .

Bachelor and Master in Electronic Engineering at the University of Bologna, academic year 1985-86.

Doctorate in in Orthopaedic Engineering at the University of Oxford (DPhil), academic year 2001.

He has been responsible for the Lab of accredited certification to ISO 9001:2000.
He is member of biomechanical expert commissions from scientific communities and by worldwide industrial companies on joint replacement.
He has been member of Organizing e Scientific Committees for National and International Congresses.
He has been the President of the 1st Congress of the i-FAB community, and of the XII Symposium on 3D Analysis of Human Movement.
He is reviewer for funding projects appointed by national and international public foundations and research or education councils.
He has been consultant for industries in joint replacements.    

Italian: native; English: excellent

Movement analysis systems, both stereophotogrammetry and inertial based, dynamometry, barograph and electromyography systems. Surgical navigation systems. Software for radiostereometry and videofluoroscopy.

From 1991 to 1995 he has given Courses in Biomechanics to Medical Schools (Rehabilitation, Orthopaedics) at University of Bologna.
From 2004 to 2014 he has taught "Biomechanics of Motor Function" at the University of Bologna, within the 2nd Faculty of Engineering (Cesena) Postgraduate Studies in Biomedical Engineering, for which is has been supervisor of a number of Bachelor and Master Theses.
He hosts and coordinates Stages as well as co-supervises Bachelor Master and Doctorate Theses for various Faculties in Engineering at the University of Bologna and at other Italian Universities. 

He coordinates institutional projects of research. He coordinates funded projects from industry.
He has participated as partner to various projects from the European Commission Programmes (FWP 2nd-7th).
He is author of about 830 Congress presentations, of 45 book chapters, one book, 4 patents, and of 160 papers on indexed International journals (H-index 33, citations 6500 - SciVal).
He is inventor of the following Patents "A prosthetic device for human articulations, in particular for the ankle articulation" (Italia, PCT, USA, EPO) e “An improved orthopaedic device” (Italia, PCT).
He is Past-President of the Società Italiana di Analisi del Movimento in Clinica (Siamoc), and of the Technical Group 3-D Analysis of Human Movement (3DAHM).
He is in the Steering Group of the International Foot & Ankle Biomechanics community (i-FAB), in the Executive Council of the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB), and President of the Italian Digital Biomanufacturing Network (IDBN).
He is reviewer for the Journal of Biomechanics; Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing; Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering; Computer Methods and Program in Biomedicines; Medical Engineering and Physics; Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research; Journal of Orthopaedics Research; Journal of Applied Biomechanics; Journal of Biomechanical Engineering - ASME; IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering; IMechE, Journal of Engineering in Medicine, Part H of the Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers; The Journal of Rheumatology; Journal of Sports Sciences; Rheumatology; Osteoarthritis and Cartilage.
He is in the Editorial Board of the Journal of Biomechanics, Clinical Biomechanics, Gait & Posture e Biomedical engineering Application Basis and Communications; and Contributing Editor of the Journal of Applied Biomechanics in the area of "Musculoskeletal Biomechanics".    

Human Movement Analysis, Orthopaedic Biomechanics, Joint Prosthesis Design, Computer Assisted Surgery, 3D Printing in Medicine.

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