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Director of the Movement Analysis Laboratory
Bachelor and Master Degree in Electronic Engineering at the University of Bologna.
Doctorate in in Orthopaedic Engineering at the University of Oxford.
Italian: native; English: excellent
Between 1991 and 1995 he was Adjunct Professor at the University of Bologna - Faculty of Medicine, for a course in Biomechanics at the Specialization Schools in Orthopaedics and Traumatology, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
In the years 2004-2014 he was Adjunct Professor of the Course "Biomechanics of the Motor Function" at the University of Bologna - 2nd Faculty of Engineering, DEIS, University of Bologna, Campus of Cesena and in the Master's Degree Course in Biomedical Engineering, area "Biomechanical and Artificial Organ Design".
Every year he hosts and coordinates training and curricular internships, and is co-supervisor of degree doctorate theses for several degree courses of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Bologna and other Italian universities (Ancona, Turin, Milan, Padua, Verona, Rome). He has given lectures at international and national courses. He has been examiner of doctoral theses, 8 international and 5 national. He has been supervisor or co-supervisor of 66 Master's theses and 3 Bachelor's theses. He has hosted about 60 training internships.
At IOR, he coordinates current and finalized research projects. He is Scientific Coordinator of various commissioned research projects, including industrial research. He has participated as a partner in various European research projects (FWP 2nd-7th).
He is author of many presentations at conventions, including: 69 by invitation (7 of which in Italy); abstracts for presentations at conventions, 627 as speaker (416 published, 211 unpublished), 185 posters, 6 with biomodels.
Abstract in journals 185; moderator in 47 sessions; scientific exhibits 2. Among these, 12 were awarded as the best presentation of the convention.
He is author of book chapters, 32 in English and 15 in Italian, as well as of a monograph. He is author of 201 papers in impacted international journals, with 288 co-authors (many international), 10.424 citations and H-index 43 (source: Scopus 30-3-2020). Finally, he is the author of 42 papers on other journals.
He is inventor of three patents: "A prosthetic device for human articulations, in particular for the ankle articulation", registered in Italy, PCT, USA, and EPO (first dismissed for industrial exploitation still in progress); "Perfectioned Orthopaedic Device" (knee prosthesis), registered in Italy and PCT; "Articulated foot-ankle orthosis with floating rotation axis", registered in Italy and PCT.
He is reviewer for the main international trade magazines, including: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders; BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth; Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research; Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering; Computer Methods and Program in Biomedicines; Foot and Ankle Surgery; Heliyon; Human Movement Science; IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering; IEEE Transaction on Neural Networks; IMechE, Journal of Engineering in Medicine, Part H of the Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers; Journal of Applied Biomechanics; Journal of Athletic Training; Journal of Biomechanics; Journal of Biomechanical Engineering - ASME; Journal of Engineering in Medicine; Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics; Journal of Foot and Ankle Research; Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery; Journal of Musculoskeletal Disorders and Treatment; Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation; The Journal of Rheumatology; Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering; Journal of Orthopaedic Research; Journal of Sports Sciences – Biomechanics Section; Measurements; Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing; Medical Engineering and Physics; Musculoskeletal Surgery; Osteoarthritis and Cartilage; Physiological Measurement; PlosOne; Rheumatology; Sensors; Surgical Innovation; Transactions on Biomedical Engineering.
He is or has been member of the Editorial Board of the following international trade reviews: Journal of Biomechanics, Clinical Biomechanics, Gait & Posture, Biomedical Engineering Application Basis and Communications; he is also Contributing Editor for the Journal of Applied Biomechanics in the area "Musculoskeletal Biomechanics".