Emanuele Carniel

Centre for Mechanics of Biological Materials - University of Padova 
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Date of birth: May 19, 1979

Emanuele Carniel received MSc with honours in Materials Engineering from the University of Padova (Italy) in 2003 and the PhD in Bioengineering from the same University in 2006. He is Associate Professor of Industrial Bioengineering at the Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Padova. Research activities focus on the investigation of the mechanical functionality of biological tissues and structures, and are carried out in cooperation with researchers from different fields, as engineering, materials science, physiology and surgery. The mission pertains to the optimization of surgical procedures and biomedical devices, especially concerning mechanical and mechano-biological aspects. A unique approach is followed, where in silico mathematical modelling, in vitro biomechanical experimentations on human and animal tissues and structures, and in vivo animal models are synergistically integrated to rationally design and validate novel procedures and devices. Research projects and activities are frequently developed by cooperation with industries, technological clusters and platforms. Novel products, processes and patents document the results of the cooperation.

Educational activity
Teaching activity is developed in the framework of biomechanics, mechanics of biological tissues and biomaterials.


[max 10 publications
in the last 3 years]

Frigo A, Costantini M, Fontanella CG, Salvador R, Merigliano S, Carniel EL, 2018. A procedure for the automatic analysis of high resolution manometry data to support the clinical diagnosis of esophageal motility disorders, IEEE Trans Biomed Eng, 65: 1476-1485.

Carniel EL, Frigo A, Fontanella CG, De Benedictis GM, Rubini A, Barp L, Pluchino G, Sabbadini B, Polese L, 2017. A biomechanical approach to the analysis of methods and procedures of bariatric surgery, J Biomech, 56: 32-41.

Natali AN, Carniel EL, Fontanella CG, Frigo A, Todros S, Rubini A, De Benedictis GM, Cerruto MA, Artibani W, 2017. Mechanics of the urethral duct: tissue constitutive formulation and structural modeling for the investigation of lumen occlusion, Biomech Model Mechanobiol, 16: 439-447.

Fontanella CG, Carniel EL, Frigo A, Macchi V, Porzionato A, Sarasin G, Rossato M, De Caro R, Natali AN, 2017. Investigation of biomechanical response of Hoffa's fat pad and comparative characterization, J Mech Behav Biomed Mater, 67: 1-9.

Rubini A, Frigo A, Carniel EL, 2016. A review of the effects of some endocrinological factors on respiratory mechanics, J Enzyme Inhib Med Chem, 31: 890-890.

Carniel EL, Gramigna V, Fontanella CG, Stefanini C, Natali AN, 2014. Constitutive formulations for the mechanical investigation of colonic tissues, J Biomed Mater Res A, 102: 1243-1254.

Carniel EL, Gramigna V, Fontanella CG, Frigo A, Stefanini C, Rubini A, Natali AN, 2014. Characterization of the anisotropic mechanical behaviour of colonic tissues: experimental activity and constitutive formulation, Exp Physiol, 99: 759-771.

Carniel EL, Rubini A, Frigo A, Natali AN, 2014. Analysis of the biomechanical behaviour of gastrointestinal regions adopting an experimental and computational approach, Comput Methods Programs Biomed, 113: 338-345.

Carniel EL, Fontanella CG, Stefanini C, Natali AN, 2013. A procedure for the computational investigation of stress relaxation phenomena, Mech Time Depend Mater, 17: 25-38.

Natali AN, Carniel EL, Gregersen H, 2009. Biomechanical behaviour of oesophageal tissues: material and structural configuration, experimental data and constitutive analysis, Med Eng Phys, 31: 1056-1062.







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