Chiara Giulia Fontanella

Centre for Mechanics of Biological Materials - University of Padova 
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Date of birth: June 28, 1984

Chiara Giulia Fontanella received her PhD in Industrial Engineering at the University of Padova, Department of Industrial Engineering in 2012. She is currently Post-Doc research fellow in the Dept. of Biomedical Sciences, University of Padova (Italy). Research activity pertains to the analysis of the micro-structural configuration and mechanical behavior of biological materials and structures, particularly to constitutive models and numerical analysis of the biological tissues.



[max 10 publications]

C.G. Fontanella, E. L. Carniel, A. Frigo, V. Macchi, A. Porzionato, E.E.E. Picardi,, M. Favero, P. Ruggeri, R. De Caro, A.N. Natali (2018) Biomechanical bevhaior of Hoffa’s fat pad in healthy and osteoarthritic conditions, Australasian physical & engineering sciences in medicine.

C.G. Fontanella, E.L. Carniel, A.N. Natali (2017). Numerical analysis of the foot in healthy and degenerative conditions. Journal of Mechanics in medicine and biology. 17 (6) 1750095.

A.N. Natali, C.G. Fontanella, S. Todros, E.L. Carniel (2017). Urethral lumen occlusion by artificial sphincteric device: evaluation of degraded tissues effects, Journal of Biomechanics. 65: 75-81.

C.G. Fontanella, E. L. Carniel, A. Frigo, V. Macchi, A. Porzionato, G. Sarasin, M. Rossato, R. De Caro, A.N. Natali (2017), Investigation of biomechanical response of Hoffa's fat pad and comparative characterization, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials. 67:1-9.

E.L. Carniel, A. Frigo, Alessandro. C.G. Fontanella, G.M. De Benedictis, A. Rubini, L. Barp, G. Pluchino, B. Sabbadini, L. Polese (2017). A biomechanical approach to the analysis of methods and procedures of bariatric surgery. Journal of biomechanics. 56:32-41.

C.G. Fontanella, F. Nalesso, E.L. Carniel, A.N. Natali (2016), Biomechanical behavior of plantar fat pad in healthy and degenerative conditions, Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing. 54(4),653-661.

C.G. Fontanella, E. Favaretto, E.L. Carniel, A.N. Natali (2014), Constitutive formulation and numerical analysis of the biomechanical behaviour of forefoot plantar soft tissue, Proc Inst Mech Eng H. 228: 942-951.

E.L. Carniel, C.G. Fontanella, C. Stefanini, A.N. Natali (2013). A procedure for the computational investigation of stress-relaxation phenomena. Mech Time Depend Mat. 17(1): 25-38.

C.G. Fontanella, S. Matteoli, E.L. Carniel, J.E., Wilhjel, A. Virga, A. Corvi, A.N. Natali (2012). Investigation on the load-displacement curves of a human healthy heel pad: in vivo compression data compared to numerical results. Medical Engineering and Physics. 34: 1253-1259.

A.N. Natali, C.G. Fontanella, E.L. Carniel, J. Miller-Young (2011) Biomechanical behavior of heel pad tissues: experimental testing, constitutive formulation and numerical modelling. Proc Inst Mech Eng H. 225: 449-459.





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