Centre for Mechanics of Biological Materials
The Center for Mechanics of Biological Materials established at University of Padova operates in the area of bioengineering with main regard to biological tissue mechanics and biomaterials. Research activity is developed within the framework of national and international projects by means of a direct cooperation with universities, research centres and industries.

CMBM

Centre for Mechanics of Biological Materials

Centro interdipartimentale di ricerca di Meccanica dei Materiali Biologici

The persons involved in the research and advanced educational activity belong to different departments and bring their specific experience to define a real interdisciplinary approach in treating the problems of biological tissue and biomaterial mechanics. In this sense, a list of main departments and research areas is reported:

 

Engineering area

Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Edile e Ambientale – Department of Civil,  Environmental and Architectural Engineering

Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale – Department of Industrial Engineering

Dipartimento di Tecnica e Gestione dei Sistemi Industriali – Department of Management and Engineering

 

Mathematical area

Dipartimento di Matematica – Department of Mathematics

 

Chemical area

Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche – Department of Chemical Sciences

 

Biomedical, medical and clinical area

Dipartimento di Medicina Animale, Produzioni e Salute – Department of Animal Medicine, Production and Health

Dipartimento di Neuroscienze – Department of Neuroscience

Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche – Department of Biomedical Sciences

Dipartimento di Scienze Chirurgiche Oncologiche e Gastroenterologiche – Department of Surgical, Oncologic and Gastroenterological Sciences

Dipartimento di Scienze Cardiologiche, Toraciche e Vascolari – Department of Cardiological, Thoracic and Vascular Sciences

CMBM members and activities

The CMBM multidisciplinary configuration entails the possibility of bringing the investigation of large and complex problems to a single research unit. This operational configuration leads to larger warranties about activity performance, quality and reliability of results, in the light of an extended working experience along the last decade, performed on international basis and properly documented. Cost reduction is also a direct consequence of human and equipment resources concentration.

Leading competencies in different fields are integrated, within the area of mechanics of biologic materials (tissues mechanics and biomaterials), biochemistry (processes biochemistry), metallurgy (metallic materials), manufacturing techniques (products manufacturing and characterization), mechatronics (mechanical system control and automation) and applied economics (evaluation of feasibility).

The mentioned topics of applied research, pertaining to the area of biomedical and material engineering, are directly correlated with correspondent clinical and surgical activities and with industrial production, moving within a large field of applications and interacting with a vast market, that proves to have a strong relevance from economic and social point of view, with main regard to health care systems.

Resources for research and educational activities are obtained by means of projects financed by European Community, Ministries of research and education, international centres and research laboratories, international foundations and industries operating in the areas of biomechanics, bioengineering, biochemistry and material engineering.

CMBM developed and maintains international relationships with universities and centre of excellence in research operating in Europe and North America.

CMBM conducts an activity of advanced education in international field, mainly financed from European Community, for post-lauream and post-doctoral education, throughout specific courses and permanent educational paths.

Teaching and scientific activity is documented by means of publications on international scientific journals, books and reports, which offer a wide and detailed description of the work performed.

Centre for Mechanics of Biological Materials

Main research areas

Biomechanics – Mechanics of Biological Tissues

Emanuele Luigi Carniel, Chiara Giulia Fontanella, Piero G. Pavan, Silvia Todros, Alice Berardo, Ilaria Toniolo, Daniela Boso, Carmelo Maiorana, Carlo Pellegrino, Valentina A. Salomoni,  Gianluca Mazzucco, Roberto Meneghello, Francesco Pesavento, Lorenzo Sanavia, Gianpaolo Savio, Francesca Uccheddu, Lorenza Bonaldi, Maria Vittoria Mascolini, Sofia Pettenuzzo, Paola Pirini

Anatomical Sciences

Veronica Macchi, Andrea Porzionato, Rafael Boscolo Berto, Carla Stecco, Cesare Tiengo

Animal Medicine

Giulia M. De Benedictis, Laura Cavicchioli, Anna Perazzi

Applied Mathematics

Adriano Montanaro

Biomaterials

Andrea Bagno, Monica Dettin, Martina Todesco

Biomedical Sciences

Marco Narici, Lorenzo Marcucci

Cardiovascular Sciences

Gino Gerosa, Laura Iop, Tomaso Bottio

Chemical Sciences

Vito Di Noto, Silvia Gross, Gesualdo M. Zucco, Enzo Menna, Enrico Negro, Giancarlo Ottaviano

Gastroenterological Sciences

Lino Polese, Renato Salvador, Nicola Baldan, Mirto Foletto

Manufacturing Engineering

Stefania Bruschi, Simone Carmignato, Andrea Ghiotti, Enrico Savio, Giovanni Lucchetta

Mechatronics

Alberto Trevisani

Metallurgy

Franco Bonollo, Manuele Dabalà, Paolo Ferro, Lisa Biasetto, Katya Brunelli, Giulio Timelli

Orthopedics and Orthopedic Oncology

Pietro Ruggieri, Carlo Biz, Elisa Belluzzi, Assunta Pozzuoli

Science and Technology of Ceramics

Paolo Colombo, Enrico Bernardo

Science and Technology of Polymers

Michele Modesti, Alessandra Lorenzetti, Martina Roso

Honorary Members

Arturo N. Natali
Raffaele De Caro

Associated Memebers

Michela Redivo Zaglia

Administration

Tiziana Pampanin, Valentina Masotto

For any further information please do reference to the description given within the web site and contact directly the specific person by using the email address or phone.

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