MultiSim, an EPSRC funded research project, carries on its growth by welcoming Dr Mario Giorgi to the team. This will only again cement MultiSim at the forefront of research into modelling complex and partially identified engineering problems.
Dr Mario Giorgi is a post-doctoral research associate in the Department of Human Metabolism of the University of Sheffield since 2015. Mario holds a Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering degree from Politecnico di Torino (Italy) and a PhD in Biomechanics from Imperial College London (UK). Prior to his PhD, Mario worked as researcher at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Politecnico di Torino and at the European Centre for Knee Research in Leuven (Belgium). In 2014 he was awarded with the ESB student award during the 7th World Congress of Biomechanics. Dr Mario is working on Work Package 7. Animal Study.
We would also like to take the time to welcome Dr Luca Modenese to team Insigneo. Luca will be working with Dr Claudia Mazzá on MDPaedigree. Dr Luca Modenese gained a MEng degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Padua (Italy) in 2008. After that he started a PhD at Imperial College London (United Kingdom) in the Structural Biomechanics Group and completed it in 2013. His doctoral research focused on the development of numerical models for the estimation of joint contact forces occurring during daily living activities of healthy and pathologic subjects. His main research interests are the generation of personalized musculoskeletal models from medical images and the development of computational tools that could be used in clinical environment. From 2012 to 2015 Luca was a postdoctoral fellow in the Centre for Musculoskeletal Research of Griffith University, Queensland, Australia. In 2013 he visited the neuromuscular Biomechanics Laboratory, Stanford, USA, led by Prof. S. Delp for a visiting scholar appointment and in 2015 the Rehabilitation Engineering Group (University of Padua) led by Dr. M. Reggiani. In 2014 he was included by the National Center for Simulation in Rehabilitation Research (NCSRR) between the inaugural 20 members of the OpenSim Fellows program, which recognizes a deep expertise in biomechanical modelling and simulation. In 2015 he was awarded a New Research Grant from Griffith University to develop subject specific models of children with cerebral palsy. Luca is now a postdoctoral researcher at the INSIGNEO institute based at the University of Sheffield.