Andrea Formaggio

Ph.D. candidate in Bioingegneria E Scienze Medico-chirurgiche , 37th cycle (2021-2024)
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (DIMEAS)

Docente esterno e/o collaboratore didattico
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (DIMEAS)



Research topic

Study and development of an innovative device for non-invasive ventilation (NIV).


Research interests

Medical Innovation and Technology


Andrea Formaggio was born on January 7, 1996, in Turin. He started his three-year undergraduate degree at Politecnico di Torino in Biomedical Engineering in September 2015. During his undergraduate thesis, he carried out an internship at Martini Hospital. On September 24, 2018, he graduated summa cum laude, participating in the "Percorso per Giovani talenti " program. In October 2018, he began his master's degree at the Politecnico di Torino in Biomedical Engineering, choosing the biomechanical orientation. On December 17, 2020, he graduated summa cum laude with a computational thesis validated experimentally, entitled "Analysis of the effects of Follower load on a Multi-Body model of the lumbar spine." He passed the state examination for professional qualification in July 2021. From May to October 2021, he conducted research on the DIVOC project (Device for non-Invasive Ventilation with low Oxygen consumption in absence of environmental Contamination), for the development of an innovative device that delivers CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) ventilation therapy. In November 2021, he started his Ph.D. in Bioengineering and Medical-Surgical Sciences at Politecnico di Torino, continuing with the DIVOC project. Within this project, Andrea Formaggio is involved in simulating and numerically studying the performance of the pneumatic elements of the device to guide its design and optimization. Specifically, pneumatic simulations are performed in two modes:
  • Lumped element to globally analyze the interactions between the various elements of the ventilation circuit and the patient.
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to study the fluid dynamics in detail within the patient interface.
He also participates in experimental tests for the validation of computational models.



Master of Science


Research groups


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