Mara Terzini

Assistant Professor with time contract
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (DIMEAS)

  • Member of Interdepartmental Center PolitoBIOMed Lab - Biomedical Engineering Lab


Research interests

dental prostheses
experimental analysis
finite element analysis
mechanical characterization
medical devices
multibody simulation

Research topics

  • design of innovative ventilation systems for breathing support
  • dynamic and fatigue design and characterization of mechanical and biomechanical systems
  • structural analysis of bone-implant systems
  • study of orthopedic devices and prostheses
  • mechanical characterization and modelling of soft biological tissues


ERC sectors

PE8_4 - Computational engineering
LS7_8 - Health services, health care research
PE8_13 - Industrial bioengineering
PE8_10 - Industrial design (product design, ergonomics, man-machine interfaces, etc.)


Goal 3: Good health and well-being
Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Awards and Honors

  • Premi di Qualità conferred by Politecnico di Torino, Italy (2015)
  • Lifebility Award conferred by Lions Clubs International, Associazione Lifebility, Italy (2021)


Editorial boards

  • MATERIALS (2020-), Guest Editor of magazine or editorial series


  • III Annual Meeting CENTRO 3R "L'era delle 3R: modelli in silico, in vitro e in vivo per promuovere la ricerca traslazionale" - 2021/ Centro Interuniversitario per la Promozione dei Principi delle 3R nella Didattica e nella Ricerca (CENTRO 3R) (30/9/2021-1/10/2021), Participation to the organizing committee
  • SB3C 2019, Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering, and Biotransport Conference (25/6/2019-28/6/2019), Judge in the Student Paper competition
  • 2° National Congress IDBN & III Thematic Conference ESB-ITA '3D printing and Biomechanics’ (5/9/2018-7/9/2018), Program committee


Courses of Study Boards



MostraNascondi A.A. passati

Master of Science

MostraNascondi A.A. passati

Bachelor of Science

MostraNascondi A.A. passati


Research groups

Research projects

Projects funded by competitive calls

Projects funded by commercial contracts

Supervised PhD students

  • Marco Daghero. Programme in Bioingegneria E Scienze Medico-chirurgiche (cycle 38, 2022-in progress)
  • Vincenzo Giacalone. Programme in Bioingegneria E Scienze Medico-chirurgiche (cycle 38, 2022-in progress)


PoliTO co-authors

Last years publications

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