Umberto Morbiducci

Full Professor
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (DIMEAS)

  • Member of Interdepartmental Center PolitoBIOMed Lab - Biomedical Engineering Lab

Profile

Research interests

Bioflows
Cardiovascular engineering
Cardiovascular fluid mechanichs
Computational fluid dynamics (cfd)
Computational hemodynamics
Digital twin
Fluid mechanics
In silico medicine
Medical devices

Biography

UMBERTO MORBIDUCCI is Full Professor of Industrial Bioengineering at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering of Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy. He has obtained a Master degree in Electronic Engineering from the University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy, and has obtained a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy. He is the Coordinator of the BS and MS programs in Biomedical Engineering at Politecnico di Torino. He is member of the board of governors of PoliToBIOMed Lab, the Interdepartmental Center of Biomedical Engineering of the Politecnico di Torino (about 80 people involved). He was responsible for the Politecnico di Torino of the Bilateral Scientific Agreements between Politecnico di Torino and the School of Biological Science and Medical Engineering, Beihang University, Beijing, China, and the Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus. He has participated to the activity of tens international, national and regional scientific research projects. Since 2012 he has supervised 13 PhD students, 8 post-doctoral research fellows and more than 150 MSc students. Since 2012 he heads the Biomedical Simulations Unit. Apart from teaching (Biofluid Mechanics; Cardiovascular Biomechanics; Bioreactors; Artificial Organs), research and administrative activities at the University, he has acted as an Editor for the following journals: Annals of Biomedical Engineering (since 2014, Associate Editor); Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine - Pediatric Cardiology (since 2017, Associate Editor); Journal of Biomechanics (since 2022, Associate Editor); Scietific Reports (since 2022). Since 2020 he is member of the Editorial Board of the peer-reviewed international journals "Computers in Biology and Medicine" and "Mathematics". He has served as a reviewer for 78 scientific journals from all continents and has reviewed over 300 manuscripts. He has served as a track/session chair/organizer in more than 15 international and national conferences. His research activities have concentrated on in vivo, in vitro, and in silico cardiovascular fluid mechanics, design of prostheses and artificial organs, transport phenomena, multiscale modelling from the atomistic scale to the continuum, design and fabrication of dynamic culture devices (bioreactors) for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine applications. In 2018, he was awarded with the Jack Perkins Prize by the Institute for Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM). He is author of more than 4000 publications, 170 of them in peer-reviewed international journals.

Curriculum

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Scientific branch

ING-IND/34 - INDUSTRIAL BIOENGINEERING
(Area 0009 - Industrial and information engineering)

Skills

ERC sectors

PE8_13 - Industrial bioengineering
PE6_12 - Scientific computing, simulation and modelling tools

Awards and Honors

  • ESB Travel Award conferred by ESB (European Society of Biomechanics), United kingdom (2012)
  • TERMIS Travel Award conferred by Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine International Society, United States (2012)
  • ASME Swiss Section Young Engineer Award conferred by ASME Swiss Section, Svizzera (2013)
  • Jack Perkins Prize conferred by Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine, United kingdom (2018)

Editorial boards

  • JOURNAL OF BIOMECHANICS (2022-), Associate Editor of magazine or editorial series
  • SCIENTIFIC REPORTS (2022-), Editor of magazine, editorial series, encyclopaedia
  • MATHEMATICS (2021-), Editorial board member
  • COMPUTERS IN BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE (2021-), Editorial board member
  • FRONTIERS IN CARDIOVASCULAR MEDICINE (2018-), Associate Editor of magazine or editorial series
  • ANNALS OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING (2013-), Associate Editor of magazine or editorial series
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Non-commercial collaboration agreements

Teaching

Collegi of the PhD programmes

  • BIOINGEGNERIA E SCIENZE MEDICO-CHIRURGICHE, 2022/2023 (39. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • MEDICINA DI PRECISIONE, 2022/2023 (39. ciclo)
    Università degli Studi di PALERMO
  • BIOINGEGNERIA E SCIENZE MEDICO-CHIRURGICHE, 2021/2022 (38. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • BIOINGEGNERIA E SCIENZE MEDICO-CHIRURGICHE, 2020/2021 (37. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • BIOINGEGNERIA E SCIENZE MEDICO-CHIRURGICHE, 2019/2020 (36. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • BIOINGEGNERIA E SCIENZE MEDICO-CHIRURGICHE, 2018/2019 (35. ciclo)
    Università degli Studi di TORINO
  • BIOINGEGNERIA E SCIENZE MEDICO-CHIRURGICHE, 2017/2018 (34. ciclo)
    Università degli Studi di TORINO
  • BIOINGEGNERIA E SCIENZE MEDICO-CHIRURGICHE, 2016/2017 (33. ciclo)
    Università degli Studi di TORINO
  • BIOINGEGNERIA E SCIENZE MEDICO-CHIRURGICHE, 2015/2016 (32. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • BIOINGEGNERIA E SCIENZE MEDICO-CHIRURGICHE, 2014/2015 (31. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • BIOINGEGNERIA E SCIENZE MEDICO-CHIRURGICHE, 2013/2014 (30. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
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PhD

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Research

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Projects funded by competitive calls

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Supervised PhD students

  • Karim Kassem. Programme in Bioingegneria E Scienze Medico-chirurgiche (39th cycle, 2023-in progress)
  • Mariachiara Arminio. Programme in Bioingegneria E Scienze Medico-chirurgiche (38th cycle, 2022-in progress)
    Research subject: Cardiovascular engineering tools, with a focus on novel in silico approaches
    Cardiovascular Engineering
    Cardiovascular Engineering
    Cardiovascular Engineering
  • Bianca Griffo. Programme in Bioingegneria E Scienze Medico-chirurgiche (38th cycle, 2022-in progress)
    Research subject: Enhancing fluid dynamics with machine learning
    Cardiovascular Engineering
    Cardiovascular Engineering
  • Maurizio Pesce. Programme in Bioingegneria E Scienze Medico-chirurgiche (38th cycle, 2022-in progress)
  • Pablo Romero Diaz. Programme in Bioingegneria E Scienze Medico-chirurgiche (38th cycle, 2022-in progress)
    Research subject: Developing the software architecture of the decision-tool platform to predict NDTrj.
    Computer Science
    Medical Innovation and Technology
    ICT and smart sensors for eHealth
    Biomedical signal and image processing
    Computer Science
    Medical Innovation and Technology
    ICT and smart sensors for eHealth
    Biomedical signal and image processing
    Computer Science
    Medical Innovation and Technology
    ICT and smart sensors for eHealth
    Biomedical signal and image processing
  • Syed Adil Hussain Shah. Programme in Bioingegneria E Scienze Medico-chirurgiche (38th cycle, 2022-in progress)
    Research subject: IoT Innovations for Early Diagnosis of Newborn Motor/Cognitive Impairments
    Computer Science
    Medical Innovation and Technology
    ICT and smart sensors for eHealth
    Biomedical signal and image processing
    Computer Science
    Medical Innovation and Technology
    ICT and smart sensors for eHealth
    Biomedical signal and image processing
  • Alessandro Candreva. Programme in Bioingegneria E Scienze Medico-chirurgiche (37th cycle, 2021-in progress)
  • Margherita De Luca. Programme in Bioingegneria E Scienze Medico-chirurgiche (37th cycle, 2022-in progress)
    Research subject: Characterisation of innovative noninvasive closed-loop ventilation circuit for CPAP therapy delivery
    Medical Innovation and Technology
    Medical Innovation and Technology
  • Syed Taimoor Hussain Shah. Programme in Bioingegneria E Scienze Medico-chirurgiche (37th cycle, 2021-in progress)
    Research subject: Explainable machine learning aided computer vision targeting pathology dynamics
    Computer Science
    Medical Innovation and Technology
    Biomedical signal and image processing
    Computer Science
    Medical Innovation and Technology
    Biomedical signal and image processing
  • Sara Zambon. Programme in Bioingegneria E Scienze Medico-chirurgiche (37th cycle, 2021-in progress)
    Research subject: Tools for cardiovascular in silico medicine
    Cardiovascular Engineering
    Cardiovascular Engineering
    Cardiovascular Engineering
  • Marcello Miceli. Programme in Bioingegneria E Scienze Medico-chirurgiche (36th cycle, 2020-in progress)
    Thesis: Insights Into the Molecular Mechanisms Driving Rare Neurodegenerative Diseases and Therapeutic Strategies Aided By In Silico Modelling
    Multiscale Modelling Methods in Biomechanics
    Multiscale Modelling Methods in Biomechanics
  • Michela Sperti. Programme in Bioingegneria E Scienze Medico-chirurgiche (36th cycle, 2020-in progress)
    Thesis: Predicting Personalized Pathological Risks and Dynamics in Cardiology - How to Exploit Data-Driven Approaches in Clinical Decision Support Systems
    Computer Science
    Medical Innovation and Technology
    Multiscale Modelling Methods in Biomechanics
    Physiological mathematical modelling
    Biomedical signal and image processing
    Computer Science
    Medical Innovation and Technology
    Multiscale Modelling Methods in Biomechanics
    Physiological mathematical modelling
    Biomedical signal and image processing
    Computer Science
    Medical Innovation and Technology
    Multiscale Modelling Methods in Biomechanics
    Physiological mathematical modelling
    Biomedical signal and image processing
  • Elena Torta. Programme in Bioingegneria E Scienze Medico-chirurgiche (36th cycle, 2020-in progress)
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