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    PhD projects

    Current projects available in my lab are listed below in the Research Interests section

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    Personal profile


    I am a Biomedical Engineer with strong interests in the areas of medical instrumentation and physiological data processing. I had the fortune to work in Industry and Academia gaining knowledge and insights from both worlds.

    My Lab is always looking for talented and motivated candidates for very challenging and rewarding PhD and Postdoc positions.

    Research Interests

    My research is focussed on understanding how biomedical engineering can help to improve quality of life and clinical outcomes. I am developing techniques and technologies for a wide range of applications: from wearable medical devices to rehabilitation treatments, from biometric recognition to driver safety.

    Currently, I am investigating the use of proprioceptive stimulation (Whole Body and Focal Vibration) in healthy and pathological subjects with regards to motor functions and balance control.

    I collaborate with various SMEs on the design, development and testing of cutting edge medical devices through our Biomedical Engineering Clinic and the College's Industry club.

    Accepting PhDs and Post doctoral researchers

    Available positions:

    PhD: New methods for characterisation of brain dynamics, corticomuscular networks and sensory-motor reconfiguration in perturbation-based balance assessment

    Description available here

    Apply here before 31st Jan 2022.


    Aston University - 12-2015
    PGcPP (Higher Education)

    University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy -17-04-2009
    PhD in Bioengineering

    Universita degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Napoli Italy 21-03-2005
    Electronic Engineering (Hons)


    Leader of the Biomedical Engineering programmes

    Member of the AUEA Board of Directors

    PhD Supervision


    • Miss Isotta Rigoni
    • Mr Fabio Barollo


    • Dr Francesco Menduni
    • Dr Karl Obszanski

    Teaching Activity

    Foundation Year Modules

    • Senses and Perception (LHS0SP)

    Undergraduate Modules

    • Human Anatomy and Physiology for Engineers
    • Biomedical Engineering Project 2

    Contact Details
    Tel: +44 (0)121 204 3010

    Education/Academic qualification

    PhD, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II

    1 Jan 200631 Dec 2008

    Award Date: 17 Apr 2009

    External positions

    Chair of the Biomedical Engineering Division Centre in Birmingham, Institution of Mechanical Engineers

    1 Jan 2019 → …


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