Teaching / Theses

The Bioengineering Unit staff teaches in the Biomedical Engineering School of the University of Pisa in the following courses:


MSc Theses

MSc theses in Bioengineering can be developed at BioCardioLab on several topics, as:

  • Numerical simulations in the biomedical field
  • Biomedical image analysis
  • Design, simulation and fabrication of biomedical devices

Thesis @ BCL

Fell free to contact the BioCardioLab staff (Simona CeliVincenzo PositanoLuigi Landini) for further information and visits to the laboratory.


Theses Proposals with Laboratoire Sainbiose (UMR INSERM-U1059 – Mines Saint-Etienne)

Multiscale modeling of mass transport across large blood vessels. Investigations in the domain of arterial mechanobiology, in collaboration with vascular surgeons.

Theses Proposals with UCL (London)

Fluid structure interaction of flow in patient geometry of congenital aorta In this analysis we perform fluid-structure interaction (FSI) simulations on patient specific geometries of patient diagnosed with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrom (HLHS) disease. Patients suffering from this condition present an underdevelopped aorta which needs to be repaired (reconstructed) using additional biocompatible material. The project is based on a computational modelling approach using LS-Dyna software to design the FSI simulation along with other tools to pre- and post-process the geometry and results. Good understanding of basics of fluid flow and structural mechanics is required. Eventual experimental set-up can be built towards the end of the project in order to validate computational results.

Theses Proposals with UNIPI  (Dep. of Aerospace Engineering)

Study of Numerical Simulations of Thoracic Aorta Hemodynamics: Comparison with In Silico Measurements and Stochastic Sensitivity Analysis


Running Theses

      • Aurelia Lamia: Simulazione numerica della procedura Cardioband
      • Silvio Centonze: Studio CFD dell’influenza delle condizioni di inlet nella sezione della valvola artica sulla fluidodinamica coronarica in Ambiente SinVascular mediante tecniche UQ
      • Claudia Angeletti: Studio della fluidodinamica dei grandi vasi mediante tecniche ROM
      • Sandra Perondi: Studio della fluidodinamica in pazienti affetti da coartazione aortica
      • Elisa Benelli: Effetto del WSS sulla coagulazione
      • Maria Teresa Marino: Simulazioni fluidodinamiche del flusso coronarico su risonanza magnetica 7T
      • Enrico Vignali: Simulazioni numerico sperimentale della fluidodinamica dell’aorta
      • Niccolò Mori: Simulazioni numerico sperimentale della fluidodinamica della coartazione aortica