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

      • Alessandro Benvenuti
      • Nicola Bechini
      • Simone Garzia: Sviluppo di algoritmi di IA per 3d segmentation di aorta da MRI
      • Michela Caridi – Simulazione numerica di un sistema ECMO
      • Eleonora Del Pia: Modelli CFD di pazienti post LAAO
      • Sergio Longo: Sviluppo di una rete neurale convolutiva per la generazione di simulazioni CFD in ambito cardiovascolare
      • Miriana Pititto: Uncertainty quantification su proprietà meccaniche in-silico per simulazioni paziente-specifiche di grandi vasi.
      • 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
  • 2021
      • Claudia Angeletti: Development and implementation of a ROM-based strategy for fast aortic flow hemodynamics evaluation
      • Sandra Perondi: Studio della fluidodinamica della coartazione aortica mediante tecniche CFD e stocastiche
      • Niccolò Mori: Circulatory mock loop for thoracic aorta hemodynamics analysis: stochastic sensitivity to inlet conditions and comparison with numerical simulations results