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Aims and topics


        Mechanics of biological tissues and systems: experimental testing and modeling, computer simulations, biomaterials and artificial organs, flow-tissue and flow-prosthesis interractions.
        Molecular and cellular biomechanics: analyses of biomolecules and cells, membranes and sub-cellular structures; the effects of he mechanical environment on the cell and tissue response.
        Rheology of suspensions and physiological flows: theoretical and experimental interdisciplinary studies, determining and characterizing deformation and flow properties as well as flow of biological fluids.
         Dental Biomechanics: design and analysis of dental tissues, prostheses and implants.
         Functional Tissue Engineering : the role of biomechanical factors in engineered tissue replacements and regenerative medicine.
         Orthopaedic and Injury Biomechanics: mechanics of fracture and fracture fixation, mechanics of implants and implant fixation, mechanics of bones and joints, artificial joints. mechanics of impact and trauma.
         Clinical and Rehabilitation Biomechanics: musculoskeletal mechanics, gait analisys, prosthetics and orthotics, new rehabilitative and assistance technologies.
         Sports Biomechanics: mechanics of sports movements, performance, modeling, instrumentation and equipement. 
         Modelling, Simulation and Medical Imaging: 3D modelling and simulation, medical images processing.
        Applications of Biomechanics in: mechatronics, robotics, bioengineering, biotechnology, medical physics and techniques, man-machine interraction.