Alberto Redaelli got his PhD in Bioengineering in 1995. He has been coordinating the Biomechanics Group of the Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering of Politecnico di Milano (www.biomech.polimi.it) since 1999. The group presently includes about 22 people (young faculty members, postdocs and PhD student) working in the area of Cardiovascular Biomechanics, Molecular Modelling, Bioreactors for Regenerative Medicine and Microfluidics.
In cardiovascular biomechanics, research activities include i) design of innovative cardiovascular devices and prostheses, which also rebounded into a relevant patenting activity with 5 patents translated into commercialized products and two more ideas under development, ii) investigations on valve mechanics with emphasis, in recent years, to patient specific modeling from imaging data and iii) 4D flow MRI techniques.
Bioreactors for tissue engineering and microfluidic platform design have stemmed from the previous experience in fluid dynamics and device/prosthesis design, and have been mainly focused on the design and test of novel enabling technologies for cell culturing and conditioning.
Alberto Redaelli has published 140 ISI peer reviewed journal papers. Publication scores are: Scopus H-index 29, 2755 citations; Google h-index 35; 47 peer reviewed papers in 2011-2015. He has been local coordinator of 1 Marie Curie project and two STREP project in FP6, and 1 ICT-VPH project and one IRSES Marie Curie in FP7. Currently, he is the coordinator of 1 Marie Curie ITN project and local coordinator of one RISE project in H2020. He has also been the local coordinator of 3 PRIN and of 4 Cariplo Foundation projects. Finally, he is the inventor of 11 patents (starting from 2001), 8 of which have been transferred to companies bringing to new products (e.g. INSPIRE Oxygenator by Sorin Group, ETlogic and Geoform annuloplasty rings by Edwards Lifesciences). He is currently finalist in the Bioupper competition promoted by Novartis and Cariplo Foundation. Ioupper is a training and acceleration platform providing financial support for new entrepreneurial ideas in the field of life science.