January 2016 – Award: We are pleased to announce that Prof. Dr.-Ing. Josef Kiendl won the GAMM Von Mises Prize 2016.
December 2015 – Award: We are pleased to announce that our young member Alberto Cattenone won the Merit Award of Confindustria Pavia.
December 2015 – News: Stratasys, a worldwide leader in professional 3D printers production, will soon publish a case study on our work on 3D printed anatomical models for surgical planning. Moreover, two of our 3D printed models will be in exposition at the Stratasys stand during all the main expositions across USA and Europe, as an example of successful application of 3D printing to the medical field.
November 2015 – News: New project supporting the collaboration between engineers (CompMech Group) and physicians (IRCCS San Donato).
November 13, 2015 – News: The Rotaract Club Vigevano Lomellina organized a lottery event to support our Crowdfunding Project 3D Printing for Surgery. Tonight at 6:30 pm @ GoldRiver Café – Vigevano. Read more about the event.
November 7, 2015 – News: The CompMech Group joined the “Meet the Scientist” project, with the aim of introducing middle and high school teachers and students to different research topics carried on at the University of Pavia. We presented our “3D printing for surgery” crowdfunded project at Salone Teresiano, University of Pavia. Read more about the event.
September 11, 2015 – Agreement: New agreement between Sandretto and the Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture of the University of Pavia with the aim to develop new 3D printers models for medical applications (article)
June 17, 2015 – News: CompMech Group @ EXPO 2015 (article)
June 2015 – News: CompMech Group @ IGA2015, the III International Conference on Isogeometric Analysis (gallery)
2015 – Press Review: New article “Pavia: un progetto per stampare organi in 3D per aiutare la chirurgia” on Close-up Engineering
2015 – Award: Prof. Alessandro Reali has been awarded the “Hans Fischer” Fellowship, awarded by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) to outstanding international scientists who intend to explore innovative, high-risk topics in their scientific research areas. Read the UniPV News
May 2015 – Award: Our group member Giuseppe Balduzzi is one of the winners of Progetto Professionalità by FBML
February 2015 – Article: Ortopedici e Sanitari journal published an article about the proto-lab activities: “La prototipazione che sarà utile anche in ortopedia“
February 2, 2015 – News: Prof. Ferdinando Auricchio member of the first “Additive Manufacturing” Thematic Group Steering Committee within the Lombardy Association for Intelligent Industry (AFIL)
December 14, 2014 – Award: During the 6th international congress on Aortic Surgery and Anesthesia “HOW TO DO IT” in Milan, Michele Conti has been awarded the E. Kieffer Prize for his work on “Impact of TEVAR on thoracic aortic elasticity”
2014 – Award: The newly appointed General Assembly and Managing Board have elected the team of new officers of ECCOMAS. The new President is Ekkehard Ramm (University of Stuttgart, Germany), and the Vicepresidents are Pedro Diez (UPC Barcelona, Spain) and Ferdinando Auricchio (University of Pavia, Italy)
October 29, 2014: Stefania Marconi wins the IULM award for one of the best projects “INNO-TAL“.
October 22, 2014: Meeting on research and innovation policies in Lombardy.
October 22-24, 2014: Adrien Lefieux has been nominated to present the results of PhD thesis at the 6th International Meeting of Young Researchers on the Mechanics of Materials and Structures at Sissa, Trieste.
2013 – New research grant: The project “Advanced Fatigue Investigations for Innovative Applications of Shape Memory Alloys” has been funded within the framework of the Galileo Cooperation Program 2013-2014 between Italy and France in conjunction with Prof. Andrei Constantinescu (Laboratoire de Mécanique des Solides – CNRS UMR 7649, Ecole Polytechnique).
2013 – News: The National Institutes of Health, i.e., the US medical research agency, published the first article containing a list of recommendations for papers dealing with applications of the finite element method to biomedical fields. This represents an important step towards the impact of computational methods in the clinical practice. Click here for further information.
2013 – Announcement: We are pleased to announce that our Ph.D. program in “Computational Mechanics and Advanced Materials” is involved in an Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate Program entitled: “Simulation in Engineering and Entrepreneurship Development – SEED”. All the details on the project, and in particular on the open positions are available here.
Isogeometric research software released: GeoPDEs: a research tool for IsoGeometric Analysis of PDEs by C. de Falco, A. Reali and R. Vazquez is available for free download here.
April 2012 – Award: We are pleased to announce that the PhD thesis of Simone Morganti, entitled “Finite Element Analysis of Aortic Valve Surgery”, has been selected as the ECCOMAS (European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences) PhD Olympiad Winner in 2012.
January 2012 – Advertisement: In the period April 16-20, 2012, we organize in Pavia a course on “Nonlinear Computational Solid and Structural Mechanics”, that will be taught by F. Brezzi, R.L. Taylor, M. Bischoff, F. Auricchio, G. Sangalli, A. Reali.
2012 – Award: We are pleased to announce that the PhD thesis of Simone Morganti, entitled “Finite Element Analysis of Aortic Valve Surgery”, has been selected as the Italian candidate for the ECCOMAS (European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences) Award for the Best PhD Theses 2012.
2011 – Award: We are pleased to announce that the PhD thesis of Michele Conti, entitled “Finite Element Analysis of Carotid Artery Stenting”, has been selected as the Italian candidate for the ECCOMAS (European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences) Award for the Best PhD Theses 2010.
2011 – Award: We are pleased to announce that Michele Conti‘s contribution, entitled “Impact of carotid stent cell design on vessel scaffolding: A case study comparing experimental investigation and numerical simulations”, has been selected for the Young Researcher Prize session for the 7th European Symposium of Vascular Biomaterials in Strasbourg, France.
2010 – Award: We are pleased to announce that Alessandro Reali is the recipient of a 2010 ERC Starting Grant, considered one of the most prestigious research award from the European Community. More details on the funded project “ISOBIO: Isogeometric Methods for Biomechanics” are available here.
November 15, 2010 – PRIN-08 kick-off meeting : On Monday, November 15, 2010 at the Università La Sapienza di Roma, the PRIN-08 project “Shape memory alloy advanced modeling for industrial and biomedical applications” will be kicked-off with a meeting of its local coordinators and participants.
December 2009 – Advertisement: In the period April 12-16, 2010, we organize in Pavia a course on “Nonlinear Computational Solid and Structural Mechanics”, that will be taught by R.L. Taylor, M. Bischoff, F. Auricchio, G. Sangalli, A. Reali.
April 23, 2009 – Award: We are pleased to announce that two young members of our group won the 2nd and the 3rd prizes at the first “Saes Getters Shape Memory Award“.