The Biomechanics Group of the Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering of the Politecnico di Milano consists of about 23 research fellows including permanent staff, post-docs and PhD students, whose activities cover the fields of cardiovascular mechanics, molecular biomechanics, microfluidics and tissue engineering.
The research facilities of the Group are articulated in three laboratories: the Laboratory of Computational Biomechanics whose facilities include software for structural mechanics and fluid dynamics simulations, image processing and molecular modelling; the Laboratory of Micro- and Bio-Fluid Dynamics, with facilities for mock loop and PDMS lab-on-chip fabrication, and the Forcardio Laboratory at the Luigi Sacco Hospital, which has been co-founded with the Università degli Studi di Milano and is specifically devoted to identifying and testing solutions for the surgical practice with cardiac surgeons, directly merging their expertise with an engineering approach.
The Bioengineering division is one of the largest in Europe, with a faculty staff of 35 people and an overall research staff of 100 fellows. The Bioengineering division coordinates the Bachelor and Master programs and the PhD School in Biomedical Engineering.
The Politecnico di Milano is the largest Technical University in Italy with over 40,000 students in Engineering Architecture and Industrial Design. It is the Italian Technical University with the highest position in the international rankings.