Jonathan Pitocchi

Jonathan took his bachelor’s (2014) and Master’s Degree (2017) in Biomedical Engineering at the “Università degli Studi di Bologna”. During his master thesis, he spent a period of 6 months at the Reykjavik University, Iceland, working on image processing and bone quality analysis of patients undergoing Total Hip Replacement. Afterwards, Jonathan spent a period of 3 months as intern at the ‘Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli’, Bologna, gaining experience on patient-specific Finite Element simulations. The main goal of his PhD project is to define a method to optimize long-term implant fixation which is robust to process inaccuracies. In-silico models, supported by experimental validation, will be used to optimize screw parameters and prosthesis design, eventually providing the best combination to the surgeon. In this way, the pre-operative planning for shoulder implants can be improved by decreasing planning time and ensuring a better surgical outcome.

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 722535.

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