Francesco Migliavacca obtained a MSc in Mechanical Engineering in 1992 and a PhD in Bioengineering in 1997 both from Politecnico di Milano. In 2000 he worked as a Research Assistant at the Cardiothoracic Unit of Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London in 1994 and 1997-99. In 2000 and 2001 he was consultant and Research Scientist at the Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Department of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.
At present, he is a Professor of Bioengineering and the Coordinator of the Section of Biological Engineering at the Department of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering ‘Giulio Natta’ of Politecnico di Milano.
Since 2018 is Reserach Affiliate at the Medical Engineering and Science (IMES), Center for Biomedical Engineering del Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, US.
Between September 2007 and March 2017 he was the Director of the Laboratory of Biological Structure Mechanics (LaBS) at Politecnico di Milano.
His major research activities have included the fluid dynamic optimization of pediatric cardiac surgery procedures, fluid dynamics in the living systems as well as structural analysis and material behavior of biomedical devices, in particular intravascular stents and percutaneous valves.
He received the medal 'Le Scienze 2001' in Engineering and was awarded the European Society of Biomechanics Perren Award in 2004.
Main research interests
Life Sciences Health - Biomedical Engineering Second level research interests - Bioegradable/bioresorbable polymers - Bioengineering - Biofluid-dynamics - Biomaterials - Biomechanics - Fatigue resistance - Medical device and endprostheses