Pasquale Vena received his master degree in Civil Engineering cum laude in 1993 and his Ph.D. in Structural Engineering in 1998 from Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy. Since 2007, he is Associate Professor in Industrial Bioengineering. His research interests are:
Teaching activities are in the field of mechanics of solids and structures, mechanics of tissues and computational biomechanics for students enrolled in the Bioengineering school at Politecnico di Milano and for PhD students; micromechanics for students enrolled in school of Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology. He serves as reviewer for a number of peer-review international journals, is Associate Editor of the Journal of Biomechanical Engineering and belongs to the reviewer editors board for Frontiers: Mechanics of Materials. Currently open research project: "Materials and Enabling technologies for stretchable electronics devices in vascular applications" financed with the contribution of Regione Lombardia. Activity in collaboration with companies in the field of mechanical behaviour of materials and devices are also part of the research activities.
From 2016 he is co-responsible for the In-situ Micromechanics Laboratory (IS-MicroLab) aimed at perforiming in-situ mechanical characterization and multi-physics characterization (electro-mechanical) of materials and systems for deformable electronics. This laboratory operates within the Laboratory of Biological Srtucture Mechanics (LaBS) of Politecnico di Milano.