Ferdinando Grandori serves as the Director of the CNR Istituto di ingegneria Biomedica (Italian National Research Council - Institute of Biomedical Engineering). He holds faculty appointments at the Polytechnic of Milan (bioengineering of neurosensory systems). He has worked for over than three decades on modelling physiological functions, innovative methods, and technologies for the analysis of biological signals, mainly related with auditory functions, and their applications to improve health and quality of life. More specifically his research interests were electrical and magnetic fields produced by motor and sensory organs; magnetic stimulation of central and peripheral neural structures; effects of electromagnetic fields at GSM and UMTS frequencies; biomedical informatics; response analysis, interpretation and scoring of otoacoustic emissions; protocols and standards for newborn hearing screening, early hearing diagnosis and intervention. He promoted and organized the European Consensus Development Conference on Neonatal Hearing Screening (May 1998) and the NHS conferences. Since 1994, Dr. Grandori served as project leader of a number of multiyear international projects financed by the European Commission in Brussels (Biomed 1, Biomedicine and Health Program, Quality of Life) on technologies, models, and protocols for hearing screening. Grandori is the author of more than 100 articles on peer-reviewed journals, editor of books and proceedings, and guest editor of about one dozen of special issues of international journals. Ferdi Grandori gave more than 250 communications at conferences and society meetings and has been invited to give lectures at more than 80 meetings in over 24 countries. He is currently serving as Coordinator of project AHEAD III (Assessment of Hearing in the Elderly: Aging and Degeneration - Integration through Immediate Intervention) financed by the European Commission (2009-2011) in the area health.
Biography Updated on 28 February 2011