Andrea Aliverti received the M.S. degree in electronic engineering in 1992 and the Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering in 1997 from the Politecnico of Milano University, Milan, Italy. He is Associate Professor at the Politecnico of Milano University (Department of Biomedical Engineering) where he teaches sensors and instrumentation technologies and bioengineering of the respiratory system. His actual research interests include respiratory mechanics (modeling of human respiratory muscle action and rib cage mechanics, the study of exercise in health and disease, effects of mechanical ventilation, and cardiorespiratory interactions), biomedical instrumentation (optoelectronic plethysmography and respiratory kinematic analysis, forced oscillation technique, and measurements of oxygen consumption), image processing (ultrasonography and computed tomography analysis of diaphragm, airways, and lung). Dr. Aliverti is author or coauthor of more than 60 full papers on peer-reviewed journals, 2 books, 9 book chapters, and 10 patents. He is also a Member of the European Respiratory Society (Officer from 2008 to 2011 of the Respiratory Structure and Function Group).
Biography Updated on 17 January 2011