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Emanuela Marcelli

Associate Professor

Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine - DIMES

Academic discipline: ING-IND/34 Industrial Bioengineering

Curriculum vitae


Emanuela Marcelli, graduated with honors in Electronic Engineering in 1997 at the University of Ancona, is currently Associate Professor at the School of Medicine (Department of Specialised, Experimental and Diagnostic Medicine - DIMES) of the University of University of Bologna (USB),  Scientific Field (SSD) Industrial Bioengineering (ING-IND/34). Since 26/11/2016 she is Deputy Head of DIMES.


Course Units of First/Second Cycle Degree - University of Bologna:

  • since AY2015/16 Biomechanics and artificial organs LM - mod. 3 (Biomechanics and artificial organs LM) - SCD in Biomedical Engineering;
  • AY 2014/15-2015/16 Developments in Biomedical Technologies (I.C. Health Care between Tradition and Innovation) - FCD in Nursing;
  • AY 2013/14-2014/15 Biomechanics and artificial organs LM - mod. 2 (Biomechanics and artificial organs LM) - SCD in Biomedical Engineering;
  • since AY 2011/12 Bioelectronics and Informatics (I.C. Electronics and instruments for biomedical analyses) - FCD in Neurophysiopathology Techniques; Bioelectronics and Informatics (I.C. Physics, statistics and computer science) - FCD in Biomedical Laboratory Techniques;
  • AY 2010/11 Biomedical Instrumentation (I.C. Biomedical instrumentation and clinical engineering) - FCD in Biomedical Engineering;
  • AY 2011/12-AY 2012/13 Biomedical instrumentation and artificial organs LM - mod. 2 (Biomedical instrumentation and artificial organs LM) - SCD in Biomedical Engineering; Instrumentation (I.C. Physics, Bioengineering Radioprotection) - FDC in Orthoptic and Ophthalmologic Assistance;
  • AY 2003/04-AY 2010/11 Electrical and electronic measurements - FDC in Neurophysiopathology Techniques;
  • AY 2004/05 and AY 2011/12 Industrial Bioengineering (I.C. Biomechanics in podology) – FCD in Podology;
  • AY 2009/10-AY 2010/11  Artificial Organs LM (I.C. – Biomedical instrumentation and artificial organs LM) - SCD in Biomedical Engineering;
  • AY 2007/08-AY 2009/10 Artificial Organs - SCD in Biomedical Engineering.

Course Units of Second Cycle Degree – Marche Polytechnic University:

  • AY 2007/08-AY 2008/09 Artificial Organs and implantable monitoring devices – SCD in Biomedical Engineering;
  •  AY 2009/10-AY 2010/11 Artificial Organs – SCD in Biomedical Engineering

Course Units of Specialisation School – University of Bologna:

  • AY 2012/13-2013/14 Computer Science –  SS in Nuclear Medicine, SS in Cardiac Surgery, SS in Surgery, SS in Gynecology and Obstetrics, SS in Orthopedics and Traumatology, SS in Otolaryngology, SS in Urology
  • since AY 2011/12 Bioelectronics and Informatics – SS in Radiotherapy and SS in Nuclear Medicine; Computer Science –  SS in Diseases of Respiratory Tract; Economics and Management Engineering – SS in Hygiene and Preventive Medicine;
  • since AY 2009/10 Implantable Devices – SS in Medical Physics;
  • AY 2011/12 Computer Science – SS in Nephrology;
  • AY 2003/04-AY 2007/08 Artificial Organs – SS in Medical Physics.

Scientific activities

  • Research interests:
    • Sensorized prosthetic heart valves;
    • Implantable sensors for cardiac function monitoring;
    • Eye tracking systems;
    • Technologies for simulation in medical education;
    • "patient-specific" 3D modeling for pre-operative planning;
    • Industrial Bioengineering applications in complex health systems.
  • Since 1999 Member of Focused Fundamental Research (RFO) Project, University of Bologna;
  • Member of National Research Project (PRIN2005);
  • Member of the NIMURRA project (ASI call for ideas "Biotechnology for Human Space Exploration" 2010)
  • Mentoring activity for students of Degree Course in Engineering (17 thesis);
  • From 2003 to 2011 Member of the Professors Committee of the PhD Course in Electromagnetism and Bioengineering (Marche Polytechnic University);
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the scientific journal “Hospital & Public Health”;
  • Coordinator of the working group in “Emerging Technologies” of the Biomedical Technology Division of  “Accademia Nazionale di Medicina”;
  • Member of the Scientific Board of the S.I.S.B.E. “Società Italiana per lo Studio delle Biotecnologie e delle Tecnologie Biomediche, dell'Ingegneria Ospedaliera e dell'Edilizia Sanitaria”.

Emanuela Marcelli is author/co-author of more than 100 publications and abstracts.

Emanuela Marcelli is co-inventor of 8 USA patents, 6European patents and 1 Italian patents.

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