Background and activities

I am an Environmental Engineer with a PhD in Computational Modelling, obtained under the supervision of Prof. Eleuterio F. Toro, at the University of Trento, Trento, Italy. During my PhD I have focused on the development of high-order finite-volume type numerical schemes for hyperbolic partial differential equations and on the modelling of human hemodynamics, concentrating on the venous system. During my Postdoc stay at the National Laboratory for Scientific Computing in Petrópolis, Brazil, I continued to work, in collaboration with Prof. Pablo J. Blanco, on the further extension and developement of numerical schemes for hyperbolic PDEs, with a strong focus on how to solve these equations on very extensive networks of one-dimensional domains. Work with Prof. Blanco also includes studies of arterial hemodynamics and parameter identification (in collaboration with Alfonso Caiazzo, Weierstrass institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics,  Berlin, Germany). At NTNU, I am a member of the Biomechanics group, lead by Prof. Leif R. Hellevik. I am one of the many researchers involved in a multidisciplinary project that aims to develop novel non-invasive model-based indexes for the diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications