Leverhulme Visiting Professorship

Project Details


The principal aim of this programme is to transfer the theoretical and technical knowledge, skills and expertise of Prof. Giuseppe Saccomandi (University of Perugia, Italy) to the Cardiovascular Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) at the School of Mechanical and Design Engineering, University of Portsmouth (UK). The specific scope of this knowledge transfer programme is on the topic of biomechanics of the brain tissue, encompassing: (i) nuanced experiments (e.g., the Poynting effect); (ii) precision modelling (e.g., free from ill-posed modelling results); and (iii) predictive tissue-mechanics damage (e.g., as opposed to a posteriori fitting) dimensions. These objectives will be achieved through a structured programme of activities over a tenure of six months, including formal Leverhulme lectures, mentoring sessions, and theoretical and laboratory work, culminating in research outputs in the form of publications and presentations.
Effective start/end date15/01/2415/09/24


  • Leverhulme Trust: £73,110.00