2022/05/13 | People | Biomechanics

PhD thesis defense Leonardo Pietrasanta

The ARTORG Center congratulates Leonardo Pietrasanta on his successful PhD thesis defense on 28 April 2022! He had conducted an “Experimental Investigation of the Three-dimensional Flow Field of Novel Aortic Valve Prosthesis Designs” at the Cardiovascular Engineering lab (CVE), comparing the flow dynamics footprint of mechanical heart valves and biological aortic valves with the goal of informing new artificial valve designs.

For his research, Leonardo Pietrasanta employed a tomographic particle image velocimetry system in combination with a hydraulic pulse replicator to study three-dimensional flow fields. (© ARTORG Center)