Professor Marco Viceconti

Professor Marco Viceconti

Professor of Biomechanics

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Room F17, F floor
INSIGNEO Institute for in silico Medicine
Pam Liversidge Building
Sir Frederick Mappin Building
Sheffield
S1 3JD
UK

Telephone: +44 (0) 114 222 7788
Fax: +44 (0) 114 222 7890

Email: m.viceconti@sheffield.ac.uk


Profile

Marco Viceconti is full Professor of Biomechanics at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Sheffield and Professor Associate at the Department of Human Metabolism. He is currently serving as Executive Director of the Insigneo Institute of in silico medicine, a joint initiative between the University of Sheffield and the Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Before this he was the Technical Director of the Medical Technology Lab at the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute in Bologna, Italy.

Prof. Viceconti has a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Bologna and a PhD from the University of Firenze. He started his research career under the guidance of Prof Alì Seireg, first at the University of Florida-Gainesville, and then at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

His main research interests are related to the development and validation of medical technology, especially that involving simulation, and primarily in relation to neuromusculoskeletal diseases. He has published over 200 papers, mostly indexed in Medline, and serves as reviewer for many international funding agencies and peer-reviewed journals.

Marco Viceconti is one of the key figures in the emerging Virtual Physiological Human (VPH) community. Co-author of the first white paper on VPH, scientific co-ordinator of the seminal VPH research roadmap, "VPH ambassador" for the VPH Network of Excellence, Co-ordinator of the VPHOP integrated project, Author of the Avicenna Roadmap on in silico clinical trials, he is also currently the President of the VPH Institute, the not-for-profit international organisation that represents the VPH community worldwide.

Other Professional Activities and Achievements

  • Chartered Engineering with the Italian Professional Order of Engineers
  • President of the European Society of Biomechanics, 2006-2008
  • President of European Alliance for Medical and Biological Engineering and Science, 2010-2013
  • Executive Director, Virtual Physiological Human Institute for Integrative Biomedical Research, 2011-2014
  • President, Virtual Physiological Human Institute for Integrative Biomedical Research, 2015-2017

Research Interests

  • Biomechanics of the neuromusculoskeletal system
  • Virtual Physiological Human and in silico medicine
  • Technology for health

Teaching

From the Academic Year 2017/2018 Prof Viceconti will teach MEC432 - Regulatory Affairs for Medical Devices. He will also contribute to MEC433 - Biomechanics of Musculoskeletal System.

Current Research Grants

Year Source Grant Type Title Code
2012-2013 European Commission Marie Curie FP7 MAMBO Methodologically Accurate Modelling of Bone FP7-PEOPLE-327357
2012-2013 European Commission ICT eHealth FP7 CHIC Computational Horizons In Cancer FP7-ICT-600841
2012-2013 European Commission ICT eHealth FP7 MD-PAEDIGREE Model-Driven European Paediatric Digital Repository FP7-ICT-600932
2013-2014 NC3Rs Standard Proposal Development of Computational models of Bone Formation and Resorption to Predict Changes in Bone in Preclinical Intervention Studies NC/K000780/1
2013-2014 EPSRC Frontiers Award Modelling Complex and Partially Identified Engineering Problems - Application to the Individualised Multi-Scale Simulation of the Musculoskeletal System EP/K03877X/1
2013-2014 European Commission ICT eHealth FP7 Avicenna A Strategy for In-Silico Clinical Trials FP7-ICT-611819
2014-2015 MRC Research Grant Polaris Expansion of state-of-the-art MR imaging infrastructure for pulmonary disease stratification MR/M008894/1
2016-2017 European Commission EINFRA H2020 CompBioMed A Centre of Excellence in Computational Biomedicine H2020-EINFRA-675451

Books

Journal articles

Chapters

  • Viceconti M (2016) The role of predictive technologies in healthcare In Stubbs E (Ed.), The Health of the Nation: Averting the demise of universal healthcare (pp. 187-202). London: Civitas. View this article in WRRO
  • VICECONTI M, TONI A & GIUNTI A (1992) STRAIN-GAUGE ANALYSIS OF HARD TISSUES - FACTORS INFLUENCING MEASUREMENTS In Little EG (Ed.) (pp. 177-184).

Conference proceedings papers

  • Stamatakos G, Dionysiou D, Misichroni F, Graf N, Van Gool S, Bohle R, Dong F, Viceconti M, Marias K, Sakkalis V, Forgo N, Radhakrishnan R, Byrne H, Guiot C, Buechler P, Neri E, Bucur A, De Bono B, Testi D & Tsiknakis M (2014) Computational horizons in cancer (CHIC): Developing meta- and hyper-multiscale models and repositories for in Silico Oncology - A brief technical outline of the project. Proceedings of the 2014 6th International Advanced Research Workshop on In Silico Oncology and Cancer Investigation - The CHIC Project Workshop, IARWISOCI 2014
  • Schileo E, Falcinelli C, Balistreri L, Baruffaldi F, Gnudi S, Toni A, Albisinni U, Ceccarelli F, Milandri L, Viceconti M & Taddei F (2013) FE-based bone strength can classify femoral neck fractures in a case-control retrospective study. JOURNAL OF BONE AND MINERAL RESEARCH, Vol. 28
  • Particelli F, Mecozzi L, Beraudi A, Montesi M, Baruffaldi F & Viceconti M (2011) A comparison between microCT and histology for the evaluation of cortical porosity: A preliminary study. BONE, Vol. 48 (pp S176-S177)
  • Mecozzi L, Stoico R, Tassani S, Particelli F, Baruffaldi F & Viceconti M (2011) Bone mineral density measurements on cortical and trabecular specimens: Validation of a densitometric calibration protocol for in-vitro micro-CT. BONE, Vol. 48 (pp S179-S179)
  • Beraudi A, Salsedo E, Weigt C, Montesi M, Ohman C, Kuhn GA, Baleani M, Stea S, Muller R & Viceconti M (2011) The effect of parathyroid hormone in ovariectomized mice model: A biological and mechanical approach. BONE, Vol. 48 (pp S213-S213)
  • Ohman C, Montesi M, Lambers FM, Salsedo E, Beraudi A, Kuhn GA, Baleani M, Stea S, Muller R & Viceconti M (2011) The ovariectomized mouse is an effective model to study osteoporosis as assessed by morphometry, histology, protein expression and mechanical testing. BONE, Vol. 48 (pp S204-S204)
  • Ihaddadene R, Affatato S, Zavalloni M, Bouzid S & Viceconti M (2011) Carbon composition effects on wear behaviour and wear mechanisms of metal-on-metal hip prosthesis. COMPUTER METHODS IN BIOMECHANICS AND BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, Vol. 14 (pp 33-34)
  • Viceconti M (2011) Collaborative Modeling and Simulation: The Virtual Physiological Human Vision. 2011 20TH IEEE INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOPS ON ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES: INFRASTRUCTURE FOR COLLABORATIVE ENTERPRISES (WETICE) (pp 8-8)
  • Ihaddadene R, Affatato S, Zavalloni M, Bouzid S & Viceconti M (2011) Femoral head diameter and carbon composition effect on wear of metal-on-metal hip replacements. COMPUTER METHODS IN BIOMECHANICS AND BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, Vol. 14 (pp 31-32)
  • Hunter P, Coveney PV, de Bono B, Diaz V, Fenner J, Frangi AF, Harris P, Hose R, Kohl P, Lawford P, McCormack K, Mendes M, Omholt S, Quarteroni A, Skar J, Tegner J, Thomas SR, Tollis I, Tsamardinos I, van Beek JHGM & Viceconti M (2010) A vision and strategy for the virtual physiological human in 2010 and beyond. PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY A-MATHEMATICAL PHYSICAL AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES, Vol. 368(1920) (pp 2595-2614)
  • Spinelli M, Carmignato S, Affatato S & Viceconti M (2009) CMM-based procedure for polyethylene non-congruous unicompartmental knee prosthesis wear assessment. WEAR, Vol. 267(5-8) (pp 753-756)
  • Beraudi A, Stea S, Montesi M, Baleani M & Viceconti M (2009) Collagen orientation in human femur, tibia and fibula shaft by circularly polarized light. BONE, Vol. 44(2) (pp S320-S320)
  • Tassani S, Ohman C, Baleani M, Baruffaldi F & Viceconti M (2009) The correlation between ash density and bone volume fraction is similar for trabecular and cortical bone. BONE, Vol. 44(2) (pp S369-S369)
  • McFarlane NJB, Clapworthy GJ, Agrawal A, Viceconti M, Taddei F, Schileo E & Baruffaldi F (2008) 3D multiscale visualisation for medical datasets. MEDIVIS 2008: FIFTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE BIOMEDICAL VISUALIZATION - INFORMATION VISUALIZATION IN MEDICAL AND BIOMEDICAL INFORMATICS, PROCEEDINGS (pp 47-52)
  • Agrawal A, Kohout J, Clapworthy G, McFarlane NJB, Dong F, Viceconti M, Taddei F & Testi D (2008) Adapting the Storage of Large Medical Datasets to Enable Interactive Display.. CGVR (pp 10-15)
  • Hraiech N, Taddei F, Malvesin E, Rochette M & Viceconti M (2008) Fast 3D mesh generation of femur based on planar parameterization and morphing. 2008 IEEE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON BIOMEDICAL IMAGING: FROM NANO TO MACRO, VOLS 1-4 (pp 1561-1564)
  • Agrawal A, Kohout J, Clapworthy G, McFarlane NJB, Dong F, Viceconti M, Taddei F & Testi D (2008) Interactive Out-of-Core Exploration of Large Volume Datasets in VTK-Based Visualisation Systems.. TPCG (pp 1-8)
  • Zhao X, Liu EJ, Clapworthy G, Quadrani P, Testi D & Viceconti M (2008) Using Web Services for distributed medical visualisation. MEDIVIS 2008: FIFTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE BIOMEDICAL VISUALIZATION - INFORMATION VISUALIZATION IN MEDICAL AND BIOMEDICAL INFORMATICS, PROCEEDINGS (pp 57-62)
  • Clapworthy GJ, Kohl P, Gregerson H, Thomas SR, Viceconti M, Hose DR, Pinney D, Fenner J, McCormack K, Lawford P, Jan SVS, Waters S & Coveney P (2007) Digital human modelling: A global vision and a European perspective. Digital Human Modeling, Vol. 4561 (pp 549-558)
  • Affatato S, Leardini W, Jedenmalm A, Zavallonil M, Ruggeri O, Tarterini F & Viceconti M (2006) Microstructural effects on the wear resistance of Co-Cr implant alloys. Proceedings of the 8th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis, Vol 3 (pp 943-951)
  • Viceconti M & Clapworthy G (2006) The Virtual Physiological Human: Challenges and opportunities. 2006 3RD IEEE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON BIOMEDICAL IMAGING: MACRO TO NANO, VOLS 1-3 (pp 812-815)
  • Imboden S, Petrone M, Quadrani P, Zannoni C, Mayoral R, Clapworthy GJ, Testi D, Viceconti M, Neiberg D, Tsagarakis NG & Caldwell DG (2005) A haptic enabled multimodal pre-operative planner for hip arthroplasty. World Haptics Conference: First Joint Eurohaptics Conference and Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virutual Environment and Teleoperator Systems, Proceedings (pp 503-504)
  • Testi D, Zannoni C, Petrone M, Clapworthy GJ, Nieberg D, Tsagarakis NG, Caldwell DG & Viceconti M (2005) A multimodal and multisensorial pre-operative planning environment for total hip replacement. Third International Conference on Medical Information Visualisation - BioMedical Visualisation (MediVis 2005), Proceedings (pp 25-29)
  • Krokos M, Podgorelec D, Clapworthy GJ, Liang RH, Testi D & Viceconti M (2005) Patient-specific muscle models for surgical planning. Third International Conference on Medical Information Visualisation - BioMedical Visualisation (MediVis 2005), Proceedings (pp 3-8)
  • Jan SVS, Viceconti M & Clapworthy G (2004) Modern visualisation tools for research and education in biomechanics. EIGHTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INFORMATION VISUALISATION, PROCEEDINGS (pp 9-14)
  • Krokos M, Savenko A, Clapworthy GJ, Lin H, Mayoral R, Viceconti M & Jan SVS (2004) Real-time visualisation within the Multimod Application Framework. EIGHTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INFORMATION VISUALISATION, PROCEEDINGS (pp 21-26)
  • Viceconti M, Astolfi L, Leardini A, Imboden S, Petrone M, Quadrani P, Taddei F, Testi D & Zannoni C (2004) The Multimod Application Framework. EIGHTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INFORMATION VISUALISATION, PROCEEDINGS (pp 15-20)
  • Zannoni C, Viceconti M, Lattanzi R & Petrone M (2003) Efficacy of fully 3D monomodal interface in pre-operative planning of total hip replacement. CARS 2003: COMPUTER ASSISTED RADIOLOGY AND SURGERY, PROCEEDINGS, Vol. 1256 (pp 648-653)
  • Lattanzi R, Viceconti M, Petrone M, Quadrani P & Zannoni C (2002) Applications of 3D medical imaging in orthopaedic surgery: Introducing the Hip-Op system. FIRST INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON 3D DATA PROCESSING VISUALIZATION AND TRANSMISSION (pp 808-811)
  • Bernakiewicz M, Viceconti M & Toni A (2001) Investigation of the influence of periprosthetic fibrous tissue on the primary stability of uncemented hip prostheses. COMPUTER METHODS IN BIOMECHANICS AND BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING - 3 (pp 21-26)
  • Viceconti M, Taddei F, Gori R, Zannoni C, Bernakiewicz M & Toni A (2001) Modelling the biomechanics of total hip replacement: How to take into account the surgeon and the patient. COMPUTER METHODS IN BIOMECHANICS AND BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING - 3 (pp 389-394)
  • Testi D, Viceconti M, Cappello A & Gnudi S (2001) Predicting femoral neck fracture using finite element analysis. COMPUTER METHODS IN BIOMECHANICS AND BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING - 3 (pp 9-14)
  • Zannoni C, Gori R, Quadrani P, Viceconti M & Toni A (2001) Preoperative planning tools for total hip arthroplasty. COMPUTER METHODS IN BIOMECHANICS AND BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING - 3 (pp 395-399)
  • Viceconti M, Zannoni C, Baruffaldi F, Pierotti L, Toni A & Cappello A (1998) CT-scan data acquisition to generate biomechanical models of bone structures. COMPUTER METHODS IN BIOMECHANICS & BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING - 2 (pp 279-287)
  • Viceconti M, Cristofolini L & Toni A (1998) Numerical and experimental cross-investigation of total hip replacements. EXPERIMENTAL MECHANICS, VOLS 1 AND 2 (pp 845-849)
  • Toni A, Viceconti M, Cristofolini L, Baleani M, Acquisti G & Schreiner R (1998) Torsional stability of total hip arthroplasty: In-vitro and FEM analysis with new trends for the future. COMPUTER METHODS IN BIOMECHANICS & BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING - 2 (pp 77-86)
  • Cristofolini L, Monti L & Viceconti M (1998) Uncemented hip prostheses: An in-vitro analysis of torsional stability. EXPERIMENTAL MECHANICS, VOLS 1 AND 2 (pp 857-862)
  • Zannoni C, Viceconti M, Pierotti L & Cappello A (1997) Evaluation of CT accuracy in orthopaedic implants geometry reconstruction. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 19TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE IEEE ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY SOCIETY, VOL 19, PTS 1-6, Vol. 19 (pp 1862-1864)
  • Zannoni C, Viceconti M, Pierotti L & Cappello A (1997) Evaluation of the effects of titanium induced ct artifacts on biomechanical models generation. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 19TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE IEEE ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY SOCIETY, VOL 19, PTS 1-6, Vol. 19 (pp 1859-1861)
  • Viceconti M, Cappello A, Massari B, Bertozzi A & Zannoni C (1997) Optimal slice positioning for long bone CT reconstruction. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 18TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE IEEE ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY SOCIETY, VOL 18, PTS 1-5, Vol. 18 (pp 674-675)
  • VICECONTI M, ODORICI L, SUDANESE A, MASETTI G, TONI A, GIUNTI A & ANDRISANO AO (1992) A COMPUTER-MODEL TO SIMULATE THE BEHAVIOR OF A NEW ROBOTIC EXTERNAL-FIXATOR. RECENT ADVANCES IN COMPUTER METHODS IN BIOMECHANICS & BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING (pp 101-107)
  • Tartarini D, duan K, gruel N, walker DC & viceconti M () The VPH Hypermodelling framework for cancer multiscale models in the clinical practice. In Silico Oncology and Cancer Investigation (IARWISOCI), 2014 6th International Advanced Research Workshop on View this article in WRRO

Reports

  • Carusi A (2015) In silico Clinical Trials: How Computer Simulations Will Transform the Biomedical Industry. An International Roadmap for an Industry-Driven Initiative.

Website content

  • Viceconti M (2007) The Virtual Physiological Human..