Dr Alberto Marzo


Dr Alberto Marzo


Department: Mechanical Engineering

Faculty: Engineering

Research expertise

  • Computational biomechanics

  • Cardiovascular disease

  • Technology development for people with long term disabilities


Telephone: +44 114 222 0155

Email: a.marzo@sheffield.ac.uk

University profile


Dr Marzo has a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Cagliari, Italy, and a PhD from the University of Sheffield. In the early stages of his PhD he was awarded the David Crighton Fellowship, and spent one year of his doctoral studies at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, the University of Cambridge. Here he investigated the theory behind flow-induced oscillations in elastic vessels.

In 2011–12 he worked as a Principal Research Scientist for the NHS to support technology development, dissemination, and adoption, for people with long-term disabilities.

Dr Marzo's research area stands at the interface between the physical and life sciences. It is firmly rooted in engineering and mathematics in the context of computational fluid mechanics, including state-of-the-art fluid-structure interaction, and cardiovascular biomechanics, but has a strong emphasis on clinical interpretation and translation of engineering technologies into clinical tools.