Professor Marco Viceconti


Professor Marco Viceconti

Professor of Biomechanics

Department: Mechanical Engineering

Faculty: Engineering

Research expertise

  • Biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system

  • Technology for health

  • Virtual Physiological Human


Telephone: +44 114 222 7788



Marco Viceconti is full Professor of Biomechanics at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Sheffield and Associate Professor 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.

Professor 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 Professor 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 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 and Co-ordinator of the VPHOP integrated project. He is also currently chairing the board of directors of the VPH Institute.