Mr. Lorenzo Zani

Mr. Lorenzo Zani
Research AreasProshtetics, Biomechanics, Finite element analysis,
RoleResearch Student
InstitutionLoughborough University
EducationHigh School Diploma - Expert in Mechanics.
Bachelor Degree - Biomedical Engineering at University of Bologna.
AboutAfter my graduation in Biomedical Engineering at University of Bologna, I worked 4 years at Laboratory of Medical Technology of Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute as experimental researcher.
Now I am PhD student at Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at Loughborough University.
My research interests are mainly about prosthetics and Mechanical characterization of living tissue.
PublicationsGrassi L., Schileo E., Taddei F., Zani L., Juszczyk M., Cristofolini L., Viceconti M. “Accuracy of finite element predictions in sideways load configurations for the proximal human femur“; Journal of Biomechanics, 2012, Volume 45, Issue 2, Pages 394–399.
Zani L., Cristofolini L., Juszczyk M., Grassi L., Viceconti M. “A new paradigm for in vitro simulation of sideways fall loading of the proximal human femur “; Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology, 2014, Volume 14, Issue 1.
Danesi V., Zani L., Scheele A., Berra F., Cristofolini L. “Reproducible reference frame for in vitro of the human vertebrae”; Journal of Biomechanics, 2014, Volume 47, Issue 1, Pages 113–118.
Baleani M., Fracesconi D., Zani L., Giannini S., Snyder S. J. “Suprapectoral biceps tenodesis: A biomechanical comparison of a new “soft anchor” tenodesis technique versus interference screw biceps tendon fixation”. Clinical Biomechanics, 2015, Volume 30, Issue 1, Pages 188–194.
Zani L., Erani P., Grassi L., Taddei F., Cristofolini L. “Strain distribution in the proximal Human femur during in vitro simulated sideways fall”; Journal of Biomechanics, 2015.
ConferencesIOF WCO-ECCEO 2010 Congress (IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis & 10th European Congress on Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis, Florence, Italy).
“VPHOP Symposium: Assessing Fracture Risk: The Future for Designing New Therapies” at the IOF WCO-ECCEO 2010 Congress.
ESB 2010 Congress (17th Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics, Edinburgh, UK).