Alberto Leardini, DPhil

Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli - Bologna (Italy)

He has been working at Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli - Bologna (Italy) since 1990, where he is now Director of the Movement Analysis Laboratory, and Research Coordinator of the Line of Research "Innovative and prosthetic surgery".

He received the Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) in Orthopaedic Engineering at the University of Oxford. His initial research focused on methodological issues and clinical applications of human motion analysis. His interests evolved to three-dimensional videofluoroscopy, radiostereometry, and ccomputer-assistedsurgery. He also made fundamental progress in the mechanical modelling and prosthesis design of the ankle joint, and his original total ankle replacement is implanted with successful clinical and functional outcomes. He is now exploiting medical imaging, including modern weight-bearing CT, and additive manufacturing for the custom-design of orthotics and implants in Orthopaedics. He is author of 241 papers in peer-review journals (H-index 47 and more than 13200 citations - SCOPUS August 2022) and of 4 international patents.

He has served in many national and international scientific communities: he has been President of the Società Italiana di Analisi del Movimento in Clinica (SIAMOC), of the Technical Group 3-D Analysis of Human Movement (3DAHM) and of the Italian Digital Biomanufacturing Network (IDBN), and in the Research Committee of the European Foot and Ankle Society (EFAS). He has been in the Steering Group of the International Foot & Ankle Biomechanics community (i-FAB) since the foundation, and more recently in the Scientific Board of the International Weight Bearing CT Society (IWBCTS). He is now the President of the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB).