Andrea Aliverti is Full Professor at the Department Electronics, Information and Bioengineering (DEIB), Politecnico di Milano where he teaches Sensors and Instrumentation Technologies and Bioengineering of the Respiratory System. Since 2014, he is the Chairman (Coordinator) of the PhD Programme in Bioengineering at the Politecnico di Milano. He received the Master degree in Electronic Engineering in 1992 and the PhD in Bioengineering in 1997 from the Politecnico of Milano University, Italy.
He is responsible of Lares (Respiratory Analysis Lab) at the Biomedical Technology Laboratory (TBM-Lab). His actual main research interests include the bioengineering of the respiratory system, physiological measurements, biomedical instrumentation and sensors and functional lung imaging. Specific research areas of interest include respiratory mechanics (modeling of interactions between respiratory and cardiovascular system, human respiratory muscle action and rib cage mechanics, study of exercise, effects of mechanical ventilation, electrical stimulation of respiratory muscles), biomedical instrumentation (optoelectronic methods for respiratory kinematic analysis, forced oscillation technique, measurements of oxygen consumption), computer aided surgery, image processing (multivolume registration for the functional analysis (regional ventilation) of lung by Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance (MRI); ultrasonography of the diaphragm geometry and displacement; in-vivo microscopic imaging of alveolar and pulmonary vessels geometry). More recently, the research activity is considering other sectors, including the development of new systems for screening and diagnosis of tumor tissues by Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy and the development of new methods for monitoring of physiological variables by means of wearable unobtrusive sensors.
He has been technical coordinator of the EU funded Projects BREATH , BREATH-PGC and CARED (Computer Assisted Rehabilitation for Respiratory Diseases) and responsible of the activities of the Politecnico di Milano of the EU funded Project PLANHAB (Planetary Habitat Simulation) and of the NIH funded Project “Evaluating Endoscopic Treatment of COPD by CT and 3He MRI”.
On 1998 he won the Prize Paolo Durst, for the best Italian PhD thesis in Biomedical Engineering . On 2004, he won the ERS (European Respiratory Society) COPD Award.
He is author or co-author of >130 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals, 15 book chapters, editor of 3 books, inventor in 13 patents and author of >200 abstracts and brief communications.
He is member of the editorial board of the following scientific journals: Journal of Applied Physiology (American Physiological Society), Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology, Breathe.
He is an active member of the European Respiratory Society (ERS), former Secretary and Chairman of the scientific groups "Respiratory Structure and Function” and “Clinical Physiology and Exercise" (2012-2014). Recently, he has been elected as Head of the Assembly “Clinical Physiology, Sleep and Pulmonary Circulation” (mandate 2017-2020), and he is currently Secretary of the same Assembly, member of the ERS Education Council, member of the ERS International Congress Committee and Chairman of the ERS Task Force ‘Functional evaluation of lung and airways’.