Elena Di Martino

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Cardiovascular Mechanics Specialist

Biography

Elena Di Martino supports Zymetrix in the area of cardiovascular materials and device testing.  Elena has extensive experience in cardiovascular mechanics having done her Master's on design of a polymeric heart valve and PhD on mechanics of  aortic aneurysms. A highlight of her career during her postdoctoral fellowship in the Vascular Bioengineering Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh was the publication of the first paper on fluid-structure interaction in the aorta. Elena currently holds an appointment in the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary, and is a member of the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta. 

The specific areas where Elena lends her expertise to Zymetrix are in development of biaxial testing protocols for soft biological tissues: valve leaflets, aorta, skin; Finite Element Analysis of prosthetic heart valves, stents and endovascular grafts; and Computational Fluid Dynamics of valves, stents and grafts.

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