Professor Raffaele Dellacà
will present a Raine Lecture entitled:
Contemporary Measurements of Lung Mechanics – What are they? What do they tell us?
on 2 August 2016 at 1 pm
at the UWA School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology
Seminar Room 181 (1st Floor, North Building)
Professor Raffaele Dellacà was awarded a Masters degree in Information Technology Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano in 1997. He obtained a PhD degree in Bioengineering in 2001 on the assessment of respiratory mechanics by opto-electronic plethysmography and forced oscillations. His postdoctoral studies were undertaken at the Biomedical Engineering Department at the Boston University, Boston, USA and the University of Liverpool. He has been an Associate Professor in the Department of Bioengineering of the Politecnico di Milano since January 2011, teaching within the field of Biomedical technologies.
Professor Dellacà’s main research interest is in respiratory physiology, particularly respiratory mechanics, linear and non-linear modelling of respiratory system mechanical properties, and the development of new technologies for the analysis of respiration, mechanical ventilation and anaesthesia. Professor Dellacà collaborates widely with leading international researchers around the globe, and his research is sponsored by public agencies, foundations and industry. He is co-founder of Restech, a spin-off company that develops innovative devices for lung function testing in adults and children. He has authored 63 papers published on international peer-reviewed journals, 11 book chapters and 12 patents.
Professor Jane Pillow
School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology
The University of Western Australia
Telephone: 9340 1456