ESB-ITA promotes excellence in biomechanics and supports young researchers by recognition of outstanding works with prestigious awards. All ESB-ITA young members are eligible for the awards!

In the past, the following awards have been given (only the first Author is indicated):

Best Oral Presentation and Best Poster Presentation

XII Meeting ESB-ITA 

  • ESB-ITA 2023 Best Oral Presentation: Valentina Mazzi (Politecnico di Torino), Vorticity transport in abdominal aortic aneurism with follow up
  • ESB-ITA 2023 Best Poster: Federica Ninno (University College London), Impact of different patient-specific boundary conditions on hemodynamic markers in peripheral arterial disease

XI Meeting ESB-ITA 

  • ESB-ITA 2022 Best Oral Presentation: Luca Antonini (Politecnico di Milano), Deployment Simulations of Coronary Stents: Digital Analysis of “What if” Scenarios”
  • ESB-ITA 2022 Best Poster: Dario Carbonaro (Politecnico di Torino), Self-expandable transcatheter aortic valve mechanical performance: Impact of Nickel-Titanium super-elastic material properties

IX Meeting ESB-ITA

  • ESB-ITA 2019 Best Oral Presentation: Emanuele Vignali (Fondazione Toscana G. Monasterio), Biaxial and optomechanical characterization of soft tissues: a novel setup and experimental tests.
  • ESB-ITA 2019 Best Poster (ex aequo):
    • Katia Capellini (Fondazione Toscana G. Monasterio), In-silico assessment of thrombosis risk: a CFD study of left atrium and left atrial appendage
    • Pierfrancesco Gaziano (Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata”), Numerical assessment of failure mechanisms in AFG dental treatments


  • ESB-ITA 2017 Best Oral Presentation Award : Dario Allegretti (Politecnico di Milano), Identification of NiTi Stent Material Parameters Through Surrogate-assisted Optimisation
  • ESB-ITA 2017 Best Poster Presentation Award: Elisabetta Monaldo (Università di Roma “Niccolò Cusano”), Computational multiscale modelling of fluid-structure interaction in arterial vessels: Tissue mechanics and WSS analysis

VI Meeting ESB-ITA

  • Best Oral Presentation: Alberto Gonzalez Garcia (Politecnico di Milano), Experimental/computational approach of the nuclear pore complex mechanics
  • Best Poster Presentation: Elena Cutrì (Politecnico di Milano), Biomechanical evaluation of skin lesions: a combined approach

V Meeting ESB-ITA

  • Best Oral Presentation: Giorgio Mattei (Università di Pisa), Decoupling the roles of stiffness and hydroxyapatite signalling in the osteo-differentiation of stem cells
  • Best Poster Presentation: Michele Marino (Leibniz Universität Hannover, DE), Homogenization methods for the multiscale constitutive description of soft connective tissues

IV Meeting ESB-ITA

  • Best Oral Presentation (sponsored by Simulia Italy): Luigi La Barbera, Preclinical evaluation of posterior spinal fixators: a parametric FEA on international standards

II Meeting ESB-ITA

  • Best Oral Presentation: Diana Massai (Politecnico di Torino), Innovative low-cost microgravity bioreactor for hydrogel-based regenerative medicine strategies
  • Best Poster Presentation: Elena Cutrì (Politecnico di Milano), Study of drug delivery dynamics in pediatric central venous infusion systems

Thematic Session Awards

XII Meeting ESB-ITA 

  • ESB-ITA 2023 Best Oral Presentation in Integrative Biomechanics: Marco Bellotti, Università di Pavia, Numerical simulation of the formation process of nanoparticle
  • ESB-ITA 2023 Best Poster in Integrative Biomechanics: Giulia Fraterrigo (Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli), Finite element analysis of hemipelvic custom-made reconstructions in the long-term follow up

XI Meeting ESB-ITA 

  • ESB-ITA 2022 Best Thematic Presentation: Sara Bridio, Politecnico di Milano, “A classification model for predictions of thrombectomy outcomes”

IX Meeting ESB-ITA

  • ESB-ITA 2019 Best Thematic Presentation: Giulia Luraghi (Politecnico di Milano), Insights into patient-specific models of the Thrombectomy procedure


  • ESB-ITA 2017 Best Thematic Presentation: Mariia Dvoriashyna (Università di Genova), A mathematical model of fluid transport across the retinal pigment epithelium

ESB-ITA Thematic Symposium – Frontiers Biomechanical Challenges in Cardiovascular Physiopathology

  • ESB-ITA Young Researcher Award: Rodrigo Romarowski (Università di Pavia), A comprehensive framework for thoracic aortic endograft simulations: from virtual deployment to computational fluid-dynamics

Master Thesis Award


  • ESB-ITA 2023 Master Thesis Award: Francesca Dell’Agnello (Fondazione Toscana G. Monasterio, Università di Pisa), Development and implementation of a combined CFD and mesh morphing technique for the thoracic aorta

XI Meeting ESB-ITA

  • ESB-ITA 2022 Master Thesis Award: Beatrice Masante (Politecnico di Torino), Perfusion and electromagnetic stimulation bioreactor for bone tissue engineering: optimization, characterization and validation tests

X Meeting ESB-ITA

  • ESB-ITA 2021 Master Thesis Award: Giulia Cavazzoni (Università di Bologna), In vitro characterization of the three-dimensional strain pattern in human vertebrae affected by metastases

IX Meeting ESB-ITA

  • ESB-ITA 2019 Master Thesis Award: Anna Corti (Politecnico di Milano), An Agent-Based Model of atherosclerotic plaque development: toward a full coupling with a Computational Fluid Dynamics model


  • ESB-ITA 2017 Master Thesis Award: Martina Genta (Politecnico di Torino), Endothelial cells response to combined loading from flow and substrate deformation: A quantitative analysis

I Edizione Premio di Laurea ESB-ITA

  • Silvia Bonardelli e Amanda Inzoli (Politecnico di Milano), In silico analysis of an experimental model of coronary stenting: sensitivity of local fluid dynamics to micro-CT data processing