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Ricercatrice a tempo det. art. 24 c.3 lett. B L. 240/2010





Silvia Todros received M.Sc. in Materials Science from the University of Padova in 2005 and Ph.D. in Materials Engineering at the University of Brescia, Department of Physics and Chemistry, in 2010. She has been visiting researcher at Cranfield University (Bedford, UK), Cranfield Health, in Smart Materials Laboratory, in 2008, working on the development of nanostructured polymers for biosensing applications. During 2010, she had a post-doc position at Sensor Laboratory, CNR-IDASC & University of Brescia, where she was involved in the development and characterization of nanostructured biosensors.

Since 2011, she is working at the Department of Industrial Engineering, Centre for Mechanics of Biological Materials, University of Padova, where she is now holding an Assistant Professor position.

From January 2020, she is also visiting researcher at University College London (Developmental Biology & Cancer Department, Ormond Street Institute of Child Health) working on experimental and computational analysis of hydrogels for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.


Orari di ricevimento

  • Il Martedi' dalle 9:30 alle 10:30
    presso Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale, via Venezia 1, 5° piano


Silvia Todros is author of more than thirty papers on scientific international journals.


Carniel, E.L., Albanese, A., Fontanella, C.G., Pavan, P.G., Salmaso, C., Todros, S., Toniolo, I., Foletto, M., Biomechanics of stomach tissues and structure in patients with obesity (2020), Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 110, 103883. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2020.103883
Natali, A.N., Fontanella, C.G., Todros, S., Pavan, P.G., Carmignato, S., Zanini, F., Carniel, E.L. Conformation and mechanics of the polymeric cuff of artificial urinary sphincter (2020), Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering, 17, 4, pp. 3894-3908. DOI: 10.3934/mbe.2020216
Barbon, S., Stocco, E., Dalzoppo, D., Todros, S., Canale, A., Pavan, P., Macchi, V., Grandi, C., De Caro, R., Novel halogen-mediated partial oxidation of polyvinyl alcohol for tissue engineering purposes (2020), International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 21, 801. DOI:10.3390/ijms21030801
Todros, S., de Cesare, N., Concheri, G., Natali, A.N., Pavan, P.G., Numerical modelling of abdominal wall mechanics: the role of muscular contraction and intra-abdominal pressure (2020), Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 103, 103578. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2019.103578


Todros, S., Pianigiani, S., de Cesare, N., Pavan, P.G., Natali, A.N. Marker tracking for local strain measurement in mechanical testing of biomedical materials (2019), Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering, 39, 5, pp. 764-772. DOI: 10.1007/s40846-018-0457-z
Pirri, C., Todros, S., Fede, C., Pianigiani, S., Fan, C., Foti, C., Stecco, C., Pavan, P.G., Inter‐rater reliability and variability of ultrasound measurements of abdominal muscle and fasciae thickness (2019), Clinical Anatomy, 32, 7, pp. 948-960. DOI: 10.1002/ca.23435
Todros, S., de Cesare, N., Pianigiani, S., Concheri, G., Savio, G., Natali, A.N., Pavan, P.G. 3D surface imaging of abdominal wall muscular contraction (2019) Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, 175, pp. 103-109. DOI: 10.1016/j.cmpb.2019.04.013
Pavan, P.G., Todros, S., Pachera, P., Pianigiani, S., Natali, A.N. The effects of the muscular contraction on the abdominal biomechanics: a numerical investigation (2019) Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, 22, pp. 139-148. DOI: 10.1080/10255842.2018.1540695


Todros, S., Pachera, P., Pavan, P.G., Natali, A.N. Investigation of the mechanical behavior of polyester meshes for abdominal surgery: a preliminary study (2018) Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering, 38 (4), pp. 654-665. DOI: 10.1007/s40846-017-0337-y
Todros, S., Pavan, P.G., Pachera, P., Pace, G., Di Noto, V., Natali, A.N. Interplay between physicochemical and mechanical properties of poly(ethylene terephthalate) meshes for hernia repair (2018) Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 135 (13), art. no. 46014. DOI: 10.1002/app.46014
Todros, S., Pachera, P., Baldan, N., Pavan, P.G., Pianigiani, S., Merigliano, S., Natali, A.N. Computational modeling of abdominal hernia laparoscopic repair with a surgical mesh (2018) International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, 13 (1), pp. 73-81. DOI: 10.1007/s11548-017-1681-7

Area di ricerca

- evaluation of the functional response of biomedical devices
- experimental characterization of physicochemical and mechanical properties of polymers and biomaterials
- mechanical characterization of biological tissues
- biomaterials for tissue engineering
- numerical modeling of biomaterials mechanics