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Chiara Bellini

228 ISEC
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


  • 2012 PhD in Biomedical Engineering, The University of Calgary
  • 2008 MSc in Biomedical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • 2005 BSc in Biomedical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Research & Scholarship Interests

Diseases of the cardiovascular system; effects of cellmediated growth and remodeling processes on tissue and organ mechanics
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Selected Publications

  • Bellini C, Wang S, Milewicz DM, Humphrey JD (2015). Myh11R247C/R247C Mutations Increase Thoracic Aorta Vulnerability to Intramural Damage Despite a General Biomechanical Adaptivity. Journal of Biomechanics 48:113-121. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2014.10.031
  • Roccabianca S, Bellini C, Humphrey JD (2014). Computational Modelling Suggests Good, Bad and Ugly Roles of Glycosaminoglycans in Arterial Wall Mechanics and Mechanobiology. Journal of The Royal Society Interface 11 (97):20140397 DOI: 10.1098/rsif.2014.0397
  • Bellini C, Federico S (2014) Green-Naghdi Rate of the Kirchhoff Stress and Deformation Rate: the Elasticity Tensor. Zeitschrift fuer Angewandte Mathematik und Physik (ZAMP):1-21. DOI: 10.1007/s00033-014-0421-x
  • Bellini C, Ferruzzi J, Roccabianca S, Di Martino ES, Humphrey JD (2014) A Microstructurally Motivated Model of Arterial Wall Mechanics with Mechanobiological Implications. Annals of Biomedical Engineering 42(3):488-502. DOI: 10.1007/s10439-013-0928-x
  • Satriano A, Bellini C, Di Martino ES, Vigmond EJ (2013) A Feature-Based Morphing Methodology for Computationally Modeled Biological Structures Applied to Left Atrial Fiber Directions. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering 135(3):031001. DOI: 10.1115/1.4023369
  • Bellini C, Di Martino ES, Federico S (2013) Mechanical Behavior of the Human Atria. Annals of Biomedical Engineering 41(7):1478-1490. DOI: 10.1007/s10439-012-0699-9

Related News

March 23, 2017

21 COE faculty and affiliates were recipients of FY18 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 12 different projects representing $600K dollars of investment in research.

September 1, 2016

Chiara Bellini joins the Bioengineering department in Fall 2016 as an Assistant Professor.