Dr Alberto Marzo

Image of Alberto MarzoSenior Lecturer
Year 3 and Year 4 Bioengineering Tutor

Department of Mechanical Engineering 
Sir Frederick Mappin Building
Mappin Street
S1 3JD

Tel: +44 (0)114 222 0155

Email: a.marzo@sheffield.ac.uk


Dr Marzo is a lecturer at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Sheffield.

Dr Marzo has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cagliari, Italy, and a PhD from the University of Sheffield. In the early stages of his PhD he was awarded the David Crighton Fellowship, and spent one year of his doctoral studies at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, the University of Cambridge. Here he investigated the theory behind flow-induced oscillations in elastic vessels.

In 2011-12 he worked as a Principal Research Scientist for the NHS to support technology development, dissemination, and adoption, for people with long-term disabilities.

Dr Marzo's research area stands at the interface between the physical and life sciences. It is firmly rooted in engineering and mathematics in the context of computational fluid mechanics, including state-of-the-art fluid-structure interaction, and cardiovascular biomechanics, but has a strong emphasis on clinical interpretation and translation of engineering technologies into clinical tools.


  • MEC320/6320 Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • MEC434 Biomechanics of the Cardiovascular System
  • BIE6413 Cardiovascular System Modelling Skill

Research Interests

  • Numerical modelling of wall motion in cardiovascular applications
  • Image-based computational vascular haemodynamics
  • Minimally invasive image-based interventional planning and guidance
  • Influence of haemodynamics on cardiovascular disease
  • Influence of lifestyle on haemodynamics and cardiovascular disease
  • Fluid structure interaction and flow-induced oscillations in elastic vessels

Current available PhDs

An efficient computational approach to guide intervention in treatment of stroke

Current Research Grants

  • 2013-17 VPH-DARE@IT (EU FP7 - ICT) - Large-scale Intergated Project (IP) on patient-specific predictive models for early diagnosis of dementias and their evolution (co-investigator, PI Prof Alejandro Frangi)
  • 2014-15 NHS/EPSRC Urinary catheters: a more efficient and dignified solution for patients suffering from urinary incontinence (Principal Investigator)

Journal articles

Conference proceedings papers

  • Narata AP, Silva de Moura F, Marzo A, Perrault C, Larrabide I, Bouakaz A & Sennoga C (2017) Notice of Removal: Ultrasound study of hemodynamic changes by flow diverting stents in idealised and patient-specific anatomies. 2017 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS), 6 September 2017 - 9 September 2017. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Di Marco LY, Marzo A & Frangi A (2013) Multichannel foetal heartbeat detection by combining source cancellation with expectation-weighted estimation of fiducial points. Computing in Cardiology, Vol. 40 (pp 329-332) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Mangera A, Marzo A, Heron N, Fernando D, Abdel-Maguid MM, Hameed K, Soliman A, Bradley M, Hosking I & Chapple C (2012) DEVELOPMENT AND ASSESSMENT OF TWO ELECTRONIC BLADDER DIARIES; A PILOT STUDY. NEUROUROLOGY AND URODYNAMICS, Vol. 31(6) (pp 770-771) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Barber DC, Hartwell J, Naylor S, Marzo A & Hose DR (2009) Determination of Wall Strain in Model Cerebral Aneurysms by Image Registration. INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ADVANCEMENTS OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH CARE THROUGH TECHNOLOGY, Vol. 26 (pp 283-286) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Marzo A, Luo XY & Bertram CD (2005) Three-dimensional collapse and steady flow in thick-walled flexible tubes. JOURNAL OF FLUIDS AND STRUCTURES, Vol. 20(6) (pp 817-835) RIS download Bibtex download