Alberto E. Minetti
Professor of Physiology, Institute of Human Physiology I, Faculty of Medicine, University of Milano, Italy.
Doctor in Medicine (M.D.) and Specialist in Biostatistics at the University of Milan, Italy.
Teaching experience: „Professore a Contratto' (University of Milan and Udine: Biostatistics and
Biomathematics), Course Leader (Manchester Metropolitan University: Biomechanical Measurements Techniques, Neuromuscular Control MSc, Distance Learning Biomechanics BSc) and Path Leader (Biomechanics). Other details at the website web.mac.com/aminetti
Internationally based scientific activity: research fellow at C.N.R. Milan, Italy; C.N.R.-N.A.T.O. Research Grant at Geneva University with Prof. P. E. di Prampero; EU - Capital Mobility Research Grant at Leeds
University with Prof. R. McN. Alexander; Professor of Biomechanics, Manchester Metropolitan University. Many Keynote and Invited Lectures at International Congresses on Biomechanics and Physiology.
Author of C.N.R. patent n? 21564 A/89 on Computational Technique in Locomotion Mechanics.
Founder and President of “Kairos Physiomechanics Srl”, an academic Spin-off of the University of Milan.
Ordinary Member of: Italian Physiological Society (SIF), Italian Society of Natural Sciences, International Society of Biomechanics, The Physiological Society (Convenor of the Special Interest Group (SIG) on
Council Member of: CeBiSM (Bioengineering and Exercise Science Centre) in Rovereto, CRAV (Research
Centre in Alta Valtellina) in Sondalo, Italy.
Editorial activity: Journals Nature, Science, Proceedings of the Royal Society B (Member of the Editorial Board 2005-), Journal of Physiology, Journal of Applied Physiology, Journal of Experimental Biology, Journal of Theoretical Biology, European Journal of Physiology (Pflügers Archiv), Acta Physiologica Scandinavica, European Journal of Applied Physiology, Equine Veterinary Journal, Journal of Zoology, Journal of
Biomechanical Engineering, International Journal of Sport Medicine, Sport Engineering, Funding Bodies
BBSRC, The Horserace Betting Levy Board, St Thomas & Guys Hospital Fund, Christian Doppler Research
Association, the Leverhulme Trust.
MD/MSc/PhD Thesis supervisor: Italy - Computer Science, Biology, Medicine, UK- Biomechanics, Physiology.
Previous Coordinator of the Physiology Department, Istituto Tecnologie Biomediche Avanzate, C.N.R., Milan, Italy.
Attracted Funds (BTS, Italian Ministry of Education, HEFCE, JREI, BBSRC, SRIF, etc.) for about ? 2.1 M.
- 154 published research papers in exercise physiology and biomechanics (52 of which in SCI rated
journals, Impact Factor sum = 157.1, average = 3.7), 1 book and 6 papers in computer science, 1
internationally extended patent. The 61% of the SCI rated production is first author, with 9 (21%) papers
- Papers are published in journals as: Nature, Journal of Physiology, Proceedings of the Royal Society
B, , Journal of Applied Physiology, Journal of Experimental Biology, Journal of Theoretical Biology,
European Journal of Physiology (Pflügers Archiv), etc..
- Some of the papers have been reviewed in: Nature, Scientific American, New Scientist, Journal of
Experimental Biology, Discover, Nature Science Update (On-Line), National Geographic, The Times, etc..
Address: Istituto di Fisiologia Umana I, Via Magiagalli 32, 20133 Milano
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CURRICULUM VITAE ET STUDIORUM
Name: Alberto Enrico MINETTI
Place and date of birth: Milan, Italy, 20/4/1955
Status: Married (1983), two sons (1987, 1994)
Residence: Via Malpighi 3 – 20129 Milano- Italy
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Actual position: University Professor, Chair of Physiology,
Institute of Human Physiology I, Faculty of Medicine
University of Milano,
Via Mangiagalli 32, 20133 Milano, Italy
voice +39-02-50315427 fax +39-02-50315430
Founder and President of Kairos Physiomechanics Srl, an academic spin-off
of the University of Milan
Member of Scientific Council at CeBiSM (Bioengineering and Exercise
Science Centre) in Rovereto, Italy.
Member of Scientific Council at CRAV (Research Centre in Alta Valtellina) in
Education: Doctor in Medicine (M.D.) at the University of Milan, Italy (1980).
Specialist Degree (4 years) in Biomedical Statistics, University of Milan
Grade 5 Jazz Piano (Distinction), Associated Board of the Royal Schools of
Music, UK, 2003.
Grade 8 (Classic) Piano (Distinction), Associated Board of the Royal
Schools of Music, UK, 2004.
July 1973 Scientific degree at the "Leonardo da Vinci" secondary school,
November 1980 Graduated with full honours in Medicine and Surgery, University of Milan.
1980-1982 „Internal physician‟ at the Institute of Human Physiology University of Milan.
1982-1984 Won a three-year grant to carry out research at the
"Centro Studi di Fisiologia del Lavoro Muscolare", C.N.R., Milan.
1985-1999 Research Fellow at the "Centro Studi di Fisiologia del Lavoro Muscolare" (since
1989 "Istituto di Tecnologie Biomediche Avanzate) C.N.R., Milan.
1986 C.N.R.-N.A.T.O. junior grant (No.: 215.18) at the "Département di Phisiologie",
Geneva University, Switzerland, with attributed final prize.
1986-1991 Obtained the position of "Professore a Contratto" to lecture Biomathematics and
Biostatistics" at the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Udine.
1987 Completed a Specialist Course (4 years) in Biomedical Statistics at the Faculty of
Medicine and Surgery of the University of Milan.
1989 Lecturer of "Mathematical methods applied to Medicine" as part of the 2nd year
Mathematics Course at the Specialist Course in Medical Statistics, Faculty of
Medicine and Surgery, University of Milan.
1990 Author of a C.N.R. patent entitled "Method for the automatic analysis of the
energetics in human locomotion" (software, patent n? 21564 A/89), successively
licensed to a motion analyzer manufacturer.
1990 Aeritalia-Matra consultant for setting-up of the scientific instrumentation of space
lab Anthrolab (research in Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology).
1993-1994 Grant of the European Community to spend 10 months at the Dept. of Pure and
Applied Biology, University of Leeds, as a research fellow with Prof. R. McNeill
Alexander for mathematical modelling of terrestrial locomotion.
1996 - 1999 Design and research organization of the Centre of Motor Activities, Fondazione
Salvatore Maugeri, Pavia.
1997 - 1999 Coordinator of the Department of Physiology, Istituto Tecnologie Biomediche
Avanzate, C.N.R. Segrate (Milano).
1999 to date Coordinator of the „Centro Studi Ottimizzazione Biologica‟, Italian Natural Science
Society, Natural History Museum (Milan).
1999 - 2005 Professor of Biomechanics and Physiology of Exercise, Institute for Biophysical
and Clinical Research into Human Movement, Manchester Metropolitan
University Cheshire, UK.
July 2005 Two years grant, issued by the Italian Ministry of Education, to act as Professor of
Physiology at the Medical School of Milan University.
Sept-Dec 2005 Research Sabbatical at the Physiology Department, Medical School, Milan
Fall 2005 Winner of a 2 year Professorial Grant in the „Ritorno dei Cervelli‟ initiative of the
Italian Ministry of Education
Jan 2006 - Distinguished Professor of Physiology (Chiamata per Chiara Fama), Istituto di
Fisiologia Umana I, University of Milan, Italy.
Oct 2006 Scouted as Italian Innovator Scientist for the Book „Italian Applications‟, F.
Pedrocchi Ed, Hublab Edition, Milano, pp 34-35, 2006
April 2007 Visiting Professor and Curriculum Assessor at the Technology University of
Malaysia, Johor Barhu.
February 2008 Visiting Professor at the University of Porto Alegre, Brasil.
March 2008 founded an academic Spin Off of the University of Milan named „Kairos
Physiomechanics Srl‟, with Aurion Srl as external partner.
Research expeditions: 1978 – Morococha (Peru) 4950 m a.s.l.: high altitude respiratory physiology
1991 – Abong Mbang (Cameroon): Pygmies locomotion biomechanics
2004 – Buea (Cameroon): high altitude energetics of running races
2004 – Vuokatti (Finland): historic ski energetics and mechanics
2004 – Khumbu Valley (Nepal) 2600-5050 m a.s.l.: physiological adaptation
to carry heavy loads in hypoxia
2006 – Khumbu Valley (Nepal) 2600-3500 m a.s.l.: physiological adaptation
to carry heavy loads in hypoxia
Foreign languages: Italian (mother tongue), fluent spoken, read and written English, knowledge
of French (reading).
Programming languages: LabView (National Instruments), BASIC, Pascal, MIDI BASIC, HTML,
Mathematica,knowledge of FORTRAN, C and Assembler, Quartz.
Current software used: Office Suite (Microsoft Corp)
Mathematica (Wolfram Research)
Graphing Calculator (Pacific Tech)
Working Model 2D (Knowledge Revolution)
SYSTAT (Systat Inc)
StatView (SAS Institute Inc)
NIH Image (NIH)
LabView (National Instruments)
Graph III (Cricket Software)
WebWacker (The ForeFront Group Inc.)
Cyberdog (Apple Computer)
Fluent, Gambit CFD (Fluent Technology)
Operative systems: - Digital mod. MINC 11-23
- Apple Inc. MacOS up to OS X
- Microsoft MS-DOS/Windows
- Olivetti mod.PE-28 e M380
- Matrox graphics library 2-3D
Fields of interest: - Physiology and Biomechanics of Locomotion and Exercise
- Archaeo-physiology and -mechanics
- Mathematical Models in Biomedicine
- Muscular Energetics and Mechanics
- Computer Science in Medicine
- Fractal Geometry and Chaos Theory
- Respiratory Physiology
- Computational Fluid Dynamics
Present collaborations: - Dr. Federico Formenti (University of Oxford)
- Dr. Luca Ardigó (University of Verona)
- Prof. Paola Zamparo (University of Verona)
- Prof. Leonardo Tartaruga (University of Porto Alegre)
Society affiliations and Scientific Committees:
- Italian Physiological Society - Florence, ordinary member since 1984
- Italian Society of Natural Sciences - Milan, ordinary member since 1993
- Marie Curie Fellowship Association – member since 1993
- The Physiological Society, Oxford, UK, ordinary member since 1994
- The International Society of Biomechanics, ordinary member since 2004
- VO2max.NET, Member of the Scientific Board – Physiology Section, since 2002
- Centro Interuniversitario di Ricerca in Bioingegneria e Scienze Motorie, Rovereto (Trento) –
Council Member, since 2006
- Centro di Ricerca CRAV „Centro di ricerca Alta Valtellina: Movimento e Benessere‟, Sondalo
(Sondrio) – Council Member, since 2007
- Jury Member for the Young Investigator Award for Podium Presentations at the XXI ISB
Congress (International Society of Biomechanics) in Taipei, Taiwan 2007.
Editorial Activity (Referee or Member of the Editorial Board):
- Proceedings of the Royal Society B (Member of the Editorial Board 2005-) - Biology Letters (Royal Society, London)
- Journal of Physiology (London)
- Journal of Applied Physiology
- Journal of Experimental Biology
- Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise
- Journal of Biomechanics
- Journal of Theoretical Biology
- European Journal of Physiology, Pflügers Archiv
- Acta Physiologica Scandinavica
- European Journal of Applied Physiology
- Canadian Journal of Applied Physiology
- Experimental Brain Research
- Equine Veterinary Journal
- Journal of Zoology
- Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
- International Journal of Sport Medicine
- Human Movement Science (Member of the Editorial Board 2003-) - Journal of Science Education and Technology
- Sport Engineering Journal
- Coaching and Sport Science Journal (Member of the Editorial Board 2006-)
Peer reviewer for funding bodies:
- Charitable Funds: - The Horserace Betting Levy Board, UK
- St Thomas & Guys Hospital Fund, UK
- The Leverhulme Trust, UK
- Help the Aged, UK
- BBSRC, UK
- Christian Doppler Forschunsgesellschaft, Austria
- Fond National de la Recherche Scientifique, Belgium
- Lecturer in "Biomathematics" (full course as a "Professore a Contratto") at the Faculty of Medicine and
Surgery of the University of Udine (1985-1990), 25 contact hours/year. - Lecturer in "Medical Statistics" (full course as a "Professore a Contratto") at the Faculty of Medicine and
Surgery of the University of Udine (1985-1990) , 50 contact hours/year.
- Lecturer in "Mathematical methods in Medicine" (as a "Professore a Contratto") at the Specialist Course in medical Statistics of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Milan (1987), 10 contact hours/year.
- Thesis supervisor/Director of Studies at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Milan:
- 3D synthesis of natural landscapes
- Modelling and rendering of natural landscapes in 3D
- Automated recognition and analysis of NMR slices of human quadriceps for the evaluation of
- 3D reconstruction and volume estimation of human quadriceps muscle.
- walking and running in virtual environments: treadmill on demand accompanied by 3D
- Director of Studies for Postgraduate Studentships:
John Buckley (PhD completion December 2000)
Tom McKee (MPhil by research February 2002)
Paola Zamparo (PhD completion January 2003)
Omar Mian (PhD completion March 2006)
Marc Barberis – Leeds University (External advisor - PhD completion in 2006)
Federico Formenti (PhD completion January 2007)
Luca Ardigo‟ (PhD completion October 2007)
- Thesis supervisor at the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Dept. of Biology of the University of Milan:
- Mechanics and energetics of grade walking, running and gait transition. Luca Ardigó - External/Internal Examiner for PhD Viva:
- Richard Ferguson (MMU, Alsager)
- Vicky Goosey (MMU, Alsager)
- Danielle Preedy (University of Bristol)
- Fabio Borrani (University of Montpellier)
- Jamie Pringle (MMU, Alsager)
- Gil Scaglioni (University of Dijon)
- Alessandra Ferri (University of Dijon)
- Neil Reeves (MMU, Alsager)
- Martin Twiste (Salford University)
- Chris Morse (MMU, Alsager)
- Jonas Rubenson (University of Western Australia)
- Guillaume Bastien (University of Louvain-la-Neuve)
- Karim Zameziati (Université Jean Monnet – Saint Etienne)
- Unit Leader for the MSc course 'Biomechanical Measurement Techniques', Department of Exercise and Sport Science, Manchester Metropolitan University, 30 contact hours/year.
- Unit Leader and Co-teaching the MSc course 'Variability in Neuromuscular systems', Department of Exercise and Sport Science, Manchester Metropolitan University, 30 contact hours/year. - Unit Leader of the BSc Distance Learning Course Biomechanics, Department of Exercise and Sport Science, Manchester Metropolitan University
- External Examiner at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, for the MSc in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Courses: Biomechanical Analysis of Sport Techniques, Exercise in Cardiac Disease, Exercise in Medical Conditions, and Drugs in Sports.
- Seminars organizer at the Institute of Biophysical and Clinical Research into Human Movement, Manchester Metropolitan University (scheduled at 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, Farewell
- Coordinator of the Physiology Department, Institute of Advanced Biomedical Technology, National Research Council, Milan, Italy (1995-1999)
- Biomechanics Research Program Leader, Department of Exercise and Sport Science, Manchester Metropolitan University (1999-2005)
- Biomechanics Pathway Leader, Master of Science in Exercise and Sport Science, Department of Exercise and Sport Science, Manchester Metropolitan University (2001-2005)
- Member of the Faculty Information Systems Committee, Manchester Metropolitan University (1999-2005) - Member of the Faculty Research Development Committee, Manchester Metropolitan University (2000-2004) - Member of the Executive Committee of the „Institute of Biophysical and Clinical Research into Human Movement‟, Manchester Metropolitan University (2001-2004).
- Member of the Faculty Research Committee, Manchester Metropolitan University (2004-2005).
; BTS srl company (Milan, Italy): 30 millions Italian Lira (~? 10,000) for licensing the National Research
Council patent (C.N.R. n? 21564 A/89): “ A computational method for the mechanical work estimation of
locomotion": (authors: A. E. Minetti and I. Consani), 1990.
; Italian Ministry of Education: 56 millions Italian Lira grant (~? 20,000) for the project: “Optimisation of
energetics, mechanics and motor control from single muscle to the integrated system, in humans” (P.
Cerretelli, M. V. Narici and A. E. Minetti), 1998.
; HEFCE Capital Bid, UK, ? 209,000 for the project: Human motor performance in health and disease,
proponents A. E. Minetti and M. V. Narici, 2000.
; Manchester Metropolitan University, ? 19,000 funded PhD Studentship, 2000.
; Institut des Sciences du sport, Switzerland, SF 55600 for the project: Energetic constraints of mountain
running, proponents G. Ferretti and A. E. Minetti, 2000.
; BBSRC Capital Bid, ? 120,116, for the project: A model for predicting the metabolic energy costs of bipedal
and quadrupedal gaits from foot contact parameters, proponents R. H. Crompton, M.M. Gunther and A.E.
; SRIF bid ? 460,000 for the development of the Centre of Biophysical and Clinical Studies in Human
Movement, proponents: A.J. Sargeant, A.E. Minetti, M.V. Narici, L. Burwitz, K. Davids, 2001. ; BBSRC Capital Bid, ? 226,708, for the project: Structural and functional changes of muscle-tendon in
ageing: implications for locomotion, proponents C.M. Maganaris, A.E. Minetti and M. V. Narici, 2001. ; Manchester Metropolitan University, ? 19,000 funded PhD Studentship, 2002.
; BBSRC Capital Bid, ? 207,064, for the project: An optimization model of the metabolic cost of bipedal and
quadrupedal gaits, proponents R. H. Crompton, A.E. Minetti, M.M. Gunther and Sellers WI, 2002. ; Manchester Metropolitan University, ? 19,000 funded PhD Studentship, 2003.
; Manchester Metropolitan University, ? 75,000 funded PostDoctoral Fellowship, 2003. ; Manchester Metropolitan University, ? 7,000 funded Scientific Expeditions (Cameroon, Finland, Nepal),
; Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ? 3,000 funded Nepal Expedition, 2004.
; Ev-K2-CNR Committee, Italy, ? 3,500 funded Nepal Expedition, 2004.
; Italian Ministry of Education, ? 38,000 for equipment and 2 years salary, 2005.
; Ev-K2-CNR Committee, Italy, ? 1,000 funded congress attendance, 2005.
; Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ? 5,000 funded Nepal Expedition, 2006.
; Ev-K2-CNR Committee, Italy, ? 6,000 funded Nepal Expedition, 2006.
; Ev-K2-CNR Committee, Italy, ? 1,000 funded congress attendance, 2007.
; University of Milan, Italy, ? 15,000 funded research equipment, 2007.
Invited Lectures and Committees:
- “Modelling terrestrial locomotion”, Symposium in honour of R. McNeill Alexander at the Society of
Experimental Biology, Edinburgh, March 1999; th- “Mechanics of human locomotion”, 4 ECSS Annual Congress, Rome, Italy, June 1999;
- “The relationship between energetics and mechanics of locomotion”, XVIIth Congress of the International
Society of Biomechanics (ISB), Calgary, Canada, July 1999;
- “The energy cost of walking in the elderly before and after strength training”, Symposium on 'Responses
to training in the elderly', Maugeri Foundation, Pavia, Italy, December 1999;
- “Antagonist muscles characteristics help to reduce the mechanical variability during joint stiffening”,
International Symposium 'Variability in the movement system: New horizons‟, Manchester Metropolitan
University', October, 2000;
- “Transmission efficiency in human locomotion”, 51st Autumn Meeting of the Italian Physiological Society,
Catania, Italy, September, 2000;
- “Running on gradients: mechanics, energetics and results from races”, BASES Annual Conference,
Liverpool, September, 2000;
- “Individual economy and general mechanics in cross-country skiing”, International Congress on Ski
Science, St. Cristoph, Austria, January, 2000;
- “Energetics and mechanics of human walking at oscillating speeds”, Symposium on „Intermittent
Locomotion: Integrating the Physiology, Biomechanics and Behavior of Repeated Activity‟, Annual
meeting of The Society for Comparative and Integrative Biology, Atlanta, USA, January 2000.
- “Is Short stature associated with changes in locomotory energetics and biomechanics”, Symposium on th„Are children better 'mechanical machines' than adults', 48 Annual meeting of American College of Sport
Medicine, Baltimore, USA, June 2001.
- “Walking on other planets”, Symposium on „Space Physiology and Biomechanics', International Society
of Biomechanics, Zurich, Switzerland, July 2001.
- "Biomechanics of Locomotion" and "Symposium on Locomotion Efficiency", Scuola di Fisiologia e
Biofisica (Società Italiana di Fisiologia)), Rovereto, Trento, September 2001.
- “Jumping in ancient Olympics: the effect of halteres”, 8th Congress of the European College of Sport
Science, Athens, July 2002.
- “Mechanics and Energetics of Locomotion”, Organizer and Chair of the Symposium and speech about
“The evolution of technologically-assisted human locomotion”, World Congress of Biomechanics, Calgary
- “The metabolic equivalent of internal work in cycling”, in the Symposium on “Cycling Biomechanics”,
World Congress of Biomechanics, Calgary July 2002.
- “Estimating the mechanical work of locomotion”, Meeting of the Society of Experimental Biology,
- Symposium Special Event “PalaeoEnergetics and ArchaeoBiomechanics”, Organizer, Chair and Speaker,
American College of Sport Medicine, San Francisco 2003.
- “Paradigmi meccanici della locomozione umana”, International Congress on: “Upper motor neuron
syndrome: spasticity and related movement disorders”, Lecco 2003.
- Keynote Lecture on “Mechanical Paradigms in Locomotion”, International Society of Biomechanics,
- Lezione “Paradigmi meccanici della locomozione terrestre in bipedi e quadrupedi”, XXII Scuola Annuale
Bioingegneria della Postura e del Movimento, Bressanone, September 22– 25 2003 th- “The long jump in ancient Olympics: the effect of halteres”, 8 International Congress of the European
Committee for Sports History, Olympia (Greece), September 25– 28 2003.
- “Passively augmented performance in terrestrial, aquatic and aerial human locomotion”, Symposium in
honour of Roger Woledge of the Society of Experimental Biology, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh 2004. - Summer Science Exhibition, Royal Society, London, July 2004.
- “Economy and Efficiency of Walking in the Elderly”, Keynote Lecture, 6th World Congress on Aging and
Physical Activity, London, Ontario, Canada, August 3-7, 2004.
- “Biomechanics of Locomotion”, Annual Scientific Meeting of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in
Medicine, University of York, September 6-8 2004.
- “Making muscle work more efficiently/economically: internal and external strategies for overcoming the
physiological and anatomical limitations of human actuators.”, Anatomical Society's symposium on 'The
Anatomy of Exercise', Cardiff, July 5th 2005.
- Member of the International Program Committee of BioMech 2005 (IASTED), Benidorm, September 7-9,
- Invited Colloquium, Department of Biology, Northeastern University, Boston (MA), September 19, 2005. th- Introductory Keynote Lecture in Physiology and Biomechanics, The 11 conference of the „Association
des Chercheurs en Activités Physiques et Sportives – ACAPS‟, Paris, October 26-28, 2005.
- Lettura Magistrale 'Effects of terrain type, load, adaptation and hypoxia on walking along mountain paths:
Dolomites to Himalaya experiments' at the Congress‟ Mountain and Sport‟, CEBISM, Rovereto (Italy), 11-
- Invited lecture on „The evolution across the ages of passive tools for human powered locomotion.‟ at the thMusée des Arts et Métiers, Paris, March 29-30 2006.
- Invited Lecture on “Effetto della semplice ipertrofia sulla potenza meccanica ottenibile dal muscolo” at the
Convegno „Ipertrofia ed Esercizio Muscolare‟, Federazione Italiana Fitness, Padova 13/5/2006.
- Invited Lecture on "Ausilii passivi per migliorare la prestazione motoria e locomotoria" IEFSAS, Facoltà di
Scienze Motorie Università degli Studi di Milano, 23/5/2006.
- Invited Lecture on "Ausilii passivi per migliorare la prestazione motoria e locomotoria", Facoltà di Scienze
Motorie Università di Ferrara, 20/6/2006.
- Keynote Lecture and Symposium Chair at ISBS (International Society of Biomechanics in Sports),
Salzburg, July 14-18, 2006.
- Invited Lecture at the Symposium “Comparative Muscle Physiology and Human Movement”, at IMEC
(International Muscle Energetics Conference”), Banff, July 22-27, 2006. th- Invited Chair, Session „Muscle Energetics‟, 5 World Congress of Biomechanics, Münich, 29/7-4/8/2006.
- Invited Lecture at Convegno „Ottimizzazione e recupero della capacita‚ motoria nelle malattie endocrino-
metaboliche‟, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Villa Caramora (Verbania-Intra) 22-23/9/2006.
- Lettura Magistrale "Descrizione matematica della traiettoria 3D del centro di massa corporeo: uno
strumento per la fisiologia e la patologia della locomozione" VII? Congresso della Società Italiana di
Analisi del Movimento in Clinica (SIAMOC 2006), 20/10/2006.
- Invited „Lettura Magistrale‟ about “Le Nuove Frontiere della Tecnologia: i Tessuti Intelligenti” at the XXXI
Congress of the Federazione Medico Sportiva Italiana, Napoli 31/11-3/12/2006.
- Lettura Magistrale 'Il cammino a 4 arti (con bastoni): energetica e biomeccanica di un “apparente” ritorno
alle origini‟ 1st National Congress on „NORDIC WALKING - camminare con bastoni, Scienza e tecnica
per fitness e salute” Rovereto, 16 giugno 2007.
- Invited Tutorial in „Human Locomotion‟, the XXI ISB Congress (International Society of Biomechanics) in
Taipei, Taiwan 2007.
- Jury Member of the Young Investigator Awards, the XXI ISB Congress (International Society of
Biomechanics) in Taipei, Taiwan 2007.
- Invited Lecture on „Predizioni teoriche del cambiamento di potenza indotto dalla sola ipo-iperrofia
muscolare‟ at XVII Congresso Internazionale di Riabilitazione Sportiva e Traumatologia, Simposio
Satellite: Atrofia-Ipertrofia dal Recupero Funzionale all‟Allenamento, Bologna 19/4/2008.
- Invited Lecture at the “8th World Congress on Computational Mechanics WCCM8", Venice, Italy 30/6-
- Invited Lecture „Bipedal running on water: a matter of a certain gravity‟ at the 2008 Gordon Research
Conference „THEORETICAL BIOLOGY & BIOMATHEMATICS‟, Il Ciocco Hotel and Resort Lucca
(Barga), Italy, June 22-27, 2008,
- Invited Lecture at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Experimental Biology (SEB) in Marseilles, France
5-10 July, 2008.
- Invited Plenary Lecture at the European College of Sport Science (ECSS) in Oslo, Norway 24-27 June,
Computer Science exhibitions:
- "Matheikon", Graftal Group, Bellinzona 1/88, Zurich 12/88.
- "Geometria Frattale", Gallery "Il Quadrangolo", Milan, 3/88.
- "Spazio 5", Ente Fiera of Trieste, 10/88.
- "Variazioni Cosmiche", Vimercate, District of Milan, 11/88.
- "Geometria Frattale", permanent exhibition at the Department of Computer Science, University of Milan,
12/88 to date.
- "Geometria Frattale", permanent exhibition at the Research Area of C.N.R., Milan, 12/89 to date. - "Immagini Frattali: dalle frontiere del caos", Institute for the Scientific and Technological Research of Trento ,
th- 7 Nantwich Jazz and Blues Festival, Giant Steps Jazz Quartet, April 13-22, Nantwich (UK) 2003. th- 8 Nantwich Jazz and Blues Festival, Giant Steps Jazz Quartet, April 8-12, Nantwich (UK) 2004. th- 9 Nantwich Jazz and Blues Festival, Giant Steps Jazz Quartet, March 27-29, Nantwich (UK) 2005.
Hobbies and sports: Playing classical and jazz music (piano, electronic keyboards, double bass,
electric bass, acoustic guitar, soprano saxophone, digital saxophone, flute,
recorders), computerized and synthesis music, computer graphics, downhill skiing,
trial-motorbike, windsurf, scuba diving (ESA OpenWater Certificate, 2006),
a) in extenso papers published on peer reviewed SCI journals
1. Mognoni P., C. L. Lafortuna, G. Russo and A. E. Minetti. An analysis of world records in three types
of locomotion. Eur. J. Appl. Physiol. 49: 287-299, 1982. (IF 1.4)
2. Lafortuna C. L., A. E. Minetti and P. Mognoni. Optimization of inspiratory airflow pattern in man.
I.R.C.S. Med. Sci., 11: 1095, 1983. (IF 0.4)
3. Lafortuna C. L., A. E. Minetti and P. Mognoni. Inspiratory flow pattern in humans. J. Appl. Physiol.,
57: 1111-1119, 1984. (IF 2.3)
4. Brancaccio D., A. E. Minetti, E. Sabbioni, R. Pietra, O. Bugiani, G. Como, and M. Gallieni. Minimal
laboratory investigation of uremic patients. Kidney International, 28 (17): 108-111, 1985. (IF 4.4)
5. Minetti A. E., I. Brambilla and Lafortuna C. L.. Respiratory airflow pattern in patients with chronic
airway obstruction. Clinical Physiology 7: 283-296, 1987. (IF 1.0)
6. Narici M. V., G. S. Roi, L. Landoni, A. E. Minetti, and P. Cerretelli. Changes in force, cross-sectional
area and neural activation during strength training and detraining of the human quadriceps. Eur.
J. Appl. Physiol. 59: 310-319, 1989. (IF 1.4)
7. Ferretti G., U. Boutellier, D. R. Pendergast, C. Moia, A. E. Minetti, H. Howald and P. E. di
Prampero. Oxygen transport system before and after exposure to chronic hypoxia. Int. J. Sports
Medicine Vol. 11, Suppl. 1, S15-20, 1990. (IF 1.4)
8. Minetti A. E., and F. B. Saibene. Mechanical work rate minimization and natural stride frequency
of human walking: a mathematical model. J. Exp. Biol. 170: 19-34, 1992. (IF 2.0)
9. Narici M. V., L. Landoni, and A. E. Minetti. Assessment of human knee extensor muscle stress from
in vivo physiological cross-sectional area and strength measurements. Eur. J. Appl. Physiol. 65:
438-444, 1992. (IF 1.4)
10. Minetti A. E., L. P. Ardigò and F. Saibene. Mechanical determinants of grade walking energetics. J.
Physiol. 472: 725-735, 1993. (IF 4.4)
11. Minetti A. E., and G. Belli. A model for the estimation of hidden mass displacement in periodic
movements. J. Biomech. 27 (1): 97-102, 1994. (IF 1.8)
12. Minetti A. E., L. P. Ardigò and F. Saibene. The transition between walking and running in man:
metabolic and mechanical aspects at different grades. Acta. Physiol. Scand. 150 (3): 315-323, 1994.
13. Minetti A. E., F. Saibene, L. Ardigò, G. Atchou, F. Schena and G. Ferretti. Pygmy locomotion. Eur. J.
Appl. Physiol. 68 (4) pp. 285-290, 1994. (IF 1.4)
14. Minetti A. E.. Contraction dynamics in antagonist muscles. J. Theor. Biol., 169 (3): 295-304, 1994.
15. Minetti A. E., L. P. Ardigò and F. Saibene. Mechanical determinants of the minimum energy cost of
gradient running. J. Exp. Biol. 195: 211-225, 1994. (IF 2.0)
16. Minetti A. E., C. Capelli, P. Zamparo, P. E. di Prampero and F. Saibene. Effects of stride frequency