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SPL meeting September 2010


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Date 2010/09/29
Time 15:30
Location Anf IV
Country Portugal

speaker Prof. Antonio Giannella-Neto, Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Biomedical Engineering and the Respiratory System

The main "function" of the respiratory system is to promote the gas
exchange between the body and the environment. To perform this task,
balanced amounts of blood and renewed air are placed in close contact
at expenses of mechanical work. It is necessary to understand how this
is done in health and in disease. In this talk, applications of engineering
in pulmonary physiology and medicine will be presented. Among them:
monitoring of ventilatory mechanics, artificial mechanical ventilation,
cardiorespiratory coupling, and mathematical modeling applied to gas
exchange and lung mechanics.

Antonio Giannella-Neto, short CV

Antonio Giannella-Neto is Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the
Biomedical Engineering Programme (BEP) of the Graduate School of
Engineering (COPPE) of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ);
and Chief of the Pulmonary Engineering Laboratory at BEP/COPPE/UFRJ
and researcher-1A of the Brazilian Research Council (CNPq).

Among his scientific fields of interest are: Pulmonary Mechanics and Gas
Exchange, Instrumentation Applied in Pulmonary Medicine, Monitoring and
Simulation of the Respiratory System, Performance and Safety Tests of
Medical Equipments Applied in Pulmonary Medicine.

He published around 55 articles in specialized journals (Annals Biom Eng,
Biom Eng Online, Physiol Meas, Crit Care, IEEE Trans Biom Eng, Med & Biol
Eng & Comput, Chest, Am J Crit Care and Pulm Med, J Appl Physiol, Europ
Respir J, Respirat Physiol & Neurobiol, Eur J Appl Physiol, Braz J of Biom
Eng), advised 7 DSc and 39 MSc students.

He was member of the Administrative Council of the International
Federation of Medical and Biological Engineering (1991-7), President
of the World Congress of Biomedical Engineering (1994), President of
the Brazilian Society of Biomedical Engineering (1997-8), member of
the University Council of UFRJ (1995-9), Head of the Biomedical
Engineering Programme of UFRJ (1989-91).