University of Calgary

Salvatore Federico

  • Affiliated Position
  • Professor - Human Performance Lab

Research Interests

Research Interests:


Associate Professor, Dept Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Schulich School of Engineering
Adjunct Associate Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology


2005-2007 Post-Doctoral Fellow, Human Performance Laboratory, The University of Calgary
2001-2004 PhD in Structural Mechanics, University of Catania, Italy
1994-2000 Laurea (BSc+MSc) in Mechanical Engineering, University of Catania, Italy



Theoretical and applied mechanics: Continuum Mechanics, with particular regard to the theory of elasticity, theory of porous media, fibre-reinforced composite materials.

Biomechanics of Soft Tissue: mathematical models of soft tissue material properties, articular cartilage mechanics, joint mechanics, cell mechanics.


2016 2015 Editor's Choice List: Grillo, Guaily, Giverso, Federico, 2015, J. Biomech. Eng., 137, 071004-8
2013 Teaching Excellence Award (Second-Year Civil-Chemical-Mechanical), The University of Calgary
2007 American Society of Biomechanics Young Scientist Post-Doctoral Award
2010 Departmental Early Research Excellence Award



2002-current ISB, International Society of Biomechanics
2006-current ASB, American Society of Biomechanics
2006-current CSB, Canadian Society for Biomechanics
2006-current IUTAM, International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
2006-current AIMETA, Italian Association of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
2008-current ESB, European Society of Biomechanics
2009-current EUROMECH, European Mechanics Society
2011-current Society for Natural Philosophy
2011-current Society of Engineering Science
2012-current Cardiac Physiome Society



2001-current Association of Professional Engineers of the Province of Messina, Italy
2005-current CAUT, Canadian Association of University Teachers
2009-current APEGA, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta, Canada


Photograph of Salvatore Federico


  • PhD - Structural Mechanics
    University of Catania, Italy, 2004
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