Alessandro Bellofiore is an Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering at San Jose State University. Before joining SJSU, he was a Research Associate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2011-2014) and a Postdoctoral Researcher at the National University of Ireland, Galway (2008-2011). He received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Università Federico II di Napoli, Italy, in 2006.
Dr. Bellofiore’s research interests include fluid mechanics of biomedical devices, hemodynamics and cardiovascular mechanics, wearable/portable devices for cardiovascular and chronic kidney disease, particle image velocimetry, clinical imaging, and data analysis. At SJSU, his research has been focused on establishing novel benchtop approaches to evaluate hemodynamic performance and hemocompatibility of prosthetic heart valves and coronary stents, with particular emphasis on the issue of flow-induced blood clotting. Recently, he received an NSF Major Research Instrumentation grant to acquire a time-resolved and microscale particle image velocimetry system, which he is using to investigate cardiovascular device flows under realistic physiological conditions.