Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Advanced Research Fellow







564City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Stefano Galvan received his MSc and PhD in Computer Science at the University of Verona (Italy). Starting from 2001, he has been working as an experienced computer scientist on challenging academic research projects, contributing as coordinator, lead software developer and system administrator. From 2009 to 2013, he worked in industry as IT manager and consultant, his main role being software developer for embedded systems.

In 2013 he joined the Tribology group at Imperial College. His work as a Research Fellow focuses on the management of European Projects in collaboration with the Mechatronics in Medicine Lab (ACTIVE until 2015 and EDEN2020 starting from April 2016) and the design and development of software for scientific research in collaboration with the Non Destructive Evaluation group.



Segato A, Vece CD, Zucchelli S, et al., 2021, Position-Based Dynamics Simulator of Brain Deformations for Path Planning and Intra-Operative Control in Keyhole Neurosurgery, Ieee Robotics and Automation Letters, Vol:6, ISSN:2377-3766, Pages:6061-6067

Pinzi M, Watts T, Secoli R, et al., 2021, Path replanning for orientation-constrained needle steering, Ieee Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, Vol:68, ISSN:0018-9294, Pages:1459-1466


Tan Z, Bernardini A, Konstantinou I, et al., Diffusion Measurement and Modelling, European Robotics Forum 2017

Tan Z, Forte AE, Galvan S, et al., Composite Hydrogel: a New Tool for Reproducing the Mechanical Behaviour of Soft Human Tissues, Biotribology 2016

Forte AE, Galvan S, Dini D, Biomechanics of the brain: experimental investigation, numerical simulation, design of advanced phantoms for robotic surgery, ITC 2015

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