Professor Alberto Avolio, BE, PhD (UNSW), FIAMBE, is Professor of Biomedical Engineering in The Australian School of Advanced Medicine at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. He has acquired international recognition in the field of cardiovascular haemodynamics. He has taught in the fields of cardiovascular dynamics and in the broad area of engineering in medicine and biology and has extensive experience in PhD supervision and in examination of local and international higher degree theses. Current research areas include pulsatile relationships between blood pressure and flow, characterization of pressure-dependent indices of vascular function, cellular and molecular mechanisms of arterial stiffness, pulse wave analysis and non-invasive estimation of central aortic pressure, retinal vascular function and non-invasive assessment of cerebral dynamics, cerebral aneurysms, cardiovascular modelling and biological signal processing. He has received over $7 million in collaborative research grant support and is on the assessment panel of national and international granting bodies. He is on the editorial board of journals of cardiovascular research and hypertension (Hypertension, Journal of Hypertension, Artery Research, Current Hypertension Reviews, Advanced Biomedical Engineering, Pulse) and is a reviewer for over 40 international scientific journals. He has over 170 publications including a book, book chapters and peer reviewed articles.
Professor Avolio is a Visiting Professor at the Tokyo Medical University and external assessor of Biomedical Engineering curriculum at the University of Malaya. He has recently been elected a Fellow of the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering.