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A/Prof Egon Perilli

PhD Bioengineering (2006), MSc Physics (2001), University of Bologna, Italy.

Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering, Medical Device Research Institute, Flinders University; Affiliate Lecturer, School of Medical Sciences, The University of Adelaide; Honorary Fellow, Dept. of Medicine, Austin Health, The University of Melbourne. Between 2008-2011: Senior Research Fellow, Bone & Joint Research Lab, Surgical Pathology, SA Pathology, Adelaide.


A/Prof Egon Perilli developed his scientific research background in Europe: 

  • 2007-2008: Post-Doctoral Researcher at company SkyScan, Kontich, Belgium (micro-CT  manufacturer, now Bruker micro-CT), in collaboration with Visionlab, Dept. of Physics, University of Antwerp, Belgium.

  • Between 2002-2007: Scientific Researcher at Medical Technology Laboratory, Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Bologna, Italy, carrying out his PhD research on micro-CT imaging and mechanical testing of bone.


His research involves several biomedical imaging techniques, in particular state of the art micro-CT, both in vitro and in vivo, of bone and joints and biomaterials, on human tissue and animal models, combined with biomechanical testing. Application of Digital volume correlation (DVC) enables to compute displacements and strains, to validate finite element predictions.


He is a supervisor and instrument leader of the large-volume micro-CT imaging laboratory in Flinders which was launched in 2020, thanks to the successful ARC LIEF grant for which he is lead CI. He is the current President (2018-2021) of the Australian & New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society (ANZORS) and was the ANZORS Society Secretary from 2015-2018. He has been board member of the International Federation of Musculoskeletal Research Societies (IFMRS) since 2018. He holds collaborative projects with national and international groups (Australia, UK, Netherlands, Italy), is a board member of scientific journals, gives consultancies to universities and private institutions, in Australia and Europe and he is an assessor for over 10 funding bodies including the ARC, NHMRC, Wellcome Trust (UK).

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