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Wednesday from 15:00 to 17:00 Ufficio Via Venezia 1, quarto piano Altri orari su appuntamento
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Curriculum Vitae
Nationality: Italian
Date of Birth: March 27th 1966
Place of Birth: Padova-ITALY
Foreign languages: Fluent English, very good French.

1985: High school diploma at Scientific Lyceum in Padova, final mark: 60/60.
1992: Degree in Mechanical Engineering at University of Padova, final mark 110/110 with mention. Final year project about crashworthiness of composite nosebox for racing cars.
1992-1995: Ph.D. degree in Machine Design at Padova University about Multiaxial Fatigue Design Criteria.
1995-1996: 11 months stage at Sheffield University – UK with EC grant for research about the biaxial in-phase and out of phase testing of Al 6082 alloy.
1997-1998: Postdoctoral fellowship on Biomedical Engineering at University of Ferrara – Italy.
1998-2014: Assistant Professor in Machine Design at University of Padova-Italy.
November 2014: Associate Professor in Machine Design at University of Padova-Italy
Lecturer on “Machine Design with Laboratory” to 3rd year students of Mechanical Engineering (50 students per year).
Lecturer on “Sport Engineering and Rehabilitation Devices” to 5th year students of Mechanical Engineering (50 students per year).
2010-2015 Lecturer on “Biomechanics” to 4th year students of Exercise Science at Verona University (90 students per year).
Supervisor of PhD students in Machine Design and Construction since 2000.
• Analysis of vibration transmissibility of racing bicycle saddles.
• Field data acquisition of load spectra and variable amplitude fatigue testing of motorcycle and bicycle frames.
• Analysis of the structural behaviour of innovative ski-boots.
• Design of dynamometric platforms for the measure of ski and snowboard loads.
• Structural Analysis of Safety Helmets.
• Field data acquisition on manual and power wheelchairs for the definition of drop and drum tests.
• Biomechanical analysis of wheelchair rugby players and structural analysis of rugby wheelchairs for optimization
• Analysis of active and passive exoskeletons.
Member since 1994 of the ISO/TC149/SC1/WG4 on international safety standards for mountain bikes for UNI.
Convenor since 1999 on behalf of UNI of the CEN/TC333/WG3 on European safety standards for racing bikes.
Member from 2008 to 2014 and from 2016 to present of the ISEA (International Sports Engineering Association) Executive Committee.
Member from 2011 of the ISSS (International Society for Skiing Safety) National Representatives Committee.
Convenor since 2008 of the UNI subcommittee “Technical Aids for Persons with Disability”.
Member since 2008 of the ISO/TC173 Technical Aids for Person with Disability on behalf of UNI.
Chairman since 2012 of the ISO/TC173/SC1 – wheelchairs.
Member since 2016 of the ISO/TC159 Ergonomics on behalf of SBS - UNI.

Lecturer's Curriculum (PDF): D081D0C88C59D95D43C9A19452E1B8C9.pdf

Last Two years publications
[138] Pogni, M., Petrone, N., Comparison of the Aerodynamic Performance of Five Racing Bicycle Wheels by Means of CFD Calculations, (2016) Procedia Engineering, 147, pp. 74-80. Cited 3 times. DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2016.06.192
[139] Petrone, N., Marcolin, G., Odenwald, S., Senner, V., The ISEA Winterschool in Sports Engineering: 5 Years of Education and Team Building Experiences, (2016) Procedia Engineering, 147, pp. 896-900. DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2016.06.282
[140] Petrone, N., Nardon, M., Marcolin, G., Prediction of ACL and PCL Loads during Isokinetic Knee Exercises using Experimental Tests and Musculoskeletal Simulations, (2016) Procedia Engineering, 147, pp. 246-251. DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2016.06.251
[141] James, D.A., Petrone, N., Sensors and wearable technologies in sport: Technologies, trends and approaches for implementation, (2016) SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology, (9789811009914), pp. 1-49.
a. Introduction, pp. 1-3. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-0992-1_1
b. Review, pp. 5-6. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-0992-1_2
c. Sensors, pp. 7-24. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-0992-1_3
d. Approaches, pp. 25-26. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-0992-1_4
e. Implementation pp. 27-35. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-0992-1_5
f. Future directions, pp. 37-38. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-0992-1_6
g. Conclusions, p. 39. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-0992-1_7

[142] Marcolin, G., Grainer, A., Reggiani, C., Bisiacchi, P., Cona, G., Petrone, N., Paoli, A. Static and dynamic postural changes after a mountain ultra-marathon of 80 km and 5500 D+(2016) PLoS ONE, 11 (5), art. no. e0155085, . Cited 5 times.DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0155085
[143] Supej, M., Senner, V., Petrone, N., Holmberg, H.-C., Reducing the risks for traumatic and overuse injury among competitive alpine skiers, (2017) British Journal of Sports Medicine, 51 (1), pp. 1-2. Cited 2 times.DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2016-096502
[144] Petrone, N., Cognolato, M., McNeil, J.A., Hubbard, M., Designing, building, measuring, and testing a constant equivalent fall height terrain park jump, (2017) Sports Engineering, 20 (4), pp. 283-292. DOI: 10.1007/s12283-017-0253-y
[145] Marcolin, G., Panizzolo, F.A., Paoli, A., Petrone, N., Experimental methods for the mechanical characterization of cycling short pads, (2018) Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part P: Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology, 232 (1), pp. 22-27. DOI: 10.1177/1754337117696390
[146] F Bettella, ML Magrini, N Petrone, Collection of in-Field Impact Loads Acting on a Rugby Wheelchair Frame, Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute Proceedings 2018, 2, 260; doi:10.3390/proceedings2060260
[147] P Mistretta, G Parolini, G Marcolin, C Hasler, L Viel, N Petrone, The Influence of Outdoor Shoe Sole Stiffness on the Metatarsophalangeal Joint Kinematics When Walking and Running in Different Conditions, Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute Proceedings 2018, 2, 275; doi:10.3390/proceedings2060275
[148] N Petrone, M Giacomin, A Koptyug, M Bäckström, Racing Wheels’ Effect on Drag/Side Forces Acting on a Cyclist at Sportstech-Miun Wind Tunnel, Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute Proceedings 2018, 2, 210; doi:10.3390/proceedings2060210
[149] N Petrone, M Benazzato, F Bettella, P Sacerdoti, G Marcolin, S Masiero, Stereophotogrammetric Analysis of Pushing Kinematics of Wheelchair Rugby Players on an Inertial Ergometer, Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute Proceedings 2018, 2, 258; doi:10.3390/pro

Lecturer's Publications (PDF): D081D0C88C59D95D43C9A19452E1B8C9.pdf

List of taught course units in A.Y. 2018/19
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
IN0506 002PD IN02123535 12 3rd Year First
IN0518 COMMON INN1032097 6 2nd Year Second
IN2371 004PD INN1032097 6 1st Year Second
IN2371 005PD INN1032097 6 1st Year Second

Responsibility of other activity for A.Y. 2018/19
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
IN0506 002PD INL1004099 9 3rd Year Annual ITA NICOLA PETRONE