Paolo Gargiulo, Associate Professor

School:School of Technology / Department of Engineering 


Dr. Paolo Gargiulo, Associate Professor
Inst. f. Biomed. and Neural Engineering/ Biomed. Technology Centre
Reykjavik University & Landspitali

Curriculum Vitae

Paolo Gargiulo is an Associated Professor and works at center of Medical Technology Center - Reykjavik University /University Hospital Landspitali. He studied at TU Wien and finished his PhD in 2008. He has have been active in the field of Clinical Engineering, medical image processing and 3-D modeling and tissue engineering. He developed at Landspitali a rapid prototyping service to support surgical planning with over 200 operation planned. He has published 59 papers in peer reviewed international journals and chapters in academic books. He is consultant of MedEl for the development of larynx pacemaker, he co-operating with Össur on the use of EEG to evaluate cortical reorganization in lower limb amputees, with Hjartavernd and NIH to study muscle atrophy or degeneration in aging associated to life styles and co-morbidities, and with Washington University (US) in Brain Modeling project. Since December 2013 Paolo Gargiulo is the director of the Institute of Biomedical and Neural Engineering and the Icelandic center of Neurophysiology.


1992 Qualified at the Technical institute of informatics and electronic “F. Giordani” Naples, Italy 2001 Graduated at the University of Naples “Federico II” Degree in Electronic engineers with specialization in Biomedical engineering 2001 Master thesis at Research and Development department, University Hospital Iceland: “Research and experimentation of telemedicine applications for seamen in the North Atlantic” 2008 PhD study at the Vienna University of Technology - TU Wien : “3D Modelling and Monitoring of Denervated Muscle under Functional Electrical Stimulation Treatment and Associated Bone Structural Changes”


2002- Landspitali, Clinical Engineering 2008- Assistant Professor School of Science and Engineering, Reykjavik University 2009- Consultant work for Med-el Hearing Implant Company 2014- Director of the Institute of Biomedical and Neural Engineering 2014- Promotion to Associate Professor 2015- Funding person for the Icelandic Centre of Neurophysiology

RU teaching record

2020-1T-510-MALIInstruments and Vital Signs
2019-1T-510-MALIInstruments and Vital Signs
2019-1T-629-INDEIndependent Project
2018-3T-621-CLINClinical Engineering
2018-3T-316-STAFDigital Electronics
2018-1E-544-EEGPEEG in psychological research: operation and exposition of results
2018-1T-621-CLINClinical Engineering
2018-1T-629-INDEIndependent Project
2017-3T-306-RAS1Analog Circuit Analysis
2017-3T-316-STAFDigital Electronics
2017-1T-806-INDEIndependent Project
2016-3T-861-EEGWEEG workshopTheory and Applications
2016-3T-306-RAS1Analog Circuit Analysis
2016-3T-806-INDEIndependent Project
2016-3T-316-STAFDigital Electronics
2016-1E-215-HSKYPerception and Cognition
2016-1T-861-EEG1Introduction to EEG Measurements and Analysis
2016-1T-629-INDEIndependent Project
2016-1T-861-SPECSpecial Topics in Biomedical Engineering
2015-3T-621-CLINClinical Engineering
2015-3T-629-INDEIndependent Project
2015-3T-316-STAFDigital Electronics
2015-3T-861-SPECSpecial Topics in Biomedical Engineering
2015-1T-860-MALSSeminar in Biomedical Sciences
2015-1T-629-INDEIndependent Project
2015-1T-861-SPECSpecial Topics in Biomedical Engineering
2015-1T-865-TISSTissue engineering
2014-3T-621-CLINClinical Engineering
2014-3T-316-STAFDigital Electronics
2014-3T-861-SPECSpecial Topics in Biomedical Engineering
2014-1T-861-BIOSBiomedical Signal & Image Processing
2014-1T-860-MALSSeminar in Biomedical Sciences
2014-1T-860-RANNResearch Oriented Project in Biomedical Engineering
2014-1T-629-INDEIndependent Project
2013-3T-100-AFVVProject Work Methods
2013-3T-621-CLINClinical Engineering
2013-3T-861-SPECSpecial Topics in Biomedical Engineering
2013-1T-510-MALIInstruments and Vital Signs
2013-1T-860-RANNResearch Oriented Project in Biomedical Engineering
2013-1T-629-INDEIndependent Project
2013-1T-861-SPECSpecial Topics in Biomedical Engineering
2012-3T-100-AFVVProject Work Methods
2012-3T-621-CLINClinical Engineering
2012-3T-861-SPECSpecial Topics in Biomedical Engineering
2012-1T-861-BIOSBiomedical Signal & Image Processing
2012-1T-510-MALIInstruments and Vital Signs
2012-1T-629-INDEIndependent Project
2011-3T-100-AFVVProject Work Methods
2011-3T-621-CLINClinical Engineering
2011-3T-629-INDEIndependent Project
2011-1T-510-MALIInstruments and Vital Signs
2011-1T-810-RANNResearch-Oriented Project in Engineering
2010-3T-621-CLINClinical Engineering
2010-3T-861-BIOSBiomedical Signal & Image Processing
2010-1T-510-MALIInstruments and Vital Signs
2009-3T-621-CLINClinical Engineering
2008-3T-610-STODProsthetics and Artifical Organs

Honours and grants

- 2007 Co-author in the winning paper at MIMICS Innovation award in Washington USA - 2008 Finalist for Student Innovation award (as supervisor) Nýsköpunarverðlaun forseta Íslands 2008 - 2012 Finalist for Student Innovation award (as supervisor) Nýsköpunarverðlaun forseta Íslands 2013 - 2013 Young scientist of the year at University Hospital Landspitali - 2015 1st price poster session in digital health MEIBIOENG2015 (UK Biomedical engineering society, annual meeting) -2016 1st Price, article at XIV Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2016


Articles in peer-reviewed scholarly journals 2012-2016 •Singularity-free finite element model of bone through automated voxel-based reconstruction. L Esposito, P Bifulco, P Gargiulo, M Fraldi. Computer methods in biomechanics and biomedical engineering 19 (3), 257-262 •Recovery from muscle weakness by exercise and FES: lessons from Masters, active or sedentary seniors and SCI patients. U Carraro, H Kern, P Gava, C Hofer, S Loefler, P Gargiulo, K Edmunds, ...Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, 1-12 •Coupling multiscale X-ray physics and micromechanics for bone tissue composition and elasticity determination from micro-CT data, by example of femora from OVX and sham rats. P Hasslinger, V Vass, A Dejaco, R Blanchard, G Örlygsson, P Gargiulo, ..International Journal for Computational Methods in Engineering Science and Mechanincs. 1-47 •"Quantitative Computed Tomography and image analysis for advanced muscle assessment." Edmunds, K. J., Gíslason, M. K., Arnadottir, I. D., Marcante, A., Piccione, F., & Gargiulo, European Journal of Translational Myology 26.2 (2016). •Biology of muscle atrophy and of its recovery by FES in aging and mobility impairments: roots and by-products U Carraro, H Kern, P Gava, C Hofer, S Loefler, P Gargiulo, S Mosole, ...European Journal of Translational Myology 25 (4), 221-230 •Bone Mineral Density and Fracture Risk Assessment to Optimize Prosthesis Selection in Total Hip Replacement Þ Pétursson, KJ Edmunds, MK Gíslason, B Magnússon, G Magnúsdóttir, P Gargiulo. Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine •U Carraro, KJ Edmunds, P Gargiulo. 3D false color computed tomography for diagnosis and follow-up of permanent denervated human muscles submitted to home-based Functional Electrical Stimulation. European Journal of Translational Myology 25 (2), 129-140. •KJ Edmunds, P Gargiulo. Imaging approaches in functional assessment of implantable myogenic biomaterials and engineered muscle tissue. European Journal of Translational Myology 25 (2), 63-76. •L Wiedemann, J Chaberova, K Edmunds, G Einarsdóttir, C Ramon, P Gargiulo. Low-amplitude craniofacial EMG power spectral density and 3D muscle reconstruction from MRI. Eur J Transl Myol-Basic Appl Myol. 25 (2), 93-99. (2015) •Improving planning and post-operative assessment for Total Hip Arthroplasty. B Magnússon, Þ Pétursson, K Edmunds, G Magnúsdóttir, G Halldórsson, P Gargiulo. Eur J Transl Myol-Basic Appl Myol. 25 (2), 101-108 (2015) •L Esposito, P Bifulco, P Gargiulo, M Fraldi. Singularity-free finite element model of bone through automated voxel-based reconstruction. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering,. 1-6 (2015) •H Halldórsson, AJ Arason, M Sigurðardóttir, P Gargiulo, MK Magnússon, ...Sjaldgæft tilfelli af vöðvabandvefsæxli með bólgufrumuíferð í hægri kinnkjálka. Læknablaðið (2015) •Gargiulo, P., P. Belfiore, E. A. Friðgeirsson, S. Vanhatalo, and C. Ramon. "The effect of fontanel on scalp EEG potentials in the neonate." Clinical Neurophysiology (2014). •MK Gislason, A. Procopio, G. Örlygsson, Ó. E. Sigurjónsson H. Jonsson Jr., P. Gargiulo. Finite element modelling of the distal radioulnar joint. Biomedical Engineering/Biomedizinische Technik (2014) •Joseph Lovecchio, Sandra M. Jónsdóttir-Buch, Guðrún Kristín Einarsdóttir, Magnús Kjartan Gíslason, Gissur Örlygsson, Ólafur Eysteinn Sigurjónsson1 and Paolo Gargiulo. Assessment of Perfusion Bioreactors System Using µCT Technology and 3D Modeling Methods. Biomedical Engineering/Biomedizinische Technik (2014) •Czenek, Agnes; Blanchard, Romane; Dejaco, Alexander; Sigurjónsson, Ólafur; Örlygsson, Gissur; Gargiulo, Paolo; Hellmich, Christian “Quantitative intravoxel analysis of microCT-scanned resorbing ceramic biomaterials - Perspectives for computer-aided biomaterial design” Journal of Materials Research , 29(23), 2757-2772. •Ramon C, Garguilo P, Fridgeirsson EA, Jens Haueisen J. Changes in Scalp Potentials and Spatial Smoothing Effects of Inclusion of Dura Layer in Human Head Models for EEG Simulations. Frontiers in Neuroengineering 7 (2014). • MK Gislason, P Ingvarsson, P Gargiulo, S Yngvason, V Guðmundsdóttir, (2014) Finite element modelling of the femur bone of a subject suffering from motor neuron lesion subjected to electrical stimulation. European Journal of Translational Myology 24 (3) •P Gargiulo, T Helgason, C Ramon, H Jónsson jr…(2014). CT and MRI assessment and characterization using segmentation and 3D modeling techniques: applications to muscle, bone and brain. - European Journal of Translational Myology, 2014 •Gargiulo P, Björnsson GÁ (2013) Integrated Medical Modeling Service to Optimize Planning for Mandibular Distraction Osteogenesis and Maxillofacial Surgeries: 5 Years’ Experience. Anaplastology 2:121. doi: 10.4172/2161-1173.1000121 •Gargiulo, Paolo, Sigrún Björk Sævarsdóttir, Bryndís Baldvinsdóttir, and Ingvar Hákon Ólafsson. "Use of 3 Dimensional Models and Navigation System in Preparation for Brain Surgery." Biomedical Engineering/Biomedizinische Technik (2013). •Gargiulo, Paolo, Benedikt Helgasson, Benedikt Magnússon, Throstur Pétursson, Gianluca Mario Izzo, Gígja Magnúsdóttir, Grétar Halldórsson, Jan Tribel, and Halldor Jónsson. "Monitoring Bone Density from Patients Undergoing Total Hip Arthroplasty using Computed Tomography and 3D Modeling Techniques." Biomedical Engineering/Biomedizinische Technik (2013). •Helgason, T., P. Gargiulo, V. Gudmundsdottir, S. Knutsdottir, S. Yngvason, and P. Invarsson. "Changes in Shape and Density of Denervated Muscles: Case Reports." Biomedical Engineering/Biomedizinische Technik. •Marcante, A., R. Zanato, M. Ferrero, S. Zampieri, H. Kern, R. Stramare, P. Gargiulo, U. Carraro, and S. Masiero. "Recovery of Tetanic Contractility of Denervated Muscle: A Step Toward a Walking Aid for Foot Drop." Biomedical Engineering/Biomedizinische Technik. •Magnússon, Benedikt, Þröstur Pétursson, Gígja Magnúsdóttir, Grétar Halldórsson, Jan Triebel, and Paolo Gargiulo. "Gait analysis, bone and muscle density assessment for patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty." European Journal of Translational Myology 22, no. 4 (2013): 155-160. •Pétursson, Þröstur, Benedikt Magnússon, Benedikt Helgason, Gigja Magnúsdóttir, Grétar Halldórsson, Jan Tribel, and Paolo Gargiulo. "Bone and muscle assessment in patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty using HU based analysis." European Journal of Translational Myology 22, no. 3 (2013): 147-152. •Gargiulo, Paolo, Benedikt Magnússon, Benedikt Helgason, Carmelina Befaro, and Þröstur Pétursson. "Bone Mineral Density and Fracture risk assessment for patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty as support for decision making." European International Journal of Science and Technology Vol. 2 No. 5 96-105 •Gargiulo Paolo, Throstur Pétursson, Benedikt Magnússon, Paolo Bifulco, Mario Cesarelli, Gianluca Mario Izzo, Gígja Magnúsdóttir et al. "Assessment of Total Hip Arthroplasty by Means of Computed Tomography 3D Models and Fracture Risk Evaluation." Artificial organs (2013). •Friðgeirsson, Egill A., Paolo Gargiulo, Ceon Ramon, and Jens Haueisen. "3D segmented model of head for modelling electrical activity of brain." European Journal Translational Myology-Basic Applied Myology 22, no. 1&2 (2012): 57-60. •Benedikt Magnússon, Halldór Jónsson jr, Þröstur Pétursson, Gígja Magnúsdóttir, Grétar Halldórsson, Jan Triebel, Paolo Gargiulo “Gait Analysis, bone and muscle density in THA patients” Basic and applied myology: BAM 12/2012; 22(3&4):135-140. •Þröstur Pétursson, Paolo Gargiulo, Benedikt Magnússon, Gigja Magnúsdóttir, Grétar Halldórsson, Jan Tribel, Halldór Jónsson jr “Bone and muscle assessment for total hip arthroplasty” .Basic and applied myology: BAM 12/2012; 22(3&4):129-134. •Paolo Gargiulo, Thordur Helgason, Páll Ingvarsson, Winfried Mayr, Helmut Kern and Ugo Carraro “Medical Image Analysis and 3-D Modeling to Quantify Changes and Functional Restoration in Denervated Muscle Undergoing Electrical Stimulation Treatment” Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2012, 2:10