LABS – Casaroli, Gloria


Director: Dr. Fabio Galbusera



Gloria Casaroli is a post-doctoral researcher at the Laboratory of Biological Structures Mechanics. She received her master degree in Biomedical Engineering at Politecnico di Milano in 2013, and her PhD in Bioengineering in 2016 under the supervision of Dr. Fabio Galbusera and Prof. Tomaso Villa. During her PhD she focused on the mechanical failure of the lumbar intervertebral disc, through experimental testing and numerical modelling. Currently, she is working on the biomechanical response of different spinal fixation techniques.


Martinelli N, Baretta S, Pagano J, Bianchi A, Villa T, Casaroli G, Galbusera F. Contact stresses, pressure and area in a fixed-bearing Total Ankle Replacement: a finite element analysis. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. (in press).

Casaroli G, Villa T, Galbusera F. A finite element comparison between the ovine and the human lumbar intervertebral discs. MLTJ (in press).

Casaroli G, Galbusera F, Villa T. Investigation of the state of stress generated by high loads in the ovine lumbar intervertebral disc using a new anisotropic hyperelastic model. In: Gefen A, Weihs D, eds. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering. Lecture Notes in Bioengineering. Springer, Cham; 2018:107-113. doi:

Casaroli G, Galbusera F, Jonas R, Schlager B, Wilke H-J, Villa T. A Novel Finite Element Model of the Ovine Lumbar Intervertebral Disc with Anisotropic Hyperelastic Material Properties. PLoS One 2017:1-15.

Casaroli G, Villa T, Bassani T, Berger-Roscher N, Wilke H-J, Galbusera F. Numerical Prediction of the Mechanical Failure of the Intervertebral Disc under Complex Loading Conditions. Materials (Basel). 2017;10(1):31. doi:10.3390/ma10010031.

Berger-Roscher N, Casaroli G, Rasche V, Villa T, Galbusera F, Wilke H-J. Influence of Complex Loading Conditions on Intervertebral Disc Failure. Spine (Phila. Pa. 1976). 2017;42(2):E78-E85. doi:10.1097/BRS.0000000000001699.