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Saulo Martelli

  • Dr.
  • ARC Research Fellow
  • Flinders University of South Australia
  • 60PublicationsNumber of items in Saulo's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 16Followers


Dr Saulo Martelli received a MS in Mechanical Engineering (2003) and PhD in Biomechanical Engineering (2008) from the University of Bologna (Italy). His post-doctoral fellowship at the Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli (2008-2011), and at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Melbourne (2011-2013). Honorary member of the North West Academic Centre of the University of Melbourne and of the Australian Institute for Musculoskeletal Science (AIMSS), member of the European Mechanics Society (EUROMECH) and of the Australian & New Zeeland Orthopedic Society (ANZORS). Dr Martelli research aims at modelling the human musculoskeletal mechanics with focus on the bone structure, orthopedic devices, physical activities, and the way muscles load the supporting skeletal structure. He has been a co-researcher in EU-funded projects (,,, he is principal investigator on a Discovery Early Career Research Award from the Australian Research Council. He published 18 papers, 13 conference papers and 43 conference contributions.

Research interests

Recent publications

  • Evaluating the primary stability of standard vs lateralised cementless femoral stems – A finite element study using a diverse patient cohort

    • Al-Dirini R
    • Martelli S
    • Huff D
    • et al.
  • A Computational Efficient Method to Assess the Sensitivity of Finite-Element Models: An Illustration With the Hemipelvis

    • O'Rourke D
    • Martelli S
    • Bottema M
    • et al.

Professional experience

ARC Research Fellow

Flinders University of South Australia

November 2013 - Present

Post-doc Fellow

Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Melbourn

September 2011 - October 2013(2 years)

Research contractor

Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli

February 2004 - August 2011(8 years)

Design of automatic machines for the farmaceutic industry


September 1991 - September 1997(6 years)


PhD in Bioengineering

Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna

February 2005 - April 2008(3 years)

MS in Mechanical Engineering

Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna

September 1998 - December 2003(5 years)


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