Fabrizio Billi, PhD
c0-Director, Orthopaedic Research at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Dr. Billi is an expert in degradation of biomaterials in simulated physiological environment as well as in mechanical and non-destructive characterization of materials for biomedical applications.
Dr. Billi's current research area concern bone biology; materials and medical devices biocompatibility and immunology; anti-infective strategies; tribology; biomaterials and smart materials; 3D bioprinting; wearable orthopaedic devices and technologies.
The research in the lab is supported by a number of NIH/NIAMS and industry sponsored grants.
The John Charnley Award, The Hip Society, February 2011
The Stein Oppenheimer Award, March 2011
G. June Marshall Award, Orthopaedic Hospital, May 2008
Patent No. WO 03/006080 A1: MF. Stroosnijder, F. Billi: Biomedical Titanium Implants.
Fabrizio Billi, Ph.D.
ph.: +1 (424) 442 0364
fax: +1 (310) 825 5409
In vitro modeling for bone biology and immunology.
Nano- and Smart- Materials.
Biomaterials development, degradation and characterization.
Wear particle isolation and characterization.
Wear and corrosion.
2000 - Università di Roma, Italy
Ph.D. in Materials Engineering
Biomaterials and Biomechanics
1995 - Università di Roma, Italy
M.S. in Chemical Engineering