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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

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  • Wearable technologies.

  • 3D Bioprinting.

  • In vitro modeling for bone biology and immunology.

  • Anti-infective strategies.

  • 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

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