University of Calgary

Salvatore Federico

  • Adjunct Professor

Research Interests

Movement Science & Musculoskeletal Health:


Professor, Dept Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Schulich School of Engineering
Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology


2005-2007 Post-Doctoral Fellow, Human Performance Laboratory, The University of Calgary
2001-2004 PhD in Structural Mechanics, University of Catania, Italy
1994-2000 Laurea (BSc+MSc) in Mechanical Engineering, University of Catania, Italy



Theoretical and applied mechanics: geometrical foundations of Continuum Mechanics, with particular regard to the theory of elasticity, anelastic phenomena, materials with inhomogeneities, fibre-reinforced composite materials, theory of porous media.

Biomechanics of Soft Tissue: mathematical models of soft tissue material properties, articular cartilage mechanics, growth and remodelling, joint mechanics, cell mechanics.


2019 Teaching Achievement Award, Schulich School of Engineering, The University of Calgary
2018 Teaching Achievement Award, Schulich School of Engineering, The University of Calgary
2016 2015 Editor's Choice List: Grillo, Guaily, Giverso, Federico, 2015, J. Biomech. Eng., 137, 071004-8
2013 Teaching Excellence Award (Second-Year Civil-Chemical-Mechanical), The University of Calgary
2007 American Society of Biomechanics Young Scientist Post-Doctoral Award
2010 Departmental Early Research Excellence Award




2002-current ISB, International Society of Biomechanics
2006-current ASB, American Society of Biomechanics
2006-current CSB, Canadian Society for Biomechanics
2006-current IUTAM, International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
2006-current AIMETA, Italian Association of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
2008-current ESB, European Society of Biomechanics
2009-current EUROMECH, European Mechanics Society
2011-current Society for Natural Philosophy
2011-current Society of Engineering Science
2012-current Cardiac Physiome Society



2001-2015 Association of Professional Engineers of the Province of Messina, Italy
2005-current CAUT, Canadian Association of University Teachers
2009-current APEGA, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta, Canada
Photograph of Salvatore Federico


  • PhD - Structural Mechanics
    University of Catania, Italy, 2004
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