Dr. Paolo Gargiulo promoted to Professor in the Department of Engineering


Dr. Paolo Gargiulo has been promoted to Professor in the Department of Engineering. The evaluation committee consisted of Dr. Andrei Manolescu, Professor, Department of Engineering, Reykjavík University (Chair); Dr. Zohar Yosibashi, Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, Tel Aviv University; and Karin Wuertz-Kozak, Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology. Following are comments from the report of the committee:

Scientific merit

Dr. Gargiulo has been an active researcher in the areas of Medical Image Processing, Neuroengineering, 3D Printing and Medical Technologies. His research has a clear clinical relevance. He has published over fifty peer-reviewed articles and seven book chapters. He has a Google Scholar h-index of 18, with about 800 citations, and a steady upward trajectory that clearly demonstrates the relevance of his research. His most cited articles are related to the research of muscle tissues based on computerised tomographyscans. 

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Dr. Gargiulo's contribution to the scientific community is also demonstrated by a large number of conference presentations, his strong international network, as well as the ability to successfully acquire research funding both from European and Icelandic sources. Dr. Gargiulo's research activity is sufficient for becoming a full professor in most leading universities. By the number of co-authors in many of the publications it seems that he has a fruitful academic collaborative activity, that is welcome and important. He has also supervised and is supervising several PhD students and over 30 MSc students, as expected for the such a promotion.

Teaching activity

Dr. Gargiulo has been actively involved in teaching at Reykjavik University. He mainly taught Clinical Engineering, Biomedical Signals and Image Processing, and Digital Electronic. Importantly, he has not only taught these regular courses, but has also contributed to the development of the master program in biomedical engineering. He seems to have a strong interest in student supervision and mentoring, as indicated by the large number of master projects that were successfully conducted in his research group. Several of his students were recognised for their scientific excellence with local awards.


Dr. Gargiulo is involved in several service activities, as supervisor for the Medical Technology Center at Landspitali and Reykjavik University, as the Director of the Icelandic Centre of Neurophysiology, and as the Director of the Institute of Biomedical and Neural Engineering. He has also been an evaluator for hiring at Policlinico HOSPITAL in Naples, Italy, and a member of the Icelandic Ministry of welfare board for health research strategy. 

Dr. Gargiulo has furthermore provided services to the scientific community as the Guest Editor for special issues for the Journal of Applied Bionics and Biomechanics, and the EJTM/BAM, and he has also been an active reviewer for other journals. The effort that these activities required is certainly higher than the service-related efforts of the average Associate Professor and should hence be specifically pointed out as outstanding.