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Lorenza Mattei Biotribology, Contact Mechanics, Dry Contacts Wear, Dry Friction, Hydrodynamic and Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication, Lubricated Contacts Wear, Lubricated Friction Tribology laboratory of Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering, University of Pisa. Numerical simulations of wear in hip and shoulder joint prostheses (analytical and FE modelling); Experimental studies on wear and friction; Numerical contact analysis of articular cartilage (FE modelling); Numerical simulation of elastohydrodynamic lubrication of hip prostheses. Test-rig for investigations on non-conformal lubricated contacts (ball-on-plane, cam-follower); Pin-on-disc for investigations on wear; Test rig for analysis on static and dynamic coefficient of friction; Profilometer; Coordinate measuring machine; Rotational viscometer; Optical microscope; Scanning electron microscope.