Dr. Guido Pagnacco, Ph.D.
Board of Directors, Neuro Think Tank
Guido Pagnacco graduated summa cum laude from the Politechnico di Torino (Torino, Italy) with a combined BS/MS in Mechanical Engineering and obtained his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University while being the Technical director of the Human Performance Laboratory, division of Physical Therapy, School of Allied Medical Professions - The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is now the managing partner for Vestibular Technologies (Cheyenne WY), a leading manufacturer of CAPS® computerized dynamic posturography systems, Previously, he worked for 14 years as vice-president for engineering for the same company He is also Adjunct Professor at the University of Wyoming (Laramie, WY), Professor of Biomechanical Engineering at the Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies (Cape Canaveral, FL), Member of the Board of Examiners of the American Board of Vestibular Rehabilitation – American College of Functional Neurology (Cocoa, FL), vice-president of the Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Symposium (RMBS - the oldest continuously rum biomedical engineering meeting in the world) as well as the co chair of the RMBS Contest.
Winner of several awards, including the President's Award for significant contributions to the RMBS (2009) and three RMBS - K.C. Rock Student Contest awards (1998, 1999, and 2000), has been been Visiting Scholar at the Università degli Studi di Udine, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile e Architettura (Udine, Italy) as part of their “Visiting Scholars” program. His main interests include Biomechanics (human locomotion and postural control), Neuro-Physiology (neuromuscular control and brain function), Computer Science (software design and engineering, data acquisition, signal analysis, numerical methods, mathematical modeling of biological systems), and Mechanical Engineering (sensors and transducers design, car safety and crashworthiness). He is a reviewer for major scientific journals including “ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control”, “Neuroscience Letters”, “Gait and Posture” (2015 outstanding reviewer), "Journal of Biomechanics” (2017 outstanding reviewer; 2014 recognized reviewer), “IEEE Sensors Journal”, "Biomedical Signal Processing and Control" (2016 and 2017 outstanding reviewer), “Medical Engineering & Physics” (2018 outstanding reviewer; 2017 recognized reviewer), an associated editor for “Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation”, and has authored several book chapters and more than 50 papers on these topics. He also holds the title to 4 US patents.