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Valerio Pereno

DPhil Student (4th Year)- EPSRC DTA Studentship

ValerioAcademic Background

Valerio is currently focusing on drug delivery with particular emphasis on cell-bubble interaction under ultrasound excitation. He joined BUBBL under the supervision of Professors Eleanor Stride and Constantin Coussios, upon completion of an MSc in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Oxford. His Masters thesis, supervised by Professor Zhanfeng Cui, focused on developing a non-invasive method of quantifying the quality of tissue-engineered scaffolds. Prior to Oxford, Valerio worked at the Centre for Robotics Research as part of his undergraduate studies and contributed to the development of a method to improve the stability of robotic walkers in uncertain conditions.

Valerio is the founder of H2Ox, a project within the Oxford branch of Engineers without Borders, with the aim of employing a novel purification technology to address ionic water contamination. Valerio's brief professional experience includes placements within manufacturing at Ecowater Systems LLC, financial restructuring at Alvarez and Marsal, and water technologies research at Idropan Dell'Orto Depuratori. He has also collaborated with Minmahaw Education Foundation.

Currently a member of Keble College, Valerio received an MSc in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Oxford, a MEng in Mechatronics and AKC from King's College London and studied abroad at the University of Hong Kong and National University of Singapore.

Conference Publications

Pereno, V., Shoar, K., Bartoli, G., Bianchi, F. and Nanayakkara, T. (2013). Stable Walking on Variable Visco-Elastic Terrains using Meta-parameters for Passive State Migration. Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2013 IEEE/RSJ International Conference, Tokyo, 3-7 November 2013, pp 2465-2470.

Bianchi, F., Bartoli, G., Shoar, K., Fernandez, M., Pereno, V., Zirjakova, J., Jiang, A. and Nanayakkara, T. (2012). Adaptive Internal Impedance Control for Stable Walking on Uncertain Visco-elastic Terrains. Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2012 IEEE/RSJ International Conference, Portugal, 7-12 October 2012, pp. 3126-3131.

Awards and Prizes

The Professor Sir Michael Brady Prize for the best individual project in MSc Biomedical Engineering.

Institution of Mechanical Engineers Thomas Andrew Common Grant.


Tel: +44(0)1865 617651
Mailing Address: Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, Old Road Campus Research Building, Headington, OXFORD OX3 7DQ