Alberto CORRIAS

  • Senior Lecturer
  • Fellow - College of Alice and Peter Tan

2016 -
present
Senior Lecturer.
NUS, Singapore
2011 - 2016 Lecturer,
NUS. Singapore
2010 - 2011 Research Fellow.
NUS, Singapore
2008 - 2010 Post-doctoral Fellow.
Oxford University (UK)
2004 - 2008 PhD in Bioengineering.
NUS, Singapore
2002 - 2004 Junior Product Specialist.
AstraZeneca (Italy)
1997 - 2002 (B.Eng + M.Eng) in Biomedical Engineering.
Politecnico di Milano (Italy)

Research Interest

Pedagogical research

  1. Application of blended learning environemnts (flipped classroom) to engineering education
  2. Developing software for learning analytics
  3. Dramatization in education

Scientific research

My main research interest is the development and use of computational models of biological systems at different scales. I have been involved in modelling the function of the heart and the gastrointestinal system in health and disease. Focus areas include:

  1. Modelling protein kinetics of ion channels
  2. Biophysical models of the cellular electrical activity that underlies contraction of the heart and the stomach
  3. Cellular coupling and whole organ electrophysiology
  4. Development of efficient C++ code for solving large scale finite elements problems in computational biology (see here)

Teaching

  • BN2201: Quantitative physiology for bioengineers
  • BN2102: Bioengineering data analysis
  • BN2103: Bioengineering design workshop
  • BN5205: Computational biomechanics
  • UTC1408: Technology and Human Progress

Selected Awards & Honours

  1. AY2015-2016: University Annual Teaching Excellence Award (ATEA)
  2. AY2015-2016: Engineering Educator Award
  3. AY2014-2015: Faculty of Engineering Honours List (Teaching)
  4. AY2013-2014: University Annual Teaching Excellence Award (ATEA)
  5. AY2013-2014: Faculty of Engineering Honours List (Teaching)
  6. AY2012-2013: Faculty of Engineering Honours List (Teaching)
  7. 2004 and 2007: NUS President Graduate Fellowship

Book Chapter

  • Corrias, A, Du, P. and Buist ML. Modelling tissue electrophysiology in the GI tract: past, present and future. In New Advances in Gastrointestinal Motility Research. 2013. Springer Netherlands (pp 167-195) Link

My work was also presented at severalĀ international conferences.

Selected Journal Publications

  1. [Pedagogical] Corrias, A. Catering to Engineering students: A flipped classroom case study. Asian Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 2015, 5(3), 150-163. Read
  2. Corrias, A., Buist, M.L. A quantitative cellular description of gastric slow wave activity. American Journal of Physiology 2008, Apr;294(4):G898-995. Pubmed
  3. Cooper J, Corrias A., Gavaghan D, Noble D, Considerations for the use of cellular electrophysiology models within cardiac tissue simulations. Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology 2011 107(1):74-80 Pubmed
  4. Corrias, A., Giles W, Rodriguez B. Ionic mechanisms of electrophysiological properties and repolarization abnormalities in rabbit Purkinje fibers. American Journal of Physiology 2011, May;300(5): H1806-13. Pubmed
  5. Corrias, A., Pathmanathan, P., Gavaghan, D., Buist M.L. Modelling tissue electrophysiology with multiple cell types: applications of the extended bidomain framework. Integrative Biology 2012. 4(2):192-201. Pubmed
  6. Corrias, A., Buist, M.L. A Quantitative Model of Gastric Smooth Muscle Cellular Activation. Annals of Biomedical Engineering 2007, Sep;35(9):1595-607. Pubmed
  7. Pueyo, E., Corrias, A., Virag, L., Jost, N., Szel, T., Varro, A., Szentandrassy, N., Nanasi, P.P., Burrage, K. and Rodriguez, B. A Multiscale Investigation of Repolarization Variability and Its Role in Cardiac Arrhythmogenesis. Biophysical Journal 2011, 101(12):2892:2905. Pubmed
  8. [Pedagogical] Corrias, A. Lightening up Mathematics-intensive classes: A case study using a flipped classroom approach. CDTL Brief, 17 (1), pp. 10-13. Read