Matteo Caligaris

Current Position

Product Manager - Elsevier

Research Interests

  • Cartilage tribology and wear
  • Joint arthroplasty
  • Design of testing devices


  • B.S. Politecnico di Torino, Mechanical Engineering, 2003
  • M.S. Columbia University, Mechanical Engineering, 2006
  • M.Phil. Columbia University, Mechanical Engineering, 2008
  • Ph.D. Columbia University, Mechanical Engineering, 2010

Matteo is originally from Italy where he got his Bachelors and Masters from Politecnico di Torino and Ecole Centrale de Lyon. In New York he attended Columbia University, where he obtained a PhD in Mechanical Engineering thanks to a dissertation on the frictional properties of articular cartilage. 

His research interests are cartilage lubrication and innovative joint prosthesis design. 

Matteo is married to Patricia and they recently had a beautiful baby girl named Giovanna. 

In his spare time he does a lot of sports (and complains for getting injured), learns photography and hangs out in the city with his girls.


Caligaris, M., Canal, C. E., Ahmad, C. S., Gardner, T. R., and Ateshian, G. A., 2009. Investigation of the frictional response of osteoarthritic human tibiofemoral joints and the potential beneficial tribological effect of healthy synovial fluid. Osteoarthritis Cartilage 17, 1327-1332, PMCID: PMC2753744, PubMed.

Caligaris, M., and Ateshian, G. A., 2008. Effects of sustained interstitial fluid pressurization under migrating contact area, and boundary lubrication by synovial fluid, on cartilage friction. Osteoarthritis Cartilage 16, 1220-1227, PMCID: PMC2622427, PubMed.

Albro, M. B., Chahine, N. O., Caligaris, M., Wei, V. I., Likhitpanichkul, M., Ng, K. W., Hung, C. T., and Ateshian, G. A., 2007. Osmotic loading of spherical gels: a biomimetic study of hindered transport in the cell protoplasm. J Biomech Eng 129, 503-510, PMCID: PMC2828939, PubMed.

Krishnan, R., Caligaris, M., Mauck, R. L., Hung, C. T., Costa, K. D., and Ateshian, G. A., 2004. Removal of the superficial zone of bovine articular cartilage does not increase its frictional coefficient. Osteoarthritis Cartilage 12, 947-955, PMCID: PMC2828954, PubMed.