Andrew Feola received his Ph.D. in bioengineering from the University of Pittsburgh in 2011. His research was focused on characterizing the impact of vaginal synthetic prolapse meshes on the mechanics of the host tissue response. Afterwards he continued his research of in vivo and ex vivo soft tissue biomechanics applied to urogynecology as a Marie Curie post-doctorate fellow at the KULeuven until 2013.
Currently he is working to characterize the geometry and compliance of the optic nerve sheath and develop finite element models that incorporate growth and remodeling due to changes in microgravity.
Andrew has a two-year old daughter who speaks French and English.