Are you interested in cardiovascular biomechanics, physics-based modeling and/or machine learning techniques? We are looking for talented and motivated researchers to join our team.
The aim of this PhD project is to develop, implement, verify, calibrate, and validate a microstructurally and functionally informed computational framework that enables quantifying the biomechanical response of cardiovascular tissues using finite element analysis. In particular, a multiscale model will be developed to link the tissue biomechanics to cell mechanobiology (cell-matrix interaction). The outcomes of the developed framework will be leveraged to investigate the acute and long-term response of cardiovascular tissues to varying biomechanical stimuli.
Keywords: biomechanics, cell-extracellular matrix interaction, finite element method, discrete fiber modeling, growth and remodeling, representative volume elements, homogenization
Funded PhD students are always welcome for a research visit.
Please contact us with a CV, and a cover letter describing why you would like to join our lab.
We currently do not have any funded postdoc positions available.
Nevertheless, we strongly motivate (prospective) postdoctoral applicants with a background in (bio)physics, biomechanics and/or computer science to contact us* by email, including a CV and a cover letter, and consider applying for one of the following fellowships:
*Please check your funding eligibility prior to contacting us.
Interested engineering, medicine and computer science students are welcome to contact us to discuss possible projects.