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.

PhD students

PhD vacancy - Modeling Cardiovascular Cell-Tissue Interaction

Push the frontier of the current understanding of the structure-function relationship in soft biological tissues.

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

To be considered, please apply through the TU Delft HR platform

Research Visit

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.

Master students

Interested engineering, medicine and computer science students are welcome to contact us to discuss possible projects.