Frank P.T. Baaijens

Eindhoven University of Technology
Department of Biomedical Engineering
WH 4.137
5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands


Mechanics and tissue engineering of heart valves; collagen mechanics, remodelling, synthesis and degradation; actin cytoskeleton; muscle damage etiology – computation


Alain Goriely

University of Oxford
Mathematical Institute
24-29 St Giles'
Oxford OX1 3LB, UK


Topology, geometry and mechanics of biofilaments – applications to macromolecules, plants and neurons; modeling growth with applications to plants, bones, neurons, tissues and tumours; morphogenesis and stability of soft tissues


Gerhard A. Holzapfel

Graz University of Technology
Institute of Biomechanics
Center of Biomedical Engineering
Kronesgasse 5-I
8010 Graz, Austria


Structure and function of artery walls in health and disease; mechanics, mechanobiology, and modeling of abdominal aortas and aneurysms; multi-scale modeling of biopolymer networks; modeling of smooth muscle activation


Ellen Kuhl

Stanford University
Department of Mechanical Engineering
440 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-3030, USA


Electrophysiology – from action potentials to electro-cardiograms, electromechanics – from actin-myosin sliding to cardiac output and related FE models; electrochemistry: from channelrhodopsin to pacing hearts with light, acute and chronic cardiac disease; dynamics of the mitral valve


Chwee Teck Lim

National University of Singapore
Department of Mechanical Engineering
9 Engineering Drive 1
Singapore 117576, Singapore


Mechanical models for living cells; experimental techniques for cell and molecular mechanics; human disease biomechanics, focus on malaria and on cancer; cell migration studies in 2D and 3D


Ray W. Ogden

University of Aberdeen
6th Century Chair in Solid Mechanics
Fraser Noble Building
Aberdeen AB24 3UE, UK


Elements of continuum mechanics; mechanics of a biopolymer filament; constitutive modelling of the myocardium; residual stresses with applications to arterial modelling; notions of stability


Kevin K. Parker

Harvard University
Disease Biophysics Group
29 Oxford St., Pierce Hall 321
Cambridge, MA 02138, USA


Mechanics of the developing heart; mechanics of the cardiac cycle; cell/tissue mechanics of the cardiac myocyte including background on how a cell builds itself; from cell to tissue mechanics in the diseased heart