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Biomechanics and 



On - Wednesday 15th April 2015, 1:15-17:00pm 

Venue: Lecture Theatre, School of Optometry & Vision Sciences, Maindy Road, Cardiff University, CF24 4LU


We look forward to welcoming our invited speakers at this half day workshop on biomechanics and bioengineering.

External speakers: Professor Philippe Young, School of Engineering, University of Exeter, MD of Simpleware will be speaking on 

"Image based modelling:  new tools for biomechanics and bioengineering research"

Abstract: Image-based meshing is an effective tool for converting 3D image data such as MRI and CT into simulation-ready finite element and computational fluid dynamics models. This presentation will focus on the latest advances in image-based model generation, as well as the opportunities available to use these techniques within pre-clinical decision support systems, for 3D printing and for bio-material characterisation. Real-life applications will be presented for different applications in biomechanical modelling which will demonstrate the potential of the proposed approach for a wide range of applications, and illustrate the ability to simulate complex anatomical problems with a high degree of accuracy.

Dr Pablo D. Ruiz, Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University

"3-D mapping of strain and mechanical properties in materials and tissues: applications to the cornea" and

Dr Riaz Akhtar, School of Engineering, University of Liverpool     

"Micromechanical properties of ageing and diseased soft tissues"

Invited speakers:-

  • Miss Paulina Stadnik, School of Biosciences, Cardiff University;
  • Dr Hayley Wyatt, School of Engineering, Cardiff University;
  • Miss Yanhui Ma, School of Engineering, Cardiff University;
  • Miss Rebecca Hemming, School of Healthcare Sciences, Cardiff University;
  • Mr Kevin Bronik, School of Engineering, Cardiff University;
  • Dr Nicole Scully, School of Medicine, Cardiff University.

A copy of the full programme can be found under Related Resources

To register for this afternoon workshop then please contact CITER Administrator Jane Graves, .

Related Resources