Gerhard A. Holzapfel#


Gerhard A. Holzapfel
Email:holzapfel 'at' tugraz.at
Membership Number:3801
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:AUSTRIA
Section:PHYSICS & ENGINEERING SCIENCES
Username:gholzapfel
Homepage: http://www.biomech.tugraz.at





Present and Previous Positions
  • 2007, 02 Full Professor of Biomechanics – Head of the Institute, Graz University of Technology, Austria
  • 2007, 02 Adjunct Full Professor of Biomechanics, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), School of Engineering Sciences, Department of Solid Mechanics, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2004, 12 Full Professor of Biomechanics, KTH, School of Engineering Sciences, Department of Solid Mechanics, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1998, 01 Associate Professor at the Institute of Structural Analysis, Graz University of Technology, Austria
  • 1987, 05 Assistant at the Institute of Strength of Materials, Graz University of Technology, Austria (1991 on leave to P.R. China, 1993-1995 on leave to the USA)
  • 1991, 02 Visiting Scholar at University of Shenyang, P.R. China
  • 1988, 06 Visiting Scholar at Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
  • 1986, 01 Research Assistant at Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany

Fields of Scholarship
  • Nonlinear continuum mechanics
  • Constitutive (multi-scale) modeling of biosolids
  • Growth and remodeling of biosolids
  • Nonlinear finite element methods
  • Fracture and material failure of biological tissues
  • Arterial wall mechanics
  • Experimental and computational biomechanics and mechanobiology
  • Modeling of therapeutic interventions such as balloon angioplasty and stent implantation
  • Multi-photon microscopy (SHG)
  • Medical image processing

Honours and Awards
  • 2013 Congress Award Graz 2013; Category: not repeated conferences in Graz
  • 2012 Corresponding Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Section for Mathematics and the Natural Sciences
  • 2012 Founding Fellow of EAMBES – European Alliance for Medical and Biological Engineering & Science
  • 2011 Erwin Schrödinger Prize 2011 of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • 2008 Research Award 2008 of the Federal State of Styria, Austria, for Simulation and Modeling, Basic Research and University Research
  • 2007 Member of the young curia of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • 2003 Awarded with the "Josef-Krainer Würdigungspreis 2003 for exceptional achievements in the field of Biomechanics"
  • 1997 START-Award 1997, granted by the Chancellor of the Republic of Austria and the Ministry for Education, Science and Culture
  • 1992 Erwin Schrödinger Scholarship for foreign countries

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