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University of Limerick.

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M.S. Civil Engineering (Universiteit Gent),
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering (Eindhoven University of Technology)

Research and Teaching Interests

Application of advanced mechanics to biological tissues, including spine, cardiac muscle, skeletal muscle, cartilage and skin
Multiphysics phenomena in swelling media
Continuum description of blood perfusion
Interfacial phenomena at the microscale
Fracture in porous media
Non-linear finite elements coupled to microscopic experimental research

Jacques Huyghe

Jacques holds a Master Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Ghent, Belgium.  He received his Ph.D. from the Eindhoven University of Technology in 1986. After an assistant-professorship at Maastricht University, he was nominated as a fellow of Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences from 1996 to 2001.  His current research is focussed on porous media mechanics of swelling materials with applications in the field of biomechanics, prosthesis design and petroleum engineering.  He is a steering member of the Poromechanics Committee of the American Society of Civil Engineers.  He was associate editor of the J.Biomech. Engng. Of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.  He is presently editorial member of the journal Biorheology, and Transport in Porous Media.

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Ageing and degenerative changes of the intervertebral disc and their impact on spinal flexibility
F Galbusera, M Van Rijsbergen, K Ito, JM Huyghe, M Brayda-Bruno, …
European Spine Journal 23 (3), 324-332
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A biochemical/biophysical 3D FE intervertebral disc model
Y Schroeder, JM Huyghe, CC Van Donkelaar, K Ito
Biomechanics and modeling in mechanobiology 9 (5), 641-650
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Computational analyses of mechanically induced collagen fiber remodeling in the aortic heart valve
NJB Driessen, RA Boerboom, JM Huyghe, CVC Bouten, FPT Baaijens
Journal of biomechanical engineering 125 (4), 549-557
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