Arnaud Mazier

Mazier Arnaud

PhD student

Nationality: French


Date of first affiliation: 15/10/2018

Research aim and objectives

Computational Mechanics applied to medicine


Numerical simulation is nowadays a real challenge for healthcare, indeed many fields in the medical domain would like to be able to predict deformations or stresses caused by surgery or implant. Thanks to this improvement, operations would be safer, quicker but also less traumatic for the patient. These simulations require nevertheless patient-specific models and also unknown material parameters.

To achieve these goals, I started to attend general mechanical courses in Ecole Universitaire Polytechnique de Montpellier. Through my first internship in the Politecnico di Milano in the LaBS (Laboratory of Biological Structure Mechanics), I was able to have a first experience in the biomechanical field around stent's problem. Then the next year, I developed furthermore real-time multi-physics simulation on SOFA around dental occlusion during an internship in Anatoscope.
After obtaining my Master's degree (Mechanical Engineering) in 2018 in Montpellier (France), I started my Ph.D. with the University of Luxembourg and the company where I realized my internship (Anatoscope).

My Ph.D. is supervised by S. Bordas and financed by The Marie Sklodowska-Curie European Training Network and also the H2020-EU.1.3.1. - Fostering new skills by means of excellent initial training of researchers through the RAINBOW project (Rapid Biomechanics Simulation for Personalized Clinical Design). The RAINBOW research objective is to realize the full potential of computational medicine and ICT to arrive at patient-specific simulation models that are rapidly set for a particular patient, are easy-to-use by clinical experts, and do not require assistance from a technical team. The ESRs will be exposed to clinical practice and get close to patients and clinical experts while working both with theory and creating software, design tools, to be used by clinical experts.