Biomedicine and Biomechanics

Marie Sand Traberg


The research area of Biomedicine and Biomechanics focuses on cardiovascular fluid and solid mechanics as well as the biomechanics of the locomotor system.

Cardiovascular disease is among the leading causes of death world wide. With our research in cardiovascular fluid and solid mechanics we aim to understand the interaction between blood flow and vessel wall and the relation to development of cardiovascular diseases. We focus on abdominal aortic aneurysms and atherosclerosis in the carotid arteries.

The research is a combination of measuring in vivo data with medical imaging techniques such as ultrasound and MRI and applying advanced simulation models to develop realistic models applicable for studying the interaction between blood and vessel wall.

Another research area is the development of simulation models to understand and quantify the biomechanical properties of selected part of the locomotor system. In this research area we focus on development of simulation models describing human tendon biomechanics.

We combine in vivo experimental data and advanced simulation models based on the tendon anatomical structure.