• Responsibilities and Duties

    Co-manager LBTO / SAINBIOSE, INSERM U1059

  • Skills

    Experimental mechanics / Soft tissues biomechanics / Composite Materials / Tribology

  • Research Topics

    Intéraction of textile-based medical devices and human body
    On-going projects:
    . Capture and Modelling of the Shod Foot in Motion (coll. INRIA Alps, Sporaltec, CTC, funding ANR)
    . Friction effects in compressive medical device / humain body interaction (coll. LIBM, LTDS, funding AuRA region)
    . Mechanical Characterization of Orthotics: Application to Lumbar Belts in Low Back Pain (Coll. LPE, Thuasne)

  • Teaching Areas

    Master level:
    . Experimental methods
    . Biomechanics
    . Medical Devices and sensors

    SIS doctoral school:
    . Experimental mechanics

  • Education

    1994: Master of Engineering, Master of Mechanics, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon
    1999: PhD in Mechanics, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon – dir. L. Flamand, Ph. Vergne
    2007: Habilitation, Université Jean Monnet

  • Career History

    1994-1996: Alternative civilian service, Univ. Joseph Fourier
    1996-1999: Junior engineer, Institut de Recherche sur la Sidérurgie, Maizières-lès-Metz
    1999: Junior engineer, INSAVALOR, Lyon
    2000-2011: Assistant professor, Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering, Mines Saint-Etienne
    depuis 2011: Full professor, Centre for Biomedical and Healthcare Engineering, Mines Saint-Etienne

  • Main Publications

    . J Molimard, Experimental mechanics of solids and structures, John Wiley & Sons, 2016

    Recent publications:
    . B Dousteyssier et al., Soft Tissues’ Loadings on Healthy Knee at Different Physiological Flexions: A Coupled Experimental–Numerical Approach Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, 115-128, 2018
    . F Chassagne et al., Superimposition of elastic and nonelastic compression bandages, Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders 5 (6), 851-858, 2017
    . S Tupin et al. Multiscale approach to characterize mechanical properties of tissue engineered skin, Annals of biomedical engineering 44 (9), 2851-2862, 2016
    . F Chassagne et al., Experimental investigation of pressure applied on the lower leg by elastic compression bandage, Annals of biomedical engineering 43 (12), 2967-2977, 2015
    . B Pierrat et al. Characterisation of in-vivo mechanical action of knee braces regarding their anti-drawer effect, The Knee 22 (2), 80-87, 2015
    . R Bonnaire et al., Characterization of a pressure measuring system for the evaluation of medical devices, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of engineering in Medicine, 228 (12), 1264-1274, 2014

    More than 100 cites publications:
    . M Bornert, et al., Assessment of digital image correlation measurement errors: methodology and results, Experimental mechanics 49 (3), 353-370, 2009
    . M Hartl et al., Thin film colorimetric interferometry, Tribology Transactions 44 (2), 270-276, 2001
    . SV Lomov, et al., Full-field strain measurements for validation of meso-FE analysis of textile composites, Composites Part A: Applied science and manufacturing 39 (8), 1218-1231, 2008
    . J Molimard et al., Identification of the four orthotropic plate stiffnesses using a single open-hole tensile test, Experimental Mechanics 45 (5), 404-411, 2005

  • Distinctions

    . Knight’s title in the Order of the Academic Palms, Jan 2018
    . Hetteny Award for the best publication, Society for Experimental Mechanics, Jun 2011

97 documents

  • Víctor Andrès Acosta-Santamaría, María Flechas García, Jérôme Molimard, Stéphane Avril. Characterization of chemoelastic effects in arteries using digital volume correlation and optical coherence tomography. Acta Biomaterialia, Elsevier, 2019, ⟨10.1016/j.actbio.2019.11.049⟩. ⟨hal-02405884⟩
  • Fanette Chassagne, Emilie Benoist, Pierre Badel, Reynald Convert, Laurence Schacher, et al.. Characterization of Fabric-to-Fabric Friction: Application to Medical Compression Bandages. Autex Research Journal, 2019, ⟨10.2478/aut-2019-0050⟩. ⟨hal-02380169⟩
  • Cristina Cavinato, Jérome Molimard, Nicolas Curt, Salvatore Campisi, Laurent Orgéas, et al.. Does the Knowledge of the Local Thickness of Human Ascending Thoracic Aneurysm Walls Improve Their Mechanical Analysis?. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, Frontiers, 2019, 7, ⟨10.3389/fbioe.2019.00169⟩. ⟨hal-02377467⟩
  • Fanette Chassagne, Jérôme Molimard, Reynald Convert, Pascal Giraux, Pierre Badel. Numerical Model Reduction for the Prediction of Interface Pressure Applied by Compression Bandages on the Lower Leg. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2018, 65 (2), pp.449-457. ⟨10.1109/TBME.2017.2774598⟩. ⟨hal-02318360⟩
  • David Wheeler, Jérôme Molimard, Nicolas Devaux, David Philippon, Nicolas Fillot, et al.. A Generalized Differential Colorimetric Interferometry Method: Extension to the Film Thickness Measurement of Any Point Contact Geometry. Tribology Transactions, Taylor & Francis, 2018, 61 (4), pp.648 - 660. ⟨10.1080/10402004.2017.1386809⟩. ⟨hal-01832680⟩
  • Fanny Frauziols, Pierre Badel, Laurent Navarro, Jérôme Molimard, Nicolas Curt, et al.. Subject-specific computational prediction of the effects of elastic compression in the calf. Elsevier-Academic Press book "Biomechanics of Living Organs - Volume 1: Hyperelastic Constitutive Laws for Finite Element Modeling", 2017. ⟨hal-01671439⟩
  • Jérôme Molimard, Rébecca Bonnaire, Reynald Convert, W.S Han, P Calmels. ROLE AND LIMIT OF BIOMECHANICAL MODELING IN THE STUDY OF MEDICAL DEVICES. 31ème Congrès de la Société Française de Médecine Physique et de Réadaptation (SOFMER 2016), Oct 2016, Saint-Etienne, France. ⟨hal-01406619⟩
  • Fanette Chassagne, Pierre Badel, Reynald Convert, Pascal Giraux, Jérôme Molimard. SIMULATION/MODELISATION OF THE ACTION OF COMPRESSION BANDAGES ON THE LOWER LEG . SOFMER, Oct 2016, Saint-Etienne, France. ⟨hal-01406605⟩
  • Rébecca Bonnaire, Jérôme Molimard, W.S Han, Reynald Convert, Paul Calmels. PREDICTING STRATEGY OF LUMBAR BELTS MECHANICAL PERFORMANCE AT DESIGN STAGE. 22nd Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics, Jul 2016, Lyon, France. ⟨hal-01406590⟩
  • Fanette Chassagne, Pierre Badel, Reynald Convert, Pascal Giraux, Jérôme Molimard. BIOMECHANICAL STUDY OF PRESSURE APPLIED ON THE LOWER LEG BY ELASTIC COMPRESSION BANDAGES . 22nd Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics, Jul 2016, Lyon, France. ⟨hal-01406596⟩