MINES Saint-Étienne

Honoris Causa Doctorate: Prof. Gerhard A. HOLZAPFEL

Preliminary Program of the Workshop
“Mechanics and Biomechanics: From the Equation to the Application”

Introducing the Honoris Causa Doctorate Ceremony
awarded by l’institut Mines Telecom (IMT) to
Prof. Gerhard A. HOLZAPFEL – TU Graz, Austria

Wednesday 19th June, 2024École des Mines de Saint-Étienne, 158 cours Fauriel, Saint-Étienne, France
10:30 – 11:00
Welcome coffee and workshop opening
11:00 – 12:20

Conference from academic researchers on the topic
“Mechanics and Biomechanics: From the Equation to the Application”

  • Prof. Vicky NguyenJohns Hopkins University, USA, invited Professor at Mines Saint-Étienne
    Biomechanics of the Optic Nerve Head for Glaucoma Biomarkers and Treatment.
  • Prof. Samuel ForestMines Paris PSL CNRS, Académie des sciences, France
    Generalized continua in the modelling of complex materials.
  • Prof. Abdul BarakatÉcole Polytechnique, France
    Modeling mechanical thrombectomy for stroke treatment: an aid to clinical decision-making.
  • Prof. Liesbet Geris – Université de Liège, Belgium and Director of the VPH Institute
    Connecting mechanics and biology: from living implants to the virtual human twin.
12:20 – 13:30
Lunch break
Local poster presentations
13:30 – 14:50

Conference from industrial researchers on the topic
“Mechanics and Biomechanics: From the Equation to the Application”

  • Dr. Alex CaulkMedtronic, North Haven, USA
    Simulating Device-Tissue Interaction in Minimally Invasive Surgery: Enhancing Efficiency and Innovation in the Product Development Process.
  • Dr. Michel RochetteANSYS, Lyon, France
    Patient specific electro-mechanical simulation of the human heart and clinical applications of cardiac digital twins.
  • Dr. David PerrinPredisurge, Saint-Étienne, France
    PlanOp, a journey from the lab to clinical routine for preoperative planning of endovascular interventions.
  • Dr. Laurence RouetPhilips, Paris, France
    Ultrasound-based AAA biomechanics in the clinic: where are we?
14:50 – 15:30
Coffee break 
15:30 – 15:45

Formal welcome to the Honoris Causa Doctorate award ceremony and opening address from the Deputy Executive Director of Institut Mines-Télécom and the Rector of Mines Saint-Étienne

15:45 – 16:00  

Opening adress in honor of Prof. Gerhard A. Holzapfel by Prof. Stéphane Avril

16:00 – 16:15 

Presentation of the honorary degree by the research Dean

16:15 – 17:15

Lecture from Prof. Gerhard A. Holzapfel

The Steep Rise of Biomechanics: Current Status and Future Directions
17:15 – 18:00
Closing cocktail reception