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Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Gerhard A. HOLZAPFEL Full Professor and Chair of Biomechanics, Graz University of Technology; Adjunct Full Professor and Chair of Biomechanics, Department of Solid Mechanics, School of Engineering Sciences, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm; Visiting Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Glasgow, Graz

CV

1985 MSc. Civil Engineering (with distinction), Graz University of Technology (TU Graz), Austria
1986-1987 National Service at Red Cross
1987-1997 Assistant and Docent at the Institute of Strength of Materials, TU Graz
1990 PhD in Mechanical Engineering (with distinction), TU Graz
1991 Visiting Scholar at University of Shenyang, P.R. China
1993-1995 Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Division of Applied Mechanics, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University; with late Prof. JC Simo
1996 Habilitation in "Mechanics" Vienna University of Technology
1998-2004 Associate Professor and Head of the Research Group "Computational Biomechanics", Institute of Structural Analysis, TU Graz
2003 Visiting Professor, Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña, Barcelona, Spain
2003 Offer of a Chair (C4) in Continuum Mechanics, University of Kassel, Germany (not accepted)
2004-2007 Full Professor and Chair of Biomechanics, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden
2007 Visiting Professor, University of Zaragoza, Spain
since 2007 Full Professor and Chair of Biomechanics, Graz University of Technology; Adjunct Full Professor and Chair of Biomechanics, Department of Solid Mechanics, School of Engineering Sciences, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm
since 2009 Visiting Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Memberships

ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)
ESB (European Society of Biomechanics)
EUROMECH (European Mechanics Society)
ÖGBMT (Österreichische Gesellschaft für Biomedizinsche Technik)

Publications

"Nonlinear Solid Mechanics. A Continuum Approach for Engineering" John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, 2000
Holzapfel G.A., Humphrey J.D. (eds.): Journal "Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology" Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, New-York, since 2002
Holzapfel G.A., Ogden R.W. (eds.): "Mechanics of Biological Tissue" Springer-Verlag Heidelberg, 2006
Holzapfel G.A., Ogden R.W. (eds.): "Biomechanical Modelling at the Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Levels" Springer: Wien, New York, 2009

Awards

START-Award 1997 granted by the Austrian Federal Minister for Science and Research
Josef-Krainer Würdigungspreis 2003 for exceptional achievements in the field of Biomechanics
Member of the young curia of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, since 2007
Research Award 2008 of the Federal State of Styria, Austria, for Simulation and Modeling - Basic Research and University Research