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Mathematical modelling of soft tissues

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Organization address
city: Galway
postcode: H91

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 Coordinator Country Ireland [IE]
 Project website
 Total cost 175˙866 €
 EC max contribution 175˙866 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2015
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-03-01   to  2019-02-28


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY IE (Galway) coordinator 175˙866.00


 Project objective

Dr Valentina Balbi is an Italian national, trained in Applied Mathematics in Italy and in Mechanics in France and at Stanford University. She publishes articles in high-impact factor journals, at the frontiers of applied mathematics and other disciplines. She is requesting funds for two years, to work with Professor Michel Destrade and join his group of Biomechanics at NUI Galway, Ireland. The overall scientific aim of the Project is to improve understanding of the nonlinear mechanics of soft biological tissues, including growth, buckling and pattern formation, mechanics of organs such as the eye, the brain and the skin. Ongoing work in these areas is still in its infancy, and the project proposes a bottom-up approach to their investigation. There is particular attention placed on applications of the results to biomedical engineering, numerical simulations and engagement with the general public, especially through a judicious choice of secondment periods. As the work progresses, the emphasis will shift from theoretical modelling (relying on the Applicant’s expertise) to experimental validation and numerical simulations (using the Host Laboratory’s expertise and facilities), with a view to medical applications (taking advantage of the partners institutions’ experience in training, communication, scientific management, intellectual property, etc.) The training programme is exhaustive, and will allow the researcher to grow as a world-class leader for these issues, which are fundamental in healthcare for the benefit of society. She will possess a unique blend of knowledge and expertise, allowing her to communicate and work with applied mathematicians, biomedical engineers and clinicians in industry, health services and academia.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 Valentina Balbi, Michel Destrade, Alain Goriely
The mechanics of human brain organoids
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
2018 Valentina Balbi, Antonia Trotta, Michel Destrade, Aisling Ní Annaidh
Poynting effect of brain matter in torsion
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2018 Valentina Balbi, Tom Shearer, William J. Parnell
A modified formulation of quasi-linear viscoelasticity for transversely isotropic materials under finite deformation
published pages: 20180231, ISSN: 1364-5021, DOI: 10.1098/rspa.2018.0231
Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Science 474/2217 2019-05-15
2019 Valentina Balbi, Giuseppe Zurlo
Foreword to the special issue: Constitutive modelling in biomechanics
published pages: , ISSN: 0020-7462, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijnonlinmec.2019.03.012
International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics 2019-05-15

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