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Christian Gasser

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Curriculum Vitae.T.Christian Gasser is Professor of Biomechanics at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, as well as Adjunct Professor at University of Southern Denmark, Denmark. He holds a Master of Mechanical Engineering (1997) and a PhD in Civil Engineering (2001), both from Graz University of Technology, Austria. In 2008 Gasser accomplished his Habilitation in Solid Mechanics/Biomechanics at KTH. The development and application of advanced numerical techniques to solve realistic (bio)engineering and clinical problems, is Gasser’s main research objective. Constitutive models for anisotropic finite strain materials have been implemented in all major Finite Element simulation packages, such as ANSYS, ABAQUS, COMSOL, etc, and Gasser’s translational biomechanics research led to A4clinicsRE, commercial biomechanical-based simulation software for clinical decision making.  He wrote one book and co-authors 2 PCT patents, 100+ peer-reviewed journal publications and 10+ book chapters. His work led so far to 16k Google Scholar citations and an h-index of 51. He is listed as KTH’s most influential researcher in Biomedical Engineering, ranked amongst top 2% worldwide in this field, and in 2022 he was awarded a Humboldt Research Award from Germany. He is Associate Editor of Int. J. for Num. Meth. in Biomed. Engrg, in the editorial board of Mechanics of Soft Materials and a EMMCC member. He is Principal founder of ARTEC Diagnosis AB as well as VASCOPS GmbH and serves a legal expert for skiing accident reconstruction at Oberlandesgericht, Graz, Austria.

News and recent activities

Newly released text book on Vascular Biomechanics

textbook by Springer

TC Gasser, Vascular Biomechanics- Concepts, Models, and Applications, Springer. ISBN 978-3-030-70965-5, 2021. Find more information at the publisher's website.

Organization of KTH Solid Mechanics seminar series,see website for further information.

Organization of the summer school "Computational Tissue Biomechanics"

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The school introduces and applies state-of-the-art tools in the continuum mechanical analysis of biological tissues. It is designed for master students and PhD students having a decent background in mechanical engineering and solid mechanics. It integrates theoretical, numerical and experimental concepts towards the description and analysis of a number of biological tissues.

August 27th to September 1st 2023 (Course information and  registration)
KTH Solid Mechanics, Teknikringen 8d, SE-10044 Stockholm, Sweden

👉laboratory exercises are limited to a maximum of 60 seats.


Applied Elasticity with FEM (SE2132), examiner, course responsible, teacher | Course web

Degree Project in Solid Mechanics, Second Cycle (SE202X), examiner | Course web

FEM for Nonlinear Problems in Solid Mechanics (FSE3122), examiner | Course web

Fem for Nonlinear Problems in Solid Mechanics (SE2870), examiner, course responsible, teacher | Course web

Introduction to Biomechanics (SE2121), examiner, course responsible, teacher | Course web

Sustainable development and research methodology in engineering mechanics (SA2002), teacher, assistant | Course web