Pittsburgh, US – Post-doc opportunity

Arteries are known to have strongly-corrugated lumen. This is readily evident from histology images of the internal elastic lamina (IEL), which usually appears as a heavily-wrinkled layer. The overall goal of this research is to elucidate the biomechanics of such arterial corrugations.

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in the biomechanical modeling of tissues, expertise in selecting suitable constitutive equations, and in FEM modeling of complex geometries. Expertise with ANSYS or ABAQUS, or expertise with the specific biomechanics of arteries, would be great assets. The post-doctoral fellow will collaborate with experimental researchers, create simulation geometries from experimental images of arteries, and simulate these geometries under desired loading conditions.

The initial appointment will be for a 1 year duration, with the possibility of an extension. Interested candidates should email prof. Sachin Velankar (velankar@pitt.edu)

Note: Reference for the Continuum Mechanics aspects of this research
Prof. Luca Deseri (lud7@pitt.edu, luca.deseri@unitn.it)