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1 PhD position in Real time Solid Mechanics & 3D Printing - Marie Curie ITN project Meditate - ESR03

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1 Early Stage Researcher (ESR) PhD position in biomechanics offered within the framework of the project MeDiTATe (The medical digital twin for aneurysm prevention and treatment) funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Innovative Training Networks (ITN) with Grant Agreement No. 859836. MeDiTATe is a European Industrial Doctorate (EID). The whole project aims to develop state-of-the-art image based medical Digital Twins of cardiovascular districts for a patient specific prevention and treatment of aneurysms.

The aim of the project is the development and validation of real-time tools for the visualization and simulation of interventions in intracranial aneurysms. Both 3D printed and virtual models will be developed in a complementary manner. The virtual models should be able to simulate, in real-time, the combined mechanics of coils and their contact against the deformable, patient-specific aneurysm. The candidate will also build a 3D phantom to be used for validation and visualization purposes.

The ESR03 will be enrolled in the PhD programme of University of Lyon at Mines Saint-Etienne, France. The PhD thesis will take place at 2 different places: (a) Predisurge, Saint Étienne (France) which aims at developing software solutions to achieve better training, preoperative planning and intervention in the cardiovascular domain. Software is based on numerical finite-element simulation, a technology that allows predicting how tools and devices will behave in patient-specific vascular anatomy. Predisurge is a spin-off of Mines Saint-Etienne (France) and is based in the CIS department, which conducts major international research projects in the field of soft tissue biomechanics, in particular aortic aneurysms. ESR3 will collaborate with other researchers of CIS involved in ERC projects (,; (b) Università Degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata (Italy) in the Department of Enterprise Engineering which is interested in shape optimization of structural parts, shape optimisation using mesh morphing and CFD (automotive, nautical, naval, aeronautic), fluid structure interaction (reed valves, vessels, aircraft wings), vibrations of orthotropic plates, advanced use of RBF (image analysis of deformations, flow fields interpolation) and large-scale high-fidelity numerical simulations of turbulent flows in complex geometric configurations. Two one-month secondments will take place at HSL srl, Trento (Italy) and at Università di Ferrara (Italy).

Please find more information regarding benefits and eligility criteria in and pdf attached.

Please send CV, cover letter, BSc and MSc degrees, and letters of recommendation to all the following recipients:,,,,, including "Application to Meditate ESR03 project" in the subject line of your email.

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