PhD position on the prestress exerted by the fascia on muscle tissue @LBMC, Lyon, France

The Laboratory of biomechanics and impact mechanics, in Lyon (France) has a PhD position on the Experimental analysis and modeling of the prestress exerted by the fascia on muscle tissue. Numerical human body models are an important tool for better understanding the phenomena involved in mobility or comfort. In order to be able to model movement, deformable models of the human body must properly reproduce muscle activation. The main objective of this thesis topic is to include the fasciae, in particular the fascia lata at the level of the thigh, in the lower limb model developed at the LBMC to improve its biomechanical response during muscular activation.

To meet this objective, fascia mechanical properties must be mathematically modeled with a constitutive law of the material to be integrated in the lower limb model, and the prestressing exerted by the fascia on muscle tissue should also be quantified and modeled.

Full description of the project in both French and English:

If you would like to apply or need more information, please send CV, cover letter, contact information for a recommendation, and masters transcripts to Laure-Lise GRAS (